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Last update: 16 November 2017

Innovation Sessions – Industrial Digitalization & European Mobility

21 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium

With the participation of the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, the Portuguese Trade & Investment Agency (AICEP), in cooperation with the Confederation of Portuguese Business (CIP), the Portuguese Agency for Innovation (ANI), the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and Eupportunity, would like to invite you to participate in the second “Innovation Sessions” event, a space to present and debate perspectives on innovative sectors.

The 2017 edition of the Innovation Sessions will focus on Industrial Digitalization and on European Mobility. The Innovation Sessions bring together key actors from the European Institutions and main stakeholders from both public and private sector, in an interactive format in view of stimulating the debate and developing partnerships.

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2nd COLUMBUS Annual Conference 2017 "Achieving Impact from Marine Research"

7 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium

The 2nd COLUMBUS International Blue Society Knowledge Transfer Conference will take place in Brussels on 7 November 2017.

An international forum to bring together actors interested in sharing best practice and learning about initiatives and sectoral progress in Knowledge Transfer.

This conference will offer an opportunity to collaboratively explore the barriers, challenges and possible solutions to achieving the impact potential of marine and maritime research, at all stages of the funding cycle.

Training on the COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer methodology will be available, targeted towards EU staff and funding agencies. ABOUT The COLUMBUS project intends to capitalise on the European Commission’s significant investment in marine and maritime research by ensuring accessibility and uptake of research Knowledge Outputs by end-users: policy, industry, science and wider society.

COLUMBUS will ensure measurable value creation from research investments contributing to sustainable Blue Growth within the timeframe of the project.

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European Universities in the Energy Transition: Towards a Clean Energy Future

23-24 October 2017, Brussels, Belgium

From 23 to 24 October 2017, the European University Association (EUA) in collaboration with InnoEnergy, organise the 6th UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event (ECE).

The event “European Universities in the Energy Transition: Towards a Clean Energy Future” will take place at the Flemish Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. The event will be the sixth “Energy Clustering Event" and targets European policymakers, stakeholders and university leaders, providing a platform for dialogue on the current and future role of universities at the interface of Europe’s energy research and higher education policies.

So far, 500 participants joined the events and discussions of the UNI-SET project and more than 200 European universities from 30 countries provided information in the European Atlas of Universities in Energy Research and Education.

The conference will include the presentation of a forthcoming report entitled “Identifying New Paradigms in Energy Education and Research: An Action Agenda for Europe’s Universities”. The report will provide recommendations for universities, companies and policymakers for the design of energy education and research activities with the aim to address the skills gap between higher education provision and needs of the business sector for the energy transition.

The conference will highlight the contribution and mobilisation of universities towards the goals of the Energy Union and the SET-Plan and discuss how the momentum could be enhanced in the following years, following the publication of the 2016 Roadmap for European Universities in Energy.

It will also be an opportunity to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan and debate how the future European Framework Programme (FP9) can support the linkage of research, innovation and education objectives in the field of energy. For any enquiries please contact uni-set@eua.be

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Science Café with Cyril Höschl

24 October 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Science Café with Cyril Höschl is an unconventional open discussion on research in the field of neurosciences.

Our guest is director of the National Institute of Mental Health in Klecany, Czech Republic, member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and former president of the European Psychiatric Association and the Federation of European Academies of Medicine.

Professor Höschl is one of the founders of the psychoneuroendocrinology. His scientific work is focused on biological psychiatry, clinical psychopharmacology, psychoneuroendocrinology and human ethology.

Professor Höschl lectures psychiatry at the Third Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University. He is an honorary member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and International Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

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.

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R2B Meeting on Vibrational Spectroscopy and NMR techniques for industrial applications

20 October 2017, Trieste, Italy

CERIC-ERIC (www.ceric-eric.eu) is bringing together researchers from its partners facilities and industry representatives, for a one day Research to Business (R2B) meeting at the CERIC headquarters in Trieste on October 20th, with the objective of encouraging and strengthening future collaborations and projects.

During the event, organized in the framework of the ACCELERATE project, researchers will present some of the possible applications of synchrotron light techniques and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), for sectors such as textile, food, biomedical and polymers, allowing to perform quantitative and qualitative characterisation of organic and inorganic materials.

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Italy celebrates 20 years of scientific excellence through membership of the Institut Laue-Langevin

5 October 2017, Trieste, Italy

2017 is a milestone year for Italy at the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), marking the 20th anniversary of its Scientific Membership.

Together with the Italian Society for Neutron Spectroscopy (SISN), the ILL will hold a special session on October 5, at the SISSA Miramare Campus in Trieste. [The celebration is run as a satellite event of the FisMat conference, running from October 1st to October 6th.]

Chaired by Corrado SPINELLA (Head of 'Physical Sciences and technologies of matter' department at the CNR) the conference will provide the audience with 7 presentations from both Italian users and Grenoble-based researchers.

Pr Mark Johnson (ILL Associate Director and Head of the ILL Science Division) will also give a plenary lecture in honour of the great minds that contributed to such a striking success, highlighting the many scientific outcomes the 20-year partnership has nurtured. Cocktail and social diner will follow for all registered participants.

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