June 4, 2014
More than 500 science and business leaders, politicians, academics and decision makers from across Europe will gather in the southwestern Polish city of Wrocław for the European Technology Congress June 12-13. The event aims to discuss the priorities and funding mechanisms of the EU’s Key Enabling Technologies (KET) policy. Another aim is to foster various types of networking and partnerships.
More than 40 politicians and experts from various European countries will take part as keynote speakers or panelists. The conference will give participants an opportunity to meet people, network, exchange ideas and identify potential partners.
The European Technology Congress is jointly organized by Poland’s National Center for Research and Development (NCBiR), the Polish Chamber of Commerce for High Technology, and the Wrocław University of Technology, in close collaboration with the European Commission and the Polish Ministry of the Economy.
Key topics include research and innovation challenges, financial and funding mechanisms, state aid, and national and regional smart specialization policies.
Special attention will be paid to the efficient deployment of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) with a view to underpinning European industrial leadership and competitiveness.
The Congress also aims to foster collaboration between the research community and industry. It will provide opportunities to establish and strengthen international networking and to find partners for joint projects.