On 6 and 7 April, from 10:00 to 20:00 CET, REInA (Rural European Innovation Area) is hosting its online launch-event.

What is REInA 

REInA is a pan-European platform that aims to bring together innovative initiatives to support the creation of a Rural European Innovation Area

Who will attend?

The two-day launch will be divided into multiple round tables with experts from the field participating.

The opening, which will take place from 10:00 to 10:35 CET, will include keynote speakers such as Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Janusz Wojciechowski, European Commissioner for Agriculture and MEP Cristian-Silviu Buşoi, Chair of Industry, Research and Energy Committee, European Parliament.

Round table 3

It is also worth mentioning that our Research and Innovation Thematic Expert, Mart Pattinson, on behalf of the Policy Learning Platform, will speak and participate in the round table 3, on disruptive technologies for rural innovation: drones, innovative connectivity solutions.

It will take place on 6 April, from 13:15 to 14:00 CET and the other speakers will include:

  • Mr. Olavi Luotonen, Policy and Programme Officer, Technologies for Smart Communities. DG CONNECT (Communications Networks, Content and Technology). European Commission.
  • Mr. Ramón Roca, President and co-founder. guifi·net.
  • Mr. Donatas Bernatonis, Chief Specialist acting Supervisor on Network Technology and Development. Plačiajuostis internetas.Moderator:
  • Mr. René de Jong, Business Angel. CEO. René de Jong Inversiones SL and moderator of the round table

More information regarding the two-day launch event and its speakers can be found on REInA's website. 

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