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
InnovAzul 2018. First International meeting on Knowledge and Blue Growth
29-30 November 2018, Cádiz, Spain
INNOVAZUL 2018 is a high-level meeting aimed to connect the main innovation agents (at a regional, national and European level) of the Blue Growth productive sectors.
It has as a primary goal to drive public-private competitiveness towards a circular economy model and a sustainable development of the marine and maritime sectors.
The event is organized by sectors, with a specific programme for Shipbuilding and Offshore Industry, Renewable Marine Energy, Fisheries and Aquaculture and Processing Industry, Ports and Port-Logistics, Tourism related to the Sea, Marine Bio Products and an Open Innovation Area
Systems Epigenetics: Towards Precision Cancer Medicine
27-30 November 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands
This conference brings together scientists from multidisciplinary fields employing different research strategies:
- Epigenetic profiling at genome-wide and/or single cell level to identify complex dynamic regulatory interactions,
- Bioinformatics and mathematical modelling to understand and predict observed (dynamic) phenotypic responses,
- Innovative epigenetic interference tools using for instance CRISPR/dCas-based epigenetic editing tools to locally overwrite epigenetic signatures and to verify the impact of defined alterations in epigenetic regulation.
The meeting provides a platform for scientists focusing on fundamental and biomedical research, clinicians and private sector scientists.
The Systems Epigenetics: Towards Precision Cancer Medicine Conference is organized in the context of the EpiPredict EU H2020 Innovative Training Network (www.EpiPredict.eu) coordinated by Dr Pernette Verschure.
Open Science Policy Symposium: ‘Enabling the Open Science Modus Operandi in Europe’
29 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The open science platform Frontiers and SwissCore (the Swiss Contact office for Research, Innovation and Education), in cooperation with the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU, have the pleasure to invite you to the Open Science Policy Symposium: ‘Enabling the Open Science Modus Operandi in Europe’.
The symposium takes place on Thursday 29 November 2018 in Brussels at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel from 16:00 to 19:30 and will be followed by a networking reception.
The symposium aims to discuss key enablers of the open science modus operandi in Europe, including:
• how to transition to immediate open access swiftly and foster a transparent and competitive scholarly communication sector;
• rewards and incentives for embedding open science in research practices, promotions and assessments.
Confirmed speakers already include:
• Jean-Claude Burgelman – Head of Unit Open Science, European Commission
• Michael Hengartner – President of swissuniversities and Rector of Zurich University
• Stephan Kuster – Secretary General of Science Europe
• Kamila Markram – CEO Frontiers
• Ingeborg Meijer – Senior Researcher and Research Evaluation Consultant, Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)
• Gareth O’Neill – President of the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers
• Florian Pecenka – Head of Unit, Austrian Permanent Representation to the EU
• Falk Reckling - Head of Department Strategy, Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
• Alexis Walckiers – Invited Professor in Microeconomics, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities for a European Research Agenda – Valuation of SSH in mission-oriented research
28-29 November 2018, Vienna, Austria
Official Austrian EU Council Presidency Conference
Background and goals
The purpose of the conference is to bring valuation (i.e. the provision of added value through SSH) and impact contributions of SSH research to transformative, mission- and challenges-oriented national and European research and innovation agendas to the forefront, to openly reflect and structurally discuss the topic in order to make it visible, debatable, verifiable and usable!
The conference aims to engage around 350 participants from all over Europe and international partner countries. It targets policy-makers from the field of science and research, public research funding agencies, researchers from SSH and arts-based research as well as researchers from other disciplinary background, representatives from business and the social economy, media representatives and civil society organisations.
More information is available here.
Science Café with Danuše Nerudová
28 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Danuše Nerudová is a recognized scientist in the field of finance and accounting. Her research is focused on sustainability-oriented future EU funding, international taxation and on financial reporting and public finances.
In particular, it concentrates on the analysis of the Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base introduction in the EU and the concept of fair and sustainable taxation. Professor Nerudová is a recognized economist and also the Rector of the Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic.
Science Café is a forum for discussion of current work and interesting scientific issues. It aims to be informal and accessible. Anyone can participate; speaker is there to be questioned and to talk about her work