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Utilising academic research in policymaking: Horizon Scanning, trend analysis & policy effectiveness

25 November 2014, London, UK

This timely seminar will focus on ways in which Government can utilise academic research and respond to developments in science and technology for effective, long-term policy development. It follows the Commons Science and Technology Committee's inquiry into Government Horizon Scanning, looking at possible improvements in Government's responses on regulation, funding and skills policy in the face of emerging scientific and technological breakthroughs such as graphene, 3D printing and wider advances in renewable energy, transportation systems and telecommunications.


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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Standards - Your Innovation Bridge

30 October 2014, Brussels

This European conference will offer participants the opportunity to engage with leading experts on innovation and standardization issues, to discuss, challenge and learn how standardization can enhance the impact of innovation in Europe.

The conference will address: - How do standards support innovation and competitiveness? - How can standardization facilitate the dissemination of knowledge? - How can standards bridge the gap between innovation and the market? - How can standardization contribute to the success of Horizon2020?


Joint Final Event “DEMOSEC: Democracy and Security”

29-30 October 2014, DIAMANT Conference & Business Centre - Diamant Building / 80 Bd. A. Reyers LN / 1030 Brussels

 

The Joint Final Event “DEMOSEC: Democracy and Security” of the EU projects IRISS, RESPECT and SURVEILLE takes place on 29-30 October 2014 at the DIAMANT Brussels Conference & Business Centre in Brussels.

 The event will feature discussion panels and communicate research results of the three projects to stakeholders: European decision-makers, law enforcement professionals, local authorities, technologies developers, the media and the general public.

 Helen Nissenbaum (New York University) will deliver a keynote address on Surveillance and Democracy. The discussion panels will focus on:

 •TECHNOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF SURVEILLANCE (Surveillance technologies in society, use of technologies),

 •THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF SURVEILLANCE (Reconciling human rights protection and security, Data retention and fundamental rights, Targeted use of surveillance technologies to control individuals considered as dangerous, the role of Law Enforcement Agencies in Surveillance),

 •THE SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF SURVEILLANCE (Surveillance, Resilience and Democracy, Intersection of Surveillance with Citizen’s Rights and Citizens attitudes towards surveillance).

The agenda for the event and information on how to register are available at http://www.jointfinalevent2014.eu/


Bringing R&I excellence to the limelight in EU13 countries

29 October 2014, Brussels

The MIRRIS policy workshop at DG RTD discussed new knowledge on obstacles hindering the participation of EU13 countries in the European Research Area and recommendations on how to overcome them. New data from MIRRIS highlight the decreasing share of post-2004 Member States in European R&I funding  from FP6 to the end of FP7 research programmes. An unhealthy competition between structural funds and EU research programmes has been revealed during stakeholder consultations in all concerned Member States. The first set of MIRRIS recommendations and best practices were presented at the workshop. Most of them could be put in place at no or very low cost creating an enabling environment for excellent research and innovation in EU 13 countries and mutually reinforcing rather than competing relation between ESIF funds and Horizon2020.

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4th EASN Association International Workshop on Flight Physics and Aircraft Design

27-29 October 2014, Aachen, Germany

The European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN) is delighted to announce that the 4th out of a series of annual specialized Workshops, this time in the fields of Flight Physics and Aircraft Design, will be held on October 27-29, 2014 in Aachen, Germany on the premises of RWTH Aachen University.

The Workshop will be co-chaired by Prof. Eike Stumpf and Prof. Wolfgang Schröder. In the frame of EASN Association’s knowledge and innovation dissemination activities, this three-day event primarily aims to offer its participants a forum to meet and present among relative audience, the latest advancements in the areas of Flight Physics and Aircraft Design, together with novel and innovative ideas for future research. The 4th EASN Workshop on Flight Physics and Aircraft Design is expected to be, like its predecessors, a major dissemination event for running research projects.


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