European Research Area
Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Key Enabling Technologies
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
New materials and new production technologies
SME - Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Science with and for Society
Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities
BNCI Horizon 2020 Retreat
24-26 March 2014, Hallstatt, Austria
BNCI Horizon 2020 is an EU FP7 support and coordination action consisting of twelve partner institutions from the field of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) and brain/neural computer interaction (BNCI). The main aim of this project is to develop a roadmap for the BCI field with a special focus on industrial BCI applications and end users. The outcome of this project will influence the European Commission in their funding decisions for their new framework program Horizon 2020. At the BNCI Horizon 2020 Retreat, participants will discuss the future of BCIs. The BNCI Horizon 2020 consortium will present ideas and concepts for the roadmap, and participants will have the opportunity to provide input, feedback, and comments through keynote talks, targeted discussions, and workshops.
First conference The Ocean of Tomorrow projects: what results so far?
26 March 2014, Brussels
On 26th March 2014, the Directorate General for Research and Innovation is organising the conference The Ocean of Tomorrow projects: what results so far?
This first conference will present early results of four ambitious and multi-disciplinary projects with a focus on understanding, mitigating and adapting to changes in the marine environment. Two projects dealing with the sustainable exploitation of marine biodiversity will also be showcased.
The event will include a panel discussion with high-level experts to take stock and to put forward their views concerning how marine and maritime research could be developed under Horizon 2020.
Check-out the draft programme.
You must register to participate! Registration will open soon, check regularly our dedicated webpage.
Due to the size of the meeting room, registrations will be accepted on a «first come-first served» basis.
For further information, please contact: RTD-CALL-OCEAN@ec.europa.eu
Take a dive into the The Ocean of Tomorrow projects here !
More information on the programme and registration soon
Horizon 2020 national launch events and thematic events
1 January - 17 March 2014, Various locations in Europe
UPDATED: Bulgarian and Croatian web sites added (10/2/2014)
This is a handy, one-page overview of all the national launch events and thematic events related to Horizon 2020. The "summary of events" page linked to below will be updated as more information becomes available.
The table includes past events as well as those that have not yet taken place.
New Horizons for Vaccine Research and Innovation
12-13 March 2014, Brussels
Meet the world's top vaccine experts and have your say on the future of EU vaccine research funding!
World-renowned experts will discuss with you the future of vaccine research, touching on the main scientific, social and economic challenges. Up to 200 researchers, clinicians, social scientists, private and public sector partners, advocates, funders and policy makers will attend the event.
This event is organised by the European Commission directly after the flagship Innovation Convention 2014: ec.europa.eu/euic2014/
Innovation Convention 2014
10-11 March 2014, Brussels
The 2nd Innovation Convention will take place on 10 and 11 March 2014. The first edition was described as “a creative collusion of some of the world’s brightest people from across all sectors involved in research, innovation and science”. This second edition will be even bigger and better, with over 2000 participants.
It will take place under the patronage of the President of the European Commission, Mr José Manuel Barroso, and will feature inspirational speakers from a range of backgrounds.
For anyone involved in innovation, from the worlds of research and business to those involved in policy making and funding innovation, the Convention will provide an opportunity to:
• engage in and contribute to the innovation debate with business leaders, top researchers and high-level policy makers;
• network and share experiences with your peers; and
• gain inspiration from world-renowned speakers and great innovation showcases.
Free registration will open early in 2014.