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
22-23 October 2018, Noordwijk, Netherlands
The EBN TechCamp is the main EBN technical event where incubation and acceleration practitioners from EU|BICs all over Europe and beyond come together for mutual learning, experience exchange and enhancement of technical know-how.
The 8th EBN TechCamp is organised in partnership with ESA/ESTEC (Noordwijk, The Netherlands), on the 22-23 November 2018.
A fruitful and long-lasting cooperation with ESA/ESTEC is countinuing with a joint event of EU|BICs and ESA BICs where incubators and innovation practitioners will share and exchange best practices and incubation tools.
Science Café with Tomáš Jungwirth
23 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Tomáš Jungwirth is a recognized scientist in the field of Spintronics that is behind the virtually unlimited data storage on the internet. The fields of expertise of Tomáš Jungwirth are condensed matter physics, materials science, electronic properties of nanostructures, quantum Hall effects, ferromagnetic, and antiferromagnetic spintronic devices.
Recently, Tomáš Jungwirth has contributed to discoveries of new magnetic materials potentially suitable in ultrafast memories for digital or neuromorphic computing. In 2011 he was awarded an ERC Advanced Grant in the field of spintronics - Spintronics based on relativistic phenomena in systems with zero magnetic moment.
He is a member of the ERC Scientific Council and a member of the Research and Development Council of the Government of the Czech Republic. In 2004 Tomáš Jungwirth was appointed a Professor-Chair at the University of Nottingham, UK and in 2007 a Head of the Department of Spintronics and Nanoelectronics of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague.
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.
AMEF 2018 - Additive manufacturing technologies & capabilities
23-24 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium
On 23-24 October, AM-motion initiative in collaboration with European Commission and the AM-platform will hold a one and half-day event about additive manufacturing / 3D printing to discuss challenges and key pillars for AM industrialisation and market implementation.
This event will take place in Brussels, in the Blue Point conference center.
The main presentations will deal with the Horizon Europe Programme, Additive Manufacturing industrial challenges, the AM European roadmap, AM skills, AM standards and certification and International and regional AM initiatives. Key Additive Manufacturing projects will be also presented.
Possibility to participate also with a poster is still open.
Attendance to this event is free of charge.
More information about the programme, poster presentations and registration can be found on the workshop's website.
2018 Transport Information Day - THIS TUE. 23rd!
23 October 2018, Virtual event - webstreaming
This year, the Transport Info Day will be virtual and will take place on 23 October from 09:00 to 13:00 CET.
Participants will need to register in order to receive the web-streaming link.
The event will present the following 2019 calls for funding making available a total of nearly €355 million:
• Mobility for Growth (MG)
• Automated Road Transport (ART)
• Green Vehicles (GV)
• Next Generation Batteries (BAT) - the brand NEW cross-cutting call
It will also give an overview of the application and evaluation process, and will offer a recap on lessons learnt from previous evaluations, including tips for writing a good proposal.
Registration is open: register now!
For more information, please check the event page
Biofuels conference: the impact of EU R&D funding
24 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium
A conference on biofuels research, development and technologies will take place in Brussels on 24 October 2018. The event will provide insights into the impacts of R&D funded through the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation and Biofuels R&D Impact Report. This will be an opportunity to influence the recommendations to increase future R&D impacts as well. During the workshop key industry experts will share their insights on the future of biofuels technologies and you can join discussion on how to increase the impacts of your own research projects.
Venue: Sofitel Brussels Le Louise, Avenue de la Toison d'Or 40, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Sustainable and circular Bioeconomy, the European way
22 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The emerging bioeconomy is moving from research niche to market norm and Europe needs to maintain its current global leadership.
The conference will focus on the need to have a sustainable and circular bioeconomy to enhance the transition in a changed EU policy context and towards a new environmental, social and economic reality. It will also set the scene for the start of the discussion about synergetic actions across different priority areas:
- support strategic research and innovation, and strengthen support for education and training,
- upscale the bio-based sectors, mobilise investments, support the creation of markets, develop better monitoring,
- encourage the adoption, update and coherence of national and regional Bioeconomy Strategies throughout Europe with citizens engagement,
- strengthen the understanding and resilience of land and sea ecosystems,
- monitoring and assessment of bioeconomy development
During the event, a bioeconomy corner will showcase tangible bio-based products
Registration on "first come first served" basis is open.
Please register by 15 October 2018.
The event will be webstreamed
Venue: Charlemagne building, Brussels
Arctic Circle Assembly
19-21 October 2018, Reykjavik, Iceland
The Arctic Circle is the largest network of international dialogue and cooperation on the future of the Arctic bringing together more than 2000 participants.
On the agenda:
•highlight the EU's engagement in the Arctic research,
•highlight the role of the Horizon 2020 programme in the support of the EU Arctic Policy,
•inform about the H2020 topics for 2019 related to the Arctic,
•showcase major EU funded research and innovation actions by giving visibility to the EU Arctic research cluster.
VicInAqua webinar - Turning water and energy challenges into opportunities (free)
19 October 2018
Our EU-African project VicInAqua (EC H2020 funding, GA No. 689427) is organising a webinar on 19th October 2018 (10.30-12.00am CET, free but registration required).
Turning water and energy challenges into opportunities – find out how you can exploit business and innovation opportunities created by water and energy challenges!
Learn more about the technologies in the VicInAqua project (MBR membrane bioreactor, monitoring and control systems, hatchery-RAS recirculating aquaculture system, renewable energy supply systems) and its integrative project approach.
MyNewGut R&I project - Final Conference
18 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium
EUFIC, together with all partners of the MyNewGut project, is organising a final conference to present the results of this five-year EU funded project and provide an input on how the human gut microbiota and its genome (microbiome) influence obesity, behavioural - and lifestyle-related disorders.
The MyNewGut project – which falls under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme, - brings together 30 partners from 15 different countries and aimed to identify specific dietary strategies to improve the long-term health of the population.
Why is it relevant for research and innovation?
Emerging evidence indicates that the gut microbiome contributes to our ability to extract energy from the diet and influences development and function of the immune, endocrine and nervous systems, which regulate energy balance and behaviour. This has led to hypothesize that developing microbiome-based dietary interventions can be cost-effective measures to prevent diet-related and behavioural disorders.
EUROGIA 2020 Information and Project Pitch Session
17 October 2018, Madrid, Spain
On 17 October EUROGIA2020, the EUREKA Cluster for low carbon energy technologies, is organising an Information and Project Pitch Session in Madrid, Spain under the auspices of Centre for Development of Industrial Technologies. EUROGIA2020 is launching new project call in 5 low carbon sector areas: Solar PV, CSP wind, geothermal and ocean in collaboration with the European Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan. This event aims to generate project ideas in the above - mentioned 5 low carbon sectors and help good quality transnational projects access funds in EUREKA Member and Associated Countries.