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Last update: 20 August 2018

HBP School – The HBP Human Brain Atlas: Neuroscientific basis, tools and applications

3-7 September 2018, Düsseldorf, Germany

This HBP School will teach neuroanatomy and cognitive function of the human brain, including hands-on dissection courses, and give an overview about selected methodologies used in the Human Brain Project (HBP) to investigate the structural and functional organisation of the human brain.

Students will receive hands-on training on the handling and usability of the Human Brain Atlas, part of the HBP Neuroinformatics Platform and an introduction to the services of the HBP High Performance Analytics and Computing Platform.

The school programme also includes lectures on ethical implications and EU funding possibilities.

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HBP School - The Brain Simulation Platform of the Human Brain Project

17-21 September 2018, Palermo, Italy

This school will introduce participants to the Brain Simulation Platform (BSP) of the Human Brain Project (HBP), with the main aim to train users on how to exploit the possibilities offered by the platform to implement cellular level computational models, to use high performance analytics and computing platform systems to configure and run a simulation, and to visualise/analyse the results.

Both short lectures and longer afternoon activities will be delivered at a basic and intermediate level. Through tutorials and hands-on activities, attendees will learn how to interact with the BSP to carry out their own research, to set up and manage a data-driven collaborative project, or to use the BSP to interact with the HBP Neuroinformatics Platform.

Participants will be encouraged to introduce new ideas and suggest ways to use their original experimental data/techniques to implement/use the multiscale neural model they would like to investigate.

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STEMM Equality Congress

11-12 October 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The STEMM Equality Congress 2018 will offer delegates an opportunity to hear from and interact with thought leaders in equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, policy and practice in STEMM worldwide.

Building on some of the key themes and issues presented during the 2017 congress, 2018 will focus on inter-sectionality, sharing success stories from around the world, practical measures that are working for other organisations, local challenges that organisations are facing, the tools they are using to address these challenges and how these tools can be applied in other countries and regions.

In 2018 special attention will be given to presentations from emerging countries and the latest themes. Attended by over 350 leading researchers, policy makers, equality staff, the private sector, academic staff, government representatives and NGOs from across the globe, the 2018 congress offers a perfect opportunity to network, learn and collaborate to achieve greater equality, diversity and inclusion in STEMM.

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Week of Innovative Regions in Europe 2018 (WIRE)

4-6 July 2018, Innsbruck, Austria

The Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) conferences are among the main European policy fora for innovation and regional development. The 9th edition will take place on 4-6 July 2018 in Innsbruck, Austria and will look into three smart choices for regional ecosystems of innovation: Science & Research, Entrepreneurship and Connectivity. It will showcase concrete examples of well-functioning R&I ecosystem and will inspire new practices to stimulate it. WIRE is financed under the Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation part of Horizon 2020-work programme and brings together regional, national and European innovation experts and stakeholders, including public organisations, policymakers, research communities and enterprises.

Info day on the Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation

18 June 2018, Brussels, Belgium

The European Commission is organising an Info day on the Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation calls in Horizon 2020 on 18 June 2018 at the Madou Tower, Brussels. Please confirm your participation as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to

Venue: Madou Tower, Auditorium, Brussels

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Scaling up neuroscience: High performance computing and modelling the brain

18 April 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria

The human brain produces, processes and transmits information in an incomparable manner. Researchers and scientists from all over the world strive to decode the mechanisms underlying this multi-layered and unique system.

The Human Brain Project is a major driving force in the field of neuroscience research in Europe, aiming to model the brain and reproduce its complexity on computing platforms.

This one-day event especially targets early career researchers and provides an overview of elements of brain modelling tools both from software and hardware perspectives.

The programme comprises several sessions where participants get ample opportunities to exchange information and knowledge with peers as well as renowned experts working in the Human Brain Project. Attendance is free, but registration is required.

Co-organised by: Human Brain Project Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Registration deadline: 9 April 2018

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Bulgarian Presidency Flagship Conference on Research Infrastructures – "Research Infrastructures beyond 2020 – sustainable and effective ecosystem for science and society"22 – 23 March 2018

22-23 March 2018, Sofia Tech Park, Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science, in partnership with the European Commission, DG RTD, will host in Sofia the 2018 Bulgarian Presidency Flagship conference "Research Infrastructures beyond 2020 - sustainable and effective ecosystem for science and society". More than 30 high-level speakers will gather in Sofia Tech Park to discuss a sustainable and inclusive European Research Infrastructure ecosystem.

Towards a European approach on Industrial Infrastructures for Research and Innovation"

1 March 2018

Access to new technology and products testing and validation infrastructures, including regulatory compliance services, is essential to accelerate the technology transfer and access to emerging markets. But investment and maintenance costs of such infrastructures, in most cases, is high. SMEs, industrial start-ups, as well as traditional system suppliers, cannot afford these costs but need access to existing infrastructures. Industrial Infrastructures for Research and Innovation target primarily industry, SMEs in particular, and provide access to technologies and services for TRLs further up in the research and innovation value chain (from TRL 4 to 7).

The workshop aims mainly at discussing about the future role of Industrial Infrastructures for Research and Innovation.

The following specific issues will be addressed:

  • Industry needs from Industrial Research and Innovation infrastructures will be discussed from the different types of potential users.
  • General overview about already existing initiatives
  • Visibility: Industry requirements for developing the use of such industry infrastructures for open up and support full accessibility

Expressions of interest to participate in the workshop can be sent to

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