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.
Designing FP9 – a closer look on the impact of European cancer research
24 April 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Annual Event by the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers: Cancer is a much feared disease. What is state of the art in cancer research – and how should European research collaborations be designed if we want to make further progress in this field?
Successful collaborative partnerships in cancer research do already exist and could serve as a model for future developments. What actions do we have to take at a European level? Are there risks we do have to avoid?
The event will also provide an outlook on the next EU framework programme: What needs to be done in order to maximize the impact of cancer research? Could it be worth a “mission”?
What in general would be success factors for future missions? By providing latest research examples and insights from science and policy, the Helmholtz Association wants to foster the discussion on a topic that is of concern to so many citizens.
NEW! TRA 2018 - EC stand programme, e-brochures, PPTs and videos available!
16-19 April 2018, Vienna, Austria
From 16th to 19th April, at the European Commission's stand (Hall A/E02), EC services, EU-funded projects and joint initiatives will present their activities thus making a very rich and interesting programme.
Divided in three main areas, the EC stand will host:
- At the INSTITUTIONAL area: DG RTD, DG MOVE, DG CNECT, JRC, INEA, EASME/SME Instrument, ERC, EAC/MSCA, SESAR JU, CleanSky JU, Shift2Rail JU and ECSEL JU;
- At the EXHIBITION area, 27 selected EU-funded projects and joint initiatives showasing their hardware. 25 will be indoors: Bionic Aircraft; SESAR Joint Undertaking; RETINA; PARSIFAL; SMS; Clean Sky Joint Undertaking; MMTECH; DORA; DownToTen; PEMs4Nano; SUREAL-23; eCAIMAN; FIVEVB; SPICY; ESPRIT; EU-LIVE; RESOLVE; LOWBRASYS; SENIORS; the European Joint Research Centre (JRC); SocialCar, InterACT, LYNCEUS2MARKET; E-ferry; EfficienSea 2 and GreenRail. And two will be outdoors: NeMo and REWARD.
- At the LIVE PRESENTATION area, the 35 EU-funded projects and initiatives presenting their activity during coffee/lunch breaks: CIVITAS SATELLITE; CIPTEC; ELECTRIFIC; PROSPECT; ALLEGRO and MAGnUM (ERC); SAFERUP and ABRAM (MSCA); SENSKIN; AEOLIX; LINCOLN; SYNCHRO-NET; SELIS; AUTOPILOT; ADAS&ME; VI-DAS; AGILE; PASSME; NGHCS and Scale-Free (ERC); BIHSNAM and SILCI (ERC); ELECTRIFIC; NeMo; ECOCHAMPS; PRODRIVE; SMARTCARS; Hydrogenlogistics; ITECCO Demo; GASVESSEL; Clean Sky Joint Undertaking; SAFE-10-T; AM4INFRA; DEMETER (MSCA); IMIS and VITALNODES
For each stand's area, please find the e-brochures provided by all participants.
Enjoy the reading and feel free to download!
ONLY ONE WEEK TO GO! TRA 2018 "A Digital ERA For Transport - Solutions for Society, Economy and Environment"
16-19 April 2018, Vienna, Austria
European Commission's DG RTD and DG MOVE are co-organising with the Austrian Ministry for Transport and Innovation, the 7th edition of Transport Research Arena (TRA), to be held in Vienna from 16 to 19 April 2018.
TRA is the largest Transport Research and Innovation Conference in Europe.The seventh edition of this biennial event will have as overaching theme "A Digital ERA For Transport - Solutions for Society, Economy and Environment".
The Conference brings together all the stakeholders of the transport system, bringing researchers, industries and public bodies closer to each other and providing a forum where they can exchange with policy makers on the challenges and opportunities the industry faces. The main TRA sessions fully reflect the multimodal and multidisciplinary nature of the transport sector and, for this reason, address all stakeholders regardless of mode.
The four main themes of the conference will be:
- Shaping the new mobility landscape – a vision for transport & mobility for Europe
- How digitalisation is transforming transport & mobility systems
- Decarbonisation & future growth – how to change our mobility system & remain competitive
- Shaping future transport research in Europe
There will be also an important exhibition area with both static and live demonstrations on latest technology developments (e.g. on electric vehicles, batteries, automation, etc.). The European Commission will have its own stand with the involvement of all transport-relevant services (DG RTD, DG MOVE, DG CNECT, DG JRC, INEA; EASME, etc.) presenting the results of EU-funded research and development projects.
The Event will be held at:
Reed exhibitions Messe Wien,
Messeplatz 1, P.O.Box 277,
Workshop: ENRICH your Innovation and Business Potential in China
19 April 2018, Brussels, Belgium
ENRICH in China's upcoming Workshop "ENRICH your Innovation and Business Potential in China" will happen on April 19th in Brussels.
In this workshop you will have the opportunity to better understand the context of current R&I Cooperation between EU and China, where Competitiveness and Innovation Landscape will be discussed.
The participants will also have the chance to engage in individual and group activities and exercises, as well as roundtables and consultancy pitch on concrete interests, demands or concerns regarding the Chinese market.
REWARD Final event
18 April 2018, Vienna, Austria
The REWARD Project is almost completed and we are happy to announce a final stakeholder event together with the dieper project in order to show final REWARD results as well as first (dieper) results. The dieper project is almost midway.
We would like to share the REWARD innovations, the results we have achieved in both projects, and our vision for the future of diesel engines at the Transport Research Arena 2018 which will be held from 16-19 April 2018 in Vienna, Austria.
The REWARD Project The goal of REWARD is to develop advanced diesel engines that are able to respond to the demands of the future. The REWARD consortium is taking on the challenge of developing diesel powertrains and aftertreatment technologies for the next generation of cleaner passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.
As the fuel economy of Diesel engines is substantially higher than for gasoline engines, REWARD plays into this enormous improvement potential to stimulate the development and use of Diesel engines in all vehicle classes.