PLENARY 1: Opening and Introduction
13:30 - 15:30

Setting the scene with main topics and political messages for ICRI 2022.


ICRI 2022 aims to discuss the role of RIs when facing different global challenges. We wish to demonstrate the importance of international cooperation and bring examples with different dimensions from numerous countries. The conference opening will bring together representatives of different macro-regions who will offer their perspectives on the role of RIs, related initiatives and policies from their environments. We will learn more about the key topics or challenging issues relevant to different parts of the world.

  • Minister of Education, Youth and Sports of Czechia
  • Jean-Eric Paquet (tbc), Director-General of DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Roseann O'Reilly Runte, President and CEO of Canada Foundation for Innovation
  • Daan de Toit, Deputy Director-General, International Cooperation and Resources, South African Department of Science and Innovation
  • Claudia Romano, Agencia Uruguaya de Cooperación Internacional
  • Cathy Foley, Australia's Chief Scientist
  • Moderated discussion guided by the conference moderator