At the AER Spring Committee meetings in London, the region of Brussels-Capital (BE) was recognised in the #ShineBright session in recognition of its leading role in the 2016 Regional Innovation Award. The region of Brussels Capital last year gave a new impulse to the AER Regional Innovation Award which was focused on the circular economy. The awarding ceremony was combined with an information session on the Juncker Plan and the following day Brussels Capital hosted a very interactive and highly inspiring event “E-health: let’s find a common language” which also included a visit to the Microsoft Innovation Centre in Brussels. The feedback from SMEs and non profits was very positive on this event, which was also a very nice example of transversal cooperation between Committees. We would definitely like to replicate this type of events in the future.