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
Smart to Future Cities
29-30 April 2014, London
Smart Cities are evolving and growing. Join us in April when some of the world’s leading Smart Cities experts will be discussing how to implement an integrated infrastructure.
ISPE Europe Annual Conference
28-30 April 2014, Frankfurt, Germany
The ISPE Europe Annual Conference 2014 - Driving Effectiveness in Pharmaceutical Operations within the New Quality Culture will bring together pharmaceutical, regulatory and technology experts from around the world.
This two-and-half-day event will consist of an executive forum, keynote sessions and three different tracks to assess how the senior management and operational challenges, quality system effectiveness and regulatory changes can be brought into a new pharmaceutical paradigm to exploit opportunities like Quality-by-Design, continuous manufacturing, science- and risk-based regulations in the daily life.
ICRI 2014 - International Conference on Research Infrastructures
2-4 April 2014, Athens
ICRI 2014 is the second International Conference on Research Infrastructures. It offers a high level international forum where key stakeholders can meet, discuss and contribute to bringing forward global issues related to Research Infrastructures.
Co-organised by the European Commission and the Greek EU Presidency of the European Union, the event is expected to attract 600 participants and will include an exhibition of demonstrations and videos of international research infrastructure projects as well as an Art & Science exhibition. ICRI 2014 will highlight the essential role of global research infrastructures in addressing grand challenges, and identify the challenges and drivers for collaboration at an international level in four thematic areas: Marine sciences, cultural heritage, food security and e-science.
Fujitsu Laboratories Innovation Gathering
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.
Research and innovation in the UK - funding, commercialisation and infrastructure
27 March 2014, London
This annual seminar is a timely opportunity to discuss the latest developments in research and innovation policy. Sessions will include discussion of funding arrangements for research, including attracting EU funding, the commercial 'impact' element of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and the effectiveness of R&D tax credits. Priorities for Government investment in science will also be discussed, in light of the planned increase set out in the Comprehensive Spending Review, and the House of Lords Select Committee inquiry into scientific infrastructure - published in November.
The conference will also include focus on steps to improve the commercialisation of UK research including the impact of Catapult Centres - Government-funded hubs bringing together business and universities on particular fields of research - so far and the next steps for the Centres. Delegates are expected to include key policymakers from across Government and Parliament with representatives from Research Councils and other funding bodies, and key stakeholders from universities, learned societies and industry.