Recent European Commission reports show that research and innovation boost economic growth and create high-quality jobs, thus being key to strengthening the EU's role as a global actor. The EU should therefore invest in the future and step up its performance in research and innovation. RTOs are engaged in scaling up Europe's research and innovation capabilities by performing excellent R&D&I and by heavily co-investing in Horizon 2020. The EARTO Annual Conference 2017 will discuss RTOs' key contribution to the European innovation system and explore three main topics:
The conference will gather some 200 high-level speakers from EU Institutions, EARTO members and industry, to share their views and experiences on these major topics.