European Research Infrastructures for a Smarter Future

Online, 15 May 2020. Research infrastructures are key elements in providing the necessary data and services for European scientists to conduct cutting-edge research in a variety of scientific fields and for European business to develop new products and services. They give us tools to understand better our universe, our planet and ourselves as humans.

The overall objective of this fully digital European Research Infrastructures for a Smarter Future conference, hosted by the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU, and open to all participants, is to explore the potential of European Research Infrastructures to make a meaningful impact on the European strategic agendas and identify the ways in which this could be achieved. 

The Smarter Future conference will provide a platform for discussion and dialogue between policy, research and industry stakeholders on the changes that are necessary to address the big challenges of our times. It will also increase the visibility of opportunities provided by Research Infrastructures and promote partnership between business and academia.

Registrations are now open for anyone who wants to help provide a new impetus for European research infrastructure policy, and support the full realisation of the potential of the European Research Area to drive the necessary changes in our economy and society.  Click here for ESFRI website and here for the full agenda.


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