IBBESS: International BioBased Economy Student SymbioSUM
29-31 August 2016, Wageningen, Netherlands
The International BioBased Economy Student SymbioSUM (IBBESS) is an entrepreneurial project carried out by a team of multidisciplinary students from Wageningen University and supported by the Centre for BioBased Economy (CBBE), the International Energy Agency (IEA) and EuropaBio, among other key players.
Check the website (www.ibbess.org) IBBESS is a platform intended to facilitate the connection of students to institutions, companies, politics and the general public that are involved in the biobased economy.
It is from students for students, our main target being MSc students from European universities with different backgrounds but a common interest for the Biobased Economy. The event will take place from 29th till 31st August 2016 at Wageningen University.
It will comprise two main features:
A Conference with expert lectures and discussions on the 3 different pillars (technology, economy and society) of biobased economy and a Think Tank workshop based on real-cases provided by companies and guided by professionals (Teach to Fish).
Besides Master students, phD and bachelor students can also apply for the full event. Other professionals can apply for attending the Conference part.
4th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S)
29 August - 1 September 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The ICT4S conferences bring together leading researchers in ICT for Sustainability with government and industry representatives, including decision-makers with an interest in using ICT for sustainability, researchers focusing on ICT effects on sustainability and developers of sustainable ICT systems or applications.
Transition to Green Economy - an event under the Slovak Presidency
5-7 September 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia
This high-level international conference will be an event of major strategic nature, with the participation of a broad spectrum of stakeholders and expected 500+ participants.
It aims at improving visibility and support transition towards green economy, identifying policy options and priorities including future actions. It will initiate a discussion on green economy including financial and investment actors; will help to strengthen synergies between initiatives launched by the European Commission, Member States and business community, to the benefit of the overall coherence and delivery; will help start an informed policy dialogue, knowledge and experience sharing among all stakeholders involved – public administration, civil society, business, investors, academia, science as well as regional and local authorities.
Online registration for the conference is open until 31 August 2016.
7th International Workshop on HCITOCH 2016
7-9 September 2016, Turin, Italy
HCITOCH 2016 will be composed of research presentations, keynote lectures, invited presentations, doctoral consortium, demos, research-in-progress, poster presentations, and parallel sessions.
Events earlier this year
Euro Global Summit and Expo on Biomass
8-10 August 2016, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Biomass 2016 is a global platform to discuss and learn about biomass conversion methods and its alternative sources of energy, Biomass to liquid, Biomass energy resources, Biomass conversion to bioenergy, Environmental impact of biomass, Handling biomass, Second generation biofuels, Bioenergy for global sustainable development, Biomass from microbial sources, Landfill gas and transportation. (Theme: “A Step towards Development of Green Future”) .
SIS2016: First Conference on Social Impact of Science
25-29 July 2016, Barcelona, Spain
The 1st Conference on Social Impact of Science (SIS2016) will provide a framework where research groups from diverse contexts and domains will be able to discuss these existing good practices, as well as the processes for further improvement and innovation.
Furthermore, SIS2016 will generate new bonds between the different actors involved in this initiative including researchers, scientific agencies, science stakeholders and civil society
Analysing, communicating and improving social impact is one of the most pressing demands to all scientific fields.
Most research groups are willing to assume this task, which is still very difficult due to the lack of indicators, repositories and experiences. Nevertheless, there are some scientific domains where significant steps have been already taken.
There are also some countries where universities and science agencies are very advanced in the construction of these indicators.
4th Hellenic Forum for Science, Technology & Innovation
11-15 July 2016, Athens, Greece
The Hellenic Forum is organized for the 4th consequent year by the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” and is under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The event envisages opportunities for the development of links and affiliations between members of the research community and industry as well as distinguished scientists living and working abroad.
Over its five days duration, a broad range of topics will be covered around Nanotechnology, Energy & Environment, Life Sciences and ICT.
UK Research Office (UKRO) Annual Conference 2016
30 June - 1 July 2016, Glasgow, Scotland
Each year the UK Research Office (UKRO) organises a two-day Annual Conference aimed primarily at European Liaison Officers, European research managers, Research Councils and policy makers.
The 2016 edition of the UK Research Office (UKRO) Annual Conference will take place at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) in Glasgow, Scotland on Thursday 30 June and Friday 1 July 2016.
The focus of the Conference will be on the current hot topics concerning EU research and innovation funding. In particular, a reflection on the first two and a half years of Horizon 2020, implementation, upcoming opportunities and policy developments, as well as a forward look to include the continued integration of innovation.
The comprehensive programme invites a number of excellent speakers to inform and stimulate fruitful discussions with conference participants.