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
VicInAqua webinar: Turning water and energy challenges into opportunities (free)
13 May 2019, Online
Join our free webinar on 13th May 2019 (2.00-3.30pm CET, registration required) Turning water and energy challenges into opportunities: Find out how you can exploit business and innovation opportunities created by water and energy challenges!
Learn more about the technologies in the EU H2020 VicInAqua project (MBR membrane bioreactor, monitoring and control systems, hatchery-RAS recirculating aquaculture system, renewable energy supply systems) and its integrative project approach.
Participation is for free but you need to register here
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.
2nd European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving
2-3 April 2019, Brussels, Belgium
The European Commission, with the support of the EC-funded project ARCADE, is pleased to announce its Second European Conference on connected and automated driving:
‘Connected Automated Driving: Europe takes the lead’ The deployment of Connected and Automated Driving (CAD) can contribute significantly to our policy goals of bringing down the number of road fatalities, reducing harmful emissions from transport and reducing congestion.
At the same time, automated mobility has the potential to strengthen the competitiveness of European industry, create new jobs and boost economic growth.
It is the ambition of the European Commission to make Europe a world leader in the deployment of connected and automated mobility.
Technological progress is very fast and the market for connected and automated vehicles is expected to grow exponentially.
With the EUCAD 2019 conference, which comes almost one year after the publication of the Communication on automated mobility and two years after EUCAD 2017, the European Commission intends to take stock of the implementation of the different actions of the European agenda.
EUCAD 2019 is the only conference in Europe that brings together political leaders from the European Commission and Member States with high-level representatives of industry and road authorities to discuss all the major challenges related to automated mobility.
Taking place just one month before European elections, EUCAD 2019 will also convey a strong message to citizens: their acceptance is key to the success of CAD. Engaging different segments of society in the discussion helps to establish a sense of inclusiveness and shared ownership and will encourage this acceptance.
Steel and Coal: a New Perspective – Research and Innovation in Action
28 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium
More than 100 high-level stakeholders and decision-makers discussed the questions of Steel and Coal in Europe at a seminar organised by the European Commission, Directorate General for Research & Innovation on 28 March 2019 in Brussels.
After a political introduction by DG RTD Deputy Director-General, the architect-engineer Philippe Samyn highlighted several emblematic steel-framed buildings while Tomasz Rogala from PGG showed several achievements in the coal industry. The European Steel Platform focused on digitization of industry, electrical mobility and renewables.
The second session was aimed at discussing with experts and stakeholders the preliminary results of the 7-years Research Fund for Coal and Steel Monitoring and Assessment exercise.
The last session focused on decarbonisation of steel and on coal regions land-use rehabilitation.
This conference provided a good opportunity to explore synergies between public, private, academic, research and NGOs on sustainable forward-looking options for steel and coal.
An exhibition took place at the conference with a model of hydrogen steelmaking, a sample of real deposit of iron ore electrolysis, and a virtual reality visit of a coal mine.
For more information, please contact Dr Domenico Rossetti di Valdalberο, Deputy Head of Unit ‘Coal and Steel’ in DG Research and Innovation.
EU Research and Innovation for Cities of the Future
21 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium
Registration for the EU Research and Innovation for Cities of the Future event, jointly organized by the URBAN Intergroup of the European Parliament and the European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation is now open.
This joint event will show how EU funded Research and Innovation actions are driving Sustainable Urban Development to address major urban challenges.
The event aims to:
- Inform Members of the European Parliament, City Leaders, policy makers, academia, private sector, industry and innovation firms on the substantial evidence knowledge base from EU funded Research and Innovation projects /initiatives /actions
- Discuss EU R&I emerging findings, challenges and opportunities building on the main highlights of the draft High-Level Expert Group report on “Innovating Cities
- Support knowledge transfer towards sustainable urban transition, tapping on the existing EU funding instruments.
Secure your spot at the event that brings together European Parliament (MEPs), city leaders and policy-makers, innovation providers, representatives of cities networks, pioneers from technology and economics, European Institutions senior representatives and UN agencies.
The event is structured around 3 sessions, including inspirational talks, panel discussions and representative case studies from Horizon 2020 ongoing demonstration projects.
The event will be at the European Parliament (Room ASP 3E2) on Thursday 21 March (14:30-17:30)
SESAME final international workshop
19-21 March 2019, Petten, Netherlands
We are pleased to invite you to join us to the SESAME Final International Workshop at the NRG site in Petten, the Netherlands.
This international workshop is the final event of the Horizon 2020 European Research Project SESAME (thermal hydraulics Simulations and Experiments for the Safety Assessment of Metal cooled reactors).
The aim of this event is to disseminate the main achievements of the project among the international nuclear community and to foster the exchange of the newest scientific and technical results between researchers and experts.
The workshop will focus on thermal hydraulic aspects of liquid metal cooled reactors. In particular, it will cover: Temperature Fluctuations Mechanical Vibrations Core Thermal Hydraulics Pool Thermal Hydraulics System Thermal Hydraulics Best Practice Guidelines and Validation & Verification
The participation fee for the workshop is 300 euro. For partners of the SESAME project the event is free.
Supporting effective ocean governance. The role of Responsible R&I and Ocean Literacy
18-20 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium
#OceanDialogues2019 is a joint event between the H2020 research projects MARINA and ResponSEAble - in cooperation with the European Parliament – SEARICA intergroup & IOC-UNESCO - on the role of *Ocean Literacy* and *Responsible Research and Innovation* in supporting effective Ocean Governance.
The aim of the 2019 Ocean Dialogues is to identify solutions for the development of a sound ocean knowledge system that can support effective ocean governance, by addressing challenges such as engagement, co-creation and shared responsibility.
It will provide inputs to the Preparatory process of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The outcome of the Ocean Dialogues 2019 will be a manifesto which will be presented and discussed at a dedicated policy workshop organised at the European Parliament.