Events earlier this year
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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.
Challenges and opportunities under Research and Innovation and Mobility schemes in the Fields of Pharmaceutical and Medical Biotechnologies
20 June 2012, Brussels
ENEA in collaboration with CLORA, CNR, KOWI, UNICA and the Santander Group of European Universities network is organizing a one-day information and networking event for researchers to get acquainted with future funding opportunities in the area of pharmaceutical and medical biotechnologies as well as to explore research needs in the specific sector. Moreover there will be time to debate and share experiences and foster cooperation with other institutions.
The aim is to facilitate and get researchers familiar with the various financial opportunities available at European and International level and help them to identify the most appropriate funding instruments where they could apply within their research field.
Innovation @ DIT - Where Science Meets Industry
19 June 2012, Dublin, Ireland
The event will be focusing on:
• New Materials and Technologies (including nanotechnology, photonics, inorganic pharma and nanomaterials)
• Information and Media Technologies (including antennas, digital media and electrical power)
• Environment & Health (including food, pharma, sustainability and radiation science)
and highlighting all the quality work being undertaken in these fields to an invited audience of industry, funding bodies, media, professional associations and other organisations.
There will also be presentations on funding opportunities and technology offers running in parallel to the exhibition.
Rail Freight Without Borders - RETRACK final conference
11-12 June 2012, Budapest, Hungary
The RETRACK project is has designed, developmed and implementated a commercial trans-European rail freight service along the rail corridor between Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Hungary. It demonstrates that pan European continental rail freight can be competitive, reliable and value for money.
This event will present the project’s findings and successes, covering rail freight operations, policy, infrastructure, new concepts, longer remote controlled freight trains, shorter faster trains, refrigerated goods, synergistic hub planning and the opportunities to ship by rail through Europe-Asia to China by Siberia and TRACECA. The Conference will also feature contributions from other associated RailFreight Projects such as SUSTRAIL; D-Rail; Twin Hub; Marathon and SPECTRUM. Hosted in the historic city of Budapest, at the Hungarian Railway Museum, it will appeal to policy makers, operators, researchers, infrastructure managers and potential customers of future rail freight.
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