Excellence without borders
R&D cooperation across the innovation divide

You are cordially invited to the network event ‘Excellence without Borders: R&D Cooperation Across the Innovation Divide’ on 15 October. The event is organised by the VSNU (Association of Universities in The Netherlands) and Neth-ER, in cooperation with the Permanent Representation of The Netherlands to the EU.

Reaching across the divide
Dutch universities strongly support the notion of excellence across borders and of talent that knows no boundaries. It is therefore that with this event we aim to break down barriers, wherever they may exist, and build bridges where needed.
Besides networking, several high-level speakers will address the above mentioned issue. Among those speakers will be:
• Wepke Kinga, Deputy Permanent Representative of The Kingdom of The Netherlands
• Alexander Micovčin, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic
• Karl Dittrich, President of VSNU Association of Universities in The Netherlands
• Marek Šmid, Vice-President of the Slovak Rectors‘ Conference
For whom?
This network event aims connecting researchers, policy advisors and other staff of knowledge institutes from countries that are eligible under the Horizon 2020 Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation actions and from The Netherlands. In addition, national and regional authorities from these countries are cordially invited as well.
Refreshments and snacks will be provided.




Date: Thursday 15 October 2015
Time: 15.00 – 19.00
Venue: Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the EU
Avenue de Cortenbergh 4-10, Brussels
Registration: Click here to register. Deadline for  registration is 12 October 2015.

Practical: Please bring a passport or ID-card to enter the venue.

Programme: You can click here for the programme