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SESAR Innovation Days

25-27 November 2014, Madrid, Spain

The SESAR Innovation Days is the main forum for the dissemination of ATM (Air Traffic Management) exploratory research results. It focuses explicitly on long-term and innovative research ideas.

Long-term and innovative research is pivotal to the future evolution of ATM. It addresses novel and/or unconventional ideas, concepts and technologies that contribute to the development of a safe, competitive and sustainable future for the European ATM System.


Innovation in waste management: Linking the ‘circular economy’ and the ‘waste hierarchy'

26 November 2014, Espoo, Finland

The workshop addresses the macro environmental effects of the diffusion of non-landfill waste management technologies for MSW by adopting an LCA approach. During the session, the participants will explore possible changing pressures from shifting to non-landfill MSW management technologies.

The presentations will explore observed ex post trends (1996-2011) and on ex ante scenarios (2012-2030 and beyond). The experts and guests are invited to discuss policy and economic implications of (saved) external costs from shifting to non-landfill MSW management technologies. 

See the workshop programme here:

http://www.mince.fi/document/Workshop_WP8_Program-innovation_in_waste_management.pdf


International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE 2014)

27-28 November 2014, Belgrade

ICTTE Belgrade 2014 will be held on 27-28th November 2014 in Belgrade (Serbia) and will be co-hosted by the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering.

ICTTE Belgrade 2014 will gather researchers, scientists and engineers whose fields of interest are traffic and transport engineering, and should provide them a good platform for discussion, interactions and exchange of information.

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

1 December 2014, Brussels

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.


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2 years of NOPOOR research: Enhancing Knowledge for Renewed Policies against Poverty

20 November 2014, Brussels

The NOPOOR project will be evaluated at mid-term by the European Commission (DG RTD) on 20th November 2014. The Consortium will have to emphasise the extent to which the work done tends towards achieving the objectives written in the DoW (description of work). With this occasion, several scientific programmes will be presented to the audience, in order to expose the current state of the research.

The NOPOOR project addresses poverty through new lens and multiple angles. Seven main topics discuss the multidimensionality of poverty: concepts and measurement, international aid, impact of globalisation, labour market and informal sector, education and social policies, role of the state and scenarios for the future. After more than two years, the first results are now being released, mostly represented by study cases. Some of the studies have been presented during the Dakar policy seminar in June 2014 which involved several West African policy makers. Furthermore, individual papers were presented during various seminars and were also submitted to international journals.

For registrations, please contact:

Delia Visan, Project manager, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France , delia.visan@ird.fr, or

Zoltán KRASZNAI, Policy and Project Officer, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission, zoltan.krasznai@ec.europa.eu

Documentation


Conference on botanicals in food

19-20 November 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark

Botanicals have gained popularity as ingredients in food supplements and are lately also collected from the wild and used in ordinary food. However, some botanicals may pose a risk to human health. 

 

Join the international conference on botanicals in food on November 19-20 2014 to gain knowledge and participate in discussions about state-of-the-art risk assessment and regulation. 


Sharing experience to better implement the HR strategy for researchers - Mutual Learning Seminars

20 November 2014, Brussels, Belgium

The European Commission is committed to increasing the attractiveness of research careers in Europe and to improving employment and working conditions for researchers. Further work is necessary to implement a sound Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), based upon the uptake of the Charter and Code concept. HR managers from research institutions and funding organisations will come together to share their experiences and best practices when implementing the HRS4R in their institutions for the benefit of the researchers. Participants will also share creative and innovative, and yet feasible, ideas on the key elements needed to improve the current HRS4R implementation procedure.


The International Conference on Data Mining, Internet Computing, and Big Data (BigData2014)

17-19 November 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The event is part of The Third World Congress on Computing and Information Technology (WCIT). Emerging information technologies offer new ways for: improving methods, enabling automation and productive decision-making mechanisms and altering current ways of work. Research has tended to address a direct causal relationship between the emerging and potential information technologies and the future of humanity.


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