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The Directorate for International Cooperation of DG Research and Innovation organises an interactive round-table on the role of EU-Africa cooperation in science, technology and innovation supporting food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture (FNSSA) and its roadmap. The focus will be on the role of women and youth as game changers in the field as well as on other successful cooperation models with Africa. Best practices and lessons learned will be shared by a variety of key stakeholders and international experts coming from public and private sector. The event offers a unique visibility opportunity and an exclusive platform for bringing together new ideas, discuss innovative solutions and challenging opportunities. [read more]
The European Commission and a group of six leading Turkish universities are organising a Conference on the Turkish Universities in the European Research Area in Ankara on 8 October 2015. The aim of the Conference is to bring Turkish universities more on the European scientific map by making them familiar with the European Research Area (ERA) priority actions and discussing with them how to comply with these principles which in turn will strengthen the research and innovation capacity at national level and facilitate cooperation with EU research and innovation entities under the Union's research and innovation programme 'Horizon 2020'. The second day of the Conference will focus on research and innovation opportunities under the Union's framework programme Horizon 2020. [read more]
The European Commission has just launched a survey on Horizon 2020 simplification. It seeks input on the impact of the existing simplification measures and ideas for further simplification. Eurostars-2, the joint EUREKA-EC programme dedicated to R&D performing innovative SMEs is part of H2020, mobilising national funding for international projects set up with simple fast and efficient process. Necessary improvements to allow even better simplification and ease of access for R&D SMEs were put into place. [read more]
Source: EUREKA News
The European Commission has launched today the ‘science4refugees’ initiative for asylum-seeking and refugee scientists and researchers. This measure will enable a match-making process between refugees and asylum seekers with a scientific background and the scientific institutions that voluntarily declare themselves as 'refugee-welcoming organisations'. [read more]
ERA-Can+ promotes cooperation between the European Union and Canada in science, technology and innovation with a broad range of activities. This Information Session will consist of several presentation slots during the breaks of the eScience Symposium in Amsterdam. Venue: 3rd National eScience Symposium ArenA Boulevard 1 1100 DL Amsterdam The Netherlands [read more]
The briefing will reflect on how to reduce energy needs for the next generation of smart buildings from Swiss and EU perspectives. The Swiss Innovation Briefing, jointly organised by the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and SwissCore, will host the following speakers: Gian-Luca Bona, Alexander Wokaun, Walter Steinmann and Mark Van Stiphout, who, after their presentations, will take part in a panel discussion moderated by Christian Schaffner, Executive Director of the Energy Science Center at ETH Zurich. Registration is open till 9 October 2015 [read more]
Source: What's New in Innovation
Please join us on the 13 October in Manchester for a European Commission presentation on the content of the EU Horizon 2020 Work Programme SC2 on Resource Efficient Bio-based Value Chains, including opportunities in Primary Production, Food, Marine and the Bioeconomy. Annette Schneegans from European Commission, DG Agriculture & Rural Development, Unit Research & Innovation, will be the keynote speaker. There will also be informative presentations from the UK support network (e.g. National Contact Points) for Agri-Food and other related funding calls and the opportunity for advice and face-to-face discussions with the NCPs, KTN and EEN. You will also be able to get guidance on where applicants go wrong and helpful guidance to improve the quality of your proposal. [read more]
African and EU countries have long worked together on science and technology research. Now the way they collaborate is being rethought for the modern world. An EU-funded project has used a different approach for a more equal, coordinated research partnership between Africa and the EU. [read more]
Shrimp heads, crab carapaces, lobster shells - many billion tonnes of shellfish waste are generated globally per year. Very little of it is put to good use. This could be about to change, as EU-funded researchers have developed an innovative way to transform this briny refuse into plastic. [read more]
The workshop on Trafficking for Labour Exploitation in Domestic Work, organised jointly by the FP7 funded project DemandAT and the TRAFFICKO project, will present and discuss research findings on severe exploitation and trafficking in Italy’s domestic work sector, what are the driving factors as well as prevention and protection measures; how to address demand in the context of trafficking in domestic work with comparative insights from seven European Countries, and the emergence of trafficking in domestic work as a policy challenge and ways to combat it. [read more]