Pro-Inno Europe outlines current developments in EU-Russia innovation cooperation

The First EU-Russia Innovation Forum was held in Lappeenranta (Finland) on 25-27th May 2010. Pro-Inno Europe has developed a summary of the conclusions from the recent forum and the preceding workshops held in Antwerp and Saint-Petersburg, which were published in July this year.

The First EU-Russia Innovation Forum was held in Lappeenranta (Finland) on 25-27th May 2010. Pro-Inno Europe has developed a summary of the conclusions from the recent forum and the preceding workshops held in Antwerp and Saint-Petersburg, which were published in July this year.

The summary includes policy recommendations for EU-Russia cooperation on innovation. Specifically, key initiatives with regard to the EU-Russia Modernisation Partnership and innovation cooperation followed by a number of cross-cutting activities were decided upon, including the following:

  • modernising Russian companies;
  • visa-freedom;
  • energy efficiency projects;
  • engaging Russia in the EU Digital Agenda;
  • making innovation policy as top priority in the EU-Russia partnership;
  • creating a common research and innovation environment;
  • enhancing innovation support mechanisms; or
  • establishing of a joint innovative actions funded by the EU and Russia.

source: IPR Helpdesk

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