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Advanced Technologies for Resilience and Competitiveness of European more traditional SMEs

Join the joint closing conference of the STARS and ReStartSMEs projects on 26 September 2023 at the Committee of the Regions

In the image: banner of the event. Pilot COSME projects final event. 26th September '23. Brussels / online. Lessons learn and recommendations for policy makers. Advanced Technologies for Resilience and Competitiveness of European and More Traditional SMEs. Hosted by European Committee of the Regions. STARS. reSTARTSMEs. Disclaimer for EU funding.

Join the joint closing conference "Advanced Technologies for Resilience and Competitiveness of European more Traditional SMEs. Lessons learnt and Recommendations for Policy Makers" of the STARS and ReStartSMEs projects.

The event will take place on Tuesday 26 September 2023 and will be hosted by the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels.

It will present the lessons learnt and policy recommendations for policy makers stemming from the experience of the two pilot projects funded under the COSME programme - which is implemented by the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) in collaboration with the Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) of the European Commission.

Representatives of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP), also supported under the COSME programme and Single Market Programme, will intervene and present their policy recommendations.



Event page on CoR website

Event page on STARS project website

Event page on ReStartSMEs project website

  • industrial policy | small and medium-sized enterprises | resilience | new technology | competitiveness | digital transformation
  • Tuesday 26 September 2023, 11:15 - 16:00 (CEST)
  • Brussels , Belgium


  1. 26 Sep 2023, 11:15 - 12:15 (CEST)
    Light brunch (Atrium 5)
  2. 12:30 - 13:00 (CEST)
    Welcome message

    Eugenio Giani - CoR Member

    Mariella Masselink - EC - DG GROW

    Igor Kalinic - EISMEA

  3. 13:00 - 13:15 (CEST)
    Introduction to the two pilot projects

    Veronica Elena Bocci - STARS

    Sandra Evans - ReStartSMEs

  4. 13:15 - 14:00 (CEST)
    Lessons learnt with SMEs testimonials

    Lutz Hübner - STARS

    Natalia Carmona - ReStartSMEs

  5. 14:00 - 14:30 (CEST)
    Interactive policy recommendations

    Veronica Elena Bocci & Silvio Abrate - STARS

    Daniel Coşniţa - ReStartSMEs

  6. 14:30 - 14:45 (CEST)
    Further lessons and Policy Recommendations

    Anke Wiegand - Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and the Supply Chain Resilience Platform

    Antonio Novo - European Cluste Alliance / European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP)

  7. 14:45 - 15:00 (CEST)
    Closure and Visual Summary of the Event
  8. 15:00 - 16:00 (CEST)

Practical information

Tuesday 26 September 2023, 11:15 - 16:00 (CEST)
European Committee of the Regions
rue Belliard 99-101, 1040, Brussels, Belgium