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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.

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Aerodays 2019

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.

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Webinar on EIC prize Fuel from the Sun: Artificial Photosynthesis

27 May 2019, Online

A webinar on EIC prize Fuel from the Sun: Artificial Photosynthesis, intended to discuss the grand final phase of the competition and other questions related to this prize will take place on 27 May 2019

 The prize on Artificial Photosynthesis will reward the best technology that produces sustainable fuel by combining sunlight, water and carbon via artificial photosynthesis. The contest is open to individuals, groups, organisations and companies in Europe and internationally. The deadline for applications is 3 February 2021.

The event link will be provided only to registered participants.


EC's Chief Scientific Advisors present Carbon Capture and Utilisation scientific opinion at 2019 EUBCE

27-30 May 2019, Lisbon, Portugal

In this year’s European Biomass Conference 27th Edition several different matters will be debated by biomass experts and among them Carbon Capture and Utilisation.

Prof. Elvira Fortunato, member of the European Commission's Group of Chief Scientific Advisors will present the recommendations mentioned on the Group's scientific opinion 'Novel carbon capture and utilisation technologies' on 30 May, 11:00 – 15:00 | room 1.05.

These recommendations reference a possible range of solutions to tackle climate aspects, technical status and prospects for development.

Registration is still open.


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.

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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.

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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.

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Manufacturing as a service: The additive manufacturing promises to the EU economy

5-6 February 2019, Brussels, Belgium

I-Form, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, is hosting a thought-provoking session on 3D printing in manufacturing at the ‘EU Industry Days’ event at The Egg in Brussels.

The session is titled: “Manufacturing as a service: The additive manufacturing promises to the EU economy”. The EU Commission event will be opened by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission.

The event is shaped around three themes: industry & sustainability; industry & globalisation; innovation & digitalisation.

At the I-Form session, keynote speakers and an expert panel will debate the promises and challenges 3D printing (additive manufacturing) brings to global manufacturing, including:

• Rethinking the current manufacturing model

• Putting the customer at the heart of the manufacturing process (the emergence of the ‘prosumer’)

• Identifying potential regulatory gaps (in areas such as IP and standards) that may emerge through a paradigm shift in manufacturing

• New supply chain models, new markets and new customer needs.

Speakers include experts from Siemens, Materialise, Prodintec, EY and I-Form.

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Open access, Scientific Publishing and Plan S

5 February 2019, Brussels, Belgium

In a written statement on 4 September 2018, Carlos Moedas called for a coordinated effort at the European level to make progress in the transition to open access to scientific publications.

Plan S is among the numerous initiatives designed to achieve this goal. During this event, we wish to give our speakers and participants a forum to discuss the various implications of Plan S, particularly with regard to the transformation of the traditional scientific publishing model, confronted with the digital revolution and the growing demand for open access to knowledge.

The European Commission will also give us an overview of some of their own policy initiatives to promote Open

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Deep-Science, Deep-Tech, Deep-Mind

31 January 2019, Brussels, Belgium

While legislative negotiations on Horizon Europe are under way in the European Parliament and the EU Council, the proposal presented by the European Commission entrusts the Strategic Planning process with the definition and implementation of the most significant novelties of the next Framework Programme (i.e. intervention areas, R&I Missions, new EU R&I Partnerships, EIC).

Could the prospected tools and ecosystems under Horizon Europe (EIC, Pathfinder and Accelerator, EIT) move strategically forward the positioning of emerging technologies into a systemic perspective?

How will innovation ecosystems contribute to such process?

By bringing together in a high-level round table the most relevant representatives of the European S&T community and decision makers, we aim to explore possible options on how to systematically streamline collaborative breakthrough deep-science, deep-mind, deep-tech into a systemic innovation ecosystem cutting across the next Framework Programme for R&I (Horizon Europe).

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