The Policy Learning Platform invites you to Milan

Are you interested to learn about the latest developments concerning the use of R&D results and open innovation? Do you have the experience to share on how to better contribute to the competitiveness of SMEs and regional growth? Are you curious about what the platform has in store for you? If so, then this event is for you.

Join us for a policy learning event on research & innovation and SME competitiveness in Milan from 19 to 20 October 2017.

Together, we will discuss the needs of cities and regions in these areas, and explore the good practices and approaches stemming from Interreg Europe projects. You will also be able to engage with and learn from each other and test the services of the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform.

The two-day conference will focus on two topics:

Day 1 (19 October): research & development and open innovation

Day 2 (20 October): SME competitiveness and regional growth

Participants are welcome to join either or both conference days. If you are not planning to attend both days, we do encourage you to join us on Day 1 (19 October) from 17.00 to 19.30 for a joint networking reception with stakeholders working on both topics.

We look forward to seeing you at the Palazzo Lombardia in Milan!

Who should participate?

This event is for:

  • Interreg Europe project partners
  • Representatives of the managing authorities of the Structural Funds programmes 
  • Other policy actors working to improve regional policies in the field of research and development and SME competitiveness. 

If you fit under one (or more) of these categories, register now!

Registration and event admission

Participation to the event is free of charge. To register for the event, you will be prompted to join or login to the Interreg Europe online community. Registration deadline is 2 October 2017.

You should plan your traveling only once we approve your registration. Travel and accommodation should be covered by participants. Interreg Europe project partners can claim the costs through their progress reports.

We aim to ensure participation of all individuals who wish to attend the event. Registrations will be accepted on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis. We reserve the right to refuse registrations if there are too many participants from the same country or from the same institution. We will not be in a position to accept registrations once the event is full, even if this occurs before the registration deadline. Registration will thus be closed as soon as the event is fully booked or on 2 October 2017.