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Keystone Symposia: Precision Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology
11-15 January 2015, Big Sky, United States
This meeting gathers experts in development and application of synthetic biology and gene engineering fields to share ideas, methods, problems and solutions in a new era of investigational biology.
Implementing the Science and Innovation Strategy
29 January 2015, London, UK
The UK Government's Innovation Strategy is due to be released alongside the 2014 Autumn Statement. This timely conference will bring together key policymakers with stakeholders central to the strategy's implementation to discuss the likely impact of the proposals and the challenges for putting policy into practice.
At this early stage we expect topics for discussion to focus on priorities for public spending on science, efforts to boost private investment in R&D and further steps Government can take to support business and university collaboration to increase the commercialisation of UK research. Sessions will also include discussion on the the impact that Government's focus on 'eight great technologies' has had so far and the next steps for developing these technologies in the UK.
Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Information Day, save the date!
2 February 2015, Brussels
To support the preparation of proposals, DG RTD's Transport Directorate of the is organising an Information Day on Monday 2 February 2015 from 9 AM untill 6 PM in the European Commission Charlemagne building, rue de la Loi 170, in Brussels.
The aim of the day is to inform potential participants in the next round of calls under the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Challenge of the new Horizon 2020 Framework Programme and to offer opportunities for networking.
The sessions will deliver a brief presentation of the surface transport, the aviation and the cross-cutting topics of the Transport challenge Work Programme 2015.
Information will be given on the Evaluation Guidelines and on the legal and financial Rules for Participation covering all aspects from the submission of a proposal to the signature of a grant agreement.
The participants will have the opportunity to address specific technical questions related to the Work Programme 2015 to European Commission's project officers.
Addressing the STEM skills gap - progression to university, employer engagement & postgrad training
25 February 2015, London, UK
Timed to follow the publication of the 'one year on' report of the Perkins' Review of Engineering Skills, expected in late 2014, delegates at this conference will assess progress made by the sector to close the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills gap by encouraging more young people to study these subjects and take up careers in related industries.
The conference also coincides with the Government's Your Life campaign, announced by the Chancellor in May 2014, which aims to increase the number of young people, particularly women, studying STEM subjects by 50% over the next three years.
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Leading Enabling Technologies for Societal Challenges - (LET's)
29 September - 1 October 2014, Bologna, Italy
LET’S 2014 is an international Conference organised by the Italian EU Presidency, and supported by European Union Funding for Research and Innovation.
LET’S 2014 aims at discussing the role of the Key Enabling Technologies (Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing, Processing and Biotechnology), in bridging the gap between research and innovation. More than 1000 delegates from all over the world will discuss how Europe can support the growth and the creation of new jobs and face Societal Challenges through new products, processes and services, creating opportunities for European actors.
Chemical Building Blocks – building sustainable foundations for biobased chemicals
1 October 2014, Reims, France
This workshop aims to identify workable solutions to the major hurdles and concerns hampering the development of the biobased chemicals sector in the EU. We are especially interested in views on 3HPA, succinic acid, PDO, furfural, and isoprene as we consider these chemical building blocks to have the highest potential for deployment in the EU.Input from market, policy and technological experts within the area of chemical building blocks is crucial to allow us to develop recommendations which best answer the needs of industry.
Chemical building blocks provide routes to a wide range of different products and chemicals and, in turn, an astonishing range of different downstream uses. Industrial biotechnology offers the potential for developing biobased chemical building blocks that can have new or improved functionalities compared to those which can be produced from fossil fuels or traditional chemical routes. Despite this potential, significant hurdles to the production of biobased chemical building blocks using IB processes exist in the EU.
Sustainable September: The Event
30 September 2014, London, UK
This all-day sustainability event is a TEDx-style conference, assembling 20 visionaries and thought leaders to discuss sustainability, solutions to unsustainability to create a blue and green tomorrow. An exploration of sustainability for interested parties, enlightened investors, financial professionals, corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and global thought leaders.
IMI 2 Open Info Day 2014
30 September 2014, Brussels
The Open Info Day will include an overview of IMI 2’s funding and intellectual property (IP) rules, tips on applying for funding under IMI 2, and workshops on the first IMI 2 Call topics.
In addition, there will be plenty of networking opportunities and IMI staff will be on hand to answer questions relating to the new Call topics and the IMI 2 application procedures.
For more information on the Open Info Day 2014 go to the IMI website.
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