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The future of the 21st Century Ocean

28-30 June 2011, Brest, France

This International Symposium on marine research infrastructure is organised by Europôle Mer (Scientific group of 15 research institutes, universities and engineering schools in marine sciences and techniques).The European Commission will be strongly represented as well as the European regions, the French Ministry of Research. In order to benefit from international viewpoint, this symposium hosts representatives from National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOOA, USA), Neptune (Canada) and JAMSTEC (Japan).
The general aims of the symposium are:
- to identify the major challenges for marine science of this century,
- to foster interactions between managers and users of the RIs, including sponsors, scientists, industry and stakeholders.

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Conference on the Common Strategic Framework for EU research and innovation funding

10 June 2011, Brussels

The conference is aimed at anyone interested in the development of the next Strategic Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union. Stakeholders from research institutions, industry, universities, non-governmental organisations, scientists and politicians are especially invited to take part in making EU funding more attractive and easier to access for participants.

The conference will feature high-level speakers from the European Commission, science organisations, universities, entrepreneurs and governments from across Europe and beyond.

Sorry! Registration is no longer possible as the conference is fully booked.

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Week of Innovative Regions in Europe 2011 (WIRE2011)

7-9 June 2011, Debrecen, Hungary

The conference – considering the document of ‘EUROPE 2020, a strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive development strategy’ and the 'Innovation Union Flagship Initiative' - focuses on questions related to knowledge, innovation and competitiveness in economy with respect to research infrastructure investments, clusters and their effects on how they can support smart growth in the regions.

Participation in the Conference is free of charge, but pre-registration is required.

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Innovation Union stand at the European Commission Open Days

7 May 2011, Brussels, Berlaymont

On Saturday 7 May, the Research and Innovation DG will be represented at the Open Days of the European Commission at the Berlaymont building from 10am to 6pm.

This year, the Research and Innovation DG will present and promote the Innovation Union on our common stand with the Information Society DG.

For the occasion, we will offer several activities for visitors of all ages! So come and find us at the centre of the Berlaymont building!

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