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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 RTD-INFO-DAYS-B5@ec.europa.eu.
Venue: Madou Tower, Auditorium, Brussels
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
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 Maria.MORAGUES-CANOVAS@ec.europa.eu.
MaX Conference on the Materials Design Ecosystem at the Exascale
29-31 January 2018, Trieste, Italy
MaX Conference on the Materials Design Ecosystem at the Exascale: High-Performance and High-Throughput Computing. ICTP, Trieste (IT) 29-31/01/2018.
Materials are crucial to scientific and technological advances and industrial competitiveness, and to tackle key societal challenges — from energy and environment to healthcare, information and communications, manufacturing, safety and transportation. Computational science, with the current accuracy and predictive power, can play a very relevant role in this respect by boosting materials design and discovery.
In this scenario, scientific objectives and computational technological perspectives are nowadays more intertwined than ever. The MaX Centre (Materials Design at the Exascale), one of the nine Centres of Excellence for computing applications funded by the EU since 2015, has been acting along two core lines, namely, high-performance computing (HPC), in view of the transition to exascale architecture, and high-throughput computing (HTC), with the final aim of building a materials modelling ecosystem.
The MaX Centre takes the opportunity of its general conference to share with the scientific community its current efforts and future perspectives, as well as to underline the state of the art of both the scientific and the technological innovation which can disruptively impact on material discovery in the next decade. The general focus of the Conference is on scientific advances in computational materials research, as well as future developments in the exascale perspective.
The program will include sessions with invited speakers only, on topics including but not limited to: - Advances in high performance computing for materials science - New avenues from data analytics / AI in materials science - High throughput computing for materials discovery - Trends in high performance computing and codesign - New algorithms for first principles simulations.