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10th GEO European Projects Workshop 2016

31 May - 2 June 2016, Berlin

Register now: Fostering open Earth Observation for Europe - GEO European Projects Workshop 31 May - 2 June 2016, Berlin

Topics to be discussed range from the strategic cooperation between the European Commission and the European Space Agency through valorising marine data from the private sector for research and innovation to mitigating natural hazards and strengthening disaster resilience.

You have the chance to contribute to the Workshop e.g. by giving a presentation during one of the sessions, presenting a poster, or showing a video. Please express your interest during registration. 


NanoDiode working conference : Opening up Research and Innovation to Society - Join the debate !

31 May 2016, Brussels

Join the debate on stakeholder engagement in European research and innovation. Policy makers, researchers, representatives from industry and civil society organisations will explore how to engage societal stakeholders and open up research and innovation to broader societal considerations.

- Find out about the latest insights from European research into the role of societal stakeholders.
- Learn how to organise stakeholder engagement in your own work during the knowledge fair.
- Discuss the future role of societal stakeholders of European research and innovation.

The working conference builds on the findings of the European project #NanoDiode: from July 2013 to June 2016, NanoDiode has organised a range of engagement activities across Europe, involving stakeholders in a dialogue on the funding, performance and outcomes of nanotechnologies research.


IGLO SPRING RECEPTION 2016 Can Europe deliver on innovation? Practitioner and policy perspectives

1 June 2016, Brussels

The Informal Group of RTD Liaison Offices (IGLO) is holding its annual SPRING RECEPTION 2016 on 1 June 2016 in the Palais des Académies in Brussels. This year´s edition is entitled 'Can Europe deliver on innovation? Practitioner and policy perspectives'. European Research and Innovation policy is at a crucial point with the upcoming interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 and an ambitious plan to possibly consolidate the innovation instruments within a European Innovation Council (EIC).

 

The aim of the IGLO Spring Reception is to showcase the view from the practitioner perspective and bring to the fore concrete ideas and feedback that can be used by the European Commission in further improving programmes, instruments and activities to let innovation flourish in Europe. A keynote speech will be given by Mr. Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General of DG RTD.

 


Consortium Building Event & Thematic H2020 Workshop for SC2 themes

1 June 2016, Brussels

The Czech Liaison Office for Research, Development and Innovation in association with Harper Adams University (UK) is holding a Consortium Building Event & Thematic H2020 Workshop for selected preliminary themes of the Societal Challenge Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy on 1 June 2016 in Brussels.

The thematic Horizon 2020 Workshop provides possibility for concrete discussion among stakeholders. Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation investment and taking great ideas from the lab to the market is the key challenge. The investment and solutions enable a greener future and environmental friendly development in a wide range of issues. The event aims to facilitate consortia establishment, which bring answer to major societal needs. 

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Innovation Horizons for the European Union and Brazil - opportunities for investment and funding

18 March 2016, Porto (Portugal)

Brazil and the European Union (EU) have a long and successful track record of bilateral cooperation, particularly in the field of Science and Technology.

It is time to take a step ahead in this process and strengthen the cooperation in innovation. Identifying the opportunities and challenges for investing and funding innovation in EU and Brazil is the starting point of that step.

This high level discussion will gather several key research and innovation organizations from Brazil and the European Union and is organized in the context of the launching of INCOBRA (Increasing Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation between Brazil and the European Union), a Horizon 2020-funded project (Grant Agreement nº 692520) and coordinated by Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI), an international consultancy company headquartered in Portugal. 

 

The event will take place at the Rectory of the University of Porto (Praça de Gomes Teixeira, Porto, Portugal).

 

Participation is free of charge, but subject to previous registration through  the website until March 16th.

 

 

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Our unknown oceans: understanding their role – exploring their potential

15 March 2016, Brussels

Our oceans are so vast and deep that their resources seem unlimited, that our actions seem to remain without consequences. Yet, it is a fairly unknown world – and a highly sensitive ecosystem. If we bring the oceans out of balance, we unbalance ourselves.

Though clearly sensing that we might be wrong, mankind tends to exploit the oceans in an insatiable manner. Understanding the oceans is critical: What integrated observation systems do we need for assessing their role, especially in the climate system? What ecological impact results from deep-sea mining? How can researchers contribute to a reasonable use of the oceans’ potential?

Various recent policy initiatives address this topic. Future developments, however, strongly depend on whether these can be brought to life.

By providing the latest research examples and insights from politics and industry, the Helmholtz Association wants to foster the discussion for a sustainable approach.


Launch of the EU-CELAC Joint Initiative on Health Research and Innovation (JIRI-Health)

15 March 2016, Brussels

EU-LAC Health has been paving the way for the EU-CELAC Joint Initiative on Health Research and Innovation (JIRI-Health) towards the EU-CELAC Common Research Area.

JIRI-Health is envisioned as a joint initiative between European Union (EU) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries with the objective of developing bi-regional joint programming in health research and innovation by using funding instruments already existing to fund projects and activities according to aligned topics jointly agreed between the EU and LAC countries, upon flexible and variable geometry.

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RE(ACT) International Congress on Research of Rare and Orphan Diseases

9-12 March 2016, Barcelona

The conference sessions will explore issues and cutting-edge technologies that affect many adult and pediatric conditions.

The following topics are to be discussed:

  • Drug repositioning and personalized medicine
  • NGS and undiagnosed rare diseases
  • Pathophysiology
  • Bringing treatments to the clinic
  • Neurological diseases
  • Patients and research

Our aim is to promote research on rare and orphan diseases among the general public, industry and policymakers as well as to provide a forum for researchers to meet and pool their knowledge. The underlying objective is to tackle the key issues that need to be addressed if we are to see new and promising therapies and treatments rapidly delivered to patients all around the world. This will also help to further understanding of other more common diseases and to encourage clear insights from the scientific community in universities and industry.

The congress will bring together world leaders and young scientists from stem cell, cell biology, gene therapy, human genetic, or therapeutic applications to present state-of-the-art research, to discuss results and to exchange ideas.



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