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Momentum for Europe

2-3 March 2015, Berlin

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will host a series of events on Europe’s innovation and competitiveness under the title ‘Momentum for Europe’.

On day one, participants are invited to a policy debate among relevant stakeholders on high-tech strategy and policies and smart infrastructure contributing to Europe’s economic growth and global competitiveness. EIB President Werner Hoyer is honoured to welcome Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission as well as an impressive array of leading CEO speakers across industries.

On day two, participants may register for a series of workshops featuring EIB and EIF supported projects ranging from risk capital for innovative start-ups to long-term finance for established large corporates. As a participant, you will be provided with hands-on information on tailor made financial solutions for your projects and given the opportunity to draw on the experience of our speakers, whose projects are well advanced, allowing for particular benefit to those whose projects are being launched.

In parallel, the EIB Economics Conference will take place on Tuesday 3 March. This annual event will bring together high level policy-makers, economists and leading market players to openly and freely discuss the most pressing economic challenges facing Europe.

This year’s conference will focus on ‘Investment and Investment Finance in Europe - Investing in Competitiveness and Innovation’. Bringing insights from different angles, participants will share their views and experiences on the challenge of restoring EU competitiveness, structural investment needs and the nature of constraints on investment. The workshop will be organised in the form of three high-level panel sessions.


A decade of fostering attractive research careers - 10th anniversary of Charter and Code

3 March 2015, Brussels

On 3 March 2015, the European Commission will host a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the "European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers". University Deans, Rectors and HR Managers of research institutions, having been awarded the "HRS4R acknowledgement" will come together to share their views and experiences on the impact and benefits of running a Human Resource Strategy for Researchers in their institution.

To celebrate the first decade of the Charter and Code, the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, will join forces with his 3 predecessors to blow out the candles on the anniversary cake alongside the Director General and high-level representatives from Research Performing Institutions, the European Parliament, the European Commission, Member States, Associated Countries and the press. 

This event is upon personal invitation only. All other interested parties, please address an email request to: RTD-10-ANNIVERSARY-CHARTER-AND-CODE@ec.europa.eu and you will receive further information. 


Seminar on HORIZON 2020: An insight into the EU framework programme for research and innovation

4 March 2015, Casablanca, Morocco

The overall objective of the training day is to give an overview of the Horizon 2020 EU programme (how it works, the participation rules, project life cycle etc.) with a focus on the possibilities available for the Mediterranean Partner Countries. Target groups: Public and private research institutions (Universities, Research Centres, Scientific Parks etc.), Industries (Large companies and SMEs). 

 

This training is being held during the innovation week (3-5 March 2015) in Casablanca. It is co organised by the EU projects MENFRI and SOHEALTHY. 


BUSINESS & INNOVATION training in the Mediterranean area

5 March 2015, Casablanca, Morocco

The seminar will bring together researchers, representatives of research & technology organisations, SMEs, start ups, technology transfer offices and other stakeholders of the EUROMED innovation ecosystem, aiming to:

- Facilitate the knowledge, innovation and technology transfer from academia to business.

- Support the commercialisation of research results.

- Offer the beneficiaries the opportunity to build better skills on the exploitation of research results emphasising to the soft side of innovation and the role of human capital in TT activities, from research to industry.

- Develop and deepen awareness and usage of commercialisation instruments for research organisations, start-ups and SMEs, and innovation agencies to avoid pitfalls. 

 

This training is organised during the Innovation Week (3-5 March 2015) in Casablanca.

The training is organised by the EU projects MENFRI and MARE. 


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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) - Bridging business and research

18 February 2015, Birmingham, UK

Companies do not necessarily have the facilities, financial resources or human capital to run their research projects as they would like to. What can the EU do to help? 

 

Registration needed.


EUROPEAN SOCIETIES FACING ENERGY TRANSITION - The challenges of the human factor and energy security up to 2050

17-18 February 2015, Rome

Changing energy systems has social, cultural, economic, political, geopolitical, and lifestyle implications. Energy transition and the path towards a low carbon society are not confined to the study of technical change.

The international MILESECURE Seminar took place at ENEA with more than 100 stakeholders that discussed the climate change, energy security and transition issues in Europe from a socio-economic and human perspective.

 

 


Advances & Progress in Drug Design Conference

16-17 February 2015, London

As science and technology is advancing, drug designing has moved from traditional methods to advanced methods like computer aided drug designing and computational techniques. This informative event will focus on the recent developments and growth drivers in drug design.
 
High profile scientists from pharma companies and biotech organisations will be speaking about structure based drug designing, fragment based drug designing, computer based drug designing, pharmacokinetics, polypharmacology and metabolism in drug designing.


Innovations, Information, and Imaging - EU symposia at the 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting

12-16 February 2015, San Jose, California, USA

Science is the basis for a better future and a healthy economy!This is why, through Horizon 2020, the European Union is investing so much in efficient and responsible research and innovation.

With a budget of nearly 80 billion euro from 2014 to 2020, Horizon 2020 is the largest funding programme for research and innovation in the world. It will support excellence in science, leadership in industrial technologies and help us tackle grand societal challenges, such as climate change, food security, health and transport. These are all priority concerns of European citizens.

If you want to learn more about 'Destination Europe: your Research and Innovation opportunities' visit our EU booth (no. 507), we will be glad to help you reach your goals.

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