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Implementing the Science and Innovation Strategy

29 January 2015, London, UK

The UK Government's Innovation Strategy is due to be released alongside the 2014 Autumn Statement. This timely conference will bring together key policymakers with stakeholders central to the strategy's implementation to discuss the likely impact of the proposals and the challenges for putting policy into practice.

At this early stage we expect topics for discussion to focus on priorities for public spending on science, efforts to boost private investment in R&D and further steps Government can take to support business and university collaboration to increase the commercialisation of UK research. Sessions will also include discussion on the the impact that Government's focus on 'eight great technologies' has had so far and the next steps for developing these technologies in the UK.


Resolving key fisheries issues through targeted communication

30 January 2015, Brussels

An important FREE fisheries event entitled "Resolving key fisheries issues through targeted communication" will take place on Friday, 30 January 2015 in Brussels. The event is the final activity organized by the EU ComFish project. The one-day event is open to all fisheries stakeholders, including scientists, NGOs, industry representatives, policy makers and politicians.

The event will present ComFish project findings and offer opportunities to work and network in smaller groups to address specific bottlenecks and communication issues related to the EU/ICES/GFCM dialogue, reducing by-catch, labelling issues, fisheries co-management and transparency in quota setting. The objective of these workshops is to produce a framework of action for specific, important policy and communication issues, identified by ComFish. 

 

There is no admission fee, however we need to receive your registration before 12 January 2015 if you wish to attend the event. Financial support is available to participants from disadvantaged regions. For more information, please visit the website


How to go about Responsible Research and Innovation-Social Sciences and Humanities in ICT-related areas of Work Programme 2016-2017?

2-3 February 2015, Avenue de Beaulieu, 25 – BE-1049 Brussels

On Feb 2 at 14.00, the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology organises an Info-Day, for all those interested in addressing properly responsible research and innovation in the topics with a deadline in 2015.

On Feb 3 at 9.30, a workshop is organised to discuss about the mainstreaming of Responsible Research and Innovation and the integration of SSH (social sciences and humanities) in the research to be called for in the next workprogramme, i.e. WP16-17.

Registration is free.

 

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Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Information Day, save the date!

2 February 2015, Brussels

To support the preparation of proposals, DG RTD's Transport Directorate of the is organising an Information Day on Monday 2 February 2015 from 9 AM untill 6 PM in the European Commission Charlemagne building, rue de la Loi 170, in Brussels.

The aim of the day is to inform potential participants in the next round of calls under the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Challenge of the new Horizon 2020 Framework Programme and to offer opportunities for networking.

The sessions will deliver a brief presentation of the surface transport, the aviation and the cross-cutting topics of the Transport challenge Work Programme 2015.

Information will be given on the Evaluation Guidelines and on the legal and financial Rules for Participation covering all aspects from the submission of a proposal to the signature of a grant agreement.

The participants will have the opportunity to address specific technical questions related to the Work Programme 2015 to European Commission's project officers.


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Envisioning XXIst Century Museums

21-23 January 2015, Milano

MeLa - European Museums in an age of migrations is a multi-disciplinary Research Project funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme. The MeLa Project has adopted the notion of "migration" as a paradigm of the contemporary global and multi-cultural world, in order to identify and investigate new roles and practices for twenty-first century museums in Europe.

The MeLa Final Event will take place in Milan on 21-23 January 2015.

This three-day event was conceived to provide a critical overview on the main findings and results ensuing from the investigations, as well as to further the critical debate about the transformation of contemporary museums, through an inter-disciplinary and forward-looking discussion aimed at opening new perspectives building on the MeLa Projects outcomes.

Attendance is free, but registration is required.

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VERA (Forward Visions on the European Research Area) – Final Conference

21-22 January 2015, Brussels

This conference will be the final event of the VERA Forward Visions on the European Research Area project. It is targeted at policy makers at the European level concerned with Science, Technology and Innovation Policies (STIP) and at stakeholder groups having followed and participated in VERA activities before. It is open to experts and everybody interested in the subject.

The VERA foresight process focuses on the European Research and Innovation Landscapes and Governance in 2030. It is - inspired by profoundly different future scenarios - an exercise to look for policy issues we need to prioritize today. In that sense, we are trying to build a consensus among STI stakeholders: Looking out for those issues which appeared repeatedly in the different VERA backcasting approaches with stakeholders in focus groups and the VERA sympo­sium as well as in a policy “lensing” analysis done by the VERA team.

The conference will offer these insights relevant for all STI policy makers, and it shall feed and inspire structured debates about the future of the European Research Area (ERA) and the political and societal priorities underpinning its (r)evolution.

 

For more information: Stephanie.Daimer@isi.fraunhofer.de and Domenico.Rossetti-di-Valdalbero@ec.europa.eu

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Nanotechnology for Water Treatment

20-21 January 2015, Barcelona, Spain

Water treatment and purification is a challenge for the current and upcoming generations. Membrane processes, nanosized materials and the combination from both offer a wide range of possibilities and ways for water treatment by means of filtration and catalytic processes. The nano4water cluster is a focal point for EU research in nano-enabled water treatment. The workshop aims on bringing together activities and results to find synergies and boost development status and ways into application.

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EU-U.S. Innovation Conference

14-15 January 2015, Brussels, Belgium

The main goal of the BILAT USA 2.0 EU-U.S. Innovation Conference is to highlight existing best practices in Member States and to promote the integration of the innovation aspect in the EU-U.S. S&T Agreement through more innovative and entrepreneurial principles.

 

Prior to the EU-U.S. innovation conference a BILAT USA 2.0 pre-conference policy workshop 'Towards enhanced EU-U.S. innovation collaboration through policy measures' will discuss EU-U.S. innovation collaboration among policy-makers and highlight especially barriers and challenges experienced by the U.S. research community in order to enhance EU-U.S. RTDI business collaboration. 


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