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
23-26 April 2013, Bilbao
Bilbao (Spain) will host the 2nd edition of the largest European Event in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, ImagineNano, from 23-26 April 2013 at Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC).
Following the overwhelming success of ImagineNano 2011, several conferences will be held in parallel in a new infrastructure, as well as a vast exhibition, one-to-one meetings and an industrial forum where everyone can meet and greet Nanotechnology side by side.
ImagineNano will thus gather the global nanotechnology community, including researchers, industry policymakers and investors.
Course 'Decision Aid Approaches for Risk Management'
22-26 April 2013, Stuttgart, Germany
Decision making is a process where multiple factors interact to shape the final outcome. Those factors can be technical, informational, emotional/psychological, cultural. Nevertheless, the limited rationality of economic operators makes the decision exercise more and more difficult in a more and more complex world. Safety management requires short, mid and long term decisions that may highly influence the ability of the organization to cope with its risks.
At the end of the course, students are expected to have basic knowledge about:
- Main descriptive and prescriptive concepts related to decision making in risk management
- A vision of the key decision making moments of risk management frameworks
- A global vision of the tools available to improve the way managers are dealing with decision making.
The registration is free of charge, anyone interested in the topic are welcome on the course. Please note, however, that the course is intended for 20-25 participants. The registrations will be processed on the first-applied-first-served basis.
HERMES International Collaboration on Transportation Research Workshop
25-26 April 2013, Paris, France
The EU funded HERMES project is organising an international workshop in Paris on April 25th and 26th 2013. The workshop is aimed at identifying the opportunities for closer cross border collaboration in transportation research and explore with the policies and measures that should be in place to enable the creation of a truly international collaborative transportation research network.
ProMine Final Conference with Mineral Marketplace
23-24 April 2013, Levi, Kittilä, Finland
The major results of FP7 ProMine project (Nano-particle products from new mineral resources in Europe) achieved during 4 years of intensive research and development work will be presented in the conference and in the related Mineral Marketplace. These include developing new methods in extracting nano-materials from mining waste, creation of a fully integrated database of European mineral deposits and mining waste repositories, development of 4D models of mineralized belts and new ecoefficient mineral processing options.
Stimulating Innovation in Plant Genetic Resources: A role for the EIP on Agriculture
23 April 2013, Brussels
Representing the whole plant breeding innovation chain from fundamental research to crop production and food processing, the European Technology Platform ‘Plants for the Future’ (Plant ETP) is a major stakeholder of the agricultural sector and is committed to stimulating research and innovation in plant genetic resources to the benefit of the grower and final consumer. As the European Commission steps up its plans to implement the EIP for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability, Plant ETP is organising a high profile event on "Stimulating Innovation in Plant Genetic Resources: A role for the EIP for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability".
The objective of the event is three-fold:
i) to highlight the contributions of plant breeding towards increasing innovation in agriculture;
ii) to discuss ways in which the EIP for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability may enhance the uptake of plant breeding innovations on the farm; and
iii) to inform the Plant ETP membership on the EIP instrument and to call for action towards national and regional Rural Development programming authorities to set up innovation funding streams at local level and include plant genetic resources as a key focus area.
Registration is free to any interested stakeholder, but limited seats are available. Sign up today to confirm your place!