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
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.
- Programme 298 KB
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.
COST Connect - Quantum: Where will the next jump go?
8 March 2018, Warsaw, Poland
“Quantum: Where will the next jump go?” will be an open space for participants to discuss the importance of quantum technology and research.
With increasing global interest in exploiting quantum technologies, the COST Connect event will provide networking opportunities that link active researchers with representatives from the Quantum sector and EU stakeholders.
The COST Connect Event “Quantum: Where will the next jump go?" will be a highly interactive event that will bring together stakeholders working within the Quantum Science field. The event will provide best support to priorities identified by the different participants and will help to:
- Support the cooperation of COST Actions' stakeholders working in the area of Quantum Science and Technology.
- Fight against dispersion of resources and fragmentation of research activities
- Promote synergies with activities funded through other EU programmes
- Promote joint activities including propositions for H2020 (flagships) open calls
- Promote networking for relevant partnerships
- Improve the involvement of young researchers, female researchers and scientists working in countries which are currently underrepresented in the topic.
The event is by invitation. Further information about this COST Connect event can be requested via Cost.Connect5@cost.eu from Ralph Stübner, Fatima Bouchama, Lucia Forzi, COST Science Officers, and Elke Dall, COST Policy
The Generations & Gender Programme Stakeholder Seminar
23 January 2018, Brussels - European Parliament
Pear Dykstra, Vice-Chair of the SAM High Level Group of Advisors will be part of a panel debate involving researchers and stakeholders from policy and civil society regarding the 'The Future of the Generations to come. Youth, Work-Life-Balance and Solidarity in Europe.'
On the organisers web page one can read:
''...public policy, civil society, industry and the academic community representatives will gather at the European Parliament for a morning of presentations and discussions about current trends and research findings about the transition to adulthood, work-life balance and the future needs that current young generations may face in terms of family formation and ageing. Opportunities for policies to tackle pressing societal issues identified by scholars will be discussed.''
This event is hosted by Alessia Mosca and Brando Benifei, Members of the European Parliament.
Synergies between Horizon 2020 and the European Structural and Investment Funds: downstream combination for Climate action, Environment, Resource efficiency and Raw Materials
18 January 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Setting the scene Research and Innovation (R&I) is an important feature of the Cohesion Policy that has been placed as the first of its 11 thematic objectives. The European Commission consistently promotes synergies between Horizon 2020 and the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) however, there are still limited examples.
This workshop is set up by DG Research and Innovation in collaboration with DG REGIO and EASME with a view to explore how to combine funding on an operational level and how these complementarities and synergies can be facilitated. It focuses on the Societal Challenge 5 Work Programme - Environment, Climate Action, Resource efficiency and Raw Materials - to discuss and explore concrete synergies between H2020 and ESIF in the downstream sequential combination that enables the exploitation of the Research and Innovation results at national/regional level.
The workshop will take place at DG RTD, Champs de Mars 21, Brussels, Belgium.
UPDATED INFO - Workshop 'EU Aviation Research Policy on Noise'
16-17 January 2018, COV2 25/SDR1 'Auditorium Nowotny', Covent Garden Building, Place C. Rogier, 16 - 1210 Brussels (BE)
The European Commission, Clean Sky JU and INEA organise a two-day workshop on EU Aviation Research Policy on Noise, towards linking noise research and technological developments with certification and regulatory issues at EASA and ICAO level.
The workshop builds upon the last successful one organised by the FP7 X-Noise project on 'Future Trends in Aviation Noise Research', held in Brussels in 2014.
Objectives of the workshop and programme are thoroughly described in the attached document.
Please note that, due to reached room's capacity, registrations are closed. If you wish to attend, please contact: RTD-H3-SECRETARIAT@ec.europa.eu
Looking forward to welcoming you soon!
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15-16 January 2018, Vienna, Austria
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.
- Tour d'Europe Vienna Agenda 432 KB
European Battery Cell R&I Workshop
11-12 January 2018, Albert Borschette Congress Center (CCAB) - Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels
In the context of "EU Batteries Alliance", an extra budget of € 100 million has become available to finance new topics on batteries to be included in the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2019 and 2020.
On 11 and 12 January 2018, the European Commission's DG Research and Innovation organised the successful "European Battery Cell R&I Workshop", a great opportunity to set short and medium term priorities by discussing the possible topics descriptions for next generation batteries research. On January 11th, in the afternoon, plenary speakers made the state of the art in battery cell R&I and further identified progresses and challenges in battery cell R&I. On January 12th, in-depth discussions shed light in the possible topics and provided implications for short-to-medium term strategy on battery cell R&I.
By gathering wide range of stakeholders including research organisations, cell manufacturers, material suppliers, OEMs, battery pack/module suppliers and national organisations, this workshop provided an invaluable opportunity to discover latest developments and shape the future of European battery cell R&I.
Presentations are now available and can be found here.
To know more and get actively involved, please contact: RTD-BATTERIES-WORKSHOP@ec.europa.eu
On 10th January, DG CNECT organised another workshop on batteries research. Main aim was to explore long-term challenges and emerging next generations of battery technologies for energy storage that could eventually be addressed by a large scale EU R&I initiative under the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme. To know more, contact CNECT-FLAGSHIPS-EVENT@ec.europa.eu
- SET Plan Action 7: 'Become competitive in the global battery sector to drive e-mobility forward'
- Horizon 2020- 'Smart, Green and Integrated Transport' Work Programme 2018-2020
- Horizon 2020- 'Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing' Work Programme 2018-2020
- CEA presentation by Céline BARCHASZ 3.6 MB
- Establishing Manufacturing Base in Europe, by Paolo CERRUTI 1.1 MB
- Workshop brochure (incl. discussion paper and agenda) 1.9 MB
- Linking with SET Plan action 7, by José COTTA 886 KB
- Overview of battery cell technologies, by Marcel MEEUS 3.5 MB
- • ProZell competence cluster for cell production and pilot lines in Germany, by Arno KWADE 762 KB
- Progress and Challenges: Generation 3b, by Tobias PLACKE 1.9 MB
- Research Validation Pilot Lines Network, by Oscar Miguel CRESPO 2.3 MB