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
The road ahead for digital social innovation
26 April 2019, Brussels, Belgium
How can the European Union can support the growing field of digital social innovation (DSI), which offers huge potential to harness collaborative and open technologies to tackle some of Europe's biggest challenges?
This is the question at the heart of this high-level workshop. Organise by the Horizon 2020-funded DSI4EU project, this workshop will bring together senior officials from EU institutions, foundations, think tanks, civil society and DSI practitioners.
It will showcase the potential of DSI in priority areas for the European Commission, discuss and refine ideas for future policy agendas, explore how we can bring the “digital” into social innovation and use DSI to help shape more responsible technology, and provide ample opportunity for networking.
Enabling health equality in Europe – the role of health research
6 May 2019, Brussels, Belgium
The European Commission's Scientific Panel for Health (SPH) is a science-led expert group based on the provisions of the Horizon 2020 Specific Programme, which is tasked with helping to achieve better health and wellbeing for all.
The Panel’s main roles are to provide foresight and overall vision and strategy, as well as, to identify bottlenecks to innovation and propose solutions in the area of health and biomedical research.
Based on interactions with stakeholders during conferences and workshops, the Scientific Panel for Health set out a vision for the future of health and biomedical research in two consensus documents: ‘Better Research for Better Health’ in 2016, and a proposal ‘Building the Future of Health Research’ in 2018.
Both documents are available through the SPH website.
From further stakeholders’ consultation important topics were identified that will be the focus of the next forum to be organized with the European Commission on May 6, 2019 in Brussels: ‘Enabling health equality in Europe – the role of health research’.
The forum explores the current situation, barriers in participation and engagement with health research, and ways forward.
The SPH wishes to build an ambitious future for health research in Europe.
The forum with the European Commission is an opportunity to participate in the debate to which you are warmly invited.
For more information, please contact the SPH secretariat at SPH@p-95.com
European Research Infrastructures: from WP 2020 calls to Horizon Europe
14 May 2019, Brussels, Belgium
The III RICH Symposium on European Research Infrastructures: from Work Programme (WP) 2020 calls to Horizon Europe, organised by the above-mentioned project in close collaboration with the European Commission (DG RTD) will take place on May 14th at MCE Hôtel de la Poste - Tour & Taxis in Brussels.
The Symposium will comprise an infoday-style presentation of the Horizon 2020 calls for the 2020 deadlines, followed by three Plenary Sessions on (1) From Starting Communities to pan-EU Research Infrastructures, (2) How ongoing projects pave the way to Horizon Europe, and (3) Strategic planning of the Research Infrastructures landscape towards Horizon Europe.
The Symposium aims at analysing the new perspectives for European Research Infrastructures in Horizon Europe.
Venue: Hôtel de la Poste - Tour & Taxis in Brussels
Efficient and sustainable production of high added value bio-chemicals
15 May 2019, Delft, Netherlands
The workshop “Efficient and sustainable production of high added value bio-chemicals via biotechnological and chemocatalytic routes”, organized in the frame of the BioCatPolymers H2020 project, aims to bring together researchers from industry and academia, industrial players, local stakeholders and policy makers to discuss recent advances in the production of high added value bio-based platform chemicals.
The workshop agenda will include presentations from major industries active in bio-chemicals and related European-funded projects working on innovative bio-catalytic and chemo-catalytic process concepts.
The event will close with a tour at the unique facilities of BPF, designed to help develop and up-scale new sustainable production processes for converting bio-based residues into useful chemicals or fuels.
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.
Inspired by Nature: Combining Natural and Engineered Systems in Water Management
9 April 2019, Berlin, Germany
The Horizon 2020 project AquaNES will present their innovations in cooperation with BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues, the leading platform for exchange on water-related issues, based in Berlin.
During the conference each of the 13 AquaNES projects will be presented in various ways: there will be lectures, interactive workshops with the participants of the conference and a huge gallery-tour.
Furthermore we are proud to have Stefan Uhlenbrook, Coordinator and Director of the United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (UNESCO WWAP) as our keynote speaker. Corinne Trommsdorff of the IWA will give an inspirational lecture on the Water-Wise Cities Initiative.
Please klick here to see our preliminary program.
To get an impression of BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues, please click here.
The conference will be free of charge.
Participants must register here.
ARCHIVER Open Market Consultation events
8 April 2019, Geneva, Switzerland
With a total procurement budget of 3.4 million euros, the Archiver project will use a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) approach to competitively procure R&D services from firms in three stages covering design, prototyping and pilot, over the next 3 years.
Several events will take place between April and June 2019 as part of this process, during which potential bidders will assess the innovation potential required to address the Buyers Group use-cases.
The OMC Kick-off event will take place on 08 April 2019 at CERN, Geneva.
Towards a circular agro-food industry
4 April 2019, Brussels, Belgium
New opportunities for the uptake of circular business models in the agro-food industry are emerging across the world to address climate challenges and contribute to the revitalisation of rural areas.
The BIOrescue project is one of them: through a circular biorefinery concept, the project is transforming waste from the agro-food industry into new bio-based products for agricultural uses.
On behalf of the BIOrescue consortium, Greenovate! Europe is pleased to invite you to the final project conference “Towards a circular agro-food industry”, that will be held on 4 April 2019, in Brussels (Thon EU, rue de la Loi 75).
The event will discuss the upcoming and desired evolutions of the European policy framework towards the development of a circular bioeconomy in the agro-food industry.
This will be the chance for policy-makers, industry and trade association representatives, civil society groups and all interested stakeholders to discover and debate existing opportunities to foster the adoption of circular business models in the European agro-food sector.
Join our event to share your views and explore the circular business practices that will shape the agro-food industry of tomorrow!
Envisioning the Port of the Future: the 2030 horizon
4 April 2019, Trieste, Italy
Docks the Future Mid Term Conference is titled “Envisioning the Port of the Future: the 2030 horizon” and will be held in Trieste on 4th April 2019.
The objective of the DocksTheFuture Midterm conference is two-fold: on the one hand the goal is to communicate the first project results and, on the other hand, the objective is to validate the concepts, topics and targets defined in the clustering of project and activities of interest for the definition of the Port of the Future.
Boosting Innovation for EU industry: Industrial Infrastructures and Open Innovation Ecosystems
3 April 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Companies across the EU need access to open innovation ecosystems, to assist upscaling new technologies, product testing and validation support.
The cost of such open innovation ecosystems and their associated infrastructures can be very high, especially for SMEs and start-ups. Therefore the European Commission, Member States and regions, all collaborate on various open innovation tools to support fast-cycle development of new products and facilitation of market uptake: Digital Innovation Hubs, Open Innovation Test Beds, Centres for Key Enabling Technologies (KETs and regional centres), among others.
The Slovenian Business & Research Association and the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation are honored to invite you to the Boosting Innovation for EU Industry conference. Discussions will focus on future actions targeting a pan-European industrial ecosystem. The conference will showcase several excellent examples of innovation support with special emphasis on Slovenia and the wider region, provide feedback to high level EU representatives and discuss the needs of the local industry.