The European Commission Directorate General Research is organising the high level conference “Research Connection 2009” in Prague on 7th – 8th May.

The event gathers 2500 leading scientists, policy makers, science communicators, and representatives of the industry and of European research organisations. Focusing specifically on the challenges and opportunities afforded by the European Research Area for new EU Member States, Research Connection 2009 aims at taking stock of the progress achieved, introduce EU research success stories, encourage networking, and foster innovative new partnerships. The Euratom plenary session takes place on 7th May at 11 am and tackles “Industrial opportunities in the new era of the nuclear research”. The Association Euratom-IPP.CR is coordinating the presentation of the Fusion Mini Expo in the exhibition area. Fusion for Energy is also represented on the stand. The Association Euratom-IPP.CR and Fusion for Energy are also proposing a 1 hour forum on the topic “ITER: opportunities for industries in new Member States”.

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