This Friday’s (June 10) conference on the Common Strategic Framework (CSF) for EU Research and Innovation is taking place in the Charlemagne building in Brussels. The all-day meeting hosted by Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (below) will present the first results of the public consultation on the Green Paper on the CSF. The Commissioner will also announce the winner of the competition to propose a catchy name for the future CSF that will bring together all EU research and innovation funding.
Registration for the meeting closed awhile ago due to oversubscription, however the conference will be webstreamed live and the final programme can be found here.
The soon-to-be-renamed Common Strategic Framework will, from 2014, cover the successor to the Framework Programme for Research (FP7), the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) with a set of coherent goals and shared strategic objectives. This will create a coherent set of instruments along the whole innovation chain from basic research to the market. The CSF will also feature far-reaching simplification of procedures and rules.
The conference will feature high-level speakers from the European Commission, science organisations, universities, entrepreneurs and governments from across Europe and beyond and will wrap up the public consultation on the Green Paper, present the results of the consultation and focus on how best to support research and innovation in Europe going forward. Leading industrialists, researchers and politicians will highlight the critical importance for research and innovation as a major component of the next EU budget round.
The meeting opens at 9h15 on Friday. Edited video highlights are likely to be available sometime after the meeting.