For the first time the European research initiative EUREKA will be represented with its own stand at Research & Technology, which forms part of HANNOVER MESSE 2010 (19-23 April). This presentation underlines the strategic importance of the Innovations Market for Research and Development in Hall 2.
"We want to emphasize the contribution that EUREKA makes as a central European platform with respect to the international networking of industrial research, technological progress and innovation. HANNOVER MESSE affords an ideal setting due to its huge high-tech diversity and international scope, not least the exhibitors and visitors from numerous countries. No other single event offers us such a convincing combination of important factors Hanover is uniquely suited as a showcase for our initiative", says Luuk Borg, Director of the EUREKA Secretariat.
EUREKA is an intergovernmental organisation. The governments of all its member nations and the European Commission will be represented in Hanover. The policy guidelines of the EUREKA initiative and the support of the various European projects within it are determined through the decentralised network of its members. The Chairmanship alternates between the individual member countries and is responsible for coordinating political and strategic development. The nation that holds the Chairmanship is represented in each of the constituent bodies that make up EUREKA's organisational structure.
Germany holds the chair of the EUREKA initiative until summer 2010 Germany will chair EUREKA from 1 July 2009 until June 2010. The role of the Chairmanship is to sustain the momentum of the work and pursue the strategic development of EUREKA by actively encouraging the network's efforts to develop a European research and innovation area. One key goal is to support and promote the participation of SMEs in international collaborative projects.
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