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
Science Café with Michal Hejcman
23 May 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Science Café with Michal Hejcman is an unconventional open discussion with theme "When botany and chemistry meet archaeology?".
Prof. Michal Hejcman is a recognized interdisciplinary scientist and works in the fields of environmental chemistry, agronomy and botany. His research is focused on patterns of human subsistence across time and space. He conducts investigations of deserted human settlements and has participated in various archaeological excavations from Israel to Iceland.
Prof. Hejcman leads the research group Human Adaptability Studies at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.
Science Café is a forum for discussion of current work and interesting scientific issues. It aims to be informal and accessible. Anyone can participate; speaker is there to be questioned and to talk about his work.
ITF 2018 Annual Summit on Transport Safety and Security
23-25 May 2018, Leipzig, Germany
Since 2008, the Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum (ITF) brings together transport ministers from the ITF’s 59 member countries, and beyond, with business leaders, heads of international organisations, top researchers and sector representatives for discussion and networking.
This year the Summit will focus on safety and security in transport. Safety and security are primary concerns for any transport system, affecting passengers and service providers. They are the basis for an individual’s right to travel without fear, and critical for the reliable and efficient transport of goods. Fostering more safe and secure transport is essential for a successful implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement (COP21).
To register, please go to ITF 2018 web-site
EaP Plus RDI Webinar 4: “Impact maximisation in R&I collaborative projects”
24 May 2018
EaP Plus will hold the fourth webinar of the Research Developement and Innovation (RDI) webinar series. This time the focus will be on Impact Maximisation in Research and Innovation (R&I) collaborative projects (e.g. Horizon 2020).
International Conference on Electron Beam Shaping in Space and Time
28-30 May 2018, Julich, Germany
This conference aims to address challenges and opportunities in electron beam shaping and its applications. It will showcase cutting-edge theoretical and experimental developments in the form of invited plenary talks and contributed presentations and include space for product displays. There will be opportunities for networking and discussion, as well as an edit-a-thon, an interdisciplinary workshop and a webinar. Topics sought for the program include (but are not limited to):
- Coherent manipulation of electron wavefunctions by light interaction and matter, possibly inspired by recent progress in light (quantum) optics, to produce functional electron waveforms.
- Studies of the foundational aspects of quantum physics and their applications to materials science.
- Ideas and methods for near-interaction-free and dose-effective imaging of matter.
3rd Innovation Sessions - Healthcare Systems and Future Therapies
4 June 2018, Brussels, Belgium
With the participation of the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, the Portuguese Trade & Investment Agency (AICEP), in cooperation with the Confederation of Portuguese Business (CIP), the Portuguese Agency for Innovation (ANI), the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and Eupportunity, would like to invite you to participate in the third “Innovation Sessions” event, a space to present and debate perspectives on innovative sectors.
The 2018 edition of the Innovation Sessions will focus on Healthcare Systems and Future Therapies. The Innovation Sessions bring together key actors from the European Institutions and main stakeholders from both public and private sector, in an interactive format in view of stimulating the debate and developing partnerships.
The event will take place at the European Economic and Social Committee, in Brussels, from 12h30 to 18h00, including a networking cocktail.
Registration required until 15 May 2018
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.
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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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
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.
Steel at the EU Industry Day 2018
22 February 2018, Brussels
In the frame of the 2018 EU Industry Day, more than 80 high level stakeholders met in Brussels on 22 February.
Experts presented their views on the different technological paths for "greening European steel".
Four main subjects were discussed :
- Carbon Direct Avoidance with Hydrogen;
- Carbon Direct Avoidance with Electricity;
- Smart Carbon Usage Process Integration, CCU;
- Reinforcing the Circular Economy
The recordings of this session will soon be available on the EU Industry Day Website at https://ec.europa.eu/info/events/eu-industry-day/2018-day-1_en
All presentations can be downloaded under "Related Documentation"