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.
Transition to fossil-free industries: technology pathways and policies
18 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium
Technology pathways and roadmaps towards decarbonisation are emerging in sectors such as steel, plastics, and other sectors.
The role of electrification, of hydrogen, circular and biogenic carbon utilisation, CCUS and new interdependencies between sectors are salient features of such pathways and for re-industrializing Europe.
The event will take stock of the current understanding of future options and strategies and based on this explore the implications for future policy-making, research and society at large.
The event will bring together EU-funded project and national as well as regional initiatives related to the decarbonisation of energy intensive industry sectors.
The event adopts a multi-stakeholder format to enable the development of a joint understanding of opportunities, challenges and policy needs in the ´hard to abate´ industrial sectors.
The overall objective to explore emerging visions for industrial zero net-carbon pathways and their policy implications and share information and develop knowledge between key EC, core industrial regions, industry and academic experts.
The event includes: i) policy sessions, to present and discuss policy options in order to explore new ideas and approaches to policy development. ii) stock-taking of emerging pathways, to present and discuss technology pathways based on current understanding, and identification of knowledge gaps.
NUGENIA FORUM 2019
13-15 March 2019, Paris, France
The NUGENIA Forum 2019 will be held on 13-15 March 2019 at the Cité Universitaire of Paris, France. It will be devoted to discussions on the technical and scientific milestones to be tackled to ensure competitive, efficient and safe production of low CO2 electricity from GEN II, GEN III and SMR water-cooled nuclear power plants.
Technological innovation is fundamental to maintain a high level of safety and competitiveness and requires the establishment of a well-coordinated R&D&I programme at the European level, in close collaboration with international partners.
The Middle East and the EU: new realities, new policies
6 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium
On 6 March , MENARA and MEDRESET, both H2020 collaborative research projects, will unveil their findings during a public conference entitled “the Middle East and the EU: new realities, new policies” taking place at egmont palace. the event will include a key-note speech by the high representative of the eu for foreign affairs and security policy and vice president of the EU commission federica mogherini, introduced by ambassador marc otte.
This conference aims at fostering a debate among the brussels-based expert and policy community on the present and the future of the Middle East and North Africa and in particular on the eu’s role towards this region. the agenda of the meeting will also include the presentation of the projects’ main results by MENARA’s scientific coordinator, Eduard Soler, and the project’s policy director, Nathalie Tocci, as well as by MEDRESET’s scientific coordinator, Daniela Huber.
Brain Research & Tech: How can Horizon Europe improve human brain health and performance?
6 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium
Understanding and healing the human brain is one of the most exciting challenges of the 21st century. For centuries we have been attracted by the mystery of thought and consciousness, but it is only now that we have the technical and scientific foundation to advance.
Is consciousness fundamental for the emergence of thought? Will Artificial Intelligence need to be conscious? And can we repair our mind once it has been damaged?
Addressing these questions requires boldness, is necessarily interdisciplinary and needs close coordination amongst scientists, clinicians, industry partners and policy makers. In Europe, we decided to accept this challenge and push the frontiers of our knowledge through efforts such as the European flagship Human Brain Project, the European Open Science Cloud, and our investments in High Performance Computing…
But how will we succeed? Aix-Marseille University - AMU, a European leader in brain health and technology, responds together with its scientific and industrial partners across the continent.
Science Café with Vojtěch Adam
28 February 2019, Brussels, Belgium
Vojtěch Adam is a recognized scientist in the field chemistry and biochemistry and he is an expert in the application of advanced materials in the biology. He particularly deals with metallothioneins, proteins with the ability to bind metals, with unique structure rich in cysteines.
He and his research team believe that these proteins are one of the key factors in preventing the emergence of resistance to cancer treatment with metal-based medicines. Confirmation of this fact could contribute to the more effective treatment of cancer in the future.
Prof Adam is the Vice-rector of the Mendel University in Brno and researcher at the CEITEC Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic. He holds ERC Starting Grant "Towards the Understanding a Metal-Tumour-Metabolismna" since 1 January 2018.
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.