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European Research and Innovation Days 2020

European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and citizens to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond. The event will take place on 22-24 September 2020.

Research and innovation will be key to ensure that the transition to a post-corona society is sustainable, inclusive and resilient. This year, the event will provide an opportunity to connect, take stock of research and innovation achievements in the global response to the pandemic and build on the EU’s response: worldwide coordination of excellent science for global health, social and economic recovery.

Virtual event

The interactive sessions will let participants provide input on how research and innovation policy and funding can help propel Europe’s recovery and pave the way to a green, digital and resilient future. Building on the success of last year, the 2020 edition will feature three days of intensive policy co-designing, thought-provoking panels and matchmaking opportunities.

In a crucial year, following an unprecedented global crisis, just ahead of the launch of Horizon Europe – the next research and innovation programme starting in 2021 – and an enhanced European Research Area, this event is a unique chance to discuss how research and innovation will benefit the future of Europe.

“Science is Wonderful!”

The 2020 edition will include fun activities, such as “Science is Wonderful!“, and experience the future of science online from their living room. All that with groundbreaking science through hands-on experiments, live demonstrations and chats with European and international researchers.