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DG R&I conference: Making research results work for society

09:30 - 16:15

This was 1 month ago


Brussels, Belgium

Covent Garden building, 16 Place Charles Rogier,
1210 Brussels, Belgium

The European Commission’s Directorate-General Research & Innovation (DG R&I) organises this event which is part of the awareness raising campaign on knowledge valorisation co-organised by the European Commission with EU Member States. The campaign aims to inform the research and innovation actors about the recent Council Recommendation on the Guiding principles for knowledge valorisation and the Commission Recommendations on the Code of practice on the management of intellectual assets and the Code of practice on standardisation.

The various sessions at the conference will facilitate exchange of views and open discussion concerning the most successful practices to be translated in the R&I environment. Practical insights from the projects will be shared enabling collaborative networking opportunities.

Programme in brief

  • 9:00 - 9:30          Registration, coffee
  • 9:30 - 9:45          Opening remarks
  • 9:45 - 10:30        Paving the way for knowledge valorisation
  • 10:30 - 10:45      Coffee break
  • 10:45 - 11:30      Efficient management of intellectual assets for innovation uptake
  • 11:30 - 11:45      Coffee break
  • 11:45 - 12:30      Fostering contributions to standardisation in R&I activities
  • 12:30 - 13:30      Lunch break
  • 13:30 - 14:15      Finding inspiration by enhancing collaboration and networking
  • 14:15 - 14:30      Coffee break
  • 14:30 - 15:15      Building solutions for the circular economy through open innovation
  • 15:15 - 15:30      Coffee break
  • 15:30 - 16:00      Cen-Cenelec award for standards & innovation ceremony (list of nominees 2023)
  • 16:00 - 16:15      Closing remarks

The full programme and registration form are available in the event announcement on the European Commission DG R&I website

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