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
Städte als Keimzellen der Energiewende in Europa gefördert in Horizon 2020
22 May 2019, Berlin, Germany
Cities are the foundation of the energy transition. The European energy and climate goals can only be achieved through the engagement of cities. The Framework Programme Horizon 2020 for Research and Innovation promotes new solutions for implementing the energy transition.
The German National Contact Point (NCP) for Energy organizes a panel discussion which focuses on “Cities as foundation of the energy transition” at “Berliner Energietage 2019”, one of the most influential energy events in Germany.
Representatives from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and DG ENER discuss the chances and advantages of a participation in the Framework Programme Horizon 2020 with experienced project partners from cities and communities.
The panel discussion gives room for the audience to access detailed information, to ask questions and receive customised advice. Afterwards experts offer personal consultations.
The panel discussion will be held in German.
Registration is required.
15th World Conference on Transport Research
26-31 May 2019, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India
The 15th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR) will be held at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India, during 26-31 May 2019. IIT Bombay is one of the premier institutes in India, established for the development of technical education in the country.
For the last 40 years, WCTR has been organised every three years by the WCTR Society. The conference aims to bring together academics, practitioners, managers, and policymakers from all parts of the world, to share cutting-edge research and advanced state-of-practice. The conference also includes special sessions, technical tours, an exhibition and social events.
This knowledge event provides a unique opportunity for experts to exchange ideas in all areas of transport research. Within this frame, on 26th May the WCTRS-Y (Young Researcher’s Conference) will take place. WCTRS-Y is being organised with the sole aim of encouraging young researchers to get a hands-on experience in the working of the society, to interact and learn from their seniors, and renovate the society with their stimulating thoughts.
27 May 2019, Bucharest, Romania
Aerodays 2019 is landing in Bucharest (Romania) next 27-30 May. For almost three decades, the European Aeronautics Days (Aerodays) has been the leading event in aviation research and innovation, mirroring the priorities and strategies set within the European Union's Research Framework Programmes.
The 8th edition of Aerodays, co-organised by the European Commission and the Romanian Presidency of the European Council, builds on the achievements of Horizon 2020, the biggest EU transnational research and innovation programme to date. It provides a platform to share and review the latest developments in aeronautics and air transport across the European Union, further strengthening its leadership on a highly competitive and strategic international market.
What to expect:
- Aerodays provides a unique networking opportunity for the research community and European companies, from SMEs to multinationals, for exchange with policy makers.
- It offers an excellent platform for learning about ground-breaking European research projects.
- It expressly encourages the participation of Eastern European countries to share their specific expertise and promotes regional policies for research and education in aeronautics.
European Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) 2019
28-31 May 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
Come to the only conference in Europe that brings together academia, government, business and community in a cooperative approach to improve learning and knowledge exchange in order to deliver optimal solutions.
Interaction and collaboration with the disaster risk reduction (DRR) community is a critical element in improving climate change adaptation (CCA), as the communities share similar goals and activities. Bringing the two groups together is particularly important in relation to the goals and targets of the three major international agreements: Paris, Sendai Framework for DRR and the Sustainable Development Goals.
ECCA 2019 will offer an inspiring opening plenary and a business plenary to address major challenges together with top speakers from the sector and your own choice of eight parallel sessions to delve into more specific issues.
Fundação Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB) Lisbon will host the conference indoors. After three productive days of sessions at ECCA 2019, we invite our delegates to enjoy the last day of the conference (31st May 2019) with an excursion, where you can find out more about climate change action while enjoying the sights of Lisbon and its neighboring municipalities.
Paving the way towards clean energy and fuels in Europe
29 May 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
This research policy workshop will focus on how to move forward the innovation chain in the EU for bioenergy, advanced biofuels and renewable fuels, contributing to the clean energy transformation in energy and transport, in line with the Strategic Development Goals and the EU Communication “Clean Planet for All”. For this purpose, the workshop will identify the research and innovation needs, the strategy and the roadmap for bioenergy, biofuels and renewable fuels to make the European industrial energy and transport sectors economically and environmentally sustainable, secure and competitive in the global markets.
The agenda will focus on the value chains of advanced biofuels, renewable fuels, intermediate bioenergy carriers and biomass-based cogeneration of heat and power. The entire innovation sequence will be discussed, from breakthrough technologies to applied research and demonstration, pre-commercial scale financing and market up-take support measures. Results from the entire portfolio of around 60 projects supported under the European Union’s Framework Programme Horizon 2020 – Secure, clean and efficient energy challenge will feed into the discussion.
The views of the engaged EU Member States and of research and industrial stakeholders will be an important additional contribution, to identify non-technological support pathways through new tools, research concepts, the mobilization of national actions, private engagement and financing mechanisms. The workshop will then report on the progress of the innovation chains, the effectiveness of pushing innovative solutions into the market and their broader penetration into the energy and transport mix. Policy recommendations based on project results, the Member States’ interests and plans, as well as the views of the stakeholders, will also be collected and reported.
The event will be free of charge upon registration through EUBCE user area.
ESASTAP 2020 - “Reflecting on EU-South Africa STI cooperation”
12 April 2019, Brussels, belgium
ESASTAP 2020 is organising its closing event in Brussels at the EC premises with the aim to showcase successful EU-South Africa collaborative projects and initiatives, and to reflect on the future of EU-SA R&I cooperation.
High-level officials from the EC and the SA Department of Science and Technology, representatives of the R&I community from both EU and SA, as well as other interested stakeholders are expected to attend.
Venue: Brussels, European Commission – Rue Philippe Le Bon 1-3 / Meeting room 4.56
INFRASTAR Training School
8-12 April 2019, Nantes, France
The INFRASTAR (Innovation and Networking for Fatigue and Reliability Analysis of Structures - Training for Assessment of Risk) training school aims to provide lectures and hands-on trainings to Master and PhD students, early-stage researchers, young professionals in order to be well aware of all aspects of asset management of civil infrastructures with respect to fatigue of materials, i.e. to put each individual work into perspective.
The participants will get additional knowledge about their own field but also about what is performed beforehand and afterwards.
The courses will provide multi-disciplinary and intersectoral basic concepts in three core fields:
1. Monitoring and auscultation,
2. Structural and action models and
3. Reliability, risk and decision analyses; ranging from the design to the dismantling of the structures: bridges and wind turbines.
A participant who successfully has taken part in the Infrastar training school will be able to understand:
1. How to smarten the structures and its benefits.
2. How to model structural and material behaviours of civil infrastructures under loading.
3. How to develop, perform and assess structural risks and the value of structural information.
Coordinator's Day on Amendments and Reporting
11 April 2019, Brussels, Belgium
On the 11th April 2019 the European Commission will organise a “Coordinators’ Day on Amendments and Reporting” for coordinators of existing grants. The purpose of the event is to explain the details on the preparation of grant amendments and reports.
It will take place in the Charlemagne building, in Brussels, from 9.30 to 17.00h.
It will also be possible to follow the event online
For any question, please contact EC-EGRANTS-TRAINING@ec.europa.eu.
Forward as one: Healthcare innovation and the need for policymaker engagement
9 April 2019, Brussels, Belgium
This year’s event is entitled "Forward as one: Healthcare Innovation and the need for policymaker engagement", and will be held in association with the Romanian Presidency of the European Union, which runs until the end of June.
More than ever before, in this crucially important year, the EAPM Conference will allow for a bridge to national representatives is order to further build on the developments that the Alliance has helped to architect in various policy areas.
It is the ideal one-stop shop, as stakeholders from every discipline and every Member State come together to forge the way ahead.
Key topics to be discussed in Brussels will include:
- Personalised Medicine and the Innovation Agenda: An Integrated Approach
- Technology Developments
- Personalised Treatments and Personalised Prevention
- The Regulatory Framework (Part I)
- The Regulatory Framework (Part II)
- Political Will and Institutional Support
ERRIN H2020 Energy Brokerage Event
9 April 2019, Brussels, Belgium
The ERRIN Energy & Climate Change WG invites you to a Brokerage event dedicated to the upcoming H2020 Programme Call Building a low-carbon, climate resilient, future: secure, clean and efficient energy.
The event aims to provide useful information and tips regarding energy-related projects, support knowledge exchange and debate, efficiently facilitate the creation of partnerships for future H2020 projects.
Participants will have the opportunity to listen to Institutional speakers, NCPs and regional experts. Choose the projects that fit your organisation’s expertise (full list in the document attached), or sign yourself up for a session of open matchmaking.
Registration for the event is now open.