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
RailBE2012 Brokerage Event – financing opportunities for rail transport research in Europe
26-27 June 2012, Warsaw, Poland
The Polish National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU and the European Commission are hoping to foster collaboration between partners across Europe for the final round of the European Commission's FP7 research calls.
During this brokerage event, in addition to presentations by the European Commission and the European Rail Research Advisory Council (see the programme on the event's website), participants will be able to:
- learn about the project proposals prepared by ERRAC members for the sixth transport call;
- present their project ideas and a profile of their institution;
- discuss their ideas with experts from ERRAC and the European Commission and potential partners identified during the event;
- establish new B2B contacts with partners from Europe.
A dedicated session will present national policies for financing rail transport research, industrial and R&D potential in the EU-12 countries.
MODSafe Final Conference
25-26 June 2012, Cologne, Germany
The MODSafe objective was to help streamline and bring some degree of voluntary standardisation within this sector by building a Safety Analysis and Model Reference (and tackling Process and Security issues) for future Urban Guided Transport projects. This project with a €5.18 million budget brought together 22 partners including UITP and TÜV Rheinland, who are organising the conference.
20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
18-22 June 2012, Milan, Italy
For over 30 years now, the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition has combined a very renowned international Scientific Conference with an Industry Exhibition. The European BC&E is held at different venues throughout Europe and ranks on top of the world's leading events in the Biomass sector.
It provides an high-level scientific programme and parallel events which attract participants from a wide ranging background: Researchers, engineers, technologists, standards organisations, financing institutions and decision makers.
The Energy and Materials Research Conference - EMR2012
20-22 June 2012, Torremolinos-Malaga (Spain)
The conference will bring together researchers and professionals from a broad set of science and engineering disciplines with the aim of sharing the latest advances in materials and processes involved in the energy generation, transmission and storage.
Launch event of the “Women in Research and Innovation” communication campaign
21 June 2012, Brussels
Women remain largely under-represented in the science, technology and research fields in Europe, which means a huge waste of talent. On 21 June, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, will launch a campaign which aims at encouraging girls and young women to pursue scientific studies and research careers. The first part of the campaign will address teenage girls in secondary education with the slogan, "Science: it's a girl thing!"
The launch event will be held in the European Parliament in Brussels and it will be attended by MEPs, interested stakeholders, pupils and teachers from the 6 countries where the campaign starts (Austria; Belgium; Germany; Italy; Netherlands and Poland).
Fun activities on the theme of science will also take place on the Esplanade of the European Parliament from 12:00 to 18:00.
All kids and teenagers are most welcome to attend. Activities for young people include:
- several workshops that will stimulate their appetite for science (build your own electronic dice, construct a machine with Lego to save energy, discover the hidden properties of elements surrounding you, etc.)
- a very special workshop exploring the connection between science and music with famous Belgian female DJ & producer, DJ Sand (Sandrine Droubaix);
- shooting of the video clip of the ‘Chain Reaction Dance’ – a flashmob with original music and choreography, inspired by chemical reactions and performed by the gathered crowd of young people.
NB: registration has closed for the event in the European Parliament but you can find the programme via the registration link on the web site and will be able to follow the event via the web on the day.