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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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Tour d'Europe, Helsinki

28-29 November 2017, Finland

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 Helsinki event will be hosted by Tekes and include participants from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Aalto University and DIMECC.

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42nd World Small Animal Veterinary Congress and FECAVA 23rd Eurocongress

25-28 November 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

WSAVA 2017 will harness the expertise of the world’s foremost veterinarians for a stimulating exchange of knowledge and experiences.

Building on the success of previous meetings, WSAVA 2017 will offer the global veterinary community unmatched access to the research and insights of leading experts.

This annual event is the preeminent forum for enhancing one’s veterinary education by way of a cutting edge scientific program.

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Workshop "European Pilot Production Network" on Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials

28 November 2017, Brussels

 

 

 

 

The workshop will introduce the EPPN and the planned activities and engage the pilot upscaling facilities and their users.


The EPPN activities include creating an operational map of all European open pilot facilities and services for upscaling of nanotechnologies and advanced materials; connecting technology owners, users, innovation policy and programme managers and investors through a Digital Hub; and establishing an enhanced materials’ innovation ecosystem and attractive business environment for upscaling and innovation.
The aim is to fully exploiting the business potential and improve the opportunities for technology uptake, demonstration and market deployment, offered by European upscaling facilities.

The EPPN will also support the networking between public and private investors, as well as National and Regional resources and initiatives.


The workshop will also show some best practices pilot projects and their impact, as well as examples of pilot projects preparing to provide upscaling services.
This should facilitate discussions on how the EPPN can support the pilots, and how the pilots can get involved and contribute to establishing a European innovation eco-system with optimal impact.

 

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Horizon 2020 Info Day, Skopje

27-28 November 2017, Skopje, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Find out how to fund your research with partners from the EU

Horizon 2020 is the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Running from 2014 until 2020 with a budget of nearly €80 billion, Horizon 2020 is the biggest multinational research programme in the world. It funds research in all areas of science and innovation.

Horizon 2020 is open to the world – researchers, universities, companies and institutes from all over the world are welcome to participate in research initiatives.

 

View agenda and register
https://h2020-skopje2017.teamwork.fr

 

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"Social dynamics and food from the oceans" Workshop

27-28 November 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

The European Commission, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Portuguese Government are delighted to organize the high-level conference on “Opening up to an ERA of Social Innovation” in Lisbon, Portugal.

The aim of this event is to develop a new narrative for social innovation by sharing experiences, learning about new trends, and networking to increase the effectiveness of social innovation as a public policy instrument.

One of the events of the Conference is the Workshop Social dynamics and food from the oceans.

The workshop is organised in collaboration with HLG/SAM/SAPEA/JRC during the afternoon of 27 November, the first day of the conference.

In Part 1, the main points of the SAM/HLG/SAPEA Opinion " Food from the Ocean - How to sustainably harvest more food from the ocean" will be presented with the main emphasis on the Societal Response to Increased Production and the Public response/perception. Chaired by Carina Keskitalo, Umea University, Member of High Level Group of Scientific Advice Mechanism and having as speakers:

• Gesche Krause, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research

• Bernhard Friess – Director, DG MARE, European Commission

• Catarina Grilo, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

• Pedro Escudero, Buggypower

The Part 2 it is a hands on demonstration of farming from algae organised by JRC and the Waag Society. Facilitated by Pieter van Boheemen and Xiamyra Daal, both from the Waag Society

The conference will bring together world-class scientists, innovators, social entrepreneurs, civil society representatives, national and regional policy makers, municipal and city level actors, impact investors, philanthropists, venture capitalists, business angels, business school students, politicians, etc. We expect at least 1000 participants.

The Venue of the Conference is:

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Av. de Berna 45A
1067-001 Lisbon 

For any additional information contact us at social-innovation@ec.europa.eu.

Registration is Now open!!



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