European Regions Research And Innovation Network (ERRIN)

European Regions Research And Innovation Network (ERRIN)

Founded in 2001, ERRIN is a unique Brussels-based platform of more than 120 regional stakeholders organisation most of whom are represented by their Brussels offices. ERRIN promotes knowledge exchange between its members, focusing on joint actions and project partnerships to strengthen regional research and innovation capacities. Through these actions ERRIN seeks to contribute to the implementation of the Europe 2020 Strategy, the Innovation Union flagship initiative and Smart Specialisation strategies.


ERRIN will be recognised as an essential European network supporting regions in developing their collaborative and open regional innovation ecosystems to enhance the EU’s research and innovation capacity and build a competitive Europe which supports smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in all regions.


ERRIN is a respected, professional, open and dynamic Brussels-based network within the Brussels research and innovation landscape. ERRIN supports regional research and innovation capacity building by facilitating regional collaboration and partnerships and the open and rapid exchange of knowledge in a context of trust and confidence. ERRIN supports its members engage in and shape EU research and innovation policy, develop successful projects at the EU level and raise their profile in Brussels.