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
Bioeconomy in the EU: achievements and directions for the future
14-15 February 2013, Dublin
One year on from the launching of the EU’s Bioeconomy Strategy, the European Commission, in collaboration with the Irish Presidency, analyses the achievements and the opportunities ahead in the two-day conference “Bioeconomy in the EU: achievements and directions for the future".
Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, and the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, open this high-level meeting that takes place in Dublin Castle from 14 to 15 February 2013.
RegioStars 2013 - Award Ceremony
31 January 2013, Brussels
The objective of the RegioStars Awards is to identify good practices in regional development and to highlight original and innovative projects which could be attractive and inspiring to other regions. The RegioStars awards form part of the Commission's Regions for Economic Change initiative, which aims to highlight good practice in urban and regional development.
The Award Ceremony will take place the 31 January 2013 at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels.
Innovation management platform
31 January 2013, Brussels, Belgium
Live-Demo & Interactive Session of the Innovation management Platform that applies a structure to the innovation process to create, capture and develop ideas through well-defined workflows.
NET4SOCIETY Conference "Learning by doing - making interdisciplinarity work"
15 January 2013, Brussels
The conference "Learning by doing - making interdisciplinarity work" on the role of interdisciplinarity in European research and perspectives from the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities will take place on 15 January 2013 in Brussels. The conference is organised by the international network of National Contact Points for Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) NET4SOCIETY in partnership with the European Alliance for the Social Sciences and Humanities (EASSH).
The conference sessions will convene at the beautiful premises of the Museum of Natural Sciences (Rue Vautier 29) in Brussels. The event will allow researchers from different disciplines and SSH stakeholders to interact in order to share experiences and good practices and finally draw lessons from interdisciplinary research projects in different FP7 themes. The conference will seek to overcome the challenges in properly integrating contributions from the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) into different research fields.
The conference will
- Hear experiences on interdisciplinary integration from current FP7 projects;
- Draw lessons for future interdisciplinary research
Progress during the conference will be structured through a series of thematic panels with presentations from project coordinators followed by a panel discussion and involvement of the audience. The main aim of the conference is to identify successful paths for making multi- and interdisciplinarity effective. The conference addresses research managers, funding organisations and researchers.
Venue Brussels, Museum of Natural Sciences (Rue Vautier 29).
Descriptions on how to get there can be found here: http://www.naturalsciences.be/information/visitor/index_html#access
Registration deadline: 8 January 2013.
InfoDay on FP7 Environment Research in the specific field of water innovation demonstration projects
15 January 2013, Brussels
The European Commission (Research & Innovation DG - Directorate Environment) is organising an InfoDay on FP7 Environment Research in the specific field of "water innovation demonstration projects" on 15 January 2013 in Brussels. The event will focus on the Call FP7-ENV-2013-WATER-INNO-DEMO of the 2013 Work Programme. It aims to provide guidance on the preparation of proposals, to update proposers on recent progress by the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Water and to allow for brokerage amongst the participants.
Registration for this event is now closed; the maximum registration capacity has been reached after only one month of running the registration facility.
People who have not been able to register may wish to follow this event remotely in real time from 9:00 am on 15 January through webstreaming. Instructions for the connection will be made available on this web site on 15/01/2013 before 9:00 am.
In addition, people who could not register and would be interested in submitting a three-slide presentation on their organisation and/or proposal idea may submit it before 10 January by email to RTD-ENV-2013-WATER-INNO-DEMO@ec.europa.eu. Authors are invited to follow the structure given in the supporting documents on CIRCABC (see below). During the event, participants will be informed about the possibility to access these additional presentations through the event’s CIRCABC till closure of the Call.