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Last update: 26 August 2014
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Implementing the Science and Innovation Strategy

29 January 2015, London, UK

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The UK Government's Innovation Strategy is due to be released alongside the 2014 Autumn Statement. This timely conference will bring together key policymakers with stakeholders central to the strategy's implementation to discuss the likely impact of the proposals and the challenges for putting policy into practice.

At this early stage we expect topics for discussion to focus on priorities for public spending on science, efforts to boost private investment in R&D and further steps Government can take to support business and university collaboration to increase the commercialisation of UK research. Sessions will also include discussion on the the impact that Government's focus on 'eight great technologies' has had so far and the next steps for developing these technologies in the UK.


Addressing the STEM skills gap - progression to university, employer engagement & postgrad training

25 February 2015, London, UK

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Timed to follow the publication of the 'one year on' report of the Perkins' Review of Engineering Skills, expected in late 2014, delegates at this conference will assess progress made by the sector to close the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills gap by encouraging more young people to study these subjects and take up careers in related industries.

The conference also coincides with the Government's Your Life campaign, announced by the Chancellor in May 2014, which aims to increase the number of young people, particularly women, studying STEM subjects by 50% over the next three years.


Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Meeting 2015

20-22 May 2015, Florence, Italy

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The second Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Meeting at Convitto Della Calza, Florence, Italy 20-22 May 2015 will showcase integrative structural biology and its impact on biological research. The program will include sessions that represent recent advances on structural biology toward cellular biology, emerging methods and technologies and results of biomedical importance.

Confirmed speakers are: Wah Chiu (Baylor), Patrick Cramer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Marc Baldus (Utrecht University), Teresa Carlomagno (EMBL Heidelberg), Sriram Subramaniam (NIH), Edward Arnold (Rudger), Helena Käck (Astrazeneca) and Anne-Claude Gavin (EMBL). A session will focus on Instruct in the wider context of integrated European infrastructures. Eero Vuorio, Director of Biocenter Finland (BBMRI) and David Stuart (Instruct director, University of Oxford) have confirmed their participation to speak in this session. Young scientists who want to know where structural biology is and where it is going are especially encouraged to attend. Instruct a biomedical ESFRI projects has been offering access to structural biology infrastructure since 2012.


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The 2014 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation - HPCS 2014

21-25 July 2014, Bologna (Italy)

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The HPCS 14 conference is to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art in high performance and large scale computing systems, their use in modeling and simulation, their design, performance and use, and their impact. In Cooperation with the ACM, IEEE, IFIP.


Euroscience Open Forum - ESOF 2014

21-26 June 2014, Copenhagen

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ESOF2014 offers a platform where researchers, journalists, policy makers, students and organisations can meet and debate European research and global challenges.

The 2014 meeting is entitled “Science Building Bridges”. The aim of this event is to raise awareness of science in the public and to strengthen the effective “bridges” between science and society.

The scientific programme, covering 8 themes, consists of keynote lectures, seminars, workshops and engaging formats for debating the latest research.

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Mobilising Europe's Universities for Smart Specialisation

20 June 2014, Brussels

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The European Commission and the European University Association is convening a high level conference on the role of universities in smart specialisation in Brussels. The agenda includes four cases studies of university-regional partnerships in the development of Smart Specialisation Strategies, as well as presentations on EU support by the Director Generals for Regional Policy, Research and Education


Developing the next generation of scientists and engineers

3 June 2014, London

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This seminar looks at the challenges in increasing the number of young people who choose Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and careers. It follows recent concerns about the lack of STEM graduates taking up careers in these subjects and is also timed to follow the recent publication of the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee inquiry into Women in STEM careers, with just 15.5% of the STEM workforce being made up of women.

Planned sessions look at ways in which government and the HE sector can encourage more young people to study STEM subjects at all levels of education, as well as ways to improve careers guidance for those who do. Delegates will also have the opportunity to discuss the outcomes and recommendations made in the Perkins review, published in November 2013. We are delighted that Professor John Perkins, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Christopher Millward, Associate Director, North, HEFCE have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.


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