30 November - 11 December 2015, Paris, France
COP21 will be a crucial round of international climate negotiations with the main objective to endorse a legally binding international climate agreement, under which all Parties would commit to make necessary efforts to keep global warming below 2°C by the end of the century.
DG Research and Innovation, as a member of the European Commission's negotiating task force led by DG CLIMA, will showcase at COP 21 the contribution of research and innovation on climate-related challenges.
Several side events will be organised in the European Union Pavilion, Hall 2B:
You will find below the flyers supporting the events.
Please note that this page will be regularly updated during the COP 21.
7-10 December 2015, Brussels
The 7th European Innovation Summit (7th EIS) is Knowledge4Innovation's annual flagship event taking place in the European Parliment in Brussels. The 7th EIS is taking place under the framework of the K4I Forum of the European Parliment which includes more than 30 MEPs.
The Forum is chaired by Lambert van Nistelrooij MEP. Other members include Jerzy Buzek MEP, Vice-Chair, Chair of the ITRE Committee and former President of the European Parliement, and Vicky Ford MEP, Chair of the IMCO Committee. The 7th EIS will bring together more than 1000 innovation stakeholders from Europe.
8 December 2015, Brussels
This event will feature high-level speakers and expert panels discussing the successful actions already taken under the Millennium Development Goals and analyse those which proved to be inefficient.
It will also address what research and innovation can do to make the difference in the field of Maternal and Newborn Health under the Sustainable Development Goals.
The conference will take place in Square Meeting Centre, Brussels, and will feature participation from a wide array of stakeholders including: researchers, policymakers, health practitioners, research funders, advocates, and NGOs active in low- and middle-income countries.
Registration now open!
8 December 2015, COP 21, Paris, France - European Union Pavilion -room: 'Brussels'
It is with great pleasure to announce the European Union flagship event “Research and innovation: our energy for a low-carbon future” that will take place at the COP21 in Paris.
At the event distinguished speakers will highlight the critical role of research and innovation in making the transition to a low-carbon future happen.
The speakers panel include:
The flagship event will take place on Tuesday, 8 December 2015, from 18.30 to 20.00. As of 18.00 a drink will be offered to participants.
The agenda and further information are available below.
We look forward to meet you at COP21 in Paris!
28 September 2015, Essen, Germany
During this conference, the SCOT (Smart CO2 Transformation) project team will present its Vision on Carbon Dioxide Utilisation (CDU) and the Strategic European Research Agenda for Europe.
The floor is opened to the views of high level speakers from politics and industry. We expect plenty of discussions, and welcome you to take part in it.
SCOT wants to hear the voices of all participants. Break-out sessions in smaller groups promise intense knowledge exchange and discussions on the various aspects of CDU.
This is the place to hear about the latest developments on Carbon Dioxide Utilisation and help shape the future of CDU in Europe.
Your input during the conference will directly feed into the final Vision and strategic European Research Agenda that will be presented to the European Commission. These reports will cover both the future role of CDU in Europe and future support mechanisms for CDU.
SCOT is a project that has received funding under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration.
27 September 2015, Mertesdorf, Germany
The MARSS modular plant has demonstrated that it is possible to separate out organic material from rubbish to make a renewable biomass fuel.
RWTH University of Aachen, with its project partner A.R.T. welcomes you to join them at their Open Day on Sunday 27 September 2015 in Mertesdorf, near Trier in Rheinland Pfalz, Germany.
This is the one and only opportunity not only to learn about the innovative MARSS project but also to meet the people behind the project.
This Open Day is an informal event with many attractions for the whole family as well as for the technically minded.
Please contact Kate Hornsby at Hornsby@ifa.rwth-aachen.de if you have any questions about the event.
24-25 September 2015, Brussels
The conference will discuss the possibilities for a Learning Health System (LHS) for Europe integrating clinical research and better and safer patient care. A clinically oriented session will be followed by sessions on aspects of informatics and sustainability in the heterogeneous European environment.
Keynote speakers from the European Commission and the University of Michigan will be followed by guest speakers from Stanford University, Harvard Medical School, Data Mining International, CDISC, EuroRec, King's College London and many others.
Sessions are based around key aspects of the Learning Health System and bringing together EU and US experts and projects to contribute to a series of mini-symposia. Scientific Programme:
1. Sustainability and business development in the LHS
2. Knowledge management and data standards in the LHS
3. Data privacy and security in the LHS
4. Knowledge translation and decision support in the LHS
5. Facilitating clinical trials
6. Big Data and clinical and research data integration in the LHS Target audience:
- medical researchers,
- ICT researchers,
- healthcare organisations,
- EHR vendors,
- industry stakeholders (healthcare, ICT),
- healthcare policy officials,
- politicians (healthcare)
22-24 September 2015, Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co. Laois, Ireland
This year the EU stand at the National Ploughing Championships will showcase new innovative technologies in agriculture with two EU funded research projects.
The projects are:
The European Commission's in-house science service - the Joint Research Centre will be on hand to explain the science behind EU policy and show you how science is everywhere, and how your actions today can shape our future world, and much more.