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Let’s shape our FOODure

19 December 2017, Brussels, Belgium

In line with the current policy initiatives, where the development of food authenticity and safety systems is among the priorities of FOOD 2030 and helps to support some targets of the SDGs 2, 3 and 12, the proposed workshop, as final open event of the PRO-METROFOOD project, is an opportunity to discuss how the metrological tools could effectively strengthen the agrofood sector and the role of METROFOOD-RI in designing and implementing future scenarios of food traceability in Europe.

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Symposium: Measuring Biodiversity and Extinction, Present and Past

7 January 2018, San Francisco, USA

This symposium marks a knowledge transfer event at the conclusion of a Marie Curie Global Fellowship experience for the organiser, Dr Julia Sigwart (Director, Queen's University Belfast, Marine Laboratory, UK).

Changing biodiversity is a major concern for all biologists. Anthropogenic changes to our planet are decreasing species diversity through the negative impacts of pollution, habitat destruction, direct extirpation of species, and climate change.

Mass extinction events (and subsequent recoveries) have happened before in Earth’s history, and these provide important context to understand ecological responses to modern environmental change.

The work of assessing biodiversity is woven into ecology, environmental science, conservation, phylogenetics, evo-devo, and many other disciplines; yet, ultimately the way we measure species diversity depends on taxonomy and systematics.

The aspiration of this symposium, and complementary contributed talks, is to promote better understanding of our common goals and encourage future interdisciplinary discussion on biodiversity dynamics.

The symposium will bring together a diverse group of speakers to confront several important themes:

1. How can biologists best respond to the urgent need to identify and conserve diversity?

2. Where are the major gaps in knowledge about the diversity of living animal groups, and what are the implications for understanding potential diversity loss?

3. How can we effectively use the fossil record of past diversity and extinction to understand current biodiversity loss?

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Information Event: MSCA Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) 2018, London

9 January 2018, London, United Kingdom

The UK Research Office (UKRO), in its capacity as UK National Contact Point for the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), is holding an information event in London, UK for UK organisations interested in applying to the 2018 MSCA Research and Innovation Staff Exchange Action (RISE) call, which opened on 22 November 2017 and has a deadline of 21 March 2018.

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European Battery Cell R&I Workshop

11-12 January 2018, Albert Borschette Congress Center (CCAB) - Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels

The European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, is pleased to announce the "European Battery Cell R&I Workshop", that will be held in Brussels on Thursday 11th  and Friday 12th  January 2018. In the context of "EU Batteries Alliance", an extra budget of € 100 million has become available to finance new topics on batteries to be included in the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2019 and 2020.

This workshop is a great opportunity to set short and medium term priorities by discussing the possible topics descriptions for next generation batteries research. On January 11th in the afternoon, plenary speakers will grasp the state of the art in battery cell R&I and further identify the progresses and challenges in battery cell R&I. On January 12th, in-depth discussions will shed light in the possible topics and provide implications for short-to-medium term strategy on battery cell R&I. Please refer to the discussion paper for the outline of the discussions.

Gathering wide range of stakeholders including research organisations, cell manufacturers, material suppliers, OEMs, battery pack/module suppliers and national organisations, this workshop provides an invaluable opportunity to discover latest developments and shape the future of European battery cell R&I.

We look forward to welcoming you in Brussels.

Please register here

For further questions contact: RTD-BATTERIES-WORKSHOP@ec.europa.eu


* Please note that on 10th January another workshop is organised by DG CNECT on batteries research. The objective of this workshop is to explore the long term challenges and emerging next generations of battery technologies for energy storage that could eventually be addressed by a large scale EU R&I initiative under the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme. For more information about that workshop, please contact CNECT-FLAGSHIPS-EVENT@ec.europa.eu

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Tour d'Europe

15-16 January 2018, Vienna, Austria

In autumn 2017 and winter 2018, the RISE (Research, Innovation, Science Experts) group of advisors to Commissioner for Research, Science & Innovation, Carlos Moedas, are touring European capitals to meet with independent experts and think tanks in the field of research and innovation.


The Tour d’Europe takes place in the context of President Juncker' initiative of a wide and open reflection on the future direction of the European project.


The RISE Tour d’Europe will focus on the field of research and innovation and its role in wider European policy. This involves a dialogue between the RISE group and independent think tanks, not directly connected to national administrations. The participants will be policy advisers, economists, academics, and intellectuals.


The RISE group will use the tour to present the findings of their report “Europe’s future: Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World”. The national hosts will put forward the main economic and policy perspectives of their country.


A final report on Opening R&I for EU’s future will be presented after the end of the tour in mid-2018.

 

The Vienna event is co-hosted by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and the Austrian Institute of Technology.

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MareFrame Policy & Scientific Days

13-14 December 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Two day event:

Dec 13 - Increased use of an Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management Solutions and

Dec 14 - Advances in Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management.

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Horizon 2020: WP 2018 - 2020 Transport Info Day - REGISTER!

13 December 2017, EC Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, B-1049

EC services responsible for transport research - DG RTD, DG MOVE and DG CNECT - in collaboration with INEA, are organising an information day to present the new Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 in the area of transport research and innovation.

The event will take place in the morning of 13 December 2017 in Brussels. It will address potential applicants to the 2018 calls for project proposals under the Horizon 2020 challenge 'Smart, green and integrated transport' . Presentations will cover the whole Work Programme 2018-2020, application procedures and will provide detailed information on the calls 2018. 

The event will be streamed in real time and a webstreaming link will be available 48 hours before the event via a dedicated link (to be activated at a later stage).

Registration is compulsory and free of charge.

Due to the limited number of seats available, only one representative per organisation will be accepted. To secure your seat, register ASAP!

The Info Day will be followed by the ETNA2020 Networking and Brokerage event to take place in the afternoon at the same venue.
 
For this latter, please register separately at: https://www.b2match.eu/h2020transportcall2018/

Stay tuned and follow #H2020TransportInfo for more info, networking and partner search!

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S2R Information Day – Open Call for proposals 2018

12 December 2017, Brussels (BE)

Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking is organising the S2R Information Day – Open Call for proposals 2018, which will take place next 12th of December 2017 in the Egg, Congress & Meeting Centre in Brussels.
The Information Day will provide an overview of the Shift2Rail Research & Innovation Programme, focusing in particular on the upcoming funding opportunities under the umbrella of the Horizon 2020 Programme.

Who should attend?

Interested companies and research organisations that are meeting Horizon 2020 eligibility criteria and who wish to carry out collaborative research and innovation projects in the area of the railway transports.

S2R will confirm your participation by e-mail, which will grant access to the event.

Venue:
The Egg, Bara Street 175
1070 Brussels, Belgium

Do not hesitate: register now!

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3rd International Conference on Lipid Science & Technology

11-12 December 2017, Rome, Italy

3rd International Conference on Lipid Science & Technology is going to be held in Rome, Italy during December 11-12, 2017.

Lipid Conferences will lay a platform for world-class Lipidologists, Professors, Doctors, Biochemists, Molecular biologists and Scientists to discuss an approach for lipidomics. So, Lipids 2017 welcomes the Professors, Research scholars, Industrial Professionals, Pharmaceutical Researchers, physicians and student delegates from lipids field and healthcare sectors to be part of it.

Lipids 2017 Conference is an unquestionable requirement to join as it will give an inside and out perspective of world-class, interdisciplinary examination dialog from fundamental science scientists through clinical specialists to end up pioneers in exploration on lipid digestion system and its connection to cardiovascular sickness, diabetes, weight, atherosclerosis, metabolic disorders, immunological illnesses, and disease and so forth.

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Webinar - Implementing a pathway approach for climate change adaptation at the local level

11 December 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Planning for adaptation and selecting the right measures to implement while coping with a wide range of uncertainties is a challenge for many Covenant of Mayors signatories.

The goal of this webinar is to tackle this issue. Has your city already defined or is in the process of defining and assessing options for adaptation measures? At the same time, you are not sure which ones to implement and in which order?

And you would like to find out which options to choose for which (uncertain) future climate scenario? Then this webinar is for you.

The session will focus on assessing adaptation options and familiarise you in particular with the so-called adaptation pathway approach. This approach helps to prioritise adaptation options and assemble them in pathways: Information gathered during the phase of the risk and vulnerability assessment is used to evaluate the effectiveness of different adaptation options and considered together with the timing to assemble pathways of responses that will tackle previously defined climatic thresholds.

Sounds complex? You will be guided through the session by experts from research institutes, who will explain how you can make use of their research findings in your local authority. Moreover, representatives from Covenant of Mayors signatories will give details on how they have implemented this approach as part of their Covenant of Mayors journey and provide you with hints and lessons learned. Extensive Q&A sessions will allow for ample space for your questions.

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