Starting with 2010 the Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) is the main European policy forum for innovation and regional development. The aim of this conference is to provide a platform for policy makers, public authorities, knowledge centers and enterprises from all over Europe to discuss R&I practices, challenges and opportunities throughout the European regions, with a direct view on the current and future EU funding programs.

This year, the North-East Regional Development Agency (Romania) will host the 10th edition of the “Week of Innovative Regions in Europe“- WIRE X 2019 in Iași. The event is organized under the agenda of the Romanian EU Council Presidency 2019, with the support of European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation and the Ministry for Research and Innovation in Romania.

The conference will be held between 26th and 28th of June, 2019.

The general objectives of WIRE X are the following:

  • to substantially contribute to research, innovation and regional development policies
  • to better position regional actors in order to enhance policy formation for effective innovative regional development
  • to contribute effectively to the future of Europe when it comes to integrative policies, european added value and real interregional cooperation and co-investments
  • to build on the outcomes of previous WIRE conferences.