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European Month of the Brain
1-31 May 2013, Across Europe
Understanding the human brain and its diseases is one of the greatest scientific and philosophical challenges. During the last few decades, brain research has made great progress on all fronts but much more is still to be discovered.
Advances in neuroscience are crucial to keep our ageing societies and our economy healthy. Some 165 million Europeans are likely to experience some form of brain disorder each year – from anxiety to depression to dementia – and treating these disorders now costs some €800 billion in Europe every year.
The European Month of the Brain is packed with activities to make a difference. There are more than 50 events in 19 countries:
- to increase our awareness of the importance of brain research and healthcare matters
- to showcase EU achievements
- to outline foresight research and policy
- to improve the resource allocation for brain research and healthcare within and between EU member states and associated countries
- to lift taboos around mental health
1st OpenChina-ICT Thematic Workshop on Smart and Sustainable Cities
31 May 2013, Guangzhou, P.R. China
The 1st OpenChina-ICT Thematic Workshop on Smart and Sustainable Cities is organised by the OpenChina-ICT project under the aegis of the European Commission through its FP7 research-funding programme, aiming at facilitating ICT related research cooperation between Europe and China. This event (free of charge) will be held in Guangzhou, P.R. China on May 31, 2013 and will bring together policy and main research stakeholders from Europe and China specialized on the ICT aspects of Smart and Sustainable Cities to create feasible research collaboration with the emergence of concrete projects.
The agenda, featuring high-level speakers from Europe and China, including representatives from the European Commission DG CONNECT, government officials, key research experts, researchers and many other speakers is available on the project website: www.openchina-ict.eu.
Three parallel green-energy events in South East Europe
29-31 May 2013, Sofia
A new report from the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) has pointed out that solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity continued its remarkable growth trend in 2011.
The solar market in South-East Europe is still small, but it is growing rapidly and has great potential to become a considerable part of the global renewables market.
The event includes an information session on the EU Project Install+RES.
Two other events are being conducted in parallel:
KhAl-ERA Project: Opportunities for EU-Ukraine Cooperation in Composites Area
27-31 May 2013, Crimea, Ukraine
This session will be dedicated to the potential of Ukraine and Europe research partnership in area of composite materials in the frame of EU Programmes for Research and Technological Development (e.g. FP7, HORIZON 2020). Participants will have an opportunity to learn more about available collaboration possibilities and running international projects, and also you are welcome to present your own experience in this area.
Fujitsu Innovation Gathering
30 May 2013, Dublin
What next for Big Data, the Cloud and High Performance Computing? How to extrapolate R&D value and turn technology into tangible business solutions? What role for Ireland? Fujitsu invites you to join the discussion with industry strategists, leading academia and state agencies at a unique, one day conference in Croke Park on Thursday, 30th May 2013 to find out how Ireland can best position itself to maximise innovation and R&D collaboration to drive commercial success.