This event, held due to the Slovak presidency of the Council of the EU, will attract about 1,000 representatives from European and international research, innovation communities, and the business sector to discuss about science, research and innovation.
The conference entitled "Re-industrialisation of the EU" will focus on biotechnology, nanotechnologies, advanced materials, manufacturing and production technologies.
The agenda will include plenary sessions, workshops, matchmaking, poster sessions, and an exhibition of innovative companies.
Participants will have the opportunity to initiate cross-border contacts, establish new research and business partnerships.
An important outcome of the conference lies in a final strategy document, which will be used as a basis for the next EU Presidency policy making.