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MEnt (Migrant Entrepreneurs team-up with mentors) Final Conference

11 December 2018, Brussels, Belgium

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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.

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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. 

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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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Scaling up neuroscience: High performance computing and modelling the brain

18 April 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria

The human brain produces, processes and transmits information in an incomparable manner. Researchers and scientists from all over the world strive to decode the mechanisms underlying this multi-layered and unique system.

The Human Brain Project is a major driving force in the field of neuroscience research in Europe, aiming to model the brain and reproduce its complexity on computing platforms.

This one-day event especially targets early career researchers and provides an overview of elements of brain modelling tools both from software and hardware perspectives.

The programme comprises several sessions where participants get ample opportunities to exchange information and knowledge with peers as well as renowned experts working in the Human Brain Project. Attendance is free, but registration is required.

Co-organised by: Human Brain Project Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Registration deadline: 9 April 2018

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EIC Horizon Prize on High Tech for Humanitarian Aid - Jordan

18 April 2018, Brussels

DG RTD and DG ECHO organized a second roundtable on High Tech for Humanitarian Aid on 18 April 2018 in Amman, Jordan. This roundtable allowed Jordan stakeholders to learn more about the innovation Prize and identify local / regional humanitarian challenges that could be addressed through the frugal application of advanced technologies. The event permitted as well to enlarge the community building between humanitarian actors and technology developers in the context of the Prize.

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ECOCHAMPS Final Event

12 April 2018, Amsterdam - RAI Convention Centre, Netherlands

Six new components and five state-of-the-art vehicles: we proudly invite you to the ECOCHAMPS final event.

At the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam we will present the hybrid powertrain technologies that have been developed over the past three years. In particular, we will explain how we have applied standardisation and modularisation to improve the feasibility of hybrid vehicles, while at the same time paving the road for CO2-saving technology.

On April 12th we will unveil the ECOCHAMPS hybrid demonstrator vehicles: two passenger cars, a medium duty truck, a city bus and a heavy duty truck. We explain to you all of our innovations on improved hybrid electric powertrains and their components.

Key-note speeches from the industry and standardisation authorities will close the day.

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FABULOS Open Market Consultation / Webinar

10 April 2018, Helsinki, Finland

The FABULOS project focuses on how cities can use self-driving minibuses in a systematic way. Six partnering cities are collectively procuring the operations of an automated bus line.

Companies can receive up to 5.5 million euros to support their R&D work in developing systems capable of operating fleets of automated minibuses. The aim of the Open Market Consultation is to gain market insight on state of the art and future developments in the field of automated mini-buses.

In order to achieve this, the tender specifications need to be refined and repositioned in cooperation with the procurers, potential suppliers, bus manufacturers and other specialists in the fields of automated vehicles and urban public transport.

During the Open Market Consultation webinars, the FABULOS challenge, vision and scope will be presented alongside the pre-commercial procurement process.

There will also be room for questions.

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FAO e-conference on “The Role of Small Farms Within a Larger Context of Food Security”

19 March - 9 April 2018, Rome, Italy

This e-conference is intended to provide further feedback on what has been learned so far from the work in the EU-funded Horizon 2020 research project on “Small Farms, Small Food Businesses and Sustainable Food Security”, commonly known as SALSA project (for more info: http://www.salsa.uevora.pt/en/)

The e-conference will help identifying key knowledge gaps, as well as to share examples that will contribute to build the SALSA empirical base. Using this second e-conference, the SALSA team wants to catalyse and foster an ongoing dialogue with relevant stakeholders.

This is the second e-conference carried out within the SALSA project. The previous e-conference took place in October 2016. 462 participants provided a total of 99 contributions, which result in a significant input to the SALSA project.

The virtual discussion is intended to draw the attention of researchers, educators, students and a wide spectrum of food chain/food system actors and entrepreneurs, as well as policy makers and administrators at multiple levels, on the role of small farms within a larger context.

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