European Research and Innovation Days
European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond.
The event took place online on 23-24 June 2021, allowing the entire community to get involved from anywhere. This year marked the start of Horizon Europe and, as anticipated during the EOSC Symposium 2021, it was a crucial moment for the EOSC ecosystem.
The EOSC Association participated in the signature ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding for the EU Partnerships on Day 1, as well as in a dedicated session on Digital infrastructures and European Open Science Cloud on Day 2.
23 June 12:15-13:00 CEST - Plenary
Memorandum of Understanding signature ceremony for EU Partnerships
Speakers: Frans Timmermans, Jean Eric Paquet, Karel Luyben, Marina Bill, Giorgio Anania, Axel Eggert, Joaquim Menezes, Pierre Joris, Paul Cartuyvels, Stephan Neugebauer, Armin Graeter, Michael Lippert, Henk Prins
The launch event for the 11 new co-programmed European Partnerships, which will all run for 7 years under Horizon Europe. These partnerships, between a long list of private partners from industry and the EU, will perform R&I to address pressing societal challenges in their chosen area of activity – ranging from the digital area to mobility and energy challenges.
24 June 16:00-16:45 CEST - Channel 2
Digital infrastructures and European Open Science Cloud
Speakers: Thomas Skordas, Bob Jones, Dirk Pleiter, Francoise Soulié
Enhancing the EU’s capabilities in digital infrastructure and knowledge is among the four cardinal points of the digital transformation of the Union. This includes data infrastructures that store and manage data, the ever more powerful but at the same time flexible computing to process the data, and the ultra-high bandwidth networks transporting the data, as well as infrastructure to access and test tools and solutions for artificial intelligence (AI), and support European leadership in AI.