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SURF Research & Innovation Event

28 February 2013, The Hague, The Netherlands

Scientific research in the 21st century is inconceivable without ICT resources and methods. Be inspired by fellow researchers as they show the added value of ICT for their own research.

NB: For non-Dutch addresses, please register by sending an email to event@surfnet.nl

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Symposium on "Benefits and Limitations of Nuclear Fission for a Low Carbon Economy"

26-27 February 2013, Brussels

The last few months have seen the reconsideration of issues about nuclear safety and nuclear’s long-term contribution to the EU’s energy mix. The EESC and the European Commission are therefore organizing an open, balanced and exploratory process of dialogue and debate for all stakeholders in civil society focused on nuclear fission energy research and its role in a low carbon economy. More details can be found on the conference website.


SafeTRIP Final Conference

25 February 2013, Paris, La Défense (France)

The conference will be a unique opportunity to :

- learn about the SafeTRIP technology,

- experience a live demo of the working system installed in a car,

- engage in discussions about the potentials with consortium members,

- benefit from the results of extensive and challenging field trials.

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Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

14-18 February 2013, Boston, USA

The AAAS annual meeting is among the world's largest and most prestigious general scientific events, gathering thousands of international scientists, policy makers and science journalists. The programme typically includes keynote speeches, scientific symposia, an exhibition, and press briefings on recent scientific discoveries.

This year's event focuses on "The Beauty and the Benefits of Science", and the European Commission is organising a number of scientific symposia and a career development workshop.

Director-General Robert-Jan Smits will hold a press briefing on 'Destination Europe: research funding opportunities across the Atlantic', and will participate in a high-level panel discussion on 'European Science Policy on the Move'.

The Commission will also have a booth at the exhibition where conference participants can find out about career and funding opportunities in the EU.


Bioeconomy in the EU: achievements and directions for the future

14-15 February 2013, Dublin

One year on from the launching of the EU’s Bioeconomy Strategy, the European Commission, in collaboration with the Irish Presidency, analyses the achievements and the opportunities ahead in the two-day conference “Bioeconomy in the EU: achievements and directions for the future".

Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, and the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, open this high-level meeting that takes place in Dublin Castle from 14 to 15 February 2013.