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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Info Session on the International Resource Panel
2 March 2018, DG RTD – CDMA - Atrium (-1)
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), now known as UN Environment, launched the International Resource Panel (IRP) in 2007 with the mandate to build and share a sound knowledge base on sustainable global resource use. The Panel’s goal is to steer the transition from overconsumption, waste and environmental degradation to a more prosperous and sustainable future. This Info Session will illustrate the work of the IRP in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a focus on sustainable economic growth and innovation. The session will be an opportunity to explore how the scientific knowledge of the IRP could feed into the work of DG RTD and more generally support EU policy-making.
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.
Swiss Science Briefing: Towards a European Open Science Cloud
30 January 2018, Brussels, Belgium
How to harness the power of open data? Getting inspiration from the work of the Swiss Data Science Center.
The Briefing, jointly organised by the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and SwissCore, will start with a presentation of Edouard Bugnion, Vice-President of the EPFL and Academic Co-Director of the Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC). He will elaborate on the work of the SDSC, its main challenges and opportunities to secure a ‘truly open global science’.
Christophe Rossel, Vice-President of the European Physical Society and member of the Open Science Policy Platform and Jean-Claude Burgelman, Head of Unit ‘Open Data Policy and Science Cloud, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission, will then join a panel discussion where they will share their insights on the development of the European Open Science Cloud.
After the briefing, the participants are welcome to enjoy a networking reception.
Message from Alliance4Life
30 January 2018, Brussels, Belgium
We are pleased to invite you to the kick-off meeting of the strategic project of ten leading life science institutions from nine EU-13 countries.
The main objective of the event is to present Alliance4Life, a bottom-up initiative aimed at closing the divide in European health research and innovation. Alliance4Life intends to become a role model for institutions in less performing regions and to serve as a hub of excellence through close collaboration with renowned European networks established in high performing countries.
The initiative is supported by the Coordination Action „Alliance for Life Sciences: Closing Research and Innovation Divide in the EU“ under H2020 and coordinated by Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC).
29 January 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria
In autumn 2017 and winter 2018, the RISE (Research, Innovation, Science Experts) group of advisors to Commissioner for Research, Science & Innovation, Carlos Moedas, are touring European capitals to meet with independent experts and think tanks in the field of research and innovation.
The Tour d’Europe takes place in the context of President Juncker' initiative of a wide and open reflection on the future direction of the European project.
The RISE Tour d’Europe will focus on the field of research and innovation and its role in wider European policy. This involves a dialogue between the RISE group and independent think tanks, not directly connected to national administrations. The participants will be policy advisers, economists, academics, and intellectuals. Tour d'Europe events are invitation only and not open to public participation.
The RISE group will use the tour to present the findings of their report “Europe’s future: Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World”. The national hosts will put forward the main economic and policy perspectives of their country.
A final report on Opening R&I for EU’s future will be presented after the end of the tour in mid-2018.
The Sofia event is co-hosted by MOVE.BG
Scientific expert workshop - Novel carbon capture and utilisation technologies: research and climate aspects
25 January 2018, Brussels
The Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) has been tasked by the College of Commissioners to develop a scientific opinion on the topic “Novel carbon capture and utilisation technologies: research and climate aspects”.
SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) and the SAM High Level Group of Advisors are organizing an 'invitation only' scientific expert workshop which will take place at the Palais des Académies in Brussels.
This scientific workshop will complement the evidence gathering that will be performed by the SAPEA Consortium. All these results will provide input for the opinion to be developed by the High-Level Group (HLG).
The opinion is due to be delivered by the end of April 2018.The SAM will provide scientific advice based on existing research to assess the climate mitigation potential of novel carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) technologies to inform future policy decisions including financial support.
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OLEA R&I PROJECT DEVELOPMENT DAY AT THE UJA (SPAIN)
25 January 2018, Jaén, Spain
The UNIVERSITY OF JAÉN (Spain) is located in the province of Jaén (Andalusian Region), which is the main producer of olive oil in the world.
After the success of the networking event held in Brussels on 29th June 2017 (http://bit.ly/2ykNKD4) and in order to foster the joint participation of researchers, enterprises, public administrations, universities, research institutes, organizations, olive mills, etc., the University of Jaén will be hosting the so-called OLEA R&I PROJECT DEVELOPMENT DAY on 25th January 2018.
This Event will count on the advice of H2020 experts and, among others, will cover the following areas of expertise of the olive sector:
- (A) Biomass for the production of biofuels
- (B) Biomass for the production of renewable electricity/thermal energy
- (C) Earth Sciences/Ecology
- (D) Genomics and Metabolonics
- (E) Health
- (F) ICT
- (G) Marketing and Economy
- (H) Robotics and Automation
Registration will be open until 22nd January 2018. Welcome to OLEA!