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
11-13 October 2013, Lisbon
iMed is an health conference taking place in Lisbon, Portugal in 11-13 October 2013, organized by the Student's Association of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of NOVA University with the patronage of his Excellency the President of the Portuguese Republic.
In this edition, iMed gathers internationally recognised doctors and scientists, 3 of them former Nobel Prize laureates, who will discuss scientific topics related to important areas such as Gene Therapy, Oncology, Neurodegeneration, Cardiac Regeneration and HIV. Also, the participants will be given the opportunity to win two 5.000€ grants to continue their research project through the Fundação AstraZeneca Innovate Competition.
6th International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping (VRAP 2013)
1-5 October 2013, Leiria - Portugal
The International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping (VRAP 2013), organised every two years since 2003, is designed to be a major forum for the scientific exchange of multi-disciplinary and inter-organisational aspects of virtual and physical prototyping and related areas. VRAP 2013 will be held at Leiria, from October 1 to 5, 2013. The Conference carries out a full paper submission and a rigorous paper peer reviewing. Accepted papers will be included in a Hardcover book with ISBN registration published by Taylor & Francis. The Conference program will include invited talks by leading experts. The event will start with a Welcome Reception at Leiria Castle on Tuesday, 1st October. Leiria is a beautiful city with a striking royal castle, built in 1135 by the first king of Portugal, Dom Afonso Henriques. The historical city centre spreads along the castle hill and the river Lis. The city of Leiria is located near the western coast, in the central region of Portugal, with a Mediterranean climate and oceanic influence, one hour north of Lisbon.. For more information, please visit the conference website at www.vrap.ipleiria.pt
Joint Technology Initiatives: Innovation in Action
30 September - 4 October 2013, Brussels
The five Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs) – IMI (innovative medicines), Clean Sky (aeronautics and air transport), ENIAC JU (nanoelectronics), FCH (fuel cells and hydrogen), and ARTEMIS (embedded computing systems) - will present their achievements to date and their vision on future challenges at a shared event and exhibition called Innovation in Action. The event will take place at the European Parliament in Brussels, in the presence of policy makers, industry, academic and research organisations.
The purpose of the event is to focus on the value proposition, model for innovative research and contribution to European quality of life of the JTIs in the context of the ongoing discussions on the Innovation Investment Package within the EU Horizon 2020 Programme, presented on 10 July 2013 by the European Commission.
Innovation systems in health economies: Regional, transnational and macro-regional cooperation
26 September 2013, Brussels
Innovation and Smart Specialisation are key instruments to shape the future of a Europe that has smart, inclusive and sustainable solutions for societal challenges. From theory to practice, from “Smart Specialisation” to “Smart Implementation”; now it is time to see how these concepts can become a reality and programmes might be implemented to have a sustainable impact.
Regions play a key role in health care delivery and in the process of adopting innovative solutions in the domain of health care. How can regions collaborate on a transnational stage without compromising the interest of the regional stakeholders? Is it possible to create a win-win situation through sharing of innovations on the product-, process- and system level? To address these questions, this workshop (co-organized by ScanBalt HealthPort, Network of German Health Regions (NDGR) and Health ClusterNET) brings together experts from major European initiatives that have developed strategies in this field. One of the major objectives is to surpass existing boundaries and open the way for inclusion of stakeholders outside the traditional health sector.
Regional Innovation Capability and Technology Transfer in Biotechnology Clusters
19-20 September 2013, Kientzheim, Alsace, France
International symposium on the international technology transfer of healthcare biotech applications and on technological, legal and other hurdles which can impede easy transfers. This two half-day event will focus on French and Japanese experiences.
Day 1 will showcase red biotech applications. Day 2 will address current problems and future orientations, with Japanese and French academics leading the discussion of developments in biotech clusters. For healthcare biotech companies and researchers, policy-makers, people interested in international technology transfer, etc. Free event, low-cost on-site accommodation and free airport transfers are available.