The Slovenian Business and Research Association cordially invites you to the conference "Boosting Innovation for EU Industry: Industrial Infrastructures and Open Innovation Ecosystems" on Wednesday, 3 April 2019 at 08.45 at the premises of the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana (Kardeljeva ploščad 17, 1000 Ljubljana).
Increasingly companies across the EU need access to open innovation ecosystems, to assist upscaling new technologies, product testing and validation support. Industrial research infrastructures, whether public, semi-public or private, refer to facilities, equipment and support services that address innovation across the entire value chain.
The cost of such open innovation ecosystems and their associated infrastructures can be very high, especially for SMEs and start-ups. Therefore the European Commission, Member States and regions, all collaborate on various open innovation tools to support fast-cycle development of new products and facilitation of market uptake: Digital Innovation Hubs, Open Innovation Test Beds, Centres for Key Enabling Technologies (KETs and regional centres), among others.
The conference will showcase several excellent examples of innovation support with special emphasis on Slovenia and the wider region, provide feedback to high level EU representatives and discuss the needs of the local industry.
More so, to provide a great opportunity for networking and matchmaking with companies, research institutes, universities, laboratories, agencies, clusters and other institutions from Slovenia and the wider region.