Where? Häme EU Office, Square de Meeûs 1 1000 Brussels

When? March 23, 2023 9:00 am

“Häme EU Office and ERRIN invite you to participate in the event ‘Future Skills Through Innovation Ecosystems and Robotics Education: Forerunner from Finland’, a topical seminar during the European Year of Skills 2023, to learn and discuss more about the EU’s skills agenda, innovation ecosystems, businesses, a new generation of robotics and digitalisation. The event will take place on 23 March from 09:00-13:30. 

Keynote speakers and reflections by the European Commission, META, ERRIN, CEPS, City of Riihimäki robotics team etc.

The green and digital transitions open many new opportunities for people and the EU economy. Innovation hubs and ecosystems play an important role in value creation. Robotics, together with digitalisation and artificial intelligence AI, is a vital and highly promising component of economic growth and innovation. A future-oriented education model fostering skills and talent is a vital part of building a successful innovation ecosystem.

The City of Riihimäki in Finland wants to contribute to the building of a successful green, digital and inclusive future. The City of Riihimäki implements a unique robotics education model that provides robotics education from daycare to the university level, to all the children living in the city. The Riihimäki model has gained a lot of attention and interest in the last years and is considered very pioneering and innovative both in the European Union and also on a global scale.

Close and strategic collaboration within the regional innovation ecosystem with businesses and industry is also very active, which fosters building the entire robotics business and innovation ecosystem in the region.

This seminar brings together different stakeholders interested in robotics, education and digitalisation, such as, the European institutions, companies cities and regional authorities, academia and industries.

The registration deadline is Tuesday 14 March

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