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WIRE V: Week of Innovative Regions in Europe
Thursday, 12 June 2014 to Friday, 13 June 2014

Aigli Zappeiou, Garden of Zappeion, Athens

The "Week of Innovative Regions in Europe 2014" (WIRE V) will take place this year in Athens under the auspices of the Greek EU Presidency. The Conference ( is organised by the National Documentation Centre of Greece (EKT) and the European Commission, in collaboration with the General Secretariat for Research & Technology. The conference will take place in Aegli Zappeiou on June 12th and 13th, in the presence of the Commissioner of the European Commission for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn. Registration for the conference is now open.

Towards a new architecture for regional innovation strategy, WIRE 2014 will cover the following thematic areas:

i.    European funding for Regional Development in 2014-2020
ii.   Business driving Regional innovation
iii.  Scientific Excellence, Open Data and Knowledge re-use for regional growth

EU high level officials, representatives of the Organization for Economic Cooperation, the World Bank, the European Structural and Investment Funds and managers from regional associations, local authorities, development agencies, organizations, research institutions, business associations and clusters have already confirmed participation in WIRE 2014.

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Press contact: (tel: +30210 7273966)