Promoting entrepreneurship & innovation: Atlantic stakeholder conference

This year the Atlantic Stakeholder Conference will be held in Dublin on the 27th of September in Croke Park and will focus on topics related to Priority 1 of the AAP “Promote entrepreneurship and innovation” emphasising on project development so as to promote activities linked with the Atlantic Best Practices and the Atlantic Project Awards.

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The annual conference is the central hub for stakeholders of the Atlantic Strategy to make valuable contacts and explore areas for cooperation, share information and good practices, promote and identify interesting project ideas as well as funding opportunities and partnerships for their projects. The annual conference also offers a great transnational publicity opportunity to deliver Atlantic Action Plan (AAP) key messaging and further gain awareness of its’ achievements.

In addition, the conference wishes to give prominence to the international dimension of the Atlantic Strategy embodied in the agreement Galway and its potential support to the Blue Economy. The agreement recognizes that Atlantic research will in many areas be more effective if coordinated on a transatlantic basis.

The event will start off with a plenary session including a short Atlantic Project Award Ceremony at which the “Atlantic Project Awards” will be delivered. There will be two rounds of a series of four parallel thematic workshops on priority 1 of the Atlantic Action Plan. It will close with presentations of the workshop outcomes.
As well as networking and matchmaking activities, 40 exhibition stands (project promoters, networks, workshop organisers, other stakeholders exhibiting documentation, promotional material, and videos) will be provided, as well as, a designated matchmaking area for appointments between participants (project promoters, funding agencies).

The event is free and to book your tickets and for more information visit their website.

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