26 November 2015, Dublin, Ireland
This Conference will look at the sustainability of Mixed Farming Systems (MFS) from an environmental, economic and social perspective.
It will present the findings of CANtogether (Crops and Animals Together), an FP7 project, that assessed the relevance of farming systems combining crops and animals to increase sustainability of farms and regions across Europe.
30 November - 11 December 2015, Paris, France
COP21 will be a crucial round of international climate negotiations with the main objective to endorse a legally binding international climate agreement, under which all Parties would commit to make necessary efforts to keep global warming below 2°C by the end of the century.
DG Research and Innovation, as a member of the European Commission's negotiating task force led by DG CLIMA, will showcase at COP 21 the contribution of research and innovation on climate-related challenges:
Several side events will be organised in the EU pavilion. More details will be soon published on this webpage.
7-10 December 2015, Brussels
The 7th European Innovation Summit (7th EIS) is Knowledge4Innovation's annual flagship event taking place in the European Parliment in Brussels. The 7th EIS is taking place under the framework of the K4I Forum of the European Parliment which includes more than 30 MEPs.
The Forum is chaired by Lambert van Nistelrooij MEP. Other members include Jerzy Buzek MEP, Vice-Chair, Chair of the ITRE Committee and former President of the European Parliement, and Vicky Ford MEP, Chair of the IMCO Committee. The 7th EIS will bring together more than 1000 innovation stakeholders from Europe.
8 December 2015, Brussels
This event will feature high-level speakers and expert panels discussing the successful actions already taken under the Millennium Development Goals and analyse those which proved to be inefficient.
It will also address what research and innovation can do to make the difference in the field of Maternal and Newborn Health under the Sustainable Development Goals.
The conference will take place in Square Meeting Centre, Brussels, and will feature participation from a wide array of stakeholders including: researchers, policymakers, health practitioners, research funders, advocates, and NGOs active in low- and middle-income countries.
Registration now open!
14-16 October 2015, Karlsruhe, Germany
The BELBaR project is holding a training course, "Swelling clays: From compacted bentonite to clay colloids in the context of nuclear." The intention of the course is to provide the participants with a sound understanding of clays, clay colloids and their role in the context of nuclear waste disposal.
The course comprises both overview and introductory lectures from experts in the field and hands-on training on state-of-the-art analytical techniques used in the characterization of clays, clay colloids and the interaction of clay colloids with radionuclides.
16 October 2015, Brussels
Be amongst the first to learn more about the sophisticated PERFORMANCE 3D-food printer, which produces nutritionally enriched meals for elderly people with swallowing and chewing difficulties.
After three years of intense work in this €3 million, EU-funded project, all 14 PERFORMANCE partners present their final results.
15 October 2015, Brussels
The briefing will reflect on how to reduce energy needs for the next generation of smart buildings from Swiss and EU perspectives.
The Swiss Innovation Briefing, jointly organised by the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and SwissCore, will host the following speakers: Gian-Luca Bona, Alexander Wokaun, Walter Steinmann and Mark Van Stiphout, who, after their presentations, will take part in a panel discussion moderated by Christian Schaffner, Executive Director of the Energy Science Center at ETH Zurich.
Registration is open till 9 October 2015
15 October 2015, Brussels
Main aim of this event is to provide an overview of the nanotechnology sector in the Czech Republic with several case studies of successful companies with high international profile (Contipro, IQ Structures, Pardam) and to offer a networking platform to establish closer contacts between various parts of the nanotechnology field in the European Union.
Apart from the introduction, the topics will cover the areas of nanomedicine, 3D nanoprinting, and nanostructures for energy storage or security measures.