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Hungarian EUREKA Chairmanship launch conference

Smart growth through international R&D cooperation


In line with the Europe 2020 strategy and its Innovation Union flagship initiative, the aim of the conference is to discuss international R&D&I cooperation activities and how EUREKA could contribute to strengthening the competitiveness of European SMEs and enhancing smart growth in the regions.

High-level stakeholders and all interested parties will be invited to actively contribute to the conference's discussions which will have a significant role in shaping EUREKA's future and improving networking to meet today's challenges.

The main focus areas of the conference will be:

  • Smart growth strategies in the European Research Area (ERA);
  • Effective tools and instruments to support R&D&I activities of European SMEs;
  • The role of international R&D cooperation in boosting regional competitiveness.

The findings and recommendations of the conference will enrich the fruitful discussions on shaping EUREKA's future and meeting today's challenges.

A Hungarian classical music concert (Danube Palast/Duna palota) followed by a Gala dinner will take place on 7 July, in Budapest. More information about the registration and the programme is available at


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