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.
MSCA - RISE Call 2019 Information Event (London)
8 February 2019, London, United Kingdom
The event aims to provide participants with an overview of the RISE scheme. Participants should gain a clear understanding of the proposal format and the key considerations related to planning, writing and submitting proposals.
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.
DEMETER Concluding Symposium on Rare-Earth Permanent-Magnet Motors and the E-Mobility Revolution
5-7 February 2019, Leuven, Belgium
Imagine the current growth rate of (Hybrid) Electric Vehicles is maintained worldwide. There are already 4 million electric vehicles on the road and the IEA expects this number to increase to 70 million in 2025.
But which technologies will make up the future EVs? Which e-motor will dominate? And what about the critical raw materials that are needed for this electrification? These are just some of the questions that will be tackled in the DEMETER Concluding Symposium.
The Symposium features a high-quality, “beyond-science-only” programme on rare-earth permanent-magnet motors and the e-mobility revolution. The 3-day Symposium provides the floor to invited international experts from industry, academia and the European Commission, as well as the early-stage researchers from the EU MSCA-ETN DEMETER project who will present their final results (watch the DEMETER video https://vimeo.com/180175180).
The Symposium includes two exciting panel discussions, which will stimulate a wider societal debate about the transition to a low-carbon mobility system, the requirement of critical metals (incl. rare earths), the Social License to Operate to mine and/or recycle critical metals, as well as the geopolitical aspects of rare earth sourcing.
The Symposium is a co-organisation of DEMETER, SIM² KU Leuven and GloREIA.
HoNESt final conference: Engagement with Nuclear Energy and Society: past, present and future
7 February 2019, Brussels, Belgium
The HoNESt H2020 project final conference will take place on 7 February in Brussels. The aim is to share and discuss the research findings on the past, present and future of nuclear energy in society.
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.