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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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Biomass from landscape conservation and maintenance work as a source of renewable energy

21 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Final conference of the greenGain project will be organised in cooperation with AEBIOM during its annual conference European Bioenergy Future on 21. 11. 2017.

The speakers will present interesting results of the greenGain project and share experience from various European regions how to increase market uptake of biomass residues originating during landscape conservation and maintenance work (public parks, roadsides, etc.) for renewable energy production

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8th International Scientific Conference ‘RURAL DEVELOPMENT 2017: Bioeconomy Challenges’

23-24 November 2017, Kaunas, Lithuania

The aim of the 8th International Scientific Conference ‘RURAL DEVELOPMENT 2017: Bioeconomy Challenges’ is to provide scientific interdisciplinary discussion and to share new ideas for sustainable rural development in the context of Knowledge, Innovations and Social Progress.

The scope of the Conference covers four main areas: Biosystems Engineering and Environment, Agro-innovations and Food Technologies, Multifunctional Approach for Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, and Social Innovations for Rural Development.

The Conference ‘Rural Development’ organized biannually since 2003 is attracting to Aleksandras Stulginskis University over 300 scientists from more than 25 countries. All the peer-reviewed conference papers will have been published in open access Proceedings of the conference (online ISSN 2345-0916, print ISSN 1822-3230). Proceedings of International Scientific Conference “Rural Development” are published periodically every two years since 2003 and indexed by Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), EBSCO (Academic Search Complete).

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EU Research Conference – Funding and Policies for Smart Mobility

10 October 2017, Torino, Italy

In the framework of Smart Mobility World 2017, an international event will be organized by Politecnico di Torino on October 10: “EU Research Conference - Funding and Policies for Smart Mobility”.

Opportunities to cooperate in Research and Innovation projects in smart mobility will be showcased. European funds in the framework of Horizon2020 will be presented, together with relevant international initiatives focused on Research.

Between the speakers, Roberta Zobbi (Head of the Transport Strategy Unit, Directorate General Research and Innovation, European Commission), Angela Di Febbraro (Italian delegate for “Smart green and integrated transport” in H2020) , and representatives of industrial groups and of the main European strategic platforms in smart mobility.

The conference includes a session “Eu Funding and Policy framework” chaired by A. Damiani (President of APRE, Italian Agency for the Promotion of the European Research) and the round table “A roadmap for smart mobility”, chaired by Enrico Pisino (Head of Research and Innovation, FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) and President of the Italian Transport Technological Cluster “Trasporti Italia 2020”.

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Water Reuse Europe Conference and Exhibition on Innovations in Water Reuse

9-10 October 2017, Bruges, Belgium

WRE’s First Conference and Exhibition will take place in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Bruges.

Designated as a World Heritage Site by Unesco for its medieval heritage, the “Little Venice of the North” will be the perfect location to bring together companies and organisations active in the water reuse sector for a two day event packed with presentations from prestigious speakers, discussions, and technical visits including to the world renowned Torreele Water Reclamation Scheme for indirect potable reuse.

The conference will bring together reuse scheme developers, industry leaders, solution providers, technology suppliers, policy makers, researchers, end-users, and consultants to share experiences and perspectives on the current status of water reuse in Europe.

You can expect an informative experience and some lively debate as we discuss the importance and future of the European water reuse sector as a major component of the circular economy and review how recent innovations in technology and management are delivering successful reuse schemes across the continent.

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Implementing Natura 2000 in forests: lessons learned and looking ahead

27 September 2017, Brussels, Belgium

What is the state of biodiversity in Europe’s forests? How is Natura 2000 implemented in forests, and what do we know about its effects on biodiversity and forest management? What policy-relevant conclusions can be drawn for Natura 2000 in the future?

This event presents the findings of a European interdisciplinary scientific study conducted by a team of 20 scientists.

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A New Era of Blue Enlightenment

12-14 July 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

Commissioner Carlos Moedas will host a High-Level Ministerial and Scientific event on 12-14 July 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal, joined by high-level government representatives from Brazil and South Africa, as well as from the European Union.

This event will celebrate the launch of the South Atlantic Flagship Initiative between the European Union, Brazil and South Africa, aiming to better understand and protect marine ecosystems and the link between oceans and climate.

A Statement on Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Cooperation between the European Union, Brazil and South Africa is planned to be signed during the event.

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