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16 October 2014 is World Food Day

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Bio-based Plastics – How do we Grow the EU Industry?

1 December 2014, Brussels

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This workshop aims to identify workable solutions to the major hurdles hampering the development of the bio-based plastics sector in the EU. We are especially interested in PLA and PHA as we consider these bio-based plastics as having the highest potential for deployment in the EU. Input from market, policy and technological experts within the area of bioplastics is crucial to allow us to develop recommendations which best answer the needs of industry.

Today, bio-based plastics have an established market, demonstrating rapid growth both in Europe and globally. While Europe is currently the largest producer and user of bio-based plastics, this situation is expected to change in the future with production increasingly being based in countries where feedstocks are cheaper and where production costs are lower. Even with increasing fossil fuel prices expected to make bio-based plastics more competitive compared to fossil-derived plastics, ensuring the cost-competitiveness of EU bio-based plastics production compared to other regions globally is expected to become an increasingly difficult challenge.


BioFIT (Fostering Innovation and Transfer)

2-3 December 2014, Lille, France

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BioFIT aims at stimulating and facilitating technology transfer and collaborative projects between academic institutions, pharma/biotech industry, together with other practitioners in the Life Sciences field.

BioFIT is an ideally configured event featuring: • Partnering with qualified and pre-screened one-to-one meetings • Conferences to explore hands-on approaches to tech transfer and Open Innovation • Presenting technologies, licensing opportunities


The Developmentment & Manufacturing of Vaccines Conference 2014

3-4 December 2014, Brussels

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Our expert speaker panel will present unpublished case studies against practical recommendations to provide you with opportunities to improve your analytical methods, manufacturing strategies, pre-clinical and clinical model selection and much more!

If you are looking for an event to help you accelerate your current vaccine production efforts whilst providing you with an update on the latest and most innovative platforms and developments in the field then this is the must attend event for your calendar.


Registration is now open! Conference on Transport Safety: societal challenges, research solutions

4-5 December 2014, Palazzo Ducale – Genoa, Italy

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You are now welcome to register to be able to attend the conference on Transport Safety Research, on 4-5 December 2014, in Genoa, Italy.

This Conference, convened by the Italian EU Presidency and the European Commission, will gather researchers, stakeholders, transport professionals and policy makers from the different transport modes, to assess the future needs for transport safety, and identify priorities for research and innovation activities in Horizon 2020 and beyond.

The conference will address both the safety challenges specific to each mode, common issues and concerns that cut across them – notably human factors, automation and data management – taking into account societal challenges, policy requirements, technological developments and economic benefits.

This event is expected to provide useful input towards the definition of a shared European R&I agenda, with pointers to be taken into account in the preparation of next Horizon 2020 Work Programmes, with a view to ensure the proper deployment and implementation of safety solutions resulting from research activities.

 


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Events earlier this year

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Economic Ideas Forum 2014 - Innovation and Growth: Setting the Reform Agenda

16-17 October 2014, Bratislava, Slovakia

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The Economic Ideas Forum, organised by the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies is a yearly high level conference that brings together economic experts, high level policy makers and business representatives in order to discuss new economic solutions for issues of European and global importance.

Under the title ‘Innovation and Growth: Setting the Reform Agenda’, this year’s Economic Ideas Forum will include a series of seven panel discussions, focusing on Europe’s return to economic growth through reform, innovation, social justice and smart investment.


Destination Europe, your research and innovation opportunities

17 October 2014, Atlanta, USA

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'Destination Europe' events showcase the vibrant and exciting research and innovation culture in Europe and the opportunities available to researchers, from anywhere in the world, interested in working in Europe. It is a joint initiative of the European Union and its Member States.

 

At the Atlanta event you will find:

Experts from European research organisations, funding agencies and European Commission services who will present programmes, initiatives and excellent institutions

Researchers who have had the experience of moving to Europe temporarily or permanently and who will share their experience with you

Information about the practicalities of moving to Europe (scientific visa, mobility centres etc.)

An exhibition space to provide additional information


24th Annual International Society of Exposure Science Conference

12-16 October 2014, Cincinnati, USA

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Our theme is Exposure Science Integration to Protect Ecological Systems, Human Well-Being, and Occupational Health. Our program will foster the integration of exposure science as applied to community, occupational, and ecological health as recommended by the NRC Exposure Science in the 21st Century. We plan to highlight the value that exposure science has brought to the protection of health and the environment and its growing importance in the face of such global threats of population pressure, climate change, nitrogen cycling, water and energy availability.

 

 

 

 

 


Research & Innovation for a Circular Economy in European Regions

15 October 2014, Brussels

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Under the patronage of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Representation of the Region of Lazio and RTD I.2 "Eco-Innovation" are organising a one-day conference titled “Research & Innovation for a circular economy in European Regions”.

The conference is taking place in Brussels on Wednesday 15th October 2014. The aim of the conference is to provide an overview on circular economy and to inform on the European policies and programmes which are supporting Research and Innovation in this field. The conference will be held in the premises of the Lazio Representation and will be attended mainly by representatives of European Regions (invitation-only event). 


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