26 November 2015, Dublin, Ireland
This Conference will look at the sustainability of Mixed Farming Systems (MFS) from an environmental, economic and social perspective.
It will present the findings of CANtogether (Crops and Animals Together), an FP7 project, that assessed the relevance of farming systems combining crops and animals to increase sustainability of farms and regions across Europe.
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 EU pavilion. More details will be soon published on this webpage.
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!
22-23 September 2015, Brussels
Your chance to discover European Standards - participate in a 2-day training given by European experts and understand the role and advantages of European Standards.
Learn about the process of making European Standards; hear how businesses can benefit from using standards; discover current and upcoming trends in standardization; explore the international context of European Standards; find out what the link is between legislation and standardization.
Meet standardization experts from CEN and CENELEC and get answers to your questions about European Standards. Network with other participants interested in standardization.
22 September 2015, Residence Palace - International Press Center, Brussels
During the conference main findings from the project’s research efforts on lifelong learning, innovation and human capital will be illustrated and discussed. LLLight has:
- established the skill of Complex Problem Solving (CPS) as a key driver to innovativeness and entrepreneurship;
- established how CPS can be measured in a practical and efficient way;
- developed training methods for developing CPS skills, also for adults and late-career professionals;
- showed that the return to skills is on average 17% in Europe for every level of proficiency achieved;
- created a ranking of skills performance for 200 regions of Europe;
- demonstrated how skills performance can be fostered through strategic HR in companies;
- analyzed the success factors for effective policy formation for lifelong learning public action.
22 September 2015, Brussels
The aim of the Swiss Innovation Briefing, jointly organised by the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and SwissCore, is to give a Swiss example of disruptive innovation, which entails the introduction of new technologies, products or services in an effort to promote change and to consequently create a competitive advantage.
The focus of this Swiss Innovation Briefing is on disruptive innovation in the food sector with a particular emphasis on coffee and will take place en marge of the Universal Exposition 2015 ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’. The success story behind being one of the biggest coffee exporters and how to make an excellent cup of coffee are central questions tackled during the briefing.
22 September 2015
During this workshop, speakers will explore the importance of raw materials in our everyday life and will discuss what chemistry can do to prevent the scarcity of these elements.
This event will also look at the current state of the Circular Economy Package.