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.
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.
The International Year of Chemistry - closing ceremony
1 December 2011, Brussels
The IYC closing ceremony will emphasize the creativity and the potential of Chemistry to address the challenges facing our societies. High level speakers, including Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, and young leaders will explore and debate how chemistry is vital for solving our most critical global problems including food, water, health, energy, habitat, and more.
COP-17 Side Event Africa-EU scientific & technological cooperation in the field of climate change
28 November 2011, Durban
This side event at this year's Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will showcase examples of successful EU-Africa scientific cooperation in the field of climate change. Held at the EU Pavilion, it will focus on best practices, challenges and opportunities for development of capacities for climate change research in Africa. For more information, please consult the flyer.
EU-funded research projects contribute to the side event and other presentations held at the EU Pavilion, such as:
Mon 28/11 16.00-17.00hrs: "The HEALTHY FUTURES project: Understanding Climate change impacts on Health and adaptive capacity in Africa". Main speaker: Prof. David Taylor, Trinity College, University of Dublin
Tue 29/11, 14.00-15.00hrs: "AfriCAN Climate - The Web Platform for Uptake of Climate Related Research Results of African Relevance". Main speaker: Dr. Martha Bissmann from WIP Renewable Energies
Fri 02/12, 15.00-16.00hrs: Preliminary results of "CLICO - Climate Change, Hydro-conflicts and Human Security". Main speaker: Dr. Christiane Gerstetter from the Ecologic Institute
Wed 07/12 15.00-16.00hrs: "The CLIMB project: Climate induced changes on the hydrology of Mediterranean basins: Reducing uncertainty and quantifying risk through an integrated monitoring and modelling system". Main speaker: Dr. Chairat Benabdallah, Centre de Recherches et des Technologies des Eaux
Thu 08/12 15.00-16.00hrs: "Africa-EU scientific and technological cooperation in the field of climate change: best practices, challenges and opportunities". Main speaker Luca Perez, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation
3rd high-level European Conference on Industrial Competitiveness - "Delivering an Integrated Industrial Policy for the Globalisation Era"
24 November 2011, Brussels
The conference will examine in detail European industry's opportunities in globalisation, the role of Member States in enhancing industrial competitiveness and the importance of establishing a comprehensive industrial innovation policy. With the participation of José Manuel Barroso and Antonio Tajani.