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Last update: 15 December 2017

26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition -EUBCE 2018

14-18 May 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark

As one of the world’s leading R&D conference combined with an international exhibition, the EUBCE represents the leading platform for the collection, exchange and dissemination of scientific know-how in the field of biomass. 

Be part of the 26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition and present your results to specialists and decision makers operating at the top end of the biomass and bioenergy sector.

Submit your abstract by 6th November 2017.

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EU Research and Innovation Day at COP23

15 November 2017, COP23, Bonn zone, EU pavilion, Room 1

European Commission's DG Research and Innovation is organising a EU Research and Innovation Day at COP 23. During this day, several issues - such as 1.5 & 2°C strategies, Arctic science contributions to implementing the Paris Agreement or Climate Services for Small Island Developing States and Least Developed Countries - will be discussed. The complete programme is available below.

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Industrial application of SOFC systems: the DEMOSOFC project

14 November 2017, Torino, Italy

The workshop will include a visit to the DEMOSOFC site (SMAT Collegno Waste Water Treatment Plant) where the first European industrial size biogas fed Solid Oxide Fuel Cell is running!

The workshop is free of charge. Detailed program, registration form and useful information are available in the project web site.

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EU Research Conference – Funding and Policies for Smart Mobility

10 October 2017, Torino, Italy

In the framework of Smart Mobility World 2017, an international event will be organized by Politecnico di Torino on October 10: “EU Research Conference - Funding and Policies for Smart Mobility”.

Opportunities to cooperate in Research and Innovation projects in smart mobility will be showcased. European funds in the framework of Horizon2020 will be presented, together with relevant international initiatives focused on Research.

Between the speakers, Roberta Zobbi (Head of the Transport Strategy Unit, Directorate General Research and Innovation, European Commission), Angela Di Febbraro (Italian delegate for “Smart green and integrated transport” in H2020) , and representatives of industrial groups and of the main European strategic platforms in smart mobility.

The conference includes a session “Eu Funding and Policy framework” chaired by A. Damiani (President of APRE, Italian Agency for the Promotion of the European Research) and the round table “A roadmap for smart mobility”, chaired by Enrico Pisino (Head of Research and Innovation, FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) and President of the Italian Transport Technological Cluster “Trasporti Italia 2020”.

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EU-CELAC Joint Initiative on Research and Innovation (JIRI)

2 October 2017, San Salvador, El Salvador

Senior officials emphasized the key role of research and innovation for sustainable development and growth and committed towards the development of a bi-regional innovation agenda. In terms of concrete actions, senior officials :

  • Acknowledged the policy advice initiative for CELAC as a genuine opportunity for supporting CELAC countries in structuring their national R & I priorities and support developing regional and bi-regional cooperation. A new round of expression of interest is launched by end of 2017.
  • The intra-CELAC workshop on Research Infrastructures (RI) in Uruguay (27-28 Sept) was seen as a critical step towards the development of a regional approach and a broader understanding on the different instruments and programmes available in CELAC, open for transnational cooperation. The first EU-CELAC meeting of the working group on RI will take place in Brussels in 2018, based on nominations of representatives from both EU and CELAC countries.
  • Discussed how best to capitalise on the opportunities provided under the new  Horizon 2020 work programme for 2018-2020, targeting the region of CELAC, namely in the field of health and sustainable urbanisation. In this context, senior officials agreed to set in place a task force on Sustainable Urbanisation, as well as to explore how best to strengthen cooperation in new areas such as sustainable agriculture and transport.
  • Finally, the SOM highlighted the need of a research portal to articulate better the connection among CELAC countries but also to act as a structuring element of their participation in all three pillars of the Common Research Area.

The Knowledge week was also composed of a set of information and back-to-back research related events such as a Horizon 2020 and Erasmus + information day, co-organised jointly with DG EAC, as well as a Workshop on Sustainable urbanisation and a Horizon 2020 training for researchers and NCPs.

Addressing the sustainable development goals under Horizon 2020 and the Common Research Area were at the heart of the Academic and Knowledge Summit (5-6 October), a congress of universities of more than 300 participants from both regions. The Summit concluded with a Declaration calling for further integration and highlighting the Common Research Area as the existing policy framework supporting academic and scientific cooperation between the EU-Latin American and the Caribbean.

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E² Tech4Cities Brokerage Event 2017 - Find your next research, technology or financial partner

23 June 2017, Brussels, Belgium

E²Tech4Cities 2017 – Energy & Efficiency Technologies for Cities – is back with a 3rd editon of its highly visible brokerage event organized by Enterprise Europe Brussels.

Also this year, the B2B event will be hosted by impulse.brussels at the occasion of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017 #EUSEW2017 NEW!!! Pitch your project idea in front of a panel of investors

For whom: Private companies (including Start-ups SMEs and large companies), Public authorities and municipalities Industry associations Universities and research centers Investors and Business Angels Focus and main areas topics: Renewable energies Energy-efficient Buildings and districts ICT for cities, Smart cities and communities Energy efficient mobility and transport European Research and Innovation opportunities under Horizon 2020 Energy management Energy recovery Smart grids and energy systems integration

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