The AnaEE coordinator Abad Chabbi was invited to participate in a high level meeting under the framework of The Netherlands EU 2016 Presidency Associated Conference “Philanthropy and Social Investments. Fostering Research and Innovation. New forms of financing and partnerships”. The conference marked the beginning of a joint effort of the EU, business, and foundations to mobilize private investments in research and innovation in Europe including research infrastructure in health and environment.
The conference aimed to bring different actors together to discuss new financing forms and possibilities for partnerships. One of the important questions that was addressed was how to close the collaboration triangle between the public sector, the commercial sector and the foundations. One of the outcomes of this conference will be a long list of possible (new) financial forms that may foster research and innovation in the European Union.
Fruitful panel discussions around the added value of partnerships, the potential added value of collaborative entrepreneurship, public/private and private/private partnerships have been led. Key questions such as « who are the key-enablers, the incubators that make these partnerships possible? » or « How to close the collaboration triangle between the public sector, the commercial sector and foundations? » have been extensively addressed.