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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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SAVE THE DATE ! Innovation and Cultural Heritage - High-level Horizon 2020 conference of The European Year of Cultural Heritage

20 March 2018, Brussels

The conference – organised by the European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation, in cooperation with Directorates General for Education and Culture and for Communications Networks, Content and Technology – will showcase the dialogue between contemporary European society and the most promising innovations in the field of cultural heritage that European policies and funds have supported. The conference sessions will highlight policy, social, technological, methodological innovations and new, promising alliances around cultural heritage. The high-level speakers of the conference will discuss policy developments, success stories and future challenges.

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Successful R&I in Europe 2018 - 9th European Networking Event

15-16 March 2018, Düsseldorf, Germany

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

The series of events has been a great success with over 2300 participants since 2009. The event addresses especially universities and research institutes and small and medium-sized enterprises.

Participants, who are interested in giving a presentation, can participate in the "Call for Presentations" (ideas for H2020 projects and/or results from former international R&D&I projects).

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"COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology - Info Day in Romania"

16 March 2018, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The objective of the event is to provide information to Romanian scientific community about the COST framework, namely its international cooperation approach and explain COST activities as well as how to participate in them.

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Science Café with František Štěpánek

15 March 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Science Café with František Štěpánek is an unconventional open discussion with theme "Future of microscopic robots".

Prof. František Štěpánek is a recognized scientist in the field of chemical engineering. His research is focused on microscopic chemical robots that mimic single-cell organisms. One of the main drivers for the development of chemical robots is the area of oncology, and especially controlled and targeted delivery of chemotherapeutics to tumours, along with the related diagnostics and control.

Currently Prof. František Štěpánek leads the Chemical Robotics Laboratory at the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague. In 2008, Prof. Štěpánek became the first ERC grantee in the 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 his work.

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H2020 Communication Campaign in Romania

15 March 2018, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The overall objective of the Communication Campaign is to have a positive preventive effect on the errors likely to be committed by the beneficiaries, by explaining the key issues of the financial provisions of the H2020 General Model Grant agreement

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