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Upcoming events

VicInAqua webinar: Turning water and energy challenges into opportunities (free)

13 May 2019, Online

Join our free webinar on 13th May 2019 (2.00-3.30pm CET, registration required) Turning water and energy challenges into opportunities: Find out how you can exploit business and innovation opportunities created by water and energy challenges!

Learn more about the technologies in the EU H2020 VicInAqua project (MBR membrane bioreactor, monitoring and control systems, hatchery-RAS recirculating aquaculture system, renewable energy supply systems) and its integrative project approach.

Participation is for free but you need to register here

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Städte als Keimzellen der Energiewende in Europa gefördert in Horizon 2020

22 May 2019, Berlin, Germany

Cities are the foundation of the energy transition. The European energy and climate goals can only be achieved through the engagement of cities. The Framework Programme Horizon 2020 for Research and Innovation promotes new solutions for implementing the energy transition.

The German National Contact Point (NCP) for Energy organizes a panel discussion which focuses on “Cities as foundation of the energy transition” at “Berliner Energietage 2019”, one of the most influential energy events in Germany.

Representatives from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and DG ENER discuss the chances and advantages of a participation in the Framework Programme Horizon 2020 with experienced project partners from cities and communities.

The panel discussion gives room for the audience to access detailed information, to ask questions and receive customised advice. Afterwards experts offer personal consultations.

The panel discussion will be held in German.

Registration is required. 

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ICSD 2019 : 7th International Conference on Sustainable Development

4-5 September 2019, Rome, Italy

ICSD2019 will be an excellent opportunity to present your projects and discuss the latest results in the field of Sustainability Science. The general aim of the conference is to promote international collaboration in Sustainability Science and related disciplines. The attendance of more than 120 delegates from 50 different countries is expected.

The Conference theme is: “Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: research, practice and education”. This theme emphasizes the strong foundation that is provided by using research to inform our everyday practices, policies, and research approaches.

The 2019 Conference will once again provide a forum for the sharing of ideas, presentation of research findings, and discussion of professional issues relevant to Sustainability Science

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Events earlier this year

ERRIN H2020 Energy Brokerage Event

9 April 2019, Brussels, Belgium

The ERRIN Energy & Climate Change WG invites you to a Brokerage event dedicated to the upcoming H2020 Programme Call Building a low-carbon, climate resilient, future: secure, clean and efficient energy.

The event aims to provide useful information and tips regarding energy-related projects, support knowledge exchange and debate, efficiently facilitate the creation of partnerships for future H2020 projects.

Participants will have the opportunity to listen to Institutional speakers, NCPs and regional experts. Choose the projects that fit your organisation’s expertise (full list in the document attached), or sign yourself up for a session of open matchmaking.

Registration for the event is now open. 

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Transition to fossil-free industries: technology pathways and policies

18 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Technology pathways and roadmaps towards decarbonisation are emerging in sectors such as steel, plastics, and other sectors.

The role of electrification, of hydrogen, circular and biogenic carbon utilisation, CCUS and new interdependencies between sectors are salient features of such pathways and for re-industrializing Europe.

The event will take stock of the current understanding of future options and strategies and based on this explore the implications for future policy-making, research and society at large.

The event will bring together EU-funded project and national as well as regional initiatives related to the decarbonisation of energy intensive industry sectors.

The event adopts a multi-stakeholder format to enable the development of a joint understanding of opportunities, challenges and policy needs in the ´hard to abate´ industrial sectors.

The overall objective to explore emerging visions for industrial zero net-carbon pathways and their policy implications and share information and develop knowledge between key EC, core industrial regions, industry and academic experts.

The event includes: i) policy sessions, to present and discuss policy options in order to explore new ideas and approaches to policy development. ii) stock-taking of emerging pathways, to present and discuss technology pathways based on current understanding, and identification of knowledge gaps. 

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Successful R&I in Europe 2019 - 10th European Networking Event

14-15 February 2019, Düsseldorf, Germany

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

The series of events has been a great success with over 2600 participants since 2009. The networking event will be structured in parallel workshops focussing on seven topics:

  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Nanotechnology, Materials and Manufacturing (NMM)
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy
  • Life Sciences
  • Transport
  • Innovative Public Procurement (PCP/PPI)

Giving a short presentation (ideas and/or results) or finding a partner by talking to decision-makers opens doors for new research and innovation projects in Europe with a focus on Horizon 2020.

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Designing future energy policies: Social sciences and humanities to accelerate the energy transition

22 January 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Energy policies cannot fulfil their maximum potential if the knowledge stemming from social sciences and humanities research is not factored into the decision-making process. Citizens should be at the core of all policies, including those to do with energy. This conference will underline how crucial social knowledge is to accelerating the decarbonisation of our economy and making a real dent in climate change. It will also present concrete recommendations on how to advance and better design future European energy policies in the context of the upcoming research and innovation framework: Horizon Europe. The event is organised as part of the SHAPE ENERGY H2020 EU-funded project. It aims at generating new knowledge, support evidence-based policymaking, produce interdisciplinary solutions and develop Europe's expertise in using and applying available research into the energy transition decision-making process. It will bring the perfect opportunity for a wide range of high level panellists and senior stakeholders to connect the dots, debate the key issues and think through on the political and social changes as well the necessary research and innovation investments needed to further integrate social sciences in the future of policymaking.

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