IWATERMAP: a Blueprint for place-based Innovation Ecosystems

IWATERMAP: a Blueprint for place-based Innovation Ecosystems

Venue: Venue: European Committee of the Regions, Room JDE53 (5th floor)

Date: November 15, 2022, 09.00 – 14.30

Conference and networking event. Coffee and Lunch offered by iWATERMAP project.

Actively bridging the innovation divide since 2018

09.00    Welcome and coffee

09.30   1) Opening Session

  • Magda de Carli, DG RTD, New European Innovation Agenda, Innovation Divide & Deep-Tech Valleys
  • MEP Jan Huitema
  • Tana Halova Perglova, Perm Rep Czech Republic, Scientific Attaché, Czech Presidency RDI priorities, including technology Infrastructures
  • Roel Meulepas (Director Europe) Wetsus & WaterCampus, “deep tech innovation ecosystem addressing the innovation divide and enabling the circular economy”

10.30   Coffee Break

10.45    2) Bridging the Innovation Divide and Boosting Critical Mass in Innovation Ecosystems.

  • Talis Juhna, Vice-Rector for Research at Riga Technical University (LV)
  • Vladimír Šmerda, Councillor of the South Moravian Region (CZ)
  • Vasiliki Madoulka, Region of Crete (GR)
  • Pedro Angosto Cano, Director CIFEA -CRN Murcia Regional Ministry of Water, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Environment (ES)
  • Bogdan Chelariu, Head of Brussels Office, ADR Nord-Est (RO)
  • Alina Veloso regional management authority, CCDR-N, “The innovation ecosystem in the water technology sector and the Regional Strategy for Smart Specialization in the Northern Region of Portugal” (PT)

Gilberto Martins, Interreg Europe Pilot Project iWATERLINK (PT)

  • Anke Hoekstra, Europe Pact Fryslân (NL)

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In iWATERMAP Southern-Moravia (CZ), Norte (PT), Murcia (ES), Crete (EL), Riga (LV), Fryslân (NL) and Nord-Est (RO) are addressing 3 of the New European Innovation Agenda Flagships:

  1. Accelerating and strengthening innovation in European Innovation Ecosystems across the EU
  2. Fostering, attracting and retaining deep tech talents
  3. Improving policy making tools

11.45   Coffee Break

12.00    3) How to further boost innovation ecosystems through Interreg Europe, European Partnerships, Blue Economy and Innovation Missions?

Roundtable on upscaling European collaboration in research and innovation in line with the New European Innovation Agenda

  • Camille Milloir, Interreg Europe, Newest developments in Interreg Europe 2021-2027 (Interreg, Lille, FR)
  • Eleni Hatziyanni, DG Mare, Regional cooperation in the concept of Smart Specialization for a sustainable blue economy
  • Justine Brochard, CPMR, Mission Ocean
  • Ariana Blum, ANR, European Partnership Water4All
  • Pirita Lindholm, ERRIN, overcoming the innovation divide in Europe and boosting the role of place-based innovation ecosystems

13.00   End of Event and invitation for networking lunch

14.30   End of networking lunch