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
MEnt (Migrant Entrepreneurs team-up with mentors) Final Conference
11 December 2018, Brussels, Belgium
ELIXIR Fifth Anniversary
11 December 2018, Brussels, Belgium
ELIXIR is celebrating its fifth anniversary by hosting an event entitled 'Open Data for Impact and Innovation'. The event is aimed at funders, policy-makers, industry representatives, and ELIXIR partners.
As an ESFRI landmark infrastructure, ELIXIR's role is to coordinate, integrate and sustain Europe's life science data resources. Since its establishment in December 2014, ELIXIR has grown to become the largest ESFRI research infrastructure in terms of Membership by countries.
Through its first Scientific Programme (2014-2018) and a major Horizon 2020-funded project - ELIXIR EXCELERATE - ELIXIR has delivered many new services and activites for users. Through a series of talks, ELIXIR will present its achievements from the past five years and describe the priorities for the next Scientific Programme (2019-2023).
Complementary talks from high profile external speakers including Jean-Eric Paquet (Director General, Directorate General Research and Innovation, European Commission), Dame Janet Thornton (member of the Scientific Council, European Research Council) and Gabriela Pastori (BBSRC, and Chair of ESFRI Food and Health Strategic Working Group) will help set the wider policy context.
POEM Opening Conference "Participatory Memory Practices"
13-14 December 2018, Hamburg, Germany
The conference "Participatory Memory Practices. Connectivities, Empowerment, and Recognition of Cultural Heritages in Mediatized Memory Ecologies" addresses a multidisciplinary and international group of scholars and experts from memory institutions, civil society, policymakers, social entrepreneurs, the coding community, and creative industries.
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.
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.
Innovative bio-based products: Investment, Environmental Impacts and Future Perspectives
6 June 2018, Crowne Plaza Brussels- Le Palace, rue Gineste 3, Brussels
The conference serves as a platform to present and discuss the considerations emerging from the study “Bioeconomy: Support to Policy for Research and Innovation”.
The objective of the study is to provide a range of new information and analyses that will enable policymakers, investors, the scientific community, primary producers, business enterprises and other stakeholders to make more informed decisions about innovative bio-based products.
Besides a plenary session lead by bioeconomy experts, three parallel sessions focusing on each study areas will be organised during the whole day, encouraging the active participation of guests.
Please register via this website by 4 May 2018 at the latest.
The „recipe” of innovative ecosystems
6 June 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The aim of the event is to share experiences of V4 countries with assessing the successful “recipe” for creating innovative local ecosystems, in particular the role of knowledge transfer, skills development of SMEs and students, services delivered to innovative SMEs and what answers policies can be given to such challenges.
The Visegrad Four (V4) conference „The „recipe” of innovative ecosystems” is organized jointly in Brussels on 6 June 2018 by the Czech Liaison Office for Research, Development and Innovation (CZELO), the Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU, the Slovak Liaison Office for Research and Development (SLORD) and the Polish Science Contact Agency (PolSCA).
Best Paths Demo 2 Special Workshop – Maximising Multivendor Interoperability in HVDC Systems
5 June 2018, Paris, France
This 4th Special Workshop of the EU funded Best Paths project will show the results of Demo 2, which aims to assess and maximise interoperability for multivendor HVDC systems based on Voltage Source Converters (VSC) technology.
During the workshop, participants will see live demonstrations as well as presentations of the methodology and final results of this work, which is the first attempt to perform systematic investigation on multivendor VSC interoperability with world-leading HVDC manufacturers, using offline and real-time simulation.
3rd Innovation Sessions - Healthcare Systems and Future Therapies
4 June 2018, Brussels, Belgium
With the participation of the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, the Portuguese Trade & Investment Agency (AICEP), in cooperation with the Confederation of Portuguese Business (CIP), the Portuguese Agency for Innovation (ANI), the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and Eupportunity, would like to invite you to participate in the third “Innovation Sessions” event, a space to present and debate perspectives on innovative sectors.
The 2018 edition of the Innovation Sessions will focus on Healthcare Systems and Future Therapies. The Innovation Sessions bring together key actors from the European Institutions and main stakeholders from both public and private sector, in an interactive format in view of stimulating the debate and developing partnerships.
The event will take place at the European Economic and Social Committee, in Brussels, from 12h30 to 18h00, including a networking cocktail.
Registration required until 15 May 2018
ETIP Bioenergy Workshop "Emerging Technologies"
4 June 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The European Technology and Innovation Platform (ETIP) Bioenergy will present several low TRL biofuel technologies during a workshop taking place on 4th June at the NH Brussels EU Berlaymont in Brussels, combined with offering opportunities for B2B (business-to-business) matchmaking.
The workshop “Emerging Technologies” will give an overview of relevant projects and work on advanced biofuels production technologies with a low Technology Readiness Level. The aim of the workshop is to highlight technologies that have not yet been demonstrated at large scale, i.e. TRL 4-5 and 6-7.