Synergies between Joint Undertakings and ESIF for research and innovation strategies (RIS3)
The JRC organises this workshop with the European Committee of Regions, three Joint Undertakings (JUs) -Cleansky JU, FCH JU and BBI JU- and a number of regional and national ESIF managing authorities to promote collaboration in support of RIS3 implementation.
Smart Specialisation and Technology Transfer as Innovation Drivers for Regional Growth
This high-level conference is organised under the auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU. The conference will bring together policymakers, scientists, businesses, regional authorities and universities to discuss smart specialisation, technology transfer and digital economy.
Workshop: Safer Li-Ion Batteries by Preventing Thermal Propagation?
This 2 day workshop discusses the current state-of-the-art of thermal propagation testing.
Leading experts will also brain-storm on the potential impact of preventing thermal propagation on the safety testing landscape.
JRC opens its laboratories to wider scientific community
Following the success of the pilot open access initiative, the JRC continues to make its scientific laboratories and facilities open to scientists and researchers from the private and public sectors.
Access to non-nuclear facilities is available to researchers and scientists from EU Member States, candidate countries and countries associated to the EU Research Programme Horizon 2020. For nuclear facilities, the JRC will now open to EU Member States, candidate countries (on the conditions established in the relevant agreement or decision) and countries associated to the Euratom Research Programme.
Help the JRC design the new Knowledge4Policy web platform by taking this short survey.
An early version of the Commission's Knowledge4Policy web platform will go live soon. In order to inform its development, we are initiating further research into the preferences of potential audiences of the platform. We want to learn how you find, use, create, and share knowledge to understand how a digital platform can support some of these practices and needs. The Knowledge4Policy web platform will aim to better organise scientific knowledge for policymakers, and so it targets two main user groups: those with scientific knowledge who want it 'taken up' by policymakers; and policymakers looking for scientific evidence to underpin policy.
JRC online course on monitoring smart specialisation
This coming month the JRC will launch a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) exploring how to build effective monitoring systems to help regions meet their long-term research and innovation goals.
The course is open to anyone interested in monitoring knowledge-based regional development, and in particular monitoring Smart Specialisation Strategies. Whilst it is designed with EU regions and member states specifically in mind, the principles and ideas discussed should be of relevance to a broader audience.
The MOOC will answer key questions related to monitoring RIS3, addressing conceptual, policy and empirical aspects.