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
Week of Innovative Regions in Europe 2011 (WIRE2011)
7-9 June 2011, Debrecen, Hungary
The conference – considering the document of ‘EUROPE 2020, a strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive development strategy’ and the 'Innovation Union Flagship Initiative' - focuses on questions related to knowledge, innovation and competitiveness in economy with respect to research infrastructure investments, clusters and their effects on how they can support smart growth in the regions.
Participation in the Conference is free of charge, but pre-registration is required.
ICT Proposers' Day 2011
19-20 May 2011, Budapest
ICT Proposer's Day 2011 is a two-day event featuring networking and partnership building for calls 8 and 9 of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), offering more than one billion euros of EU funding. The event will take place on 19-20 May 2011 in Budapest hosted by the Hungarian Presidency of the European Union.
Registration for the event is now open free of charge!
European Perspectives in Personalised Medicine
12-13 May 2011, Brussels
The conference will take stock of the recent achievements in health related research leading to personalised medicine and will aim at identification and prioritisation of future actions needed at the European level, bringing together European and national – level policy makers, industrial and academic researchers, patients, clinicians and other stakeholders.
The Commissioners for Research and Innovation, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, and for Health and Consumers, John Dalli, will both participate.
Innovation Union stand at the European Commission Open Days
7 May 2011, Brussels, Berlaymont
On Saturday 7 May, the Research and Innovation DG will be represented at the Open Days of the European Commission at the Berlaymont building from 10am to 6pm.
This year, the Research and Innovation DG will present and promote the Innovation Union on our common stand with the Information Society DG.
For the occasion, we will offer several activities for visitors of all ages! So come and find us at the centre of the Berlaymont building!
Innovation in Healthcare 2011, From Research to Market
30-31 March 2011, Brussels
This conference will bring together the key stakeholders of the healthcare sector to highlight and discuss the policy developments needed for research and innovation in healthcare at European and National level, in the frame of the Innovation Union and beyond.
The objective of the second edition of this conference is to produce an analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) for innovation in healthcare and make specific recommendations that will be addressed to policy-makers and stakeholders. The whole event will be complemented by a small "fair" where associations and support structures will provide information to the participants.
Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship, Antonio Tajani, and Commissioner John Dalli, responsible for Health and Consumers, are invited to be among the speakers.