Thank you!

Thank you for making the event a genuine sharing experience. We hope that the sharing among policymakers can continue online, and therefore suggest you to visit the online attendee list to continue learning from and with your peers.

We also have a selection of materials to share with you. On the conclusions page you can find presentations, pictures and other highlights from Milan.

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 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! The entrance is N4 and we are on the first floor.

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 innovation and SME competitiveness. 

Plan your trip

Find all the information you need to plan your trip and organise your stay in Milan.

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