The European Commission organised the workshop “Strengthening technology infrastructures for advanced technologies”.
The policy seminar was part of a series of 8 policy seminars organised within the Advanced Technologies for Industry (ATI) project commissioned by EISMEA and European Commission - DG GROW. The project provides a systematic monitoring of technological trends and reliable, up-to-date data on advanced technologies to properly support the implementation of policies and initiatives and finally promote a competitive European industry.
The seminar introduced the Advanced Technologies for Industry project and presented the insights obtained in the workshop “Moving from technology-based networks to value chain-based networks: how to improve the effectiveness of cross-border networks of ATI technology centres?” and the workshops on developing cross-border networks of ATI technology centres in the field of IoT precision farming, low carbon industrial processes and Smart health. During the seminar, a series of recommendations was presented for action to improve SMEs´ access across Europe to ATI Technology Centres and recommendations to improve or create cross-border networks of ATI Technology Centres.
10.00 – 10:05
Welcome and introduction, Evangelos Meles, European Commission DG GROW
10:05 – 10:10
10:10 – 10:15
10:15 – 10:30
10:30 – 10:45
Presentation of mapping of innovation support actors, Szabolcs Szekacs, European Commission DG GROW
Presentation of the ATI Technology Centres mapping, Els Van de Velde, IDEA Consult
Presentation of recommendations for action to improve SME’s access to ATI Technology Centres, Lidia Nunez, IDEA Consult
Presentation of recommendations to improve or create cross-border networks of ATI Technology Centres, Els Van de Velde, IDEA Consult
10:45 – 12:15
12:15 – 12:30
Conclusions and next steps, European Commission