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Cost-competitive deep renovation of shopping centres: technologies and drivers for EU policies

7 September 2017, Brussels, Belgium

The final conference of the project CommONEnergy will be held on September 7 at the Hotel Bloom! giving a clearer picture on retail buildings in the EU. It will then be followed by an award ceremony of the Sustainable Building Challenge.

The EU-funded project CommONEnergy aims to re-conceptualize shopping malls through deep retrofitting, developing a systemic approach made of innovative technologies and solution sets as well as methods and tools to support their implementation and to assess their environmental and social impact in a life-cycle approach.

This is the closing year of the project and it can already encount many positive results to look back at a clearer picture on retail buildings in EU, their features, inefficiencies and inclusion in EU policies; innovative technologies developed, implemented and tested improving comfort, reducing costs and energy consumption; useful sustainability and economical tools, addressing the retail sector needs and much more!

23 partners representing various industry stakeholders, as well as research and academia from ten European countries gathered to develop concept and technologies to make EU retail buildings better and smarter.

The final conference in Brussels is organised jointly with the Sustainable Building Challenge award ceremony, awarding the Best Sustainable Shopping Centres for two categories (hyper and super buildings). Best practices of recently retrofitted shopping centres will be showcased and awarded.

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HYDROGEN FOR CLEAN TRANSPORT - Fuel cell and Hydrogen initiatives paving the way in Europe

22 September 2017, Brussels, Belgium

The "Hydrogen for Clean Transport" Conference, taking place on 22 September in Brussels (Charlemagne building) will offer a unique occasion to learn about the main achievements of hydrogen technology in transport sector in Europe but also to understand what are the remaining barriers facing the technology deployment.

The event is a partnership between the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking and the flagship hydrogen projects: HyFIVE and H2ME, funded under the European Union FP7 and H2020 programmes.

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European Universities in the Energy Transition: Towards a Clean Energy Future

23-24 October 2017, Brussels, Belgium

From 23 to 24 October 2017, the European University Association (EUA) in collaboration with InnoEnergy, organise the 6th UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event (ECE).

The event “European Universities in the Energy Transition: Towards a Clean Energy Future” will take place at the Flemish Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. The event will be the sixth “Energy Clustering Event" and targets European policymakers, stakeholders and university leaders, providing a platform for dialogue on the current and future role of universities at the interface of Europe’s energy research and higher education policies.

So far, 500 participants joined the events and discussions of the UNI-SET project and more than 200 European universities from 30 countries provided information in the European Atlas of Universities in Energy Research and Education.

The conference will include the presentation of a forthcoming report entitled “Identifying New Paradigms in Energy Education and Research: An Action Agenda for Europe’s Universities”. The report will provide recommendations for universities, companies and policymakers for the design of energy education and research activities with the aim to address the skills gap between higher education provision and needs of the business sector for the energy transition.

The conference will highlight the contribution and mobilisation of universities towards the goals of the Energy Union and the SET-Plan and discuss how the momentum could be enhanced in the following years, following the publication of the 2016 Roadmap for European Universities in Energy.

It will also be an opportunity to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan and debate how the future European Framework Programme (FP9) can support the linkage of research, innovation and education objectives in the field of energy. For any enquiries please contact uni-set@eua.be

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“Cities of the Future 2017” International Brokerage Event

26-27 October 2017, Brussels, Belgium

The EU-funded project “Turkey In Horizon 2020” and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) have the honour to invite you to the “Cities of the Future 2017” International Brokerage Event. The event will target the following Horizon 2020 calls: • “Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Cities” and “Energy Efficient Buildings” • “Circular Economy (SPIRE, Raw Materials and Water) • “Mobility for Growth,” “Automated Road Transport” and “The European Green Vehicles Initiative” • “Smart Energy Systems and Consumers”

We will bring together up to 400 participants from Europe and Turkey, coming from both research and industrial communities, and municipalities in the domains addressed.

This will give you the unique opportunity to connect not only with Turkish and European participants but also with highly qualified research-performing SMEs. Hence, this event will be an excellent platform to expand your network and create new partnerships for the upcoming calls in Horizon 2020.

Join this event, present your project ideas and discuss them with potential partners in face-to-face meetings! What is even better, we have some funds available to cover travel and accommodation expenses for participants who want to present their proposals ideas in one of our workshops!

The earlier you register and provide us with your idea, the better will be your chances for this travel fund.

Registration will be opened soon. Please check http://h2020.org.tr/en/COF2017 and http://turkeyinh2020.eu for the registration announcement. Looking forward to meeting you in Brussels, TUBITAK

For more information please contact Ms. Nezahat Yilmaz, at n.yilmaz@idi.ie

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Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment

26-28 July 2017, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

This conference offers a platform for worldwide researchers and scientists from academia, industry and government to discuss proposals and disseminate results on sustainable energy and materials and its impact on engineering and our Environment.

The formation of lasting productive partnerships between the participants is also an objective of this conference.

This research conference is open to all in the research and scientific community. All presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Selected papers will be invited for consideration as a full peer review submission of the conference journals.

There will also be opportunities for companies and institutions to introduce their products and services at this conference. If you wish to enquire further about this option, please contact the Organising Committee

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5th HELLENIC FORUM FOR SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

5-7 July 2017, Athens, Greece

The Hellenic Forum is under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and aims to act as a meeting point for Science, Technology and Innovation building bridges with scientists abroad, in order to enhance scientific and technological transfer collaboration for innovation.

The Forum will cover a broad range of topics including Nanotechnology, Energy & Environment, Life Sciences, ICT , Particle Physics, Cultural Heritage with emphasis to converging technologies.

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90% Indoors ! Solutions for healthy and energy efficient buildings

29 June 2017, Brussels

We spend up to 90% of our lives indoors. Yet the air quality inside buildings has been shown to be 2 to 5 times poorer than outdoors. This can also true for modern energy efficient buildings due to increased insulation levels and greater air tightness.

 

The event will be an opportunity for policy makers, industries, building designers and academia to learn how innovative eco-materials can help address both indoor air quality and energy efficiency in buildings, and discuss how best to bring those innovations to the market.

 

Participation is free of charge, however registration is required (please use the registration button on the right hand side). As places are limited, please make sure to register for the event no later than 31 May 2017.

 

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E² Tech4Cities Brokerage Event 2017 - Find your next research, technology or financial partner

23 June 2017, Brussels, Belgium

E²Tech4Cities 2017 – Energy & Efficiency Technologies for Cities – is back with a 3rd editon of its highly visible brokerage event organized by Enterprise Europe Brussels.

Also this year, the B2B event will be hosted by impulse.brussels at the occasion of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017 #EUSEW2017 NEW!!! Pitch your project idea in front of a panel of investors

For whom: Private companies (including Start-ups SMEs and large companies), Public authorities and municipalities Industry associations Universities and research centers Investors and Business Angels Focus and main areas topics: Renewable energies Energy-efficient Buildings and districts ICT for cities, Smart cities and communities Energy efficient mobility and transport European Research and Innovation opportunities under Horizon 2020 Energy management Energy recovery Smart grids and energy systems integration

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