3 December 2013, Brussels
The Bionexgen project consortium is delighted to invite you to two sequential events, showcasing Europe's leading developments in industrial biotechnology to mark the end of its 3 year FP7 supported activities.
‘The next generation of biocatalysis for industrial chemical synthesis’ event has an unprecedented line-up of presentations from Europe’s leading, business-focused, academics in addition to poster display and exhibition and networking area.
The evening ‘Industrial Biotechnology for Europe’ event will highlight the importance of IB for the chemistry-using industries and explain how, through the use of European Commission funding, the ‘valley of death’ can be navigated bringing success to large businesses and SMEs alike.
3 December 2013, Brussels, Belgium
The Clean Power for Transport Package released by the European Commission in January 2013 aims to boost the development of a single market for alternative fuels for transport in Europe.
The conference will assess if the proposals will help achieve this goal and reduce GHG emissions from transport as well as support Europe’s economic growth and industrial competitiveness. Will the alternative fuels strategy meet the energy needs of all transport modes and is it consistent with the objectives of the EU 2020 strategy? Is a pan-European fuels strategy acheivable and how might infrastructure be best developed and why do standards and approaches continue to differ between countries?
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.