Crossing the innovation divide
On Wednesday 8 October VSNU organized the network event “Crossing the Innovation Divide” together with Neth-ER. The Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the EU hosted the event in Brussels.
The aim of the event was to make better use of the Widening Participation instruments of Horizon2020 in the future. We wanted to bring possible partners together and lay foundations for strategic partnerships and fruitful corporation between universities and knowledge institutes in the Netherlands and in Central and Eastern European countries. Also the European Commission was represented.
The event had a widespread attendance with participants from the Netherlands, Estonia, Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Romania, et cetera.
Below you can find the speech from Karl Dittrich, president of the VSNU, and a photo impression of the event. On the side you can find the presentations of Dimitri Corpakis (European Commission) and Vojtech Adam (vice-rector of Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic).