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6-7 December 2012, San Francisco, California
'Destination Europe' events showcase the vibrant and exciting research and innovation culture in Europe and the opportunities available to researchers, from anywhere in the world, interested in working in Europe.
It is a joint initiative of the European Union and its Member States.
At the San Francisco event you will find:
- Experts from European research organisations, funding agencies and European Commission services who will present programmes, initiatives, excellent institutions and opportunities to develop innovation and technology transfer;
- Researchers who have had the experience of moving to Europe temporarily or permanently and who will share their experience with you;
- Information about the practicalities of moving to Europe (scientific visa, mobility centres etc.);
- An exhibition space with stands to provide additional information.
The Indo-European Research and Innovation Partnership
30 May - 1 June 2012, Brussels
Following the Joint Declaration signed at the last EU-India Summit in February 2012, the European Commission DG Research and Innovation, the EU Member States Strategic Forum for International S&T Cooperation (SFIC) and the Indian Department of Science & Technology are pleased to announce that the Indo-European Research and Innovation Partnership Conference will take place on 31 May and 1 June 2012 in Brussels.
Research and Innovation: An agenda for a renewed partnership
2-3 April 2012, Barcelona
The recent developments on both sides of the Mediterranean Sea have created a new context and momentum for developing a new phase of cooperation and establishing a more strategic partnership in research and innovation. This conference will take place on 2-3 April 2012 in the World Trade Centre in Barcelona and will be opened by the EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Mrs. Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and other senior policy-makers from EU Member States and Southern Mediterranean countries.
Destination Europe: Your Research and Innovation Opportunities
20 January 2012, Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA)
This high-level Conference will showcase Europe's vibrant and attractive science, technology and innovation culture; the excellent funding opportunities Europe provides for career development and the challenging positions in world-class environments offered by European industry and research organisations. When we look at the picture of all the opportunities available, both at national and European level, including the attractive opportunities for women researchers, it is truly impressive.
Presentations by high-level speakers, representing some of the major funding organisations and research intensive industries in Europe, will be illustrated by testimonials from researchers who have taken advantage of the opportunities offered to develop their careers in Europe.
Speakers will include: Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, the EU Commissioner for Research and Innovation; Professor Tim Hunt, Nobel Laureate; Professor Donald Dingwell, Secretary General of the European Research Council and many other inspiring leaders in the field.
The target audience is researchers of all nationalities based in the US, opinion leaders and representatives from leading US universities; multipliers from EU and national networks working in the USA and representatives from the science diplomacy community and the media.
All are welcome. Participation is free but registration is obligatory.