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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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Social and Environmental Progress: Europe in a Long-Run Perspective

24 February 2015, Brussels

More than 150 high-level European policy-makers and academics met and discussed the paths to move towards a European socio-ecological transition in the frame of the “Work, Wealth and Welfare” research project - WWWforEurope.


Shale gas in a low-carbon Europe: the role of research

23 February 2015, Brussels

The objective of the conference is to facilitate an exchange of views among the different stakeholders on the potential environmental and socio-economic impacts of shale gas exploration and exploitation, and how research and innovation can provide the input for a science-based policy in this field.

Online registration form.  We kindly ask you to register by 16 February 2015 at the latest.

The official working language of the event will be English.

 

Final programme:

09:00 - 09:30 Opening session: setting the scene

  • Welcome and Introduction by Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), European Commission 
  • Keynote Speech - Dr Michael Knotek, Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

09:30 - 11:30 Session 1: Research and innovation to address the shale gas challenge 

  • The EERA Joint Research Programme: assessing resource potential, opportunities and risks of shale gas exploitation - Dr René Peters, Coordinator of the EERA Joint Programme on Shale Gas
  • The Department of Energy Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources R&D Programme - Dr Ray Boswell, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S.
  • Assessment of deep subsurface hydro-mechanical processes for reducing the environmental footprint of shale gas development - Dr Chris McDermott, University of Edinburgh
  • A holistic approach to assess the environmental impact of shale gas in Europe - Dr Alberto Striolo, University College London
  • Questions and Answers

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 12:30 Session 2: Science-based policy development for shale gas exploitation

  • The European Science & Technology Network on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction - Nicholas Banfield, Acting Director Strategy, DG Environment, European Commission
  • Science-based policy for shale gas exploitation in Canada - Dr John Cherry, Director, University Consortium on Ground Water Research at the University of Guelph, Canada
  • Shale gas and responsible innovation - Dr Marloes Dignum, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Questions and Answers

12:30 - 13:30 Closing session: shale gas in a low-carbon Europe - the role of research

  • Moderated forum discussion (speakers and audience)

  • Summary and closing remarks - András Siegler, Director Energy Research, DG RTD, European Commission

13:30 Buffet Lunch 

 

 

 


'Destination Europe' Conference, Boston

20 February 2015, Boston, Massachusetts

'Destination Europe' events showcase the vibrant and exciting research and innovation culture in Europe and the opportunities available to researchers, from anywhere in the world, interested in working in Europe.

It is a joint initiative of the European Union and its Member States.

At this event you will find:

 

  • Experts from European research organizations, funding agencies and European Commission services presenting programmes, initiatives, and opportunities to develop your research career in Europe;
  • Researchers who have had the experience of moving to Europe temporarily or permanently sharing their experience; 
  • Information about the practicalities of moving to Europe (scientific visa, mobility centers, etc.);
  • An exhibition space with stands providing additional information. 

 


3rd Annual Floating LNG Conference

18-19 February 2015, London

This conference aims to focus on current project updates and developments within the field, the LNG market dynamics and economics to determine what is driving the industry forward, technological innovations, case studies from the leading EPC projects as well as cover Pre-FEED projects and risks associated with this dynamic industry.


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