28-29 November 2013, Brussels
This event is the opening conference of the FP7 project COBALT that is funded by the European Commission and runs from 2013 to 2015. The conference will bring together the EU and national representatives from industry, civil society, public authorities, research and geological surveys to explore and discuss opportunities and strengths related to sustainable raw materials supply and use in Europe. More specifically, it will look at potential solutions along the value chain from extraction to consumption and recycling at end of product life, and will also identify how industry, and in particular the manufacturing sector, can be best supported to meet the challenge of changing global material demands in ways which also deliver on social and environmental needs in relation to raw material use.
Conference admission is free of charge. For registration to the conference, please fill in and submit the online form until 15 November 2013.
29 November 2013, Strasburg
The French and German National Contact Points (NCPs) and Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Alsace, in collaboration with the Europe Alsace Network, will organise an EU Brokerage Event on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) in Horizon 2020, with a focus on Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing. Participants will have the opportunity to present their own project concepts and to meet representatives from companies/SMEs, universities and research organisations in order to exchange ideas during pre-arranged meetings. The aim is to pave the way for future co-operations and European projects including call topics for 2014 and 2015.
28 November 2013, Brussels
On 28th November 2013, DG Research and Innovation will gather research organisations and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) participating in EU-funded projects under the Environment Programme to discuss the role of SMEs and resource efficiency in the context of green economy.
Resource efficiency is a priority for Europe. The Europe 2020 strategy highlights the role of Research and Innovation (R&I) in enabling the transition towards a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Building on the experience acquired during the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) this event aims at consolidating the perspective of participants on resource efficiency, SMEs and green markets. In addition, the outcome of the event is expected to complement the results of the on-going public consultation on a Green Action Plan for SMEs.
The event is taking place in MADOU Auditorium, Place Madou 1, 1210 Brussels (Metro station “Madou”).
25-28 November 2013, Prague
The event is organised by the EU-funded project TIPS. If you are involved in EU-funded transport research projects, this event is interesting for you as it will provide you with the necessary assistance to allow you to develop your deployment plan for the exploitation of your research results.
The target group of the event are project coordinators and partners from research projects in the field of transport under the FP7 programme. Thus participants to the training academy will include business representatives, academics, policy makers and other stakeholders involved in these projects.
26 November 2013, EU Parliament, Brussels
The event will highlight the success of BONUS, the ambitious research and innovation programme its supports and its contribution towards joint programming of European research and innovation, the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, the Common Fisheries Policy, Maritime Policy, the international research cooperation etc.
At the time of the event, BONUS will have managed the first year of its implementation phase and the first projects to receive BONUS funding within the domain of the BONUS call 2012 should be announced.