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Momentum for Europe

2-3 March 2015, Berlin

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will host a series of events on Europe’s innovation and competitiveness under the title ‘Momentum for Europe’.

On day one, participants are invited to a policy debate among relevant stakeholders on high-tech strategy and policies and smart infrastructure contributing to Europe’s economic growth and global competitiveness. EIB President Werner Hoyer is honoured to welcome Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission as well as an impressive array of leading CEO speakers across industries.

On day two, participants may register for a series of workshops featuring EIB and EIF supported projects ranging from risk capital for innovative start-ups to long-term finance for established large corporates. As a participant, you will be provided with hands-on information on tailor made financial solutions for your projects and given the opportunity to draw on the experience of our speakers, whose projects are well advanced, allowing for particular benefit to those whose projects are being launched.

In parallel, the EIB Economics Conference will take place on Tuesday 3 March. This annual event will bring together high level policy-makers, economists and leading market players to openly and freely discuss the most pressing economic challenges facing Europe.

This year’s conference will focus on ‘Investment and Investment Finance in Europe - Investing in Competitiveness and Innovation’. Bringing insights from different angles, participants will share their views and experiences on the challenge of restoring EU competitiveness, structural investment needs and the nature of constraints on investment. The workshop will be organised in the form of three high-level panel sessions.


A decade of fostering attractive research careers - 10th anniversary of Charter and Code

3 March 2015, Brussels

On 3 March 2015, the European Commission will host a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the "European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers". University Deans, Rectors and HR Managers of research institutions, having been awarded the "HRS4R acknowledgement" will come together to share their views and experiences on the impact and benefits of running a Human Resource Strategy for Researchers in their institution.

To celebrate the first decade of the Charter and Code, the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, will join forces with his 3 predecessors to blow out the candles on the anniversary cake alongside the Director General and high-level representatives from Research Performing Institutions, the European Parliament, the European Commission, Member States, Associated Countries and the press. 

This event is upon personal invitation only. All other interested parties, please address an email request to: RTD-10-ANNIVERSARY-CHARTER-AND-CODE@ec.europa.eu and you will receive further information. 


Seminar on HORIZON 2020: An insight into the EU framework programme for research and innovation

4 March 2015, Casablanca, Morocco

The overall objective of the training day is to give an overview of the Horizon 2020 EU programme (how it works, the participation rules, project life cycle etc.) with a focus on the possibilities available for the Mediterranean Partner Countries. Target groups: Public and private research institutions (Universities, Research Centres, Scientific Parks etc.), Industries (Large companies and SMEs). 

 

This training is being held during the innovation week (3-5 March 2015) in Casablanca. It is co organised by the EU projects MENFRI and SOHEALTHY. 


BUSINESS & INNOVATION training in the Mediterranean area

5 March 2015, Casablanca, Morocco

The seminar will bring together researchers, representatives of research & technology organisations, SMEs, start ups, technology transfer offices and other stakeholders of the EUROMED innovation ecosystem, aiming to:

- Facilitate the knowledge, innovation and technology transfer from academia to business.

- Support the commercialisation of research results.

- Offer the beneficiaries the opportunity to build better skills on the exploitation of research results emphasising to the soft side of innovation and the role of human capital in TT activities, from research to industry.

- Develop and deepen awareness and usage of commercialisation instruments for research organisations, start-ups and SMEs, and innovation agencies to avoid pitfalls. 

 

This training is organised during the Innovation Week (3-5 March 2015) in Casablanca.

The training is organised by the EU projects MENFRI and MARE. 


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Bringing urban electric mobility to the next level

27 February 2015, Brussels

The workshop will reflect upon experience of cities in Europe and beyond in promoting electric mobility and the role of national and international frameworks and initiatives.

Potential next steps for collaboration to boost electric mobility around the world will be developed. Different electric mobility experts will present their latest findings and opinions on future developments and needs. Cities are invited to present their experience in implementing electric mobility. The workshop provides a mutual learning opportunity for cities and offers latest insights in the global developments in electric mobility.

A detailed agenda is available here. Please register by 6 February.


Social impact policy analysis of technological innovation challenges

26-27 February 2015, Brussels

Final SIMPATIC stakeholder’s conference, Brussels, 26 and 27 February 2015

For registration, please send you name, surname, organisation, address, phone and email to cristina.bonafe@bruegel.org.  

For more information about SIMPATIC: Prof. Reinhilde Veugelers, Coordinator at BRUEGEL and Dr. Domenico Rossetti di Valdalbero, Project Officer at the European Commission, DG RTD.

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ERA-Can+ webinar on Aeronautics call

27 February 2015

Canada’s Public Policy Forum and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada will host a webinar to introduce the ERA-Can+ project as well as the European Union’s current Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020. The second part of the webinar will focus on the key features of the aeronautics call, including the European framework and Canadian framework

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Rethinking the role of social sciences in H2020: Towards a reflective and generative perspective

26 February 2015, Brussels

The workshop, organized by the University of Bologna in collaboration with the office of the Emilia-Romagna Region in Brussels, aims to discuss the contribution of SSH in the joint effort of the scientific community towards the interdisciplinarity required by the programme Horizon 2020, but also the impact and valorization of SSH research.

It targets the academic community, private sector, policy-makers and civil society stakeholders. The parallel panels will present existing experiences and projects focusing on six key thematic drivers:

1.Social Innovation;
2. Sustainable Lifestyle and Food;
3. ICT and Social Inclusion;
4. Culture and Creativity;
5. Health, Care and Education;
6. Public Policies, Work and Welfare. 

 

Registration for this event is now closed.

The plenary session and the parallel sessions located in the main hall will be live-streamed from the event webpage. 

 

Workshop proceedings will be available afterwards.

 


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