25-28 July 2013, Dublin
Dublin’s annual festival of science & culture with FREE events for families to take place from 25 – 28 July 2013. 2012 saw a unique year long celebration of science in Dublin as over 600, 000 people took part in Dublin City of Science 2012 celebrations. Although that year may be over a brand new Festival has evolved from the energy and excitement it generated.
The Festival of Curiosity, Dublin’s annual Festival of Science and Culture, will take place for the very first time this year from 25-28 July. The Festival will provide new opportunities for adults, families and children to come together and experience a hands on adventure in science, play and curious technology. The Festival will transform Dublin’s City Centre into a fun filled curiosity hub for four days in July, with free day-time events for families & children, accompanied by an evening programme of interactive science debates, discussions and shows that will intrigue and challenge the most curious of minds.
5 June 2013, Brussels
What will be the biggest challenges facing European agricultural sector in the near future, and what will be the role of research, namely the new EU research programme, Horizon 2020, in facing them? That will be the focus of a conference entitled "Agricultural Research and Food Security – Outlook to Horizon 2020 and beyond", held at the Czech Permanent Representation to the EU (Rue Caroly 15) on 5 June 2013. More information on the programme and the registration form are available on the website of CZELO, the Czech Liaison Office for Research, Development and Innovation.
23 April 2013, Brussels
Representing the whole plant breeding innovation chain from fundamental research to crop production and food processing, the European Technology Platform ‘Plants for the Future’ (Plant ETP) is a major stakeholder of the agricultural sector and is committed to stimulating research and innovation in plant genetic resources to the benefit of the grower and final consumer. As the European Commission steps up its plans to implement the EIP for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability, Plant ETP is organising a high profile event on "Stimulating Innovation in Plant Genetic Resources: A role for the EIP for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability".
The objective of the event is three-fold:
i) to highlight the contributions of plant breeding towards increasing innovation in agriculture;
ii) to discuss ways in which the EIP for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability may enhance the uptake of plant breeding innovations on the farm; and
iii) to inform the Plant ETP membership on the EIP instrument and to call for action towards national and regional Rural Development programming authorities to set up innovation funding streams at local level and include plant genetic resources as a key focus area.
Registration is free to any interested stakeholder, but limited seats are available. Sign up today to confirm your place!
10-12 April 2013, Grenoble, France
This workshop provides an opportunity for researchers and students working in the field of (bio)materials/tissue engineering, physical chemistry, microtechnologies and cell biology to meet and exchange on exciting topics at the interface of materials science, microtechnologies and cell biology. All these aspects are important for designing the new generation of biomaterials and to elaborate platforms for in vitro diagnosis.