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 European Union Pavilion, Hall 2B:
You will find below the flyers supporting the events.
Please note that this page will be regularly updated during the COP 21.
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!
8 December 2015, COP 21, Paris, France - European Union Pavilion -room: 'Brussels'
It is with great pleasure to announce the European Union flagship event “Research and innovation: our energy for a low-carbon future” that will take place at the COP21 in Paris.
At the event distinguished speakers will highlight the critical role of research and innovation in making the transition to a low-carbon future happen.
The speakers panel include:
The flagship event will take place on Tuesday, 8 December 2015, from 18.30 to 20.00. As of 18.00 a drink will be offered to participants.
The agenda and further information are available below.
We look forward to meet you at COP21 in Paris!
9 November 2015, Brussels
The European Commission, DG-Research and Innovation, is launching a pan-European research and innovation initiative on post-2030 decarbonisation pathways, accompanied by a series of actions within the context of Horizon2020.
In this context, the Directorate Climate Action and Resource Efficiency held a workshop on "Preparing the transition: research and innovation for post-2030 decarbonisation pathways".
The objective of the workshop was to communicate and discuss with the relevant scientific community and the broader stakeholder community our plans for a pan-European scientific initiative regarding post-2030 decarbonisation pathways and scenarios, based on a co-design principle, through appropriate engagement of all relevant stakeholders such as public authorities, businesses, industry, civil society.
The workshop was structured around key presentations and two dedicated panel sessions. Please find below:
9 November 2015, Ulikooli 18 Assembly Hall of the University of Tartu, Tartu - Estonia
Bridging the digital gap around the globe
Internet means access to information, and it also means voice and representation. Communities with access to online world can speak up and be heard, which creates potential for radical change.
But how about the half of the world that’s in the dark? How do we achieve better connectivity and in turn, stronger public participation, in developing nations?
Join us with #KAPTalks lecture with Mark Graham of the Oxford Internet Institute - 9th November 2015 at 1:00 pm CET.
For further information, visit http://www.kapuscinskilectures.eu. Kapuscinski Development Lectures are a series of high-level events across the European Union organised by the European Commission, United Nations Development Programme and partner universities
5-6 November 2015, Düsseldorf, Germany
The event addresses universities and research institutes as well as small and medium-sized enterprises.
Participants are invited to become involved in technology networks between researchers, entrepreneurs and multipliers related to Horizon 2020 - both established and new.
It will be structured in parallel workshop sessions focusing on seven topics (ICT, Energy, NMM, Sustainable Economy, Life Sciences, MSCA, SME Instrument/Fast Track to Innovation).
Participants are also invited to give a short presentation.
The “Call for Presentations” is open until 22 October 2015.
6 November 2015, Charlemagne building, Brussels
Description of the event
The event targeted potential applicants to the Smart Cities & Communities topic of the 2016-2017 Horizon 2020 Work programme ‘Cross-cutting activities’, Smart and Sustainable Cities Call. Presentations covered the call content and the application procedure.
A networking session took place in the second part of the day on five themes:
Please contact us for further information.