The facilitators note that collaborative science and research and development needs to be enabled by the policy, regulatory, standards and funding environment (parts of the governance dimension as defined by STIG):
"Moreover, research infrastructures and shared capacity building need to be placed at the forefront of measures to support the conduct of R&D globally. The conference will have three elements: plenary sessions; 50 scientific and technical seminars; and 100 project consortium meetings. It is expected that the conference will yield 100 projects involving partners from across 100 countries."
Intelligence in Science has more on the conference.
Programme and presentation.