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
FAO e-conference on “The Role of Small Farms Within a Larger Context of Food Security”
19 March - 9 April 2018, Rome, Italy
This e-conference is intended to provide further feedback on what has been learned so far from the work in the EU-funded Horizon 2020 research project on “Small Farms, Small Food Businesses and Sustainable Food Security”, commonly known as SALSA project (for more info: http://www.salsa.uevora.pt/en/)
The e-conference will help identifying key knowledge gaps, as well as to share examples that will contribute to build the SALSA empirical base. Using this second e-conference, the SALSA team wants to catalyse and foster an ongoing dialogue with relevant stakeholders.
This is the second e-conference carried out within the SALSA project. The previous e-conference took place in October 2016. 462 participants provided a total of 99 contributions, which result in a significant input to the SALSA project.
The virtual discussion is intended to draw the attention of researchers, educators, students and a wide spectrum of food chain/food system actors and entrepreneurs, as well as policy makers and administrators at multiple levels, on the role of small farms within a larger context.
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.
Personalised Medicine and the Big Data Challenge
28 March 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The Brussels-based European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM), sixth annual Presidency conference, which will take place under the auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency of the European Union March 28th 2018, entitled 'Personalised Medicine and the Big Data Challenge'.
This will take place in the Belgian capital, at the prestigious Bibliothèque Solvay, close to the Brussels seat of the European Parliament.
As was the case last year, the conference will be highly interactive with roundtable sessions and several Q and A opportunities to enhance involvement from the floor. The mix of its members provides extensive scientific, clinical, caring and training expertise in personalised medicine and diagnostics, across patient groups, academia, health professionals and industry.
Relevant departments of the Commission have observer status, as does the EMA. This conference, albeit under the Big Data umbrella, will also have a focus on disease areas and see the following sessions among others:
- Broad picture of profiling/genomics/personalised healthcare
- More data to treat more diseases
- Commissioners' discussions
- How can the region and national level integrate this
Innovative Repowering of AC corridors
5 April 2018, Budapest, Hungary
The EU funded Best Paths project is organising a Special Workshop on 5 April 2018 in Budapest to feature the work undertaken within the project’s 4th demonstration: Innovative Repowering of AC corridors.
The experts of Demo 4, led by 50Hertz Transmission, are finalising the development and testing of several innovative systems, such as:
- new insulated cross-arms,
- High Temperature Low Sag Conductors,
- the engineering of a new composite tower,
- new methods of live-line maintenance and
- a sensor prototype for dynamic line rating.
TRA 2018 "A Digital ERA For Transport - Solutions for Society, Economy and Environment"
16-19 April 2018, Vienna, Austria
European Commission's DG RTD and DG MOVE are co-organising with the Austrian Ministry for Transport and Innovation, the 7th edition of Transport Research Arena (TRA), to be held in Vienna from 16 to 19 April 2018.
TRA is the largest Transport Research and Innovation Conference in Europe.The seventh edition of this biennial event will have as overaching theme "A Digital ERA For Transport - Solutions for Society, Economy and Environment".
The Conference brings together all the stakeholders of the transport system, bringing researchers, industries and public bodies closer to each other and providing a forum where they can exchange with policy makers on the challenges and opportunities the industry faces. The main TRA sessions fully reflect the multimodal and multidisciplinary nature of the transport sector and, for this reason, address all stakeholders regardless of mode.
The four main themes of the conference will be:
- Shaping the new mobility landscape – a vision for transport & mobility for Europe
- How digitalisation is transforming transport & mobility systems
- Decarbonisation & future growth – how to change our mobility system & remain competitive
- Shaping future transport research in Europe
There will be also an important exhibition area with both static and live demonstrations on latest technology developments (e.g. on electric vehicles, batteries, automation, etc.). The European Commission will have its own stand with the involvement of all transport-relevant services (DG RTD, DG MOVE, DG CNECT, DG JRC, INEA; EASME, etc.) presenting the results of EU-funded research and development projects.
The Event will be held at:
Reed exhibitions Messe Wien,
Messeplatz 1, P.O.Box 277,
Brexit: Towards a Changing Relationship between European & UK Universities?
22 March 2018, Brussels, Belgium
At this working seminar, UniLiON will present the findings of the survey and a high level panel of experts from the UK and the EU will offer their insights and suggestions on the changing relationship between European and British universities.
The aim of the seminar is to have an open, lively discussion on the findings of the survey and to identify next steps as to what UniLiON and other stakeholders can do to address the challenges identified in the report, discussing among other things, funding re-structuring, mobility issues and the effects of decreased competition.
SAVE THE DATE ! Innovation and Cultural Heritage - High-level Horizon 2020 conference of The European Year of Cultural Heritage
20 March 2018, Brussels
The conference – organised by the European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation, in cooperation with Directorates General for Education and Culture and for Communications Networks, Content and Technology – will showcase the dialogue between contemporary European society and the most promising innovations in the field of cultural heritage that European policies and funds have supported. The conference sessions will highlight policy, social, technological, methodological innovations and new, promising alliances around cultural heritage. The high-level speakers of the conference will discuss policy developments, success stories and future challenges.
Successful R&I in Europe 2018 - 9th European Networking Event
15-16 March 2018, Düsseldorf, Germany
For the ninth time, the conference invites researchers and entrepreneurs from North Rhine-Westphalia and regions in Europe to find new European Research & Innovation (R&I) partners for Horizon 2020 projects.
The series of events has been a great success with over 2300 participants since 2009. The event addresses especially universities and research institutes and small and medium-sized enterprises.
Participants, who are interested in giving a presentation, can participate in the "Call for Presentations" (ideas for H2020 projects and/or results from former international R&D&I projects).
"COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology - Info Day in Romania"
16 March 2018, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
The objective of the event is to provide information to Romanian scientific community about the COST framework, namely its international cooperation approach and explain COST activities as well as how to participate in them.
Science Café with František Štěpánek
15 March 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Science Café with František Štěpánek is an unconventional open discussion with theme "Future of microscopic robots".
Prof. František Štěpánek is a recognized scientist in the field of chemical engineering. His research is focused on microscopic chemical robots that mimic single-cell organisms. One of the main drivers for the development of chemical robots is the area of oncology, and especially controlled and targeted delivery of chemotherapeutics to tumours, along with the related diagnostics and control.
Currently Prof. František Štěpánek leads the Chemical Robotics Laboratory at the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague. In 2008, Prof. Štěpánek became the first ERC grantee in the Czech Republic.
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.