SPI Co-Organizes Roundtable Discussion with the European Commission “Fostering EU - Lao PDR Cooperation: Opportunities in Science, Technology and Innovation” in Vientinae, Laos

27 November 2015

 

The roundtable discussion on “Fostering EU - Lao PDR Cooperation: Opportunities in Science, Technology and Innovation” was held on the 6 November 2015 in Vientiane, Laos. The event is a collaboration initiative involving the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation), European Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Lao PDR - ECCIL (www.eccil.org), and Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação - SPI (www.spieurope.eu).

The roundtable discussion attended by Dr. Kostas Glinos, Head of Unit, 'Strategy, EFTA and enlargement countries, Russia Asia and Pacific', Directorate-General for Research & Innovation and also accompanied by Dr. Pierrick Fillon-Ashida, ASEAN Desk, Directorate-General for Research & Innovation. The discussion provided the latest information on the EU research programme funding opportunities and also exchanged experiences of EU-Lao PDR cooperation in Science, Technology, and Innovation.

The events attracted Companies in Laos with a focus on R&D and innovation from all sectors, Research Institutes and academia, organisations with a focus on research and innovation field, and embassies of European Member States in Lao PDR.

For more information about the discussion please contact Mr. Pascal Sam-soon (pascalsamsoon@spi.pt).