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
The launch of the Social Innovation Europe initiative
16-17 March 2011, Brussels
Funded by the European Commission, Social Innovation Europe will create a dynamic, entrepreneurial and innovative new Europe. The time has come for Europe to embrace the broad concept of innovation and set an example globally. By 2014, Social Innovation Europe will have become the meeting place - virtual and real - for social innovators, entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, policy makers and anyone else who is inspired by social innovation in Europe.
Successful R&D in Europe - 3rd European Networking event
10-11 March 2011, Düsseldorf
The conference invites researchers and entrepreneurs from North Rhine-Westphalia and partner regions in Europe to find new European R&D partners for FP7 projects.
The first events in 2009 and 2010 were a great success with over 450 participants. In 2011, partner regions are: Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland and Russia.
The networking event will be structured in parallel brokerage sessions focusing on three topics:
- Information and Communication Technologies
- Nanotechnology and Production Technologies
- Life Science
SEEK Kick-Off Conference: Going for Smart Growth with Knowledge and Innovation
4-5 March 2011, Mannheim, Germany
The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is pleased to announce the kick-off conference of its recently launched research programme "Strengthening Efficiency and Competitiveness in the European Knowledge Economies" (SEEK).
Stakeholder meeting on a Common Strategic Framework for EU research and innovation funding
1 March 2011, Brussels
The Commission held a Stakeholder meeting in Brussels to present and discuss the future Common Strategic Framework for EU research and innovation funding.
A recording of the webcast will soon be available.
The presentations are now available on the Common Strategic Framework consultation web site (see below).
ERA-AGE 2 FORUM
1 March 2011, Vienna, Austria
ERA-AGE 2 is collaborating with the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna to stage a European Forum meeting examining the role of technology in achieving extended life years. Presentations and discussion will examine the scientific, end user, and private sector perspective and introduce key European projects underway in this area.