Scotland Europa in collaboration with the Scottish Government would like to invite you to attend an evening reception on the 22nd May to celebrate Scotland's Collaborative Place in Europe and promote Scotland’s formal position on the 9th European Research and Innovation Framework Programme.

22nd May 2018 (17:30 – 20:30)

The reception will be hosted at Dynamic Earth (Edinburgh) and will provide a forum to hear directly from the Scottish Government about the key points raised within the Scottish Position Paper as well as speak to stakeholders across business, academia, and the public sector who helped inform its contents.

Registration is Now Open

The reception will also provide an opportunity to:

• Hear from the European Commission regarding the latest news about the design, objectives and other developments of the 9th Framework Programme
• Contribute to the panel discussion on Scotland's Collaborative Place in Europe, the impact of EU R&I collaborations in Scotland and our contribution to Europe, and the importance of maintaining our engagement in EU R&I collaborations.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

• Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP| Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science (Keynote Speaker)

• Dr Margaret Whoriskey | Head of Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation | Scottish Government
• Alison Munro | Head of Sector Innovation | Scottish Enterprise
• Andrew Scott | CEO |Scotrenewables Tidal Power

The message from the researchers in other Member States is clear. They want to continue working with their partners in Scotland and build on the relationships that have been developed over the last 40 years, maintaining the obvious win-win relationship that we currently have.