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Research and innovation days 2024

European Research and Innovation (R&I) Days 2024

The European Commission’s annual flagship research and innovation event brings together policymakers, researchers, stakeholders, and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond through key policy debates, funding and networking opportunities, and dedicated workshops.

This fifth edition will take place during the Research and Innovation Week on 20 and 21 March 2024, both in Tour and Taxis (Brussels) and online, allowing everyone to get involved from anywhere.

This year’s EU R&I Days will give you the opportunity to debate how we can make Europe greener, fairer and more competitive under a common narrative: a 40-year journey through the Research and Innovation Framework Programmes.

It’s your chance to discover successful EU-funded research and innovation projects, experience their impact on our society and debate the importance of continued investment in research and innovation.

Join us to discuss and shape the future of research and innovation.

Stay tuned for more news by following us on Twitter @EUScienceInnov and @HorizonEU and join the conversation on #RiDaysEU.

Registration for online participation will open soon.

European Research and Innovation Days 2022

The European Research and Innovation Days 2022 took place online on 28 and 29 September 2022.

The conference brought together 12,000 people from over 100 countries, including policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and citizens. Over 200 speakers joined more than 50 live sessions and interactive workshops to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond.

The online Exhibition We are on Mission for 2030about the five EU Missions, was launched at the EU R&I Days 2022.

Relive the experience of the event by watching the videos of the sessions.

European Research and Innovation Days 2021

The 2021 European Research and Innovation Days took place on 23 and 24 June 2021 and it was a fully digital event, allowing the participants to get involved from anywhere.

Consisting of a Policy conference and the Research and Innovation exhibition, the event brought together over 21,000 participants from over a 100 different countries in 70+ sessions and workshops under the policy conference.

Relive the experience of the event by watching the videos of the sessions.

European Research and Innovation Days 2020

The 2020 European Research and Innovation Days was the first online edition and took place from September 22 to 24.

Consisting of a Policy conference and the Science is Wonderful! exhibition, the event brought together over 35 000 registered participants from 188 countries in 146 sessions under the policy conference, and the exhibition saw over 6000 visits, including from schools, universities and citizens.

Relive the experience of the event by watching the videos of the sessions.

European Research and Innovation Days 2019

The first annual European Research and Innovation Days took place in Brussels on 24-26 September 2019. The event brought together stakeholders, policy makers and thought leaders to debate and shape the future research and innovation landscape. See the videos, pictures and speakers to get a flavour of the event.