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Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology
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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
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).
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.
KEP thematic seminar – nature-based solutions for key urban challenges
29 May 2018, Brussels, Belgium
How can nature-based solutions in cities and in the peri-urban areas improve recreation and wellbeing of citizens, whilst enhancing the quality of the 18% of Natura 2000 areas which are located in urban areas? The seminar, taking place on 29 May in the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), aims to look into innovative solutions which help implementing the Nature Directives. It will address pressing urban and regional challenges like flood protection, wellbeing and health, and the protection of our natural capital for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. At the same time, the European Commission (EC) aims to gather information on the regions' research and innovation needs and obstacles which may be hindering them from investing in nature-based solutions.
The seminar is part of the events within the Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP) that is a concept jointly developed by the CoR and EC. In 2018, the KEP will address the themes of Innovating cities with nature & nature-based solutions and cultural heritage.
Venue: European Committee of the Regions, Room JDE 52
3rd Innovation Sessions - Healthcare Systems and Future Therapies
4 June 2018, Brussels, Belgium
With the participation of the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, the Portuguese Trade & Investment Agency (AICEP), in cooperation with the Confederation of Portuguese Business (CIP), the Portuguese Agency for Innovation (ANI), the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and Eupportunity, would like to invite you to participate in the third “Innovation Sessions” event, a space to present and debate perspectives on innovative sectors.
The 2018 edition of the Innovation Sessions will focus on Healthcare Systems and Future Therapies. The Innovation Sessions bring together key actors from the European Institutions and main stakeholders from both public and private sector, in an interactive format in view of stimulating the debate and developing partnerships.
The event will take place at the European Economic and Social Committee, in Brussels, from 12h30 to 18h00, including a networking cocktail.
Registration required until 15 May 2018
Science Café with František Štěpánek
15 March 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Science Café with František Štěpánek is an unconventional open discussion with theme "Future of microscopic robots".
Prof. František Štěpánek is a recognized scientist in the field of chemical engineering. His research is focused on microscopic chemical robots that mimic single-cell organisms. One of the main drivers for the development of chemical robots is the area of oncology, and especially controlled and targeted delivery of chemotherapeutics to tumours, along with the related diagnostics and control.
Currently Prof. František Štěpánek leads the Chemical Robotics Laboratory at the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague. In 2008, Prof. Štěpánek became the first ERC grantee in the Czech Republic.
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.
H2020 Communication Campaign in Romania
15 March 2018, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
The overall objective of the Communication Campaign is to have a positive preventive effect on the errors likely to be committed by the beneficiaries, by explaining the key issues of the financial provisions of the H2020 General Model Grant agreement
1st HBP Curriculum workshop series - Cognitive systems for non-specialists
13-15 March 2018, Munich, Germany
Cognitive systems are devices that are designed to mimic cognitive skills of higher developed biological organisms at varying levels of complexity and performance.
Models of these skills can be either abstract functional descriptions from the vast field of cognitive science or detailed simulations of brain circuits from neuroscience.
Novel hardware designs and the steadily increasing availability of cheap computing resources have recently yielded remarkable results especially with the latter models.
The goal of this course is to provide a definitive introduction to the theory of cognitive systems. Drawing from advances in brain research, the topic is approached from a computational-neuroscientific perspective rather than an abstract-psychological one, bridging the gap between the physical structure of the brain and the logical organization of its cognitive capabilities.
Special focus is put on the role of robotics as a means to ground cognitive function in bodies that physically interact within different types of environments.
EXCEPT Final Conference “Vulnerable Youth – Insights, Policy and Future Perspectives”
14 March 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The EXCEPT project final conference aims to advance the dialogue between policy makers, civil society and researchers to discuss new interventions for reducing exclusion in Europe.
Exploring the youth stories and policy analysis, this conference will involve policy and research experts from European and international institutions, who are at the forefront of policy analysis, innovation and implementation.
The following issues will be discussed at the conference:
- The manifold experiences of vulnerable youth: insights into the real life situations young people at the margins of labour market face.
- Policy perspectives: What can we do?
- Future perspectives: How can we avoid future old age poverty of today's youth?
The conference is hosted by Tallinn University in Estonia, SOGOLAS IISS and Horizon 2020 project “Social Exclusion of Youth In Europe: Cumulative Disadvantage, Coping Strategies, Effective Policies and Transfer” in cooperation with the Estonian Research Council and Estonian Liaison Office for EU RTD in Brussels
Blue biotechnologies – what are the challenges for the future?
13 March 2018, BOULOGNE SUR MER, France
The oceans are a gold mine for marine technologies. They host a multitude of marine organisms with surprising properties that are precious resources for numerous applications in pharmacology, cosmetics, agro-food industry, energy sector and bio-remediation. How can these marine also known as blue biotechnologies, contribute to Blue Growth in a sustainable way? How can we enhance this important potential and appreciate the capacity of marine organisms to provide inputs to the blue economy without endangering them?
To exchange ideas, share experiences and express expectations, Nausicaa is pleased to invite you to a one-day event under the theme of Blue biotechnologies – what are the challenges for the future?
The event will take place on the 13th March 2018 in Boulogne sur Mer, France. The event is organised in the framework of the MARINA project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme and hosted by Nausicaa, National Sea Experience Centre.
It will bring together representatives from industry, researchers, policy makers, civil society and citizens. Together, they will share knowledge and expectations and propose a sustainable and integrated roadmap of actions based on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) dimensions: public engagement, gender balance, open access, science education, governance and ethics, in response to the triggering question: What Responsible Research and Innovation actions are needed to make marine biotech sustainable in France?