16 December 2013, Brussels
One of the novelties under Horizon 2020 will be the launch of a full-scale pilot to test a 'Fast Track to Innovation' instrument aiming to speed up the time from idea to market and to increase the participation of industry, SMEs and first time applicants. The pilot will be set up in 2015 and assessed as part of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020.
DG Research and Innovation is organising a dedicated workshop with experts and stakeholders to prepare the setting up the 'Fast Track to Innovation' pilot with the aim to test this approach in a fully open and transparent way and in line with the potential beneficiaries' needs.
Seats distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.
26 November 2013, Brussels
Are you interested in smart city concepts and in meeting public and business leaders who are transforming our cities? The European Commission is organising a conference in Brussels to share and discuss the actions outlined in the "Strategic Implementation Plan" of the Smart cities and communities Partnership and how to put them into practice.
At the conference, the Strategic Implementation Plan and future actions by the Partnership will be presented to a large audience. You will hear from city leaders, CEOs, civic society leaders and 3 European commissioners about their plans for new investments, innovations and programmes for our cities and communities. The conference also hopes to inspire other organisations to join in and implement the Partnership's actions.
The registration will be open on 5 November 2013.
17-20 November 2013, Vienna, Austria
The International CARE Electronics Office is pleased to announce the Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2014 conference and exhibition on Electronics and the Environment. It will take place in Schoenbrunn Palace Conference Centre Vienna (Austria), which is situated in the Apothecaries’ Wing of the famous building. This Symposium is the only platform for presenting the up-to-date progress on sustainable development and the development of eco-efficient electr(on)ic & automotive products. This year’s program will feature the latest in environmental design, clean manufacturing, resource efficiency, climate change, new eco-efficient technologies, collection, reverse logistics, refurbishment, carbon trading, re-use, recycling and policy making from leading experts in industry, academia, consulting, recyclers and public area around the globe. Leading companies and institutions in green electr(on)ics will present their innovative products, processes and services at the exhibition. All companies in the electr(on)ics, automotive, solar and PV, chemical and recycling industry, power suppliers, electricity generators and distributors, contract manufacturers, material and component suppliers, service and logistic companies, collective systems, academia, consulting and public authorities (local, regional, international) are invited to attend and contribute.
18-19 November 2013, Warsaw, Poland
The conference will bring together scholars from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives interested in advancing research on corporate sustainability and eco-innovation. It should provide a forum for business and academics to grapple with some of the most pressing problems facing businesses all over the world, and the new horizons coming from business to fill a wide range of expectations concerning sustainable development and eco-innovation.