25-29 July 2016, Barcelona, Spain
The 1st Conference on Social Impact of Science (SIS2016) will provide a framework where research groups from diverse contexts and domains will be able to discuss these existing good practices, as well as the processes for further improvement and innovation.
Furthermore, SIS2016 will generate new bonds between the different actors involved in this initiative including researchers, scientific agencies, science stakeholders and civil society
Analysing, communicating and improving social impact is one of the most pressing demands to all scientific fields.
Most research groups are willing to assume this task, which is still very difficult due to the lack of indicators, repositories and experiences. Nevertheless, there are some scientific domains where significant steps have been already taken.
There are also some countries where universities and science agencies are very advanced in the construction of these indicators.
8-10 August 2016, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Biomass 2016 is a global platform to discuss and learn about biomass conversion methods and its alternative sources of energy, Biomass to liquid, Biomass energy resources, Biomass conversion to bioenergy, Environmental impact of biomass, Handling biomass, Second generation biofuels, Bioenergy for global sustainable development, Biomass from microbial sources, Landfill gas and transportation. (Theme: “A Step towards Development of Green Future”) .
21-25 August 2016, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom
This is a uniquely fascinating time in human genetics and genomics, as the field moves beyond the cataloguing of associated variation towards fundamental biological inference and translational implementation.
The programme will cover a range of topics including our current understanding of the genomics of rare and complex human diseases. There will be sessions addressing gene regulation and functional analysis.
The latest advances in sequencing technology and the future of whole genome and clinical sequencing will also be discussed. The schedule is highly interactive with presentations by the tutors and students on cutting-edge topics in human genomics.
The summer school is more akin to a ‘science summer camp’ for graduate students with discussions and debates on the future of human genomics. A unique feature is the one-to-one mentoring on all aspects of genomics, including advice on publishing and pursuing an academic research career.
22-24 August 2016, New Orleans, USA
The International Conference on Polymer Science and Engineering is to be held at New Orleans, USA during August 22-24, 2016 Organized by OMICS International conference series conferences.
It will bring together world-class professors and scientists across the world to discuss about the current developments that are taking place in the field of Polymer Science.
Polymer science and Engineering is designed in such a way to provide diverse and current research that will provide an in-depth analysis in that field.The International Conference on Polymer Science and Engineering is organized with a theme of revealing the advances and innovations in the field of Polymer science and Engineering .
14-15 April 2016, Brussels
On 14 and 15 April, an EC workshop was held in Brussels to present the results of EU funded research & innovation projects in the field of the Factories of the Future Public-Public Private Partnership (FoF cPPP).
The aim was to present the impact achieved by the ongoing projects and to identify the ways to maximise the benefits of project clusters.
The presentations can be downloaded from this website.
The EU is funding the FoF cPPP to promote a new production paradigm based on distributed, agile, smart and sustainable manufacturing systems. The projects aim at developing innovative technologies to create a sustainable, competitive, human-centred and customer-focused manufacturing industry in Europe.
12-14 April 2016, Nottingham, UK
The conference will look at the nuclear cycle from cradle to grave with a focus on current reactor systems, future systems and fuels, advanced fuel cycles and the new challenges of decommissioning and waste management.
Call for papers under the following broad themes:
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12 April 2016, Brussels
Synergies between EU funding for research & innovation and structural funds are essential to develop regional research and innovation capacities, and drive the economic growth in Europe.
On 12 April 2016, the European Commission organised a workshop which gathered more than 100 participants from national and regional authorities and from industry and research. The aim was to discuss the obstacles that prevent the implementation of such synergies, and to explore ways to facilitate regional cooperation in the field of Key Enabling Technologies.
The workshop was associated with the "Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP), which is a cooperation platform between the European Commissions's Research and Innovation DG and the European Committee of the Regoins (CoR).
8 April 2016, Brussels
The 8th of April 2016 DG RTD hosted a workshop on Cultures & Citizenship, which gathered policy relevant Social Sciences and Humanities research projects. The workshop focused on different aspects of cultures and citizenship and explored the emergence, the current challenges and the perspectives of cultural and rights-based Europeanisation. Research results, findings, conclusions and recommendations from the workshop will provide scientific evidence for policy making at all levels.