The 10th edition of the Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) is held from 26 to 28 June 2019 in Iasi, Romania. The event is hosted by the North-East Regional Development Agency (Romania) and organised under the agenda of the Romanian EU Council Presidency 2019, with the support of European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation and the Ministry for Research and Innovation in Romania.

WIRE X offers a platform for policy makers, public authorities, knowledge centers and enterprises from all over Europe to discuss R&I practices, challenges and opportunities throughout the European regions, with a direct view on the current and future EU funding programs.

The aims of WIRE X are:

  • to contribute substantially to research, innovation and regional development policies;
  • to better position regional actors to enhance policy formation for effective innovative regional development;
  • to contribute effectively to the future of Europe when it comes to integrative policies, European added value and real interregional cooperation and co-investments;
  • to build on the outcomes of previous WIRE conferences.

More information and a detailed programme are available on the WIRE X website.