24 April 2014, Brussels
The Future has begun. Member States and regions must lose no time in preparing the next generation of EU programmes for growth, says Commissioner Hahn after MEPs' vote on radical reform of EU Regional Policy in July 2013.
The new programming period brings new investment budgets for Member States, seeking synergies between Regional Policy and Horizon 2020 in order to maximise the innovation opportunities. The data-driven economy can provide Europe with a chance to emerge from the multifaceted crisis with new capabilities. Are Europeans ready for the Data Revolution? Are politicians able to make informed choices and manage changes?
The ONE Conference is facilitating the joint effort of EU partners to build links between information networks and ICT Observatories for reaching ambitious common objectives of Europe 2020. The event is taking place under the auspices of the Czech Ambassador to the EU.
9-11 April 2014, Athens, Greece
The Industrial Technologies 2014 conference integrates nanotechnology, biotechnology, advanced materials and new production technologies. The event offers opportunities for developing valuable research and industry collaborations, and showcases cutting-edge research, latest innovations and rising companies from all around Europe.
The main topics include:
The event takes place during the Greek Presidency of the European Council and has received funding from European Union Seventh Framework Programme.
2 April 2014, Helsinki, Finland
One of the world’s premier research facilities invites academics, government experts, CTOs and anyone involved in shaping the future of IT and business to an unprecedented opportunity to gain an insight into its R&D activities, look at the latest technologies and discuss how they can be applied to the business environment and to benefit society as a whole. The focus will be on the digitalisation of business and a vision of our digital future, with the key technical themes centring on - Big Data – emphasising data analytics and Linked Data; - The Digital Society – indicating how IT developments can enhance quality of life, security, and how we live.
31 March - 1 April 2014, Brussels, Belgium
The 5th EU–Africa Business Forum is scheduled to take place on March 31st and April 1st, 2014, back-to-back with the 4th Africa–EU Heads of State Summit in Brussels, Belgium. The Forum will attract more than 500 participants from the business community from across Europe and Africa. This is an opportunity for African and European companies to network and to engage with political leaders in a concrete and constructive dialogue. The outcomes of the Forum will be addressed to Africa–EU Heads of State Summit.
In association with the Business Forum, the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation (supported by COLEACP and CAAST-Net Plus) is hosting a private session for a high-level round table.