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Invitation to EC's annual conference WIRE2017 28-30 June in Kosice

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 14:38


It is a great honour to invite you to the 8TH EUROPEAN COMMISSION'S ANNUAL EVENT -  WEEK OF INNOVATIVE REGIONS (WIRE) conference supported by the European Commission DG Research & Innovation, Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation Programme hosted by Technical university of Košice:


The event will be held in Košice, Slovakia on June 28th - 30th.

The conference will be accompanied by several side events (field visits, city walks) and open space presentations, networking and workshops (Creativity of rising generation - presentation and visualization of digital creativity, start-ups by Slovak and creatives, Posters/billboards about visionary approaches with interactive presentations, planned Hackaton on Digital Social Innovation and other).

The ambition of the WIRE VIII conference is to enable a deeper understanding of the role and the needs of research and innovation focused on DIGITISATION FOR achieving a GREATER SOCIETAL IMPACT and the digital responsible future for urban and rural development and related societal challenges, e.g. poverty and income inequalities, social inclusion, regional/local growth, data economy, be closer to the people and other. We also believe that the timing of the conference is very relevant since the discussion about the next EU research and innovation programming period has started and we have to take the opportunity to help and support building of our responsible digital future.

Relevant information and additional details about the event, venue, travel, programme/focus are published on the conference website [1].


We hope that our invitation has raised your attention and we encourage you to register for WIRE 2017 conference on its official web page as the number of its participants is due to venue space limited to 250. The participation is free of charge.

We look forward to meet you at the conference and discuss our responsible digital future for our regions and people.

Thank you in advance!

Kind regards

Organisation committee

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