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
JOINT KICK-OFF MEETING RESOURCE EFFICIENCY
5-6 November 2013, Brussels
On November 5 and 6 the Environment Directorate of DG RTD is launching fourteen new research and demonstration projects in the field of Resource Efficiency. More than 40 million euros will support the work of more than 140 researchers and entrepreneurs coming from 19 different European countries.
We are currently at a time of increasing energy prices, carbon constraints and intense competition for resources and markets. In this context, not only does innovation in Resource Efficiency contribute to improving the quality of our environment, but it also generates new jobs and new market opportunities.
Top researchers in the field are identifying new eco-innovative solutions and ideas for a more efficient European economy and a group of forward-looking companies - 4 out of 5 are SMEs - are ready to demonstrate these ideas with pilot projects. This will contribute to increasing resource productivity, by reducing waste and reusing what can be salvaged in the production cycle.
This the second time the Environment Directorate has been organising a joint kick-off meeting for Resource Efficiency projects. Another 18 projects for a total EU’s contribution of more than 61 million euros were launched in October 2012.
The OpenChina-ICT Final Conference
5 November 2013, Vilnius, Lithuania
The OpenChina-ICT project, supported by the European Commission (DG CONNECT) through its FP7 research-funding programme, aims at significantly contributing to the facilitation of ICT related research cooperation between Europe and China. The project will organise its Final Conference on strengthening cooperation in ICT research between Europe and China. This event will be held on November 5, 2013 at the Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva in Vilnius, Lithuania, the day before the launch of ICT 2013, representing the major European event dedicated to ICT research and innovation and organised by the European Commission from November 6-8, 2013. The conference objective is to (i) bring together policy and research stakeholders from Europe and China, (ii) present the final project outcomes, (iii) evaluate new ways to promote scientific cooperation in ICT research and (iv) provide recommendations towards more effective funding and more fruitful cooperation programs between the two regions in the framework of the new research funding programme Horizon 2020. Registration is free of charge but compulsory due to room capacity constraints, register in advance on the following page: http://store.sigma-orionis.com/login?conferenceid=73. For complementary information, please contact us: info@openchina-ict or visit the project website: http://openchina-ict.eu.
PROSUITE Final Conference
30 October 2013, Brussels
PROSUITE is an EU Integrating project for PROspective SUstaInability Assessment of TEchnologies. We combine technology forecasting methods with life cycle approaches, to integrate economic, environmental and social sustainability dimensions in a standardized, comprehensive, and broadly accepted way. Attend our final conference to learn about our new integrative framework that goes beyond the traditional 3 pillars to identify five major impact categories. See how case studies in 4 areas have applied the PROSUITE assessment approach, and test out our Decision Support System freeware/open source tools.
3rd European Energy Conference (E2C 2013)
27-30 October 2013, Budapest, Hungary
The topics of the 3rd European Energy Conference (E2C 2013) will cover chemistry, physics and material sciences related to energy technologies. To harness safely and efficiently the energy of the Sun both directly and indirectly, as well as the nuclear and thermonuclear power generation are in the centre of the conference programme. Energy storage in chemical and other forms, hydrogen infrastructure and energy transfer by photosynthesis will also be discussed. The aim of the conference is to lead to effective and fruitful communication between the research, government and industrial communities for a more sustainable and efficient European energy policy.
The conference will be attendend also by Robert-Jan Smits, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, Romana Jordan, MEP and Pál Kovacs, Hungarian State Secretary.
2013 NEM Summit
28-30 October 2013, Nantes, France
The NEM Summit, organised every year since 2008 by the NEM Initiative in close cooperation with leading industrial and academic players worldwide, is the “not-to-be-missed” annual event for all those interested in Future Internet developments and in the fast paced evolution of the networked and electronic media industry.
Over the years, the NEM Summit has grown to become the key conference and exhibition to meet and network with the most active stakeholders, access up-to-date information, discover the latest technology and market trends, identify research and business opportunities, and find partners for upcoming EU-funded calls. The event traditionally involves up to 400 attendees, 20 sponsors, 50 exhibitors and 40 speakers and authors selected following a competitive call for papers.