Climate Change 2016
10-11 October 2016, London, United Kingdom
The 20th annual Chatham House Climate Change conference will focus on the implications of the COP21 Paris agreement on capital investment, innovation and planning in the public and private sectors.
Sustainable Solutions for Europe: Meeting the Challenges of Air Quality and Climate Change
11 October 2016, Brussels, Belgium
Please join us on the 11th October to find out how pioneering research in climate change is helping to steer research policy.
The White Rose Brussels Office, on behalf of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York will be holding a seminar on climate change entitled “Sustainable Solutions for Europe:
Meeting the Challenges of Air Quality and Climate Change” on Tuesday 11th October at the Renaissance Hotel Brussels from 14.30 until 18.00.
European Union and Sustainable Development: Challenges and Prospects
19-21 October 2016, Clermont-Ferrand, France
The objective of this conference is to assess the current challenges Europe faces regarding sustainable development policy, bring together stakeholders from different sectors and address the prospects for further progress in this area.
International Conference on Sustainable Smart Manufacturing
20-22 October 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
S2M 2016 is a three days conference conjointly organised by the Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon, and The University of Manchester, with a wide variety of plenary and parallel sessions and inspiring keynote speakers, aiming to foster transdisciplinary research and innovation in the fields of manufacturing, design, architecture and construction, with a focus on a new culture of eco-design and innovation, towards smarter and sustainable manufacturing systems.
The European Commission recently adopted an ambitious strategy called Europe 2020 to spur a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, fostering knowledge, innovation, education and a digital society.
The innovation challenge will drive a global systemic transformation, bringing forward new business opportunities and fostering prosperity in a world of finite resources. A new culture of greater resource efficiency and disruptive innovation will require new technologies, processes and materials.
Moving towards a circular economy is a framework for future transformation, an opportunity to rethink and redesign the future to address today´s fundamental challenges, from how we use natural resources, to the way we design and manufacture products, through recycling and re-use towards a zero-economy waste and society.
S2M 2016 aims at developing a fruitful scientific exchange between academic and professionals with distinct backgrounds and skills, bringing together research, industry and economy professionals to explore and develop new design ideas for a more sustainable future, to identify novel resource efficient solutions crucial to decrease resource dependence and increase system resilience.
Events earlier this year
CITIES of the FUTURE-H2020
30 September 2016, Istanbul, Turkey
The “Cities of the Future 2016” Brokerage Event will bring together 300 researchers, industry professionals, government officials and policy makers from Europe and Turkey.
The event will target the following H2020 calls: -‘Smart and Sustainable Cities’ and ‘Energy Efficient Buildings’ - ‘Factories of The Future’ - ‘Sustainable Process Industries’ and ‘Circular Economy’ - ‘The European Green Vehicles Initiative’.
“Cities of the Future 2016” is meant as a wider concept that encompasses cities' overall energy and resource efficiency with profound economic, social and environmental impacts, resulting in a better quality of life.
In this context ‘Green Vehicles’ play an essential role, as well as further advances in ‘Factories of the Future’ or ‘Sustainable Process Industries’, for increased resource efficiency, new markets, and new jobs.
This event provides a unique opportunity to connect not only with Turkish and European researchers but also with highly qualified research-performing SMEs, making this event an excellent platform to expand networks and create new partnerships for the upcoming calls in Horizon 2020.
Conference of the European Biogas Association
27-29 September 2016, Ghent, Belgium
The third Conference of the European Biogas Association will take place September 27-29, 2016 in Gent, Belgium and will cover a broad range of topics related to biogas and biomethane from anaerobic digestion and gasification.
Foreseen are parallel sessions, an exhibition and a poster session. With the event we strive to unite biogas experience and share latest information on policies, industry developments, innovation and legislation.
The 2016 edition is organized in close collaboration with Ghent University.
2nd UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event
26-28 September 2016, Torino, Italy
From 26 to 28 September 2016, Politecnico di Torino (Turin, Italy) is hosting the 2nd UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event (ECE) on the SET-Plan Core Priority 3 “Develop and strengthen energy-efficient systems” and Additional Priority 2 “Increase safety in the use of nuclear energy”.
UNI-SET is a FP7 Coordination and Support Action coordinated by the European University Association (EUA) and implemented jointly with KU Leuven, representing the universities in KIC InnoEnergy.
The event in Turin seeks to stimulate discussion and the development of innovative and multidisciplinary research and education programmes through clustering activities, consortia building and knowledge sharing.
The ECEs aim to mobilise the European university community to tackle the “energy challenge”, in the framework of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) and the Energy Union.
The ECE themes are based on the priorities of the SET-Plan.
H2020 BIOTECH CONSORTIUM BUILDING WORKSHOP
28 September 2016, Brussels, Belgium
Do you consider applying to one of the below mentioned Horizon 2020 biotech-related calls? Are you looking for partners to build a consortium? Join us on 28 September in Brussels to meet actors from all around Europe to exchange ideas.
- SFS-30-2017: Closing loops at farm and regional levels to mitigate GHG emissions and environmental contamination – focus on carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycling in agro-ecosystems
- CIRC-02-2016-2017: Water in the context of the circular economy
- LCE-29-2017: CCS in industry, including Bio-CCS
- LCE-30-2017: Geological storage pilots
- BIOTEC-07-2017: New Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBT) in molecular farming: Multipurpose crops for industrial bioproducts
This event is jointly organised by EPS biotechnology, a Czech biotech SME performing R&D in environmentally friendly remediation techniques and waste management, and CZELO, the Czech Liaison Office for Research, Development and Innovation in Brussels.
The capacity of the workshop is limited, please register at http://geform.tc.cz/EPS_H2020_biotech_Brussels before 26/09/2016.