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Last update: 25 November 2014

Innovation in waste management: Linking the ‘circular economy’ and the ‘waste hierarchy'

26 November 2014, Espoo, Finland

The workshop addresses the macro environmental effects of the diffusion of non-landfill waste management technologies for MSW by adopting an LCA approach. During the session, the participants will explore possible changing pressures from shifting to non-landfill MSW management technologies.

The presentations will explore observed ex post trends (1996-2011) and on ex ante scenarios (2012-2030 and beyond). The experts and guests are invited to discuss policy and economic implications of (saved) external costs from shifting to non-landfill MSW management technologies. 

See the workshop programme here:

http://www.mince.fi/document/Workshop_WP8_Program-innovation_in_waste_management.pdf


BioFIT (Fostering Innovation and Transfer)

2-3 December 2014, Lille, France

BioFIT aims at stimulating and facilitating technology transfer and collaborative projects between academic institutions, pharma/biotech industry, together with other practitioners in the Life Sciences field.

BioFIT is an ideally configured event featuring: • Partnering with qualified and pre-screened one-to-one meetings • Conferences to explore hands-on approaches to tech transfer and Open Innovation • Presenting technologies, licensing opportunities


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Science, Innovation and Society

19-21 November 2014, Rome

The international conference on “Science, Innovation and Society”, organised by the Italian National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, CNR) is held from 19 to 21 November at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome.

The event gathers the stakeholders in the scientific sector, who will share views on different subjects, such as gender equality, ethics and the concept of “open science” in order to promote responsible research and innovation in Europe.

On the evening of the 19th of November, Art&Innovation Exhibition opens at MAXXI Museum in Rome, with the participation of the Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Dario Franceschini and the Italian Minister of Education, Universities and Research, Stefania Giannini.

 

[Video] Carlos MOEDAS, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Science and Innovation, meets with Stefania GIANNINI, Italian Minister for Education.


[Video] Speech by Carlos MOEDAS, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Science and Innovation

 

Due to the many subscriptions, registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available but the access to some of the rooms for the parallel sessions might not be guaranteed. All plenary sessions will be streamed live here.


Standards - Your Innovation Bridge

30 October 2014, Brussels

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?


Economic Ideas Forum 2014 - Innovation and Growth: Setting the Reform Agenda

16-17 October 2014, Bratislava, Slovakia

The Economic Ideas Forum, organised by the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies is a yearly high level conference that brings together economic experts, high level policy makers and business representatives in order to discuss new economic solutions for issues of European and global importance.

Under the title ‘Innovation and Growth: Setting the Reform Agenda’, this year’s Economic Ideas Forum will include a series of seven panel discussions, focusing on Europe’s return to economic growth through reform, innovation, social justice and smart investment.


IMI 2 Open Info Day 2014

30 September 2014, Brussels

The Open Info Day will include an overview of IMI 2’s funding and intellectual property (IP) rules, tips on applying for funding under IMI 2, and workshops on the first IMI 2 Call topics.

In addition, there will be plenty of networking opportunities and IMI staff will be on hand to answer questions relating to the new Call topics and the IMI 2 application procedures.

For more information on the Open Info Day 2014 go to the IMI website.

 

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