On behalf of the RICH Project, the Horizon 2020 network of Research Infrastructures (RI) National Contact Points (NCPs), it is our pleasure to inform you on the upcoming symposium "Fostering the Innovation Potential of Research Infrastructures" that will take place on 8 May 2017 at the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (FCG) in Lisbon.
The symposium will consist of a keynote lecture, followed by four plenary sessions, devoted to (1) innovation at the RI level and at the project level, (2) policy tools and instruments, (3) innovation in action – clusters and spin-offs and (4) fostering the innovation potential of RIs, all being related to the research infrastructures landscape.
The symposium's main objective is to provide a platform for effective, high-level interaction between European research infrastructures and/or national RIs and industry. Even though the potential of RIs to foster innovation is clearly recognised – with industry as supplier or as user of the different RIs – it is still not well explored.
The event is mainly addressed to industry representatives, RI scientific leaders and managers, technology transfer and communication officers and RI NCPs.
Registration will be open soon.