30 May 2016, Brussels
The event aims at presenting innovative approaches and actions on how to make European and Brazilian cities greener and more sustainable, sharing experiences from joint EU – Brazil projects. The issues for discussion will cover the environmental management of urban areas, the way to formulate urban agendas in Brazil and Europe, research and innovation actions on nature-based solutions underpinning sustainable cities and the knowledge exchange in the frame of the EU – Latin America cooperation.
Registration is compulsory and will be open until Thursday 26 May. To register for the event, please click here
Venue: Committee of the Regions, Brussels
30 May 2016, Brussels
Cities are homes of innovative solutions and alternative social arrangements. Social innovations come in many forms, including nature-based solutions and people-based solutions that hand in hand transform our cities, district-by-district, one infrastructure service at a time. These actor-networks that we call transition initiatives come in various shapes and sizes, led by actors from public, private and civil society sectors or spanning across sectoral divides, and have become increasingly visible in many European cities. Transition initiatives as makers of social innovations in cities foster new relationships, new institutions and, ultimately, can contribute to the emergence of new urban realities: the sharing economy, green low-carbon economies, and new sustainable lifestyles.
Registration is compulsory and will be open until Thursday 26 May. To register to the event, please click here.
Venue: Committee of the Regions Van Maerlant Street n°2, 1040 Brussels (EC building VM2 - room VMA 1 - 2nd floor)
31 May - 2 June 2016, Berlin
Register now: Fostering open Earth Observation for Europe - GEO European Projects Workshop 31 May - 2 June 2016, Berlin
Topics to be discussed range from the strategic cooperation between the European Commission and the European Space Agency through valorising marine data from the private sector for research and innovation to mitigating natural hazards and strengthening disaster resilience.
You have the chance to contribute to the Workshop e.g. by giving a presentation during one of the sessions, presenting a poster, or showing a video. Please express your interest during registration.
31 May 2016, Brussels
Join the debate on stakeholder engagement in European research and innovation. Policy makers, researchers, representatives from industry and civil society organisations will explore how to engage societal stakeholders and open up research and innovation to broader societal considerations.
- Find out about the latest insights from European research into the role of societal stakeholders.
- Learn how to organise stakeholder engagement in your own work during the knowledge fair.
- Discuss the future role of societal stakeholders of European research and innovation.
The working conference builds on the findings of the European project #NanoDiode: from July 2013 to June 2016, NanoDiode has organised a range of engagement activities across Europe, involving stakeholders in a dialogue on the funding, performance and outcomes of nanotechnologies research.
3 May 2016, Brussels
The BAMB - Buildings As Material Banks - Project Consortium has the pleasure to invite you to the launch of its Stakeholder Network. The EU-funded H2020 BAMB project brings 16 parties throughout Europe together for one mission: enabling a systemic shift in the building sector by creating circular solutions.
Today, building materials end up as waste when no longer needed. To avoid destroying ecosystems, increasing environmental costs and creating risks of resource scarcity, the building industry needs to move towards a circular economy – and BAMB will provide the tools.
The first BAMB Stakeholder Network meeting will introduce you to the project agenda and provides you with the opportunity to get involved by joining the Stakeholder Network.
21-23 April 2016, Pune, India
Water is a pressing issue in current times. The increase in the urban population, limiting natural resources and improper water management has increased the need for proper water management.
The Indo-European partnership for research and innovation has been devised with the aim to bring good practices and technologies in the sector of water management.
The idea is to bring together skilled agencies including research organizations, universities, NGOs and SMEs from India and European Union (EU) to share their expertise and set examples in water treatment, wastewater treatment, recycle and reuse, which whould serve as models for similar scenarios across India and the globe.
Four projects have been sanctioned under the partnership - Eco India, NaWaTech, SARASWATI and SWINGS.
Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration
Baner Road, PUNE (M.S.)
18-22 April 2016, Brussels, Belgium
Supported jointly by by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation and the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the EU-China Week on Aviation Research will take place in Brussels on 18-22 April 2016.
A series of activities will be organised during the Aviation Research Week which comprises an Open Workshop/Forum focusing on the state of the art in the different technologies involved in the Key Green Technologies (KGTs) of GRAIN2, kick-off meetings of new EU-China aviation projects co-funded by Horizon 2020 and MIIT, and official meetings between DG Research and Innovation and MIIT dedicated to ongoing and future cooperation in aviation research.
The event is hosted by the Von Karman Institute (VKI) and the European Commission.
21-22 April 2016, Amsterdam
Amsterdam will be the meeting place for foundations, innovative philanthropic and social investors, social entrepreneurs, research institutes, financial intermediaries, corporations, policy makers, and researchers on April 21/22.
This two-day conference is focused on key decision makers and representatives from the public, commercial and philanthropic sector. The event is part of the Horizon 2020 work programme Access to Risk Finance and is associated with the Netherlands EU Presidency of the Council of the European Union.