13-15 October 2011, Berlin
The conference invites university researchers and representatives of private research institutions to discuss the planning, advancement and regulation of research, its implications, consequences and structural needs.
Organized by the Center for Cluster Development (CCD) of the Freie Universität Berlin in cooperation with Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, the conference will provide a perfect opportunity to present and disseminate information about methods and practices of planning research as well as the possibilities and consequences. Representatives of BMBF and the best known German and international foundations and research organizations have been invited.
Registration needed. Contact for registration: CCD@fu-berlin.de
11-13 October 2011, Brussels
Under the motto “Towards a European Innovation Ecosystem” the 3rd EIS will be organised in two major events. In Warsaw the focus will be on adapting EU research and innovation policies to national and regional contexts, and on increasing synergies between different policy areas. In the European Parliament in Brussels, participants will discuss the role of people and talent for innovation and the challenges of innovation funding and financing.
9-12 October 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The theme of the Forum is "Strengthening Research Partnerships for Better Health and Sustainable Development", taking into account the past, present and the future of EDCTP.
The EDCTP Forum is a biannual conference organised by the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) to stimulate debate, present recent advances and highlight latest research results on poverty-related diseases (malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS), in particular stemming from EDCTP-funded projects in Africa.
10-11 October 2011, Garching
The colloquium, subtitled "How to convert methane into desired chemicals and fuels?" brings together a selection of excellent speakers from academia and industry with a particular expertise in the exploitation of methane resources.
10-11 October 2011, Warsaw
The 3rd European Innovation Summit aims to bring the relevant parties together to obtain greater cohesion within the European research and innovation system while preserving the freedom of EU regions and Member States to act independently.
The participation is free of charge but registration is required.