European Research Area
Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Key Enabling Technologies
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
New materials and new production technologies
SME - Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Science with and for Society
Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities
Beyond Imagination: a socially innovative Europe
12-13 November 2018, Seville, Spain
SIC final event “Beyond Imagination: A socially innovative Europe” will be held 12-13 November in Seville, Spain. We are looking forward to another amazing event bringing together the top leaders from around Europe for an intense series of discussions, debates and networking.
Together, we will celebrate the achievements of the past decade, imagine the way a new future for a socially innovative Europe, and develop practical ways to achieve this new future together. Key questions to be explored including:
- What does it take to design the future we want?
- How can we use more experimentation and participatory learning approaches?
- What is the role of research and technology in Social Innovation?
- How the #SIDeclaration can influence future policy?
- How do we need to work differently in order to tackle the challenges ahead?
2018 Biocities Forum
14 November 2018, Barcelona, Spain
The Biocities Forum will facilitate international science-policy-business dialogue on the potential of forests and circular bioeconomy solutions to build sustainable and resilient cities, including:
- Holistic views on the future of cities and their role in leading sustainable change
- Wood engineering products for building construction
- Innovative architectural solutions and vertical forests
- Mayors’ panel discussion on challenges and opportunities for future biocities
The event is organised by the European Forest Institute in collaboration with the City of Joensuu, Regional Council of North Karelia, CTFC, Diputació Barcelona and the European Commission.
Solar PV energy conference: the impact of EU R&D funding
14 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium
A conference on solar PV renewable energy research, development and technologies will be taking place in Brussels on 14 November 2018. This event will aim to provide insights into the impacts of R&D funded through the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation. It will present the Solar PV Renewable Energy R&D Impact Report and offer an opportunity to influence the recommendations to increase future R&D impacts. During the conference key industry experts will share their insights on the future of solar PV technologies and there will be opportunities to discuss and understand how to increase the impacts of research projects.
Europe’s Transformation: Where People Matter - Austrian Presidency Event
14-15 November 2018, Vienna, Austria
The 4th International Growth in Transition Conference: ‘Europe’s Transformation: Where People Matter’, jointly organised by the Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism and the Environment Agency Austria, will link up the transformative processes and power already taking effect within the particular participating institutions. The international conference is supported by 31 stakeholder organisations. The event will focus on exploring economic and societal pathways towards pro-active approaches and a vision of a society that improves the well-being of its citizens. The conference will bring together researchers, professionals, politicians, public officials, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts, practitioners and other civil society groups from Austria and Europe.
Registration is available here: https://growthintransition.eu/conference2018/.
The Fair of European Innovators in Cultural Heritage
15-16 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The Fair is a wonderful occasion to see how the EU is promoting research & innovation in cultural heritage, fostering creativity and new connections across countries. The event will build on the results of the 'Heritage and Innovation' conference and will focus on the next steps and contributions to the EU Action Plan on Cultural Heritage.
We will showcase the latest innovations in cultural heritage, discussing why they are developed and how they can benefit both the society and the market. We will promote stronger ties between R&I, policies and arts. Our aim is to contribute to an open cultural heritage innovation ecosystem in Europe and beyond.
Participants will have the opportunity to join the 'Community of Innovators in Cultural Heritage' and its platform to engage with innovation providers, users and investors.
Essential questions are driving the event:
• Who are the innovators and 'change-makers' in the cultural heritage domain?
• What do they need in order to work better?
• How to promote an open innovation ecosystem on cultural heritage?
• Where is innovation produced?
We will discuss with researchers, innovation providers, policy makers, representatives from cultural institutions, start-ups and incubators, business companies, creatives, pioneers from technology and economics, European institutions representatives.
An exciting programme of plenary and breakout sessions all along the two-days, including inspirational talks, round tables, pitches from innovators, Horizon 2020 projects' clustering and a B2B corner.
We will launch the 'Community of Innovators in Cultural Heritage' and its platform. Artists will be performing during the event.
Participants will find an exhibition showcasing around 40 breakthrough innovations developed by EU funded R&I projects in the fields of tangible, intangible and digital cultural heritage. Innovations include advanced technologies, IT products, systems and services.
Parkinson's disease: causes and cures
8 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The workshop aims to provide a kaleidoscopic view of the latest research, treatments, and ways forward towards better understanding and being able to cure Parkinson's disease. The workshop aims to moreover look at how greater funding could enable such steps forward, both clinically and politically - especially in light of negotiations on the upcoming research framework programme, Horizon Europe. Finally, the session will also explore the possible links between toxins (herbicides and pesticides) with the disease.
Parkinson’s is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder having no known cause, typically with onset later in life. Prevalence in the 60-69-year-old population is estimated to be approximately 1.0%, rising to 2.7% in those over 80. There are more than one million people living with Parkinson’s today in Europe; with an ageing population this figure is forecast to double by 2030. The condition is characterised by difficulty in moving and tremor, as well as psychiatric issues. It leads to a progressive reduction in the quality of life and those affected require increasing care. This imposes a significant socioeconomic burden which currently amounts to €13.9 billion of healthcare expenditure annually.
This workshop is jointly organised by Member of the European Parliament Pavel Poc (S&D Group), the European Chemical Society (EuChemS), and the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC).
International Brokerage Event - Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies
8 November 2018, Warsaw, Poland
This international information-day event will highlight research topics covered within the 2019 calls for proposals in Societal Challenge 6 Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies of Horizon 2020. Participants will have the possibility to join in a matchmaking event dedicated to the topics of the 2019 Societal Challenge 6 call for proposals. The matchmaking event will give participants the opportunity to join pre-arranged meetings with other participants in order to identify possible collaborators and to facilitate the setup of Horizon 2020 project consortia.
Hydropower conference: the impact of EU R&D funding
8 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium
A hydropower research conference will take place in Brussels on 8 November 2018. The event will offer an opportunity to discuss the impacts of R&D funded through the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation. It will present the Hydropower R&D Impact Report and recommendations to increase future R&D impacts. In addition key industry experts will share their insights on the future of hydropower technologies and there will be opportunities to discuss the impacts of your own research projects.
Pitch Perfect and boost the European Bio-Economy
7 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The ‘Pitch Perfect and boost the European Bio-economy’ Event is a one-day event of pitching, intense cross-border matchmaking and networking, with the aim to create new partnerships for the future and the further development of innovative, cross-border and cross-sectoral industrial value chains in the bio-based economy.
The organisers of the event are the BioBase4SME and Superbio projects. Pitch categories are biobased chemicals, biobased materials, food & feed, ingredients, bio-energy and innovation services. Furthermore, a MATCHMAKING opportunity is available under the form of one-to-one meetings of 15 minutes aimed at finding new partners.
The meetings can be scheduled in advance by an online matchmaking system, which can be used on a smartphone or laptop easily. The event is free of charge. 130 participants have already registered.
Wind energy conference: the impact of EU R&D funding
7 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium
On 7 November 2018 a conference on wind energy research will take place in Brussels. The event aims to provide insights into the impacts of R&D funded through the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation, present the Wind Energy R&D Impact Report and offer an opportunity to influence the recommendations to increase future R&D impacts. Additionally, key industry experts will share their insights on the future of wind energy technologies and there will be opportunities to discuss how to increase the impacts of your own research projects.