The conference will be held in the Conference Centre of IPTS in Seville. One plenary hall (capacity for 300 persons) and another hall for parallel sessions (capacity for 150 persons) offer the frame of the conference. Backoffice- and press rooms offer further logistic support.
Wireless Internet connection is available in all premises of the conference.
The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) is located in the Isla de la Cartuja, in the area of one of Seville's technological parks "Cartuja 93".
The Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, set a challenge to the ERAB Conference in her speech. She asked the Conference to provide her with ten concrete proposals on how research, innovation and science can contribute to addressing society's Grand Challenges, to prepare Europe's post-crisis smart, green economy and society. The ERAB welcomed the challenge. Based on the feedback from the conference delegates and own discussions the ERAB came up with 10 key recommendations.
The aim of the ERAB Conference was to discuss widely with public and private stakeholders the implementation of the Strategic view on European Research Area (ERA). The European Research Area Board (ERAB) welcomes more comments. You may email us RTD-ERAB@ec.europa.eu