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Last update: 11 April 2014

Research Commercialisation: From Idea 2 IPO

19-20 May 2014, London, UK

Research Commercialisation is a new cross-discipline event and will provide a platform for all those involved in promoting university-industry-investor collaboration, technology transfer and start-ups. Delegates to this major new conference will hear from UK government, leading industrial, investor and academic speakers on strategies to support the commercialisation of academic research including: Bringing research to the market, Best practices in technology transfer, Academic-industry collaboration, Intellectual property strategies, License vs. start-up, Investment strategies, Key Performance Indicators.

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Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE2014)

12-13 June 2014, Athens - Greece

The Greek National Documentation Centre (EKT) and the European Commission, in collaboration with the Greek General Secretariat for Research & Technology, have the pleasure to invite you to participate at the International Conference “Week of Innovative Regions in Europe 2014”, which is organised under the frame of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in Athens, Greece, on the 12th and 13th of June, 2014.
The WIRE Conference provides a forum for policy dialogue on Regional Strategies, Innovation & Growth. Organised since 2010, it has been established as a debate leading to new proposals for improving the effectiveness of regional, national and European governance, measuring the impact and supporting regional development

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Euroscience Open Forum - ESOF 2014

21-26 June 2014, Copenhagen

ESOF2014 offers a platform where researchers, journalists, policy makers, students and organisations can meet and debate European research and global challenges.

The scientific programme, covering 8 themes, consists of keynote lectures, seminars, workshops and engaging formats for debating the latest research.

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Events earlier this year

Urban Megatrends and Future Challenges for European Urban Areas

27 March 2014, The Committee of the Regions - Rue Belliard 101, Brussels

The aim of the event is to bring together representatives from the JPI Urban Europe and the European Institutions as well as from other urban networks, along with high-profile scientific and policy experts to discuss issues relating to megatrends and future urban challenges.

The JPI Urban Europe has recently finalised two studies on global megatrends and their long term impacts on European cities that will be presented and discussed at the seminar. The scientific background paper gives and in-depth analysis of urban challenges. The Urban Megatrends policy paper indicates that global megatrends, including climate change and demographic and economic development, will have a regionally differentiated impact on European urban regions and implications for policy-making at all levels.

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Horizon 2020 national launch events and thematic events

1 January - 17 March 2014, Various locations in Europe

UPDATED: Bulgarian and Croatian web sites added (10/2/2014)

This is a handy, one-page overview of all the national launch events and thematic events related to Horizon 2020. The "summary of events" page linked to below will be updated as more information becomes available.

The table includes past events as well as those that have not yet taken place.

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Opportunities for SMEs under Horizon 2020: "Horizon 2020 Is Open for Business"

3 March 2014, Brussels

This interactive information event organised by the European Commission is your chance to discover the SME support toolbox under Horizon 2020 and to learn how to make practical use of it. Special guest: Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science.

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Final Conference for the IMOSHION project

13 February 2014, Málaga, Spain

IMOSHION stands for “Improving Occupational Safety & Health in European SMEs with help of Simulation and Virtual Reality” and aims at improving occupational safety and health (OSH) in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) by use of simulation and virtual reality technologies. The final conference of the IMOSHION project will be held at the Rectorate building of the University of Malaga, on February 13th, in Málaga, Spain.

 

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