Two of our faculty members were invited for the Week of Innovative Regions of Europe (WIRE 2017) that took place at the University of Košice, Slovakia, June 28-30. Nuno Nunes moderated the session “Creativity for innovation,” which analyzed the potential of creative arts to support innovation uptake and regional development. In turn, Chris Csíkszentmihályi participated in the round table “Widening participation,” which analyzed the experiences with existing instruments, and discussed ways to further spread excellence and widen participation in the post-H2020 period. He was also a speaker in the plenary session: “Visions and trends for the Responsible Digital Future or what’s beyond 2020.” WIRE is the biggest European political forum for innovation and regional development. Each year, it gathers decision makers and regional and national authorities to discuss the practices and challenges of research and innovation, the responsibilities of EU financed programs, and the post-2020.