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Measuring and Modelling Cell Migration

22-23 February 2018, Vienna, Austria

The symposium intends to bring together researchers from the fields of medicine, biology, biophysics, computer science, and mathematics who share an interest in cell migration. It is based on the EU-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network InCeM (

The meeting will provide the opportunity for early stage researchers and advanced scientists from academia and industry, as well as internationally acclaimed leaders to engage in interdisciplinary discussions and personal exchange.

While all participants are encouraged to present their data, we are pleased to welcome renowned experts as keynote speakers as well.

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Blue innovation: Oceans to feed the planet - Round table

27 February 2018, Brussels

This Round Table organised by the Science Business Network aims to once more bring the importance of Oceans in the food chain up to discussion.

''The over-exploitation of lands has shown its limits. In the meantime, oceans reveal more and more resources. How can research and innovation unlock this vital potential?''

Science|Business will bring together its members and experts to discuss the importance of marine research to face the growing global demand for food and transform the food chain.

Featured speakers are:

  • Pearl Dykstra - Deputy Chair, Scientific Advice Mechanism, High Level Group
  • Poul Holm - Chair, SAPEA Social Sciences and Humanities Working Group on Food from the Oceans
  • Ricardo Serrão Santos - Member, European Parliament



Towards a European approach on Industrial Infrastructures for Research and Innovation"

1 March 2018

Access to new technology and products testing and validation infrastructures, including regulatory compliance services, is essential to accelerate the technology transfer and access to emerging markets. But investment and maintenance costs of such infrastructures, in most cases, is high. SMEs, industrial start-ups, as well as traditional system suppliers, cannot afford these costs but need access to existing infrastructures. Industrial Infrastructures for Research and Innovation target primarily industry, SMEs in particular, and provide access to technologies and services for TRLs further up in the research and innovation value chain (from TRL 4 to 7).

The workshop aims mainly at discussing about the future role of Industrial Infrastructures for Research and Innovation.

The following specific issues will be addressed:

  • Industry needs from Industrial Research and Innovation infrastructures will be discussed from the different types of potential users.
  • General overview about already existing initiatives
  • Visibility: Industry requirements for developing the use of such industry infrastructures for open up and support full accessibility

Expressions of interest to participate in the workshop can be sent to

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Project launch event: Reducing Energy Dependency in Atlantic area Water Networks

2 March 2018, SAINT-PAIR SUR MER, Normandy, France

The water industry is the 4th most energy intensive sector in the Atlantic area, responsible for significant contributions to climate change and reductions in competitiveness due to the associated costs.

REDAWN aims to improve the energy efficiency of water networks through the installation of innovative micro-hydropower technology. This technology will recover wasted energy in existing pipe networks across irrigation, public water supply, process industry, and waste-water network settings.

This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme.

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COST Connect - Quantum: Where will the next jump go?

8 March 2018, Warsaw, Poland

“Quantum: Where will the next jump go?” will be an open space for participants to discuss the importance of quantum technology and research.

With increasing global interest in exploiting quantum technologies, the COST Connect event will provide networking opportunities that link active researchers with representatives from the Quantum sector and EU stakeholders.

The COST Connect Event “Quantum: Where will the next jump go?" will be a highly interactive event that will bring together stakeholders working within the Quantum Science field. The event will provide best support to priorities identified by the different participants and will help to: 

- Support the cooperation of COST Actions' stakeholders working in the area of Quantum Science and Technology. 

- Fight against dispersion of resources and fragmentation of research activities 

- Promote synergies with activities funded through other EU programmes 

- Promote joint activities including propositions for H2020 (flagships) open calls 

- Promote networking for relevant partnerships 

- Improve the involvement of young researchers, female researchers and scientists working in countries which are currently underrepresented in the topic.

The event is by invitation. Further information about this COST Connect event can be requested via from Ralph Stübner, Fatima Bouchama, Lucia Forzi, COST Science Officers, and Elke Dall, COST Policy

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2nd HBP Student Conference: Transdisciplinary Research Linking Neuroscience, Brain Medicine and Computer Science

14-16 February 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia

In the context of the 2nd HBP Student Conference, young researchers from the fields of neuroscience, brain medicine and computer science receive the possibility to exchange ideas and perspectives and discuss various aspects of their particular fields of expertise relevant to the Human Brain Project.

The conference offers a variety of discussion sessions, lectures and social events. Through working across boundaries and linking the various fields, it serves as a platform for both intra- and interdisciplinary exchange and is a great opportunity for extensive scientific discussions among peers and faculty, and also a fertile soil for new, innovative ideas.

Conference structure Keynote lectures Discussion sessions Student talks Poster presentations Discussion panel Social events We are looking for original high-quality submissions containing innovative research from all fields relating to the HBP research programme.

Contributions emphasising theoretical and empirical foundations are just as welcome as new approaches to specific questions concerning the Subprojects of the HBP. Finally, we particularly encourage submissions introducing new and relevant problems, concepts and ideas with the potential to inspire the research community – even if the approach is at an early stage of development.

All participants may submit an abstract and will have the opportunity to present their work. Presentations will include a brief oral presentation, a poster, or both. Abstracts to be submitted before 11 October 2017. Childcare will be offered during the conference.

Participants have to indicate in the registration form if this service is required.

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EU Aquaculture – Farmed in the EU Regions

2 February 2018

The European Commission and the European Committee of the Region have the pleasure to invite you to attend a joint event dedicated to regional actors of the aquaculture sector:
"EU aquaculture – Farmed in the EU Regions"
During this conference, Carina Keskitalo, Member of the High Level Group of Advisors of the Scientific Advice Mechanism will be presenting the last scientific opinion on 'Food from the Oceans' delivered last 30 November 2017 to the College of the European Commission.
Professor Dag Aksnes, representitve of the Science Advice for Policy By European Academies (SAPEA) will also be presenting the Evidence Review Report produced by SAPEA on 'Food from the Oceans', which informed the SAM HLG Scientific Opinion.
The Conference will be held on 2nd February 2018 in Brussels, at the European Committee of the Regions and will be open to Member States representatives, Regional Authorities and other stakeholders.
The event will take place in meeting room JDE 51, Rue Belliard 99-101, 1040 Brussels, with registration starting at 08:30h.
You are welcome to register on the following link: Registrations

The online registration will remain open until 30 Januray 2018.

European Steel: The Wind of Change, Brussels Seminar

31 January 2018, Brussels

More than 100 high-level stakeholders and decision-makers discussed the questions of Steel in Europe at a seminar organised by the European Commission, Directorate General for Research & Innovation, on 31 January 2018 in Brussels.

After a political introduction by representatives from the European Parliament and the European Commission, the seminar shed light on the opportunities offered by RFCS, the Research Fund for Coal and Steel, Horizon 2020 and the Innovation Fund. With the insights from industrial and research stakeholders, the seminar focused on ‘Energy in future steelmaking’ and ‘Steel in the energy market applications’. It was concluded by a session making the synthesis on the different technological paths towards cleaner, more efficient and competitive European steelmaking. These proposals were discussed by a roundtable of European and national policy-makers that addressed issues related to industrial policy, R&I and the EU multi-annual financial perspectives. 

The seminar provided a good opportunity to explore the potential for an ambitious European joint initiative on ‘Greening European steel’ with the participation of Commission representatives from DG RTD, DG CLIMA, DG ENER and DG GROW.

The conclusions of this Seminar will feed the Industry Days of 22 and 23 February 2018.

A ‘Steel and Society’ action highlighted the questions of skills needed in the steel sector. 

For more information, contact Dr Domenico Rossetti di Valdalberο, Deputy Head of Unit ‘Coal and Steel’ in DG RTD.

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H2020 Project Clustering Workshop

31 January 2018, Athens, Greece

This workshop is organized by the ReCRED project aiming at establishing tight connections with more than 20 relative H2020 projects in the fields of e-privacy and cybersecurity and on various topics such as Access Control, Trust e-Services, Cybersecurity in IoT and Cybersecurity in Social Media.

Project descriptions together with the outcomes achieved during the lifespan of the projects will be presented to the audience.

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MaX Conference on the Materials Design Ecosystem at the Exascale

29-31 January 2018, Trieste, Italy

MaX Conference on the Materials Design Ecosystem at the Exascale: High-Performance and High-Throughput Computing. ICTP, Trieste (IT) 29-31/01/2018.

Materials are crucial to scientific and technological advances and industrial competitiveness, and to tackle key societal challenges — from energy and environment to healthcare, information and communications, manufacturing, safety and transportation. Computational science, with the current accuracy and predictive power, can play a very relevant role in this respect by boosting materials design and discovery.

In this scenario, scientific objectives and computational technological perspectives are nowadays more intertwined than ever. The MaX Centre (Materials Design at the Exascale), one of the nine Centres of Excellence for computing applications funded by the EU since 2015, has been acting along two core lines, namely, high-performance computing (HPC), in view of the transition to exascale architecture, and high-throughput computing (HTC), with the final aim of building a materials modelling ecosystem.

The MaX Centre takes the opportunity of its general conference to share with the scientific community its current efforts and future perspectives, as well as to underline the state of the art of both the scientific and the technological innovation which can disruptively impact on material discovery in the next decade. The general focus of the Conference is on scientific advances in computational materials research, as well as future developments in the exascale perspective.

The program will include sessions with invited speakers only, on topics including but not limited to: - Advances in high performance computing for materials science - New avenues from data analytics / AI in materials science - High throughput computing for materials discovery - Trends in high performance computing and codesign - New algorithms for first principles simulations.

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