The way forward: Key takeaways to inform future city-led Research & Innovation activities
In the closing plenary, panelists will be invited to reflect on the discussions and outcomes of the day. The focus will be on identifying the key takeaways from the research symposium to bring forward to inform discussions over the following days of the World Congress and to advance collaboration and scale-up initiatives at the research-policy-practice interface in cities and regions, beyond the World Congress.
Panelists will share and reflect upon their highlights from the day and how these could inform possible future action and implementation by all actors involved. Insights and experiences from Panel Discussion I: bridging the gap between theory and practice and the Research Market Place will inform this discussion. The panel will review how our understanding of the knowledge gaps has evolved during the day and propose takeaway insights for both researchers and practitioners to bring forward to their respective locations and fields. For example, how to strengthen collaboration between researchers and practitioners so that they can mutually benefit from insights and actions towards better overall outcomes.