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
Steel and Coal: a New Perspective – Research and Innovation in Action
28 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium
The European Commission is organizing a Conference entitled ‘Steel and Coal: a New Perspective’ at DG Research and Innovation on 28 March 2019 in Brussels.
After a European political introduction, the first keynote speeches will deal with Steel and Coal in a forward-looking perspective. The speakers will address the themes of architecture, steel 4.0, energy, electric mobility, innovation, technology and socio-economic challenges.
The Conference will offer the opportunity to discuss the preliminary results of the Expert Group on Monitoring and Assessment of RFCS, the Research Fund for Coal and Steel. Stakeholders will also have the possibility to give their opinions on these results.
The last session of the Conference will explore the issues of steel in the global value chains and of coal regions in transition. Finally, the opportunities offered by RFCS, Horizon 2020 and the upcoming Horizon Europe and Innovation Fund will be presented in the conclusions.
Due to the limited size of the meeting room and for security reasons, the conference will be by invitation only. For more information, please contact Dr Domenico Rossetti di Valdalberο, Deputy Head of Unit ‘Coal and Steel’ in DG Research and Innovation.
Registration closes on 4 March.
The speaker’s presentations will be made available here after the Conference.
2nd European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving
2-3 April 2019, Brussels, Belgium
The European Commission, with the support of the EC-funded project ARCADE, is pleased to announce its Second European Conference on connected and automated driving:
‘Connected Automated Driving: Europe takes the lead’ The deployment of Connected and Automated Driving (CAD) can contribute significantly to our policy goals of bringing down the number of road fatalities, reducing harmful emissions from transport and reducing congestion.
At the same time, automated mobility has the potential to strengthen the competitiveness of European industry, create new jobs and boost economic growth.
It is the ambition of the European Commission to make Europe a world leader in the deployment of connected and automated mobility.
Technological progress is very fast and the market for connected and automated vehicles is expected to grow exponentially.
With the EUCAD 2019 conference, which comes almost one year after the publication of the Communication on automated mobility and two years after EUCAD 2017, the European Commission intends to take stock of the implementation of the different actions of the European agenda.
EUCAD 2019 is the only conference in Europe that brings together political leaders from the European Commission and Member States with high-level representatives of industry and road authorities to discuss all the major challenges related to automated mobility.
Taking place just one month before European elections, EUCAD 2019 will also convey a strong message to citizens: their acceptance is key to the success of CAD. Engaging different segments of society in the discussion helps to establish a sense of inclusiveness and shared ownership and will encourage this acceptance.
Boosting Innovation for EU industry: Industrial Infrastructures and Open Innovation Ecosystems
3 April 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Companies across the EU need access to open innovation ecosystems, to assist upscaling new technologies, product testing and validation support.
The cost of such open innovation ecosystems and their associated infrastructures can be very high, especially for SMEs and start-ups. Therefore the European Commission, Member States and regions, all collaborate on various open innovation tools to support fast-cycle development of new products and facilitation of market uptake: Digital Innovation Hubs, Open Innovation Test Beds, Centres for Key Enabling Technologies (KETs and regional centres), among others.
The Slovenian Business & Research Association and the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation are honored to invite you to the Boosting Innovation for EU Industry conference. Discussions will focus on future actions targeting a pan-European industrial ecosystem. The conference will showcase several excellent examples of innovation support with special emphasis on Slovenia and the wider region, provide feedback to high level EU representatives and discuss the needs of the local industry.
Towards a circular agro-food industry
4 April 2019, Brussels, Belgium
New opportunities for the uptake of circular business models in the agro-food industry are emerging across the world to address climate challenges and contribute to the revitalisation of rural areas.
The BIOrescue project is one of them: through a circular biorefinery concept, the project is transforming waste from the agro-food industry into new bio-based products for agricultural uses.
On behalf of the BIOrescue consortium, Greenovate! Europe is pleased to invite you to the final project conference “Towards a circular agro-food industry”, that will be held on 4 April 2019, in Brussels (Thon EU, rue de la Loi 75).
The event will discuss the upcoming and desired evolutions of the European policy framework towards the development of a circular bioeconomy in the agro-food industry.
This will be the chance for policy-makers, industry and trade association representatives, civil society groups and all interested stakeholders to discover and debate existing opportunities to foster the adoption of circular business models in the European agro-food sector.
Join our event to share your views and explore the circular business practices that will shape the agro-food industry of tomorrow!
Envisioning the Port of the Future: the 2030 horizon
4 April 2019, Trieste, Italy
Docks the Future Mid Term Conference is titled “Envisioning the Port of the Future: the 2030 horizon” and will be held in Trieste on 4th April 2019.
The objective of the DocksTheFuture Midterm conference is two-fold: on the one hand the goal is to communicate the first project results and, on the other hand, the objective is to validate the concepts, topics and targets defined in the clustering of project and activities of interest for the definition of the Port of the Future.
EU Research and Innovation for Cities of the Future
21 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium
Registration for the EU Research and Innovation for Cities of the Future event, jointly organized by the URBAN Intergroup of the European Parliament and the European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation is now open.
This joint event will show how EU funded Research and Innovation actions are driving Sustainable Urban Development to address major urban challenges.
The event aims to:
- Inform Members of the European Parliament, City Leaders, policy makers, academia, private sector, industry and innovation firms on the substantial evidence knowledge base from EU funded Research and Innovation projects /initiatives /actions
- Discuss EU R&I emerging findings, challenges and opportunities building on the main highlights of the draft High-Level Expert Group report on “Innovating Cities
- Support knowledge transfer towards sustainable urban transition, tapping on the existing EU funding instruments.
Secure your spot at the event that brings together European Parliament (MEPs), city leaders and policy-makers, innovation providers, representatives of cities networks, pioneers from technology and economics, European Institutions senior representatives and UN agencies.
The event is structured around 3 sessions, including inspirational talks, panel discussions and representative case studies from Horizon 2020 ongoing demonstration projects.
The event will be at the European Parliament (Room ASP 3E2) on Thursday 21 March (14:30-17:30)
SESAME final international workshop
19-21 March 2019, Petten, Netherlands
We are pleased to invite you to join us to the SESAME Final International Workshop at the NRG site in Petten, the Netherlands.
This international workshop is the final event of the Horizon 2020 European Research Project SESAME (thermal hydraulics Simulations and Experiments for the Safety Assessment of Metal cooled reactors).
The aim of this event is to disseminate the main achievements of the project among the international nuclear community and to foster the exchange of the newest scientific and technical results between researchers and experts.
The workshop will focus on thermal hydraulic aspects of liquid metal cooled reactors. In particular, it will cover: Temperature Fluctuations Mechanical Vibrations Core Thermal Hydraulics Pool Thermal Hydraulics System Thermal Hydraulics Best Practice Guidelines and Validation & Verification
The participation fee for the workshop is 300 euro. For partners of the SESAME project the event is free.
Supporting effective ocean governance. The role of Responsible R&I and Ocean Literacy
18-20 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium
#OceanDialogues2019 is a joint event between the H2020 research projects MARINA and ResponSEAble - in cooperation with the European Parliament – SEARICA intergroup & IOC-UNESCO - on the role of *Ocean Literacy* and *Responsible Research and Innovation* in supporting effective Ocean Governance.
The aim of the 2019 Ocean Dialogues is to identify solutions for the development of a sound ocean knowledge system that can support effective ocean governance, by addressing challenges such as engagement, co-creation and shared responsibility.
It will provide inputs to the Preparatory process of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The outcome of the Ocean Dialogues 2019 will be a manifesto which will be presented and discussed at a dedicated policy workshop organised at the European Parliament.
Transition to fossil-free industries: technology pathways and policies
18 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium
Technology pathways and roadmaps towards decarbonisation are emerging in sectors such as steel, plastics, and other sectors.
The role of electrification, of hydrogen, circular and biogenic carbon utilisation, CCUS and new interdependencies between sectors are salient features of such pathways and for re-industrializing Europe.
The event will take stock of the current understanding of future options and strategies and based on this explore the implications for future policy-making, research and society at large.
The event will bring together EU-funded project and national as well as regional initiatives related to the decarbonisation of energy intensive industry sectors.
The event adopts a multi-stakeholder format to enable the development of a joint understanding of opportunities, challenges and policy needs in the ´hard to abate´ industrial sectors.
The overall objective to explore emerging visions for industrial zero net-carbon pathways and their policy implications and share information and develop knowledge between key EC, core industrial regions, industry and academic experts.
The event includes: i) policy sessions, to present and discuss policy options in order to explore new ideas and approaches to policy development. ii) stock-taking of emerging pathways, to present and discuss technology pathways based on current understanding, and identification of knowledge gaps.
NUGENIA FORUM 2019
13-15 March 2019, Paris, France
The NUGENIA Forum 2019 will be held on 13-15 March 2019 at the Cité Universitaire of Paris, France. It will be devoted to discussions on the technical and scientific milestones to be tackled to ensure competitive, efficient and safe production of low CO2 electricity from GEN II, GEN III and SMR water-cooled nuclear power plants.
Technological innovation is fundamental to maintain a high level of safety and competitiveness and requires the establishment of a well-coordinated R&D&I programme at the European level, in close collaboration with international partners.