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
Knowledge Transfer: recognition of a profession
14 December 2011, Brussels
The EuKTS Consortium will present the results of the “European Knowledge Transfer Society” project (FP7 RTD OMC-NET programme). Based on the results of previous CERT-TTT-M project (FP6 RTD OMC-NET programme) and on relevant international best practices, the project has defined the institutional framework for certification and accreditation underpinned by a model of curriculum for the Knowledge Technology Transfer profession. The EuKTS Framework is designed in order to respond to professional needs at all stages of the KTT career and sectors.
INCLUD-ED Project Final conference
6 December 2011, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
In today’s knowledge society, education can act as a powerful resource to achieve the European goal of social cohesion. Similarly to the field of medicine in which only those treatments that have been proven to be effective when curing a particular disease are implemented, there is a need to identify those educational and social actions that research has shown can reverse social and educational exclusion. In the last 5 years, INCLUD-ED Project researchers have gathered evidences that demonstrate which are the actions that overcome inequalities. They will be presented in the Final INCLUD-ED Conference.
Innovation Convention 2011
5-6 December 2011, Brussels
The European Commission is holding its first Innovation Convention following the adoption of the Innovation Union Flagship initiative in October 2010.
This major event will gather more than 1200 participants involved in the innovation chain, including high-level policy makers, leading CEOs, deans of universities and research centres, bankers, venture capitalists, top researchers and innovators.
The programme of the Innovation Convention will include master classes and round tables on innovation, an interactive panel debate with global innovation players and the award of the Women Innovators Prize. A detailed programme as well as the registration page for the event will be put on line in September.
TRANSFEU: Development of a European Fire Safety Engineering in surface transport
2 December 2011, Paris
The objective of this event is to present the results of the European project TRANSFEU on the development of Fire Safety Engineering in surface transport (rail, maritime and automotive sectors) to allow you to integrate these results in the development of your products and help you finding innovative solutions to meet the fire safety requirements in accordance with the standards.
COP 17 Side Event of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO)
2 December 2011, COP17, Durban, CCR Expo Convention Center - Room Umfolozi
The objective of the Event is to inform the Parties to the UNFCCC as well as the other interested entities and civil society on the advances of the GEO initiatives aimed at better understanding the global carbon cycle in the climate and at supporting countries in monitoring their forest resources andimplementing national MRV systems for REDD+.
The Group on Earth Observations is a voluntary partnership of governments and international
organizations that is coordinating efforts to build a Global Earth Observation System of Systems
(GEOSS). It provides a framework within which these partners can coordinate their Earth observation strategies and investments, share their data, and develop new projects. In this way, GEO aims to ensure that decision makers have full access to the cross-cutting data and information that they need for addressing critical global issues.