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Designing future energy policies: Social sciences and humanities to accelerate the energy transition

22 January 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Energy policies cannot fulfil their maximum potential if the knowledge stemming from social sciences and humanities research is not factored into the decision-making process. Citizens should be at the core of all policies, including those to do with energy. This conference will underline how crucial social knowledge is to accelerating the decarbonisation of our economy and making a real dent in climate change. It will also present concrete recommendations on how to advance and better design future European energy policies in the context of the upcoming research and innovation framework: Horizon Europe. The event is organised as part of the SHAPE ENERGY H2020 EU-funded project. It aims at generating new knowledge, support evidence-based policymaking, produce interdisciplinary solutions and develop Europe's expertise in using and applying available research into the energy transition decision-making process. It will bring the perfect opportunity for a wide range of high level panellists and senior stakeholders to connect the dots, debate the key issues and think through on the political and social changes as well the necessary research and innovation investments needed to further integrate social sciences in the future of policymaking.

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2019 Infoday, Ensuring Excellent Research by Investing in Researchers Talents, Skills and Career Development

29 January 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Implementing the Human Resources Strategy to comply with art. 32 of the H2020 multi-beneficiary grant agreement

This INFO-DAY addresses 'newcomer' universities, research institutions and research funders investing in researchers’ talents, skills and career development by implementing the 40 principles of the 'European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (C&C)'.

It also addresses beneficiaries and potential applicants of H2020 contracts/projects who have to comply with article 32 stipulating the need to take measures to implement the European Charter and Code (C&C) for the benefit of all researchers and their institution.

It also brings forward policy issues related to skills and talent management in an Open Science environment closely linked to the European Framework for Research Careers.

Seven invited high-level speakers from different European research or funding institutions will evidence benefits and impact, showcase improved training opportunities, career development and talents and skills management in their respective institutions.

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3rd HBP Student Conference On Interdisciplinary Brain Research

6-7 February 2019, Ghent, Belgium

The human brain is such a complex system that it can only be understood by combining knowledge and practices from multiple scientific fields.

The 3rd HBP Student Conference provides an open forum for the exchange of new ideas among young researchers working across various aspects of science relevant to the Human Brain Project (HBP).

The conference offers a space for extensive scientific dialogue, both intra- and interdisciplinary, among peers and faculty through a variety of discussion sessions, lectures and social events. 

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European Societal Challenges: The Future of Human-Robot Interaction

6 February 2019, Brussels, Belgium

White Rose Brussels will be holding a robotics event on 6 February 2019, at 15:30-18:30, followed by a networking reception at the European Parliament.

The Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York (UK) will showcase their excellent research around the potential future of human and robot interaction. Drawing upon expertise from multiple disciplines, we will examine the exciting possibilities of rapid advances in autonomous technology.

Experts in the field will facilitate policy-relevant discussions about the need for a standardised, legal framework to ensure ethical, safe and appropriate deployment of robots and autonomous systems.

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Successful R&I in Europe 2019 - 10th European Networking Event

14-15 February 2019, Düsseldorf, Germany

For the tenth time, the conference invites researchers and entrepreneurs from North Rhine-Westphalia and regions in Europe to find new European research and innovation (R&I) partners for Horizon 2020 projects.

The series of events has been a great success with over 2600 participants since 2009. The networking event will be structured in parallel workshops focussing on seven topics:

  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Nanotechnology, Materials and Manufacturing (NMM)
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy
  • Life Sciences
  • Transport
  • Innovative Public Procurement (PCP/PPI)

Giving a short presentation (ideas and/or results) or finding a partner by talking to decision-makers opens doors for new research and innovation projects in Europe with a focus on Horizon 2020.

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Young Talent and the Blue Economy - Towards a fit-for-purpose training for marine graduates

25 September 2018, Brussels, Belgium

A new vision for marine graduate training in Europe, looking beyond the more traditional silo-based approaches to education, is needed.

To achieve this, it is necessary to examine the complex educational landscape that currently produces professional marine experts; identify some of the key issues and challenges faced by educators; and make recommendations on how to improve marine higher educational training in Europe. The EP SEARICA Intergroup has taken the initiative to organise this conference together with the European Marine Board to discuss with representatives from the research community, the industry and students about what is needed to achieve fit-for-purpose training to ensure that the blue economy benefits from the talent of marine graduates. Don't miss that!

The event will be at the European Parliament/ASP 5G1.

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Solar thermal conference: the impact of EU R&D funding / A 20 year perspective on EU R&D funding for solar thermal energy

24 September 2018, Brussels, Belgium

A conference on solar renewable energy will take place in Brussels on 24 September 2018. The event will provide insights into the impacts of R&D funded through the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation; including providing access to the solar thermal Renewable Energy R&D Impact Report and an opportunity to influence the recommendations to increase future R&D impacts. During the workshop key industry experts, including ESTELA, Solar Heat Europe / ESTIF, Tecnalia, and AEE - Institute for Sustainable Technologies, will share their insights on the future of solar thermal technologies. There will be opportunities to discuss how to increase the impacts of your own research projects.

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2018 InnoTrans

18-21 September 2018, Berlin, Germany

InnoTrans is the leading international trade fair for transport technology and takes places every two years in Berlin. The InnoTrans Convention, the event’s top-level supporting programme, complements the trade fair.

A unique feature of InnoTrans is its outdoor and track display area, where everything from tank wagons to high-speed trains are displayed on 3 500 metres of track.

Since 2016 InnoTrans offers vehicle manufacturers the possibility to demonstrate busses on a static display area and the adjacent Demonstration Course.

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30th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT) Conference

16-21 September 2018, Messina, Italy

The 30th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT 2018), the most important conference in this field will take place in Messina, Sicily, between 16 and 21 September 2018.

The event brings together more than 800 scientists, engineers, industry representatives and exhibitors from all over the world and focuses on the latest developments on fusion experiments and activities. This year the organiser is the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, leading agency for fusion research and technology development in Italy.

The programme of the conference includes the third edition of SOFT Innovation prize award ceremony on 16 September, when the three winners will receive prizes for excellence in innovation in fusion research.


HBP School - The Brain Simulation Platform of the Human Brain Project

17-21 September 2018, Palermo, Italy

This school will introduce participants to the Brain Simulation Platform (BSP) of the Human Brain Project (HBP), with the main aim to train users on how to exploit the possibilities offered by the platform to implement cellular level computational models, to use high performance analytics and computing platform systems to configure and run a simulation, and to visualise/analyse the results.

Both short lectures and longer afternoon activities will be delivered at a basic and intermediate level. Through tutorials and hands-on activities, attendees will learn how to interact with the BSP to carry out their own research, to set up and manage a data-driven collaborative project, or to use the BSP to interact with the HBP Neuroinformatics Platform.

Participants will be encouraged to introduce new ideas and suggest ways to use their original experimental data/techniques to implement/use the multiscale neural model they would like to investigate.

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