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Last update: 31 October 2014
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E-Consultation on Nature-Based Solutions

12 November 2014

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The European Commission is developing an EU Research and Innovation policy on nature-based solutions to tackle some of the most pressing challenges of our time. Nature-based solutions can transform societal challenges into innovation opportunities by capitalising on existing knowledge and turning natural capital into a source for green growth and sustainable development. These solutions are inspired and supported by nature, while maintaining and enhancing natural capital. They are sustainable measures that simultaneously meet environmental, social and economic objectives.

The objective of the EU Research & Innovation policy on nature-based solutions is to position Europe as a world leader both in Research & Innovation on nature-based solutions and in the global market for nature-based solutions.

This the stakeholder e-consultation is part of a multi-stakeholder dialogue that will contribute to developing a comprehensive EU Research & Innovation policy framework for nature-based solutions. The e-consultation provides the opportunity to contribute your view and expertise on potential innovation opportunities, relevant examples, and related research and innovation needs for nature-based solutions.

The European Commission, in co-operation with the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy (EPBRS), invites knowledge holders and providers, policy-makers, implementers and market players, users and society at large - from local, regional, national, EU and global level to participate.

Engaging in this anonymous collaborative online dialogue (of max. 80 minutes) from your PC/tablet is easy (http://www.synthetron.com/how-synthetron-works/) and will be triggered by documents sent to registered participants. The four discussion sessions are:

o Improved Risk Management and Resilience – 10:00 CET

o Restoration of Degraded Ecosystems – 12:00 CET

o Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation – 14:00 CET

o Sustainable Urbanisation – 16:00 CET

Click here for REGISTRATION (until 7 November 2014).


Info day: Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 - calls for proposals 2015

21 November 2014, Brussels

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Attend the 21 November info day in Brussels to get first-hand information on the coming call for proposals under Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the Bioeconomy.

Societal Challenge 2 covers three calls for proposals under which projects can apply for funding:

  •     Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry
  •     Marine and maritime and inland water research
  •     Bioeconomy


Participation in the Info Day is free of charge but registration is compulsory.

You can register until 17 November 2014 via “Coming events/ Registration” on the Bioeconomy website.

Applications will be considered on a “first come, first served” basis.

Group registrations are not possible and neither is it possible to register several persons with the same e-mail address.

The Info Day is organised by the European Commission's Bioeconomy Directorate (DG Research and Innovation).


Registration is now open! Conference on Transport Safety: societal challenges, research solutions

4-5 December 2014, Palazzo Ducale – Genoa, Italy

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You are now welcome to register to be able to attend the conference on Transport Safety Research, on 4-5 December 2014, in Genoa, Italy.

This Conference, convened by the Italian EU Presidency and the European Commission, will gather researchers, stakeholders, transport professionals and policy makers from the different transport modes, to assess the future needs for transport safety, and identify priorities for research and innovation activities in Horizon 2020 and beyond.

The conference will address both the safety challenges specific to each mode, common issues and concerns that cut across them – notably human factors, automation and data management – taking into account societal challenges, policy requirements, technological developments and economic benefits.

This event is expected to provide useful input towards the definition of a shared European R&I agenda, with pointers to be taken into account in the preparation of next Horizon 2020 Work Programmes, with a view to ensure the proper deployment and implementation of safety solutions resulting from research activities.

 


Fast Track to Innovation Pilot (2015-2016) A Free Interactive Information Event

9 January 2015, Brussels

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This is your chance to discover a new exciting opportunity for industry-driven innovation under Horizon 2020.

Participants at this event will:

  • Acquire insight into the objectives of this new scheme
  • Become familiar with the modalities of the Fast Track to Innovation call
  • Get practical tips and tricks on how to apply and how to maximise chances for success when applying
  • Be able to interact throughout the event with EU-officials

Register now via e-mail: RTD-FTI-EVENT@ec.europa.eu

Seats are free of charge and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Maximum two seats per organisation.

The event will be recorded and made available via webstream (link available soon).


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Standards - Your Innovation Bridge

30 October 2014, Brussels

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This European conference will offer participants the opportunity to engage with leading experts on innovation and standardization issues, to discuss, challenge and learn how standardization can enhance the impact of innovation in Europe.

The conference will address: - How do standards support innovation and competitiveness? - How can standardization facilitate the dissemination of knowledge? - How can standards bridge the gap between innovation and the market? - How can standardization contribute to the success of Horizon2020?


Destination Europe, your research and innovation opportunities

17 October 2014, Atlanta, USA

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'Destination Europe' events showcase the vibrant and exciting research and innovation culture in Europe and the opportunities available to researchers, from anywhere in the world, interested in working in Europe. It is a joint initiative of the European Union and its Member States.

 

At the Atlanta event you will find:

Experts from European research organisations, funding agencies and European Commission services who will present programmes, initiatives and excellent institutions

Researchers who have had the experience of moving to Europe temporarily or permanently and who will share their experience with you

Information about the practicalities of moving to Europe (scientific visa, mobility centres etc.)

An exhibition space to provide additional information


Second #H2020 coordinators' day - everything you need to know about the preparation of your grant agreement

13 October 2014, Charlemagne building, Brussels

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What's next after you received the message that your proposal was successful? The event on 13 October 2014 will provide all details on the preparation and signature of your grant agreement. It will take place in the Charlemagne building in Brussels from 9.30 to 17.00.

It is mainly meant for coordinators of proposals who were invited to prepare a grant agreement. Other participants may be accepted subject to the availability of seats. Registration (first-come first-served) is via https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/events/cf/h2020-coordinators-day-2/register.cfm. You will also be able to follow the event online at https://scic.ec.europa.eu/streaming/index.php?es=2&sessionno=b0d6951563a26ffeb2405a9653b3b422. Be aware that this webpage will only become available at the beginning of the event.


ICT Proposers' Day 2014

9-10 October 2014, Florence, Italy

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This event, organised by the European Commission, is specifically dedicated to networking and promoting research and innovation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies.

The event will focus on networking for the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2015. It will offer an exceptional occasion to build quality partnerships as it will connect academia, research institutes, industrial stakeholders, SMEs and government actors from all over Europe. The event will be free of charge. Registration will open in mid-June.


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