ESSIAL to participate in the Rencontres Régionales de la Recherche et de l'Innovation

For the 5th consecutive year, the Rencontres Régionales de la Recherche et de l'Innovation (RRI) are being organised. This year's theme is dedicated to opening up to Europe as a major asset for stimulating innovation in the regionOlivier Maloberti, as project coordinator, will present his experience on this project involving 13 partners.

The theme of the morning session on 23 November is "Europe, why not you?”

The Hauts-de-France Region and Hauts-de-France Innovation Développement (HDFID) in partnership with the members of the Europe Research Innovation Network (RERI) will give the floor to project leaders in the region who have successfully launched themselves into the world of European projects. This event will be an opportunity to discover the regional support available to project leaders to get started.

Program: 3 highlights

  • 09:00 - 09:40 "GET INTERESTED"
  • The role and impact of European funds in the region;
  • The perspectives linked to the new regional intelligent specialisation strategy;
  • Elements of assessment on regional participation in European research and innovation projects.

Daniel LECA, Vice-President of the Hauts-de-France Regional Council in charge of universities, research, innovation and Europe

Representative of the European Commission


  • 09:50 - 10:50 "GET INSPIRED"

Round table discussion on the feedback of regional European project leaders and focusing on: the European added value, the interests and impacts for a structure and a territory to participate in European projects.

Manuella PORTIER, Director of European Affairs - Cap Digital

Amélie ESPEROU, Coordinator of European and international projects - I-Trans

Sergine VAUBOURGEIX, Head of the INTERREG AVENIRS project - Chambre de Métiers et de l'Artisanat des Hauts-de-France

Olivier MALOBERTI, Lecturer - UNILASALLE Amiens, Coordinator of the Horizon 2020 project ESSIAL

Michel MILLARES, Director of GECCO, Innovation Manager and Coordinator of the BIOHEC-LIFE project.


  • 11:00 – 12:00 'GET STARTED'

Round table discussion on the exchange of good practices on the setting up of projects and highlighting of regional support

Chiara MOLINELLI, Partnership Development Engineer, Transversal Expertise and Project Management Service (STEMP) - University of Lille and National Contact Point EIC Pathfinder (MESRI)

Manuella PORTIER, Director of European Affairs - Cap Digital

Béatrice FLORKE, Head of the animation and European projects department at the Europe Department of the Hauts-de-France Region

Emilie MARCELET, Europe and Innovation Officer - HDFID; Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Advisor in Innovation and International Development

Romain BOUCHET, Consultant at Ayming


For whom: All project leaders in the research and innovation sector, public or private, familiar (or not) with European projects, as well as those who help set up European projects. Anyone interested in European projects.

Meet on 23 November from 9am to 12pmonline or in person* at La Chaufferie in Tourcoing.

Information and registration*.

*Limited number of participants according to the sanitary rules in force and sanitary pass required.

Any questions?  Contact Perrine POTTEVIN and/or Louise Vignau

This event is organised by the Hauts-de-France Region and Hauts-de-France Innovation Développement (HDFID) in partnership with the members of the Europe Research Innovation Network (RERI).

This event is organised as part of the Research and Innovation Meetings (RRI)