On 19 September 2018 the Interreg Europe projects Beyond EDP, ClusterFY, RELOS3, and TraCS3 join forces to organise a joint event in Emmen, the Netherlands, with the name Smart Up!  The four projects all fall under the Research and Innovation theme of Interreg Europe and have Smart Specialisation related themes.

Smart Up! is all about the innovative development of the Northern Netherlands in Europe. It is promising to be a dynamic event, as discussions will cover optimising the process of innovation across sectors, regions, and value chains, exploring new ways of engaging all relevant partners in this process, and uniting policy and practice. Guests will find themselves surrounded by a creative international crowd of entrepreneurs, researchers, policy advisors, managers of clusters and innovation hubs, and innovation experts. Add trend watchers and guests from other European regions and European organisations to the mix and the event is complete.

Active participation of the guests is requested, as Smart Up! most certainly will not be a series of passive lectures! If you want more information about the cases, presenters, moderators, or about the day itself, please visit the website. If you are interested in attending Smart Up!, please mail  Brigit Zomer at [email protected] or follow the link below.  Please note that in order to ensure a balanced audience, the number of Dutch participants is limited.