BRUSSELS The EU's main climate innovation initiative Climate-KIC and regional research and innovation network ERRIN have signed a memorandum of understanding at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels today (19 March 2014), agreeing to develop joint activities and share information.
In the memorandum, Climate-KIC and ERRIN highlight they will share information and develop joint activities to achieve a greater critical mass and encourage through the individual members of each organisation more activities such as project development.
Mary Ritter, Climate-KIC CEO, and Franoise Chotard, Directrice of Ile de France Europe and Chair of ERRIN signed the agreement at an event hosted by Thomas Wobben, Director of Horizontal Polices and Networks of the Committee of the Regions.
"I'm delighted to be signing this memorandum at the Committee of the Regions today," said Ritter, "I'm looking forward to what I'm confident will be a very successful collaboration between researchers and innovators connected to Climate-KIC and ERRIN across Europe," she said.
Chotard said: "For many years ERRIN has followed and supported the progress of Climate-KIC - both in terms of the topic which is of great importance to all regions but also due to the innovative manner in which regions have been incorporated into its community."
Committee of the Regions
The agreement was signed at the Committee of the Regions, in the presence of the European Commission and high-level representatives from regional representations to the European Union in Brussels.
"We need to leverage the collective innovation potential of countries and regions across our part of the world in order to make sure Europe can compete globally and create sustainable growth and jobs in the clean-tech sector and beat climate change," Ritter said.
Climate-KIC and ERRIN are interested in improving coordination and collaboration in research and i
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