2-3 October 2012, Barcelona, Spain
The main goals of the first day of the workshop is to give a complete overview of the entire portfolio of projects on photovoltaics (PV) in the NMP, Energy and ICT programmes through the FP7 and to make key recommendations on future research needs in the PV domain for the set-up of a nanotechnology roadmap to foster the development of PV in Europe.
The second day, Ephocell consortium presents the progresses on Up Conversion and Down Shifting Luminescent Solar Concentrators. The technology developed into Ephocell project is applied for enhancing the performance of third generation PV cells.
1-2 October 2012, Klaipeda, Lithuania
The concept of "EastLink" cooperation is based on EU Eastern partnership policy and the EU Central Asia cooperation strategy. The main goal of the conference is to attract business support organizations, science institutions and enterprises for constructive dialogue with the aims to:
1. Build a bridge in between Education institutions in the East and West
2. Facilitate joint Research projects
3. Accelerate technology transfer processes in the Cooperation areas
4. Facilitate business partnership for promotion of innovations and foster development of Knowledge Economy.
The conference is targeting 4 major economic trends: maritime industry, energy, transport and life sciences.
11-12 September 2012, Borås, Sweden
SARTRE (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) aims to encourage a step change in personal transport usage through the development of safe environmental road trains, or 'platoons': a convoy of vehicles where a professional driver in a lead vehicle drives a line of other vehicles. All vehicles are totally detached and can leave the convoy at any time. Once in the platoon, drivers can relax and do other things while the platoon proceeds towards its long haul destination. This final workshop will include a demonstration of platooning with five vehicles on a test track, a simulator and other project results, as well as host stakeholder discussions.
1-4 September 2012, Nicosia
The Congress is organised by the European Office of Cyprus and will explore new tools to bring researchers and enterprises together from all over the world. The Congress will serve as a highlight global event for harnessing the potential of entrepreneurship to transfer innovation ideas into products and services.
The main objective of the conference is to promote cross-national collaboration between East and West as a tool to overcome national limitations on knowledge, financial resources, technology, and services.
4 July 2012, Brussels
A number of energy-related Calls for Proposals under FP7 are planned to be published on 10 July 2012.
The info day will start with an introduction on the political context of the energy theme's work programme, followed by presentations of the individual calls. A part of the afternoon session will focus on the rules of participation.