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Climate-intelligent city (eco)design: the benefits of urban climate services

22 May 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Due to the high concentration of people, infrastructure and economic activity, cities are extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, such as heat waves and flash floods.

In addition, dense concentrations of impervious artificial surfaces, such as buildings, roads, and pavements – typical of urban areas – tend to amplify climate extremes, and hence costs.

Given this vulnerability, it is clear that cities are in need of tailor-made urban climate information that accounts for their particular physical and socio-economic characteristics so as to assist decision-making at local government level.

Cities have a unique opportunity to use advanced climate services to become greener, safer and to enhance the quality of life of their inhabitants. This two-hour event, organised within the framework of the H2020 project Climate-Fit, will showcase how three urban sectors – urban planning, active mobility and emergency management – benefit from tailored urban climate services and facilitate the (eco)design of intelligent cities.

Speakers include urban climate information providers and users (city planners) as well as EU and national decision-makers. Cities, regions, businesses and EU officials are invited to discuss and challenge the market potential of urban climate services while learning about their benefits.

The event is free of charge. Lunch will be served before the event from 12:00. Register using the registration form available on the event website and discover the opportunities climate services present for your city!

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Science Café with Michal Hejcman

23 May 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Science Café with Michal Hejcman is an unconventional open discussion with theme "When botany and chemistry meet archaeology?".

Prof. Michal Hejcman is a recognized interdisciplinary scientist and works in the fields of environmental chemistry, agronomy and botany. His research is focused on patterns of human subsistence across time and space. He conducts investigations of deserted human settlements and has participated in various archaeological excavations from Israel to Iceland.

Prof. Hejcman leads the research group Human Adaptability Studies at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.

Science Café is a forum for discussion of current work and interesting scientific issues. It aims to be informal and accessible. Anyone can participate; speaker is there to be questioned and to talk about his work.

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ITF 2018 Annual Summit on Transport Safety and Security

23-25 May 2018, Leipzig, Germany

Since 2008, the Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum (ITF) brings together transport ministers from the ITF’s 59 member countries, and beyond, with business leaders, heads of international organisations, top researchers and sector representatives for discussion and networking.

This year the Summit will focus on safety and security in transport. Safety and security are primary concerns for any transport system, affecting passengers and service providers. They are the basis for an individual’s right to travel without fear, and critical for the reliable and efficient transport of goods. Fostering more safe and secure transport is essential for a successful implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement (COP21).

To register, please go to ITF 2018 web-site

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EaP Plus RDI Webinar 4: “Impact maximisation in R&I collaborative projects”

24 May 2018

EaP Plus will hold the fourth webinar of the Research Developement and Innovation (RDI) webinar series. This time the focus will be on Impact Maximisation in Research and Innovation (R&I) collaborative projects (e.g. Horizon 2020).

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International Conference on Electron Beam Shaping in Space and Time

28-30 May 2018, Julich, Germany

This conference aims to address challenges and opportunities in electron beam shaping and its applications. It will showcase cutting-edge theoretical and experimental developments in the form of invited plenary talks and contributed presentations and include space for product displays. There will be opportunities for networking and discussion, as well as an edit-a-thon, an interdisciplinary workshop and a webinar. Topics sought for the program include (but are not limited to):

  • Coherent manipulation of electron wavefunctions by light interaction and matter, possibly inspired by recent progress in light (quantum) optics, to produce functional electron waveforms.
  • Studies of  the foundational aspects of quantum physics and their applications to materials science.
  • Ideas and methods for near-interaction-free and dose-effective imaging of matter.

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Deep Sea Mining... and opportunity to do things right.

7 May 2018, Lisbon, Portugal

EurOcean is organizing a workshop about deep sea mining which will be held on Monday 7 May 2018 at the Gulbenkian Foundation in the centre of Lisbon.

The event is an activity of the MARINA project, a H2020 initiative focused on implementing Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) within the European marine sphere.

Throughout the day we will employ the Structured Democratic Dialog Process (SDDP) - a workshop method that uses a dedicated software to rank ideas previously developed by the participants - to achieve a common vision about this triggering question: How can Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) serve to bridge deep sea mining, sustainability and policy?

This international event will be conducted in English and will have an audience constituted by citizens, NGOs, researchers, technicians, politicians, industry representatives and media.

Should you want to secure one of the very limited seats, please email tiago.garcia@eurocean.org before 20 April 2018 confirming your participation.

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NanoDay Brussels

3 May 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe together with cluster Nanoprogress, Czech Nanotechnology Industries Association, agency CzechInvest, Technology Centre CAS (CZELO and Enterprise Europe Network) would like to invite you to the NanoDay Brussels.

The main aim of the event is to provide an overview of the nanotechnology sector in the Czech Republic with several case studies of successful companies with high international profile and to provide opportunity to discuss cooperation possibilities.

The event will be divided into three panels, the first one focusing on "Industry with high added value", the second one on "Health & Well-being" and the third one on "Clean Water & Air".

NanoDay will also feature exhibits of nanotechnology and nanofibers products such as nanotech water-cleaners, hydrophobic or hypoallergenic and anti-dusting materials and products, nano-optics, 3D batteries, cosmetics, or air and water purifiers.

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2018 ILA Berlin Airshow

25-29 April 2018, Berlin, Germany

Every two years, the ILA Berlin air show brings together over 1,000 highly specialised exhibitors from the civil aviation, defence, security and space sectors, and welcomes more than 125,000 visitors.
For the first time, the European Commission, together with the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking, will have a joint stand to present to visitors an exhaustive overview of the opportunities offered to the aviation sector by the European Union.

Within this frame, amongst all  the thematic sessions and dedicated workshops, don't miss the following:

  • 25th April, 10.30 - 11.30 'Setting the scene for European Aviation research - the global dimension' (Future Lab Forum) - Session;
  • 25th April, 14.00 - 16.00 Launch event for the 'Project for Policy report on Aviation Safety' (Future Lab Forum) - Workshop;
  • 27th April, 14.00 - 16.30 'Disruptive aircraft configurations - towards FlightPath 2050's environmental goals' (room tbd) - Workshop

Draft programmes attached.

Stay with us: we look forward to welcoming you!

Location: Berlin ExpoCenter Airport, Schönefeld, Germany

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TEN-T Days 2018

25-27 April 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Organised by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), this event will be the place to be to discuss how to contribute to smart, sustainable and safe Mobility, relying on the trans-European transport network and investments in transport connectivity.

The TEN-T Days will also host an idea accelerator and futuristic lab, to allow young European entrepreneurs and companies to showcase innovative mobility solutions. There will be a high-level Inter-institutional meeting to discuss further synergies between transport, energy and digital connectivity, and the investment support with highest EU value-added in the post-2020 framework, leading to a Ljubljana declaration by all relevant stakeholders on key principles for investment in smart, sustainable and safe mobility. Among the high-level events, there will be Ministerial sessions with Western Balkans and Turkey, and with Southern Mediterranean countries.

Do not hesitate! REGISTER NOW.

Venue
Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre - Dunajska cesta 18, 1000, Ljubljana (SI)

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AFLoNext: final conference at ILA Berlin 2018, 26-27 April

26 April 2018, Berlin, Germany

AFLoNext, a five-year collaborative project involving 40 entities from 15 countries, aimed at proving and maturing highly promising flow control technologies for novel aircraft configurations.

In occasion of ILA Berlin 2018, project partners are organising a final conference whose aim is to offer a forum to present final results to a wider public.

This two-day event will bring together international delegates from industrial, research and academic institutions.

Day 1: Thursday 26th April from 14:00 to 18:00

Day 2: Friday 27th April from 9:00 to 13:00

Venue: Berlin ExpoCenter Airport - Conference room: ALFA

Travel information: https://www.ila-berlin.de/en/travel

Entry tickets: buy a 'day ticket congress & trade fair'

For any question about this event, please contact Dominika Behrendt, L-UP (dominika.behrendt AT l-up.com)

Looking forward to welcoming you!



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