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.
Green Week "Resource Efficiency"
24-27 May 2011, Brussels
The 11th edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, will take place from 24 to 27 May 2011. This year's theme is "Resource Efficiency - Using less, living better". The Research & Innovation DG will be present with sessions and a stand to showcase how research and innovation help tackle the challenge of resource depletion and scarcity.
Browse the Green Week Website for more information on the conference programme and the exhibition.
2nd EU-Russia Innovation Forum
25-26 May 2011, Lappeenranta, Finland
The forum's themes are:
- Partnerships for Modernizations
- Innovativeness in Management
- Sharing Knowledge and Experiences
- Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
- Information & Communication Technologies
Annual conference of the European Trade Association of Research & Technology Organisations
12-13 May 2011, Warsaw
The main theme of this year's conference is Delivering the Innovation Union. The conference plenary sessions will focus on some of the major architectural issues and programme features of the Commission’s Innovation Union proposals.
The conference includes a keynote speech from Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science.
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!