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Innovative bio-based products: Investment, Environmental Impacts and Future Perspectives

6 June 2018, Crowne Plaza Brussels- Le Palace, rue Gineste 3, Brussels

The conference serves as a platform to present and discuss the considerations emerging from the study “Bioeconomy: Support to Policy for Research and Innovation”.

The objective of the study is to provide a range of new information and analyses that will enable policymakers, investors, the scientific community, primary producers, business enterprises and other stakeholders to make more informed decisions about innovative bio-based products.

Besides a plenary session lead by bioeconomy experts, three parallel sessions focusing on each study areas will be organised during the whole day, encouraging the active participation of guests.


Please register via this website by 4 May 2018 at the latest.

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2nd FOOD 2030 HIGH-LEVEL EVENT: Research and Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security – Transforming our food systems

14-15 June 2018, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

The second FOOD 2030 high-level event will take place on 14-15 June 2018 during the Bulgarian Presidency of the European Council. It will be dedicated to research and innovation (R&I) as a driver of food systems transformation; such that our food systems become sustainable, resilient, inclusive, responsible, resilient, diverse and competitive.

In the plenary session and 6 parallel sessions the speakers will demonstrate the status quo of Food research and innovation policy and its vision of shaping tomorrow's food and nutrition systems. The high level events will provide a dialogue platform and recommendations for the following actors:

  • policy makers and R&I funders
  • researchers and educators
  • the private sector
  • civil society

Besides structured plenary and parallel sessions the high-level event for FOOD 2030 will offer the opportunity to visit an open exhibition on the "Food R&I Domain" showcasing innovative research projects, networks, regional initiatives, start-ups and sustainable agriculture and food technologies.

In addition to the main sessions 3 interesting side events in the afternoon of 13 June will be open to participants and can be selected in the registration form:

  • Showcasing Sustainable Food for Cities
  • Food in Regions - one health, from regionality to functionality
  • Future-Proofing Food Systems - joint workshop between SCAR Food Systems Strategic Working Group and JPIs - HDHL and FACCE.

UKRO Conference 2018

21-22 June 2018, Southampton, United Kingdom

Each year the UK Research Office organises a two-day conference aimed primarily at European Liaison Officers, European research managers, Research Councils and policy makers.

The 2018 edition will take place from Thursday 21 until Friday 22 June at the National Oceanographic Centre in Southampton, UK. The UKRO Conference 2018 will include a number of expert speakers, predominantly from the European Commission and its Executive Agencies in Brussels, but also from the UK Research Councils.

EU funding practitioners and evaluators will also help to inform and stimulate discussions with the participants. Registration is now open!

Book your place before 20 April 2018 for the early bird rate.

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EMPHASIS Summer School 2018. Emerging pests and diseases in horticultural crops: innovative solution

2-6 July 2018, Grugliasco (TO), Italy

The overall goal of EMPHASIS is to develop and promote the take-up of practical and effective solutions to prevent and protect European crops from native and alien pest threats, improving productivity and resilience of European agriculture, in the context of climate change.

The course is made up of three sections:

  • innovative strategies for diagnosis and management in horticultural crops
  • emerging pests in horticultural crops
  • use of LAMP technology

This course aims to train young researchers on epidemiological issues related to emerging pests and pathogens, and on innovative management strategies in horticultural systems.

It also aims to provide skills about the use of innovative and effective diagnostic systems.

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Events earlier this year

26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition -EUBCE 2018

14-18 May 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark

As one of the world’s leading R&D conference combined with an international exhibition, the EUBCE represents the leading platform for the collection, exchange and dissemination of scientific know-how in the field of biomass. 

Be part of the 26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition and present your results to specialists and decision makers operating at the top end of the biomass and bioenergy sector.

Submit your abstract by 6th November 2017.

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Successful R&I in Europe 2018 - 9th European Networking Event

15-16 March 2018, Düsseldorf, Germany

For the ninth time, the conference invites researchers and entrepreneurs from North Rhine-Westphalia and regions in Europe to find new European Research & Innovation (R&I) partners for Horizon 2020 projects.

The series of events has been a great success with over 2300 participants since 2009. The event addresses especially universities and research institutes and small and medium-sized enterprises.

Participants, who are interested in giving a presentation, can participate in the "Call for Presentations" (ideas for H2020 projects and/or results from former international R&D&I projects).

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Blue biotechnologies – what are the challenges for the future?

13 March 2018, BOULOGNE SUR MER, France

The oceans are a gold mine for marine technologies. They host a multitude of marine organisms with surprising properties that are precious resources for numerous applications in pharmacology, cosmetics, agro-food industry, energy sector and bio-remediation. How can these marine also known as blue biotechnologies, contribute to Blue Growth in a sustainable way? How can we enhance this important potential and appreciate the capacity of marine organisms to provide inputs to the blue economy without endangering them?

To exchange ideas, share experiences and express expectations, Nausicaa is pleased to invite you to a one-day event under the theme of Blue biotechnologies – what are the challenges for the future?

The event will take place on the 13th March 2018 in Boulogne sur Mer, France. The event is organised in the framework of the MARINA project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme and hosted by Nausicaa, National Sea Experience Centre.

It will bring together representatives from industry, researchers, policy makers, civil society and citizens. Together, they will share knowledge and expectations and propose a sustainable and integrated roadmap of actions based on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) dimensions: public engagement, gender balance, open access, science education, governance and ethics, in response to the triggering question: What Responsible Research and Innovation actions are needed to make marine biotech sustainable in France?

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