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3 April 2019
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Boosting Innovation for EU Industry 2019

Boosting Innovation for EU Industry:

Industrial Infrastructures & Open Innovation Ecosystems

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 Slovenian Business & Research Association and the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation are honoured to invite you to the Boosting Innovation for EU Industry conference taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia on the 3 April 2019!

Discussions will focus on future actions targeting a pan-European industrial ecosystem. The main objective of the conference is to present different EU national and regional initiatives to support innovation, access to industrial infrastructure and financial support to boost innovation beyond 2020.

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.

Please download the programme here.

How can you benefit from the B2B Meeting possibilities of this event?

  • Promote your innovative products and/or services, specific collaboration or business needs
  • Initiate and arrange promising pre-scheduled face-2-face meetings at the event



Closed since 3 April 2019
Location Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana
Organised by
Participants 96
Meetings 43
Slovenia 158
Belgium 11
Bosnia And Herzegovina 5
Italy 4
Austria 3
Croatia 2
Netherlands 2
Morocco 1
Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The 1
France 1
Lithuania 1
Spain 1
Portugal 1
Total 191
Company 44
Cluster / Business support organisation 24
University 33
R&D Institution 28
Association/Agency 16
Authority/Government 21
EU official 4
Consulting 15
Other 6
Total 191