Contribution of Research and Technology Development (RTD) to Developing Sustainable Knowledge-Based Economies in Central and South East Europe
The Aim: The Conference shall contribute to a better understanding of the role of Research and Technology Organisations in the development of sustainable knowledge-based economies in Central and South East Europe in line with EU Lisbon Strategy with a special focus on the challenge of strengthening the links between science and industry. The insights and personal encounters of the conference shall feed into improved S & T strategies and governance structures on regional, national and organisational levels and to enhanced regional cooperation among Central and South East European countries as well as with EU Member States and relevant international organisations such as RCC, EIT, COST etc.
The Scope: The Conference will bring – based on the input of a wide range of stakeholders – an overview on experience in research and development cooperation between research institutions (with a focus on research and technology organisations (RTOs) and industry in Central and South East Europe. Particular attention will be given to successful initiatives and show cases that will be presented by the representatives of JOANNEUM RESEARCH (Austria), Jožef Stefan Institute (Slovenia), and Ruđer Bošković Institute (Croatia).
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Opening address and introduction