Find out when the next events and General Assemblies of COOPERATE will be on this below.


UNLimited 2023

28-29 September, Den Bosch, Netherlands

UNLimited is an annual gathering about transcending bounderies for everyone who works at, with and for universities. Universities will show how they work continuously towards better education, excellent research and an even bigger impact on their region. On Friday, September 29th, representatives from TU/e and Brainport, Prof. Marcel Bogers, Dr. Ntorina Antoni, and Rick Eurlings, will be delivering a lecture on Open Innovation Ecosystems: The role of ERA Hubs for knowledge production.

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European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek)

October 9th – 12th, Brussels, Belgium

The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy. It has grown to become a neutral platform to discuss common challenges for Europe’s regions and cities by bringing together a diverse community of speakers and participants. In 2022 reached a record number of almost 20.000 participants, 272 sessions, and 528 partners. This year one of the six topics of focus for the event will be: “Breaking barriers to cross-border cooperation”.

‘Universities as Drivers of Innovation in European Regional Ecosystems’

11 October, Brussels, Belgium

During the European Week of Regions and Cities is the session ‘Universities as Drivers of Innovation in European Regional Ecosystems‘ one to take in particular in mind. This session explores the role of universities as drivers of change in European Innovation Ecosystems, with a particular focus on mid-size regional and urban areas. By adopting a multi-disciplinary, challenge-based, educational approach and a multiple helix model of innovation, universities can contribute to the development of a polycentric and networked model of innovation, connecting urban and rural areas and helping municipalities to adopt innovative solutions.

Word Open Innovation Conference 2023

November 9th – 10th, Bilbao, Spain

The World Open Innovation Conference provides the opportunity to discuss ERA Hubs with experts in the field of Open Innovation. COOPERATE will give a co-creation workshop addressing the role of governance in ERA Hubs and place-based innovation ecosystems.