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
1+1=3 - How agroforestry boosts revenues and resilience of Europe's farmers
29 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium
Attend this meeting at the European Parliament, hosted by Paul Brannen MEP, to hear and discuss how agroforestry and European research are boosting the revenues and resilience of Europe’s farmers. The meeting starts with presentations on the results of the AGFORWARD research project including the launch of the AGFORWARD folder of innovation and best practice leaflets. A panel will then discuss how we can mainstream agroforestry in Europe. The panel includes: Clara Aguilera Garcia MEP (Vice Chair, Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, European Parliament), Olivier De Schutter (Co-chair of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems), Valentin Opfermann (Policy Advisor on Agricultural and Environmental Research and Environmental Issues at COPA-COGECA), Mauro Poinelli (Head of Unit Environment, Forestry and Climate Change, DG AGRI, European Commission), and Patrick Worms (Senior Science Policy Adviser at the World Agroforestry Centre). There will be a time for questions and the meeting will be followed by a drinks reception and an opportunity for networking.
Workshop "European Pilot Production Network" on Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials
28 November 2017, Brussels
The workshop will introduce the EPPN and the planned activities and engage the pilot upscaling facilities and their users.
The EPPN activities include creating an operational map of all European open pilot facilities and services for upscaling of nanotechnologies and advanced materials; connecting technology owners, users, innovation policy and programme managers and investors through a Digital Hub; and establishing an enhanced materials’ innovation ecosystem and attractive business environment for upscaling and innovation.
The aim is to fully exploiting the business potential and improve the opportunities for technology uptake, demonstration and market deployment, offered by European upscaling facilities.
The EPPN will also support the networking between public and private investors, as well as National and Regional resources and initiatives.
The workshop will also show some best practices pilot projects and their impact, as well as examples of pilot projects preparing to provide upscaling services.
This should facilitate discussions on how the EPPN can support the pilots, and how the pilots can get involved and contribute to establishing a European innovation eco-system with optimal impact.
15 November 2017, Utrecht, Netherlands
To celebrate and build on the success of HydroZONES and to outline the potential of biofabrication and the future of European funding of the future technology, we like to invite you for our HydroZONES symposium "Paving the path for biofabrication in Europe".
The symposium will provide you with an overview of conclusions and recommendations and is open to all stakeholders interested in biofabrication. This includes, but is not limited, to scientists, policy makers and industrial partners.
European Strategic Approach on Additive Manufacturing
15 November 2017, Oeiras, Portugal
The objective of this workshop is to bring together stakeholders involved in key EU projects in Additive Manufacturing to promote the benefits of European Strategic Actions for Additive Manufacturing, stimulate synergies, maximize mutual benefits and map the collaboration path after the project ends, evaluate the impact of the exploitable results from these projects, explore possibilities offered under the new Horizon 2020 Work programme and develop future project ideas, partnerships and strategies
Workshop on Nanotechnologies & Advanced Materials Pilot Projects for Regional Growth
8 November 2017, Patras, Greece
The Directorate General for Research & Innovation (DG RTD) is co-organising with the Region of Western Greece (RWG) a specific workshop on Nanotechnologies and Advanced Materials Pilot Projects.
This event will bring together stakeholders from academia, technology centres and industry working in the fields of nanotechnology and advanced materials, with special focus on pilot projects.
Previous workshops concluded that there is the need to engage industry, SMEs, public and private investors in dialogue with the consortia that have completed or are running projects on pilot lines.
The purpose is to develop a favorable ecosystem for materials upscaling. This in turn will support regional growth through fast deployment of new technologies.
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