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ICRI 2016, 3-5 October 2016 Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape Town, South Africa
Monday, 3 October, 2016 to Wednesday, 5 October, 2016
EUDAT booth at ICRI 2016
From 3rd to 5th October 2016 the International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI) 2016 took place in Cape Town, South Africa, hosted by the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) in collaboration with the European Commission.
EUDAT took part to the event with an exhibition booth, ready to discuss with the international community the strategic importance of Research Infrastructures exploring their role as a tool for Science Diplomacy.
The conference mainly focused on:
  • highlighting the essential role of global research infrastructures in addressing grand challenges and as hubs for innovation;
  • reflecting on needs, development and sustainability of global/regional research infrastructures;
  • discussing the possibility to move towards an international roadmap.
Participants from over 50 countries attended the event. Speakers representing high-level stakeholders from across the globe, as well as highly profiled key political Institutions, including the UN, European Commission, African Union, OECD and others, intervened in the debate.
For more information on the event, visit the official ICRI 2016 website.