The INNO-DEAL project is focused on creating transregional agreements to foster innovation financing and regional economic development. The INNO-DEAL Final Conference will focus on the importance of providing means to ensure successful support for innovative and creative companies, taking under consideration the current state of the global economy.
An international group of high-level speakers and panellists will be attending, from governments, academia, and economic development agencies. Mr Reinhard Buescher from the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry (DG ENTR) will represent the EC.
Topics on the table include current policy approaches and joint initiatives to stimulate regional innovation and early-stage investment around Europe, as well as practical actions and available support programmes. There will be a special focus on INNO-DEAL's five cooperation agreements representing different cooperation means at transregional level, and also on opportunities for collaboration in the creative and digital media sector.
The conference will be held on 2 July 2009 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
More information and the draft agenda for the conference are available here.