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Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology
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Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities
Scientific expert workshop - Novel carbon capture and utilisation technologies: research and climate aspects
25 January 2018, Brussels
The Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) has been tasked by the College of Commissioners to develop a scientific opinion on the topic “Novel carbon capture and utilisation technologies: research and climate aspects”.
SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) and the SAM High Level Group of Advisors are organizing an 'invitation only' scientific expert workshop which will take place at the Palais des Académies in Brussels.
This scientific workshop will complement the evidence gathering that will be performed by the SAPEA Consortium. All these results will provide input for the opinion to be developed by the High-Level Group (HLG).
The opinion is due to be delivered by the end of April 2018.The SAM will provide scientific advice based on existing research to assess the climate mitigation potential of novel carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) technologies to inform future policy decisions including financial support.
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OLEA R&I PROJECT DEVELOPMENT DAY AT THE UJA (SPAIN)
25 January 2018, Jaén, Spain
The UNIVERSITY OF JAÉN (Spain) is located in the province of Jaén (Andalusian Region), which is the main producer of olive oil in the world.
After the success of the networking event held in Brussels on 29th June 2017 (http://bit.ly/2ykNKD4) and in order to foster the joint participation of researchers, enterprises, public administrations, universities, research institutes, organizations, olive mills, etc., the University of Jaén will be hosting the so-called OLEA R&I PROJECT DEVELOPMENT DAY on 25th January 2018.
This Event will count on the advice of H2020 experts and, among others, will cover the following areas of expertise of the olive sector:
- (A) Biomass for the production of biofuels
- (B) Biomass for the production of renewable electricity/thermal energy
- (C) Earth Sciences/Ecology
- (D) Genomics and Metabolonics
- (E) Health
- (F) ICT
- (G) Marketing and Economy
- (H) Robotics and Automation
Registration will be open until 22nd January 2018. Welcome to OLEA!
25 January 2018, Turin, Italy
In autumn 2017 and winter 2018, the RISE (Research, Innovation, Science Experts) group of advisors to Commissioner for Research, Science & Innovation, Carlos Moedas, are touring European capitals to meet with independent experts and think tanks in the field of research and innovation.
The Tour d’Europe takes place in the context of President Juncker' initiative of a wide and open reflection on the future direction of the European project.
The RISE Tour d’Europe will focus on the field of research and innovation and its role in wider European policy. This involves a dialogue between the RISE group and independent think tanks, not directly connected to national administrations. The participants will be policy advisers, economists, academics, and intellectuals. Tour d'Europe events are invitation only and not open to public participation.
The RISE group will use the tour to present the findings of their report “Europe’s future: Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World”. The national hosts will put forward the main economic and policy perspectives of their country.
A final report on Opening R&I for EU’s future will be presented after the end of the tour in mid-2018.
The Turin event is hosted by the Compagnia di San Paolo.
Lunch Time Event on 'The Mission of Quantum Technologies' - organised by SAM
25 January 2018, Brussels
The Scientific Advice Mechanism, together with Diretorate A, from Research and Innovation are organising an internal lunch time event to talk about 'The Mission of Quantum Technologies'.
Professor Tommaso Calarco, Ulm University is the Guest Speaker.
MaX Conference on the Materials Design Ecosystem at the Exascale
29-31 January 2018, Trieste, Italy
MaX Conference on the Materials Design Ecosystem at the Exascale: High-Performance and High-Throughput Computing. ICTP, Trieste (IT) 29-31/01/2018.
Materials are crucial to scientific and technological advances and industrial competitiveness, and to tackle key societal challenges — from energy and environment to healthcare, information and communications, manufacturing, safety and transportation. Computational science, with the current accuracy and predictive power, can play a very relevant role in this respect by boosting materials design and discovery.
In this scenario, scientific objectives and computational technological perspectives are nowadays more intertwined than ever. The MaX Centre (Materials Design at the Exascale), one of the nine Centres of Excellence for computing applications funded by the EU since 2015, has been acting along two core lines, namely, high-performance computing (HPC), in view of the transition to exascale architecture, and high-throughput computing (HTC), with the final aim of building a materials modelling ecosystem.
The MaX Centre takes the opportunity of its general conference to share with the scientific community its current efforts and future perspectives, as well as to underline the state of the art of both the scientific and the technological innovation which can disruptively impact on material discovery in the next decade. The general focus of the Conference is on scientific advances in computational materials research, as well as future developments in the exascale perspective.
The program will include sessions with invited speakers only, on topics including but not limited to: - Advances in high performance computing for materials science - New avenues from data analytics / AI in materials science - High throughput computing for materials discovery - Trends in high performance computing and codesign - New algorithms for first principles simulations.
Lunch event "Fact-Checking Science: shaping the governance of scientific advice in the EU”
23 January 2018, Brussels, European Parliament
Pearl Dykstra, Vice-Chair of the SAM High Level Group of Advisors, joints the discussion panel regarding "Fact-Checking Science: shaping the governance of scientific advice in the EU”, hosted by Julie Girling, Member of the European Parliament.
One can read on the official event page that:
''This lunchtime discussion is a timely opportunity to address what the EU institutions can do to reinvigorate trust in EU government.''
Room: P7C050 in the PAUL-HENRI SPAAK (PHS) Building- European Parliament
Rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60 B-1047 Brussels – Belgium
BAMB Stakeholder Network Annual Meeting
23 January 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The Annual Meeting of the BAMB Stakeholder Network will be held on January 23, 2018 from 10:00-18:00. An exciting program has been put together and the Consortium is looking forward to sharing what's new with the H2020 BAMB project, as well as illustrating the key functions of BAMB tools through concrete case studies and pilots.
Breakout sessions will allow participants to dive deeper into select topics. In addition, the inaugural exposition of the Reversible Experience Modules pilot project will be on site and available to explore!
The pilot is built up reversibly and showcases products in connection with their Materials Passports, while demonstrating their value for (present) use, recovery and re-use.
Visitors are invited to interact with products and to experience hands-on their value propositions related to the circular economy.
The Annual Meeting is open to all registered members of the BAMB Stakeholder Network. Not yet a member? Join today! www.bamb2020.eu/ Upon registration you will recieve your code to reserve a ticket. We hope to see you soon!
The Generations & Gender Programme Stakeholder Seminar
23 January 2018, Brussels - European Parliament
Pear Dykstra, Vice-Chair of the SAM High Level Group of Advisors will be part of a panel debate involving researchers and stakeholders from policy and civil society regarding the 'The Future of the Generations to come. Youth, Work-Life-Balance and Solidarity in Europe.'
On the organisers web page one can read:
''...public policy, civil society, industry and the academic community representatives will gather at the European Parliament for a morning of presentations and discussions about current trends and research findings about the transition to adulthood, work-life balance and the future needs that current young generations may face in terms of family formation and ageing. Opportunities for policies to tackle pressing societal issues identified by scholars will be discussed.''
This event is hosted by Alessia Mosca and Brando Benifei, Members of the European Parliament.
Synergies between Horizon 2020 and the European Structural and Investment Funds: downstream combination for Climate action, Environment, Resource efficiency and Raw Materials
18 January 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Setting the scene Research and Innovation (R&I) is an important feature of the Cohesion Policy that has been placed as the first of its 11 thematic objectives. The European Commission consistently promotes synergies between Horizon 2020 and the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) however, there are still limited examples.
This workshop is set up by DG Research and Innovation in collaboration with DG REGIO and EASME with a view to explore how to combine funding on an operational level and how these complementarities and synergies can be facilitated. It focuses on the Societal Challenge 5 Work Programme - Environment, Climate Action, Resource efficiency and Raw Materials - to discuss and explore concrete synergies between H2020 and ESIF in the downstream sequential combination that enables the exploitation of the Research and Innovation results at national/regional level.
The workshop will take place at DG RTD, Champs de Mars 21, Brussels, Belgium.
UPDATED INFO - Workshop 'EU Aviation Research Policy on Noise'
16-17 January 2018, COV2 25/SDR1 'Auditorium Nowotny', Covent Garden Building, Place C. Rogier, 16 - 1210 Brussels (BE)
The European Commission, Clean Sky JU and INEA organise a two-day workshop on EU Aviation Research Policy on Noise, towards linking noise research and technological developments with certification and regulatory issues at EASA and ICAO level.
The workshop builds upon the last successful one organised by the FP7 X-Noise project on 'Future Trends in Aviation Noise Research', held in Brussels in 2014.
Objectives of the workshop and programme are thoroughly described in the attached document.
Please note that, due to reached room's capacity, registrations are closed. If you wish to attend, please contact: RTD-H3-SECRETARIAT@ec.europa.eu
Looking forward to welcoming you soon!
- Description and programme [OCX] 48 KB