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
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 (incem.rwth-aachen.de/).
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.
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 Maria.MORAGUES-CANOVAS@ec.europa.eu.
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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.
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 Cost.Connect5@cost.eu from Ralph Stübner, Fatima Bouchama, Lucia Forzi, COST Science Officers, and Elke Dall, COST Policy