inno gathers high-ranking policy makers at very well-attended workshop on EU-US business collaboration


 inno TSD, in the framework of the BILAT-USA 2.0 project, organised the policy workshop “Towards enhanced EU-US innovation collaboration through policy measures”, which was held on the morning of 14 January 2015 in Brussels prior to the EU-US Innovation Conference.

The successful event brought together policy-makers and cooperation facilitators interested in discussing the latest developments of EU-US cooperation in the fields of Research, Technology, Development and Innovation (RTDI). High-level speakers attracted a large group of 65 attendees from both Europe and the USA.

The participants were provided with a stimulating environment in which to discuss barriers, challenges and good practices experienced by businesses involved in transatlantic RTDI collaboration. Interesting policy recommendations to tackle with collaboration challenges were proposed for discussion, both presented through various business views on transatlantic collaboration integrated in the agenda, and provided by the high-ranking panelists, such as Wojciech Sopinski, policy officer for SME internationalization at DG Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission, Wolfgang Crasemann from the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, Cole Donovan, representative of the US Department of State, and Lori Cooper from the US Departement of Commerce.

Recommendations discussed during the workshop will be gathered by inno in a dedicated policy brief and disseminated to relevant policy-makers from both EU and the USA.

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Published on
January 21, 2015