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Utilising academic research in policymaking: Horizon Scanning, trend analysis & policy effectiveness

25 November 2014, London, UK

This timely seminar will focus on ways in which Government can utilise academic research and respond to developments in science and technology for effective, long-term policy development. It follows the Commons Science and Technology Committee's inquiry into Government Horizon Scanning, looking at possible improvements in Government's responses on regulation, funding and skills policy in the face of emerging scientific and technological breakthroughs such as graphene, 3D printing and wider advances in renewable energy, transportation systems and telecommunications.


3rd International Conference on Sustainability, Technology and Education 2014 (STE 2014)

10-12 December 2014, New Taipei City, Taiwan

The Sustainability, Technology and Education 2014 conference (STE 2014) aims to address the main issues which occur by assessing the relationship between sustainability, education and technology. Broad areas of interest are: Sustainability and Leadership, Sustainability and Green IT, Sustainability and Education. These broad areas are divided into more detailed areas (please see http://www.sustainability-conf.org/call-for-papers)

 


CSCESM2014: International Conference on Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Social Media

12-14 December 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece

The International Conference on Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Social Media (CSCESM2014) will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures.

All registered papers will be included in SDIWC Digital Library, and in the proceedings of the conference. All submitted papers will be reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers. The published proceedings will be indexed in ResearchBib ProQuest, and Google Scholar Databases, in addition, they will be reviewed for possible inclusion within the INSPEC, EI, DBLP, Microsoft Academic Research, ResearchGate, and Google Scholar Databases.


Implementing the Science and Innovation Strategy

29 January 2015, London, UK

The UK Government's Innovation Strategy is due to be released alongside the 2014 Autumn Statement. This timely conference will bring together key policymakers with stakeholders central to the strategy's implementation to discuss the likely impact of the proposals and the challenges for putting policy into practice.

At this early stage we expect topics for discussion to focus on priorities for public spending on science, efforts to boost private investment in R&D and further steps Government can take to support business and university collaboration to increase the commercialisation of UK research. Sessions will also include discussion on the the impact that Government's focus on 'eight great technologies' has had so far and the next steps for developing these technologies in the UK.


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Science, Innovation and Society

19-21 November 2014, Rome

The international conference on “Science, Innovation and Society”, organised by the Italian National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, CNR) is held from 19 to 21 November at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome.

The event gathers the stakeholders in the scientific sector, who will share views on different subjects, such as gender equality, ethics and the concept of “open science” in order to promote responsible research and innovation in Europe.

On the evening of the 19th of November, Art&Innovation Exhibition opens at MAXXI Museum in Rome, with the participation of the Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Dario Franceschini and the Italian Minister of Education, Universities and Research, Stefania Giannini.

 

[Video] Carlos MOEDAS, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Science and Innovation, meets with Stefania GIANNINI, Italian Minister for Education.


[Video] Speech by Carlos MOEDAS, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Science and Innovation

 

Due to the many subscriptions, registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available but the access to some of the rooms for the parallel sessions might not be guaranteed. All plenary sessions will be streamed live here.


India-EU workshop III Coastal zone management and impact on society

6-9 October 2014, Kerala, India

Nansen Environmental Research Centre India (NERCI) is organising a workshop as part of the Indo-European Research Facilities for studies on marine ecosystems and climate in India (INDO-MARECLIM), Project of European Union FP-7, to discuss the current status of work on Coastal zone management and impact on society and to explore possibilities for collaboration in the future.

Broad topics of workshop • Oceanographic facets of Coastal zone management • Technological aspects in coastal zone • Socio-economic issues in the coastal zone • Coastal zone governance Enrolment limited to 35 participants.


IMI 2 Open Info Day 2014

30 September 2014, Brussels

The Open Info Day will include an overview of IMI 2’s funding and intellectual property (IP) rules, tips on applying for funding under IMI 2, and workshops on the first IMI 2 Call topics.

In addition, there will be plenty of networking opportunities and IMI staff will be on hand to answer questions relating to the new Call topics and the IMI 2 application procedures.

For more information on the Open Info Day 2014 go to the IMI website.

 

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European Researchers' Night 2014

26 September 2014, All across Europe!

European Researchers' Nights are events dedicated to popular science and fun learning. They are an opportunity to meet researchers, talk to them, and to find out what they really do for society, in interactive and engaging ways. This can be through hands-on experiments, science shows, learning activities for children, guided visits of research labs, science quizzes and more.

They take place every year simultaneously in several hundred cities all over Europe and beyond.


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