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Université Paris-Saclay hosts the Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) from 11 to 13 May 2022

Europe Article published on 19 April 2022 , Updated on 25 April 2022

This year, the 12th edition of the Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) will be held at Université Paris-Saclay, as part of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The event will take place on 11, 12 and 13 May 2022 in the buildings of CentraleSupélec.

WIRE 2022, Europe’s main political forum for innovation and regional development

The Week of Innovative Regions (WIRE) is Europe’s main political forum for innovation and regional development. It gives political leaders, public authorities, knowledge centres and companies the chance to come together to share best practices and discuss the challenges and opportunities in research and innovation for European regions, with a focus on current and future EU funding programmes.

The theme of this year’s edition is: Towards a leading Europe in breakthrough innovation: unleashing the potential of regions.

Are you a student, researcher or entrepreneur interested in innovation and research?

Come and join the discussions from 11–13 May at CentraleSupélec (Gif-sur-Yvette). Over the course of the three days, speakers from the world of research and innovation from both the public and private sectors will explore best practices and the challenges and opportunities for research and breakthrough innovation in European regions.

European, national and regional political leaders, representatives of research institutes and universities and companies will all come together to provide all players in breakthrough innovation with an overview of tools, challenges and future prospects.

On the agenda

  • Conferences on breakthrough innovation, the role of regions in research and innovation, risks and opportunities…
  • Workshops on Europe’s strategic objectives and the role of regions: reindustrialisation, autonomy in Europe, green transition, territorial cohesion…

The full programme is available online at

Open to all, places are limited.