24-26 July 2016, Heidelberg, Germany
Microfluidics is a quickly growing, highly interdisciplinary field at the interface of physics, engineering, chemistry and biology.
Over the past years microfluidic approaches have been used for a variety of applications, including chemical synthesis, nucleotide sequencing, functional genomics and single molecule/ single cell/ single organism studies.
The EMBL Microfluidics Conference 2016 aims to bring together top researchers in the field and to spark scientific exchange, also across different disciplines.
25-29 July 2016, Barcelona, Spain
The 1st Conference on Social Impact of Science (SIS2016) will provide a framework where research groups from diverse contexts and domains will be able to discuss these existing good practices, as well as the processes for further improvement and innovation.
Furthermore, SIS2016 will generate new bonds between the different actors involved in this initiative including researchers, scientific agencies, science stakeholders and civil society
Analysing, communicating and improving social impact is one of the most pressing demands to all scientific fields.
Most research groups are willing to assume this task, which is still very difficult due to the lack of indicators, repositories and experiences. Nevertheless, there are some scientific domains where significant steps have been already taken.
There are also some countries where universities and science agencies are very advanced in the construction of these indicators.
8-10 August 2016, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Biomass 2016 is a global platform to discuss and learn about biomass conversion methods and its alternative sources of energy, Biomass to liquid, Biomass energy resources, Biomass conversion to bioenergy, Environmental impact of biomass, Handling biomass, Second generation biofuels, Bioenergy for global sustainable development, Biomass from microbial sources, Landfill gas and transportation. (Theme: “A Step towards Development of Green Future”) .
21-25 August 2016, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom
This is a uniquely fascinating time in human genetics and genomics, as the field moves beyond the cataloguing of associated variation towards fundamental biological inference and translational implementation.
The programme will cover a range of topics including our current understanding of the genomics of rare and complex human diseases. There will be sessions addressing gene regulation and functional analysis.
The latest advances in sequencing technology and the future of whole genome and clinical sequencing will also be discussed. The schedule is highly interactive with presentations by the tutors and students on cutting-edge topics in human genomics.
The summer school is more akin to a ‘science summer camp’ for graduate students with discussions and debates on the future of human genomics. A unique feature is the one-to-one mentoring on all aspects of genomics, including advice on publishing and pursuing an academic research career.
16-17 June 2016, Nice, France
Innovative City, the largest international gathering dedicated to Smart Cities is returning to the Côte d’Azur for its 5th edition on June 16 and 17, 2016.
The minds behind the connected cities of tomorrow will be there to present their most recent innovations with regard to Smart City.
Notable presenters include ABB, Alstom, Bosch, Bouygues, Cisco, Engie, IBM, JC Decaux, Orange, Schneider Electric and Veolia as well as regional specialists in energy Wit and Valenergies.
17 June 2016, Brussels
E²Tech4Cities 2016 – Energy & Efficiency Technologies for Cities – is back with a second editon of its highly visible brokerage event organized by Enterprise Europe Brussels. This year too, the B2B event will be hosted by impulse.brussels during the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016 #EUSEW2016.
What’s in for you as a potential participant?
Find and meet your next research & technology partners, R&DI collaborations based on tech transfer, innovation and research activities, to develop and market sustainable and efficient solutions for cities, in line with your business development strategy.
Participate in the matchmaking event and follow the presentations, workshops, exhibitions held during the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) since the brokerage in the heart of the European District.
In short: one tripto Brussels, multiple business opportunities!
14-16 June 2016, Brussels
EUSEW brings together public authorities, energy agencies, research organisations, NGOs, businesses, and private consumers to share best practices and inspire ideas on secure, clean and efficient energy.
Help us share the energy landscape and play your part in activating Europe's Energy Union!
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16 June 2016, Brussels
The European Commission - DG for Research and Innovation, with the support of the European Investment Bank, has organised a workshop for industrial companies, bank venture capitalists, RTOs and other stakeholders to discuss the assessment of technology and market risk for high-tech projects, and how to make Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) investments more “investor-ready”.
The proceedings of the workshop will be made available in the course of July.
For any question, please contact Sabine Prevost (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Under InnovFin Advisory, a study on Access-to-Finance for KETs companies was ordered by the Commission. The final report published at the end of March 2016 outlines the informational asymmetry and lack of understanding on technological and market risks for new technologies by private investors. Key Enabling technologies require significant capital for innovation and often uncertain commercial prospects and investments may be restrained by lack of financing. The report emphasises that risk-sharing financial products supporting lending to companies alone is not sufficient, and that proper awareness raising and advisory activities are needed to make companies "investor-ready" and bring “science to finance” and “finance to science”.