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The European Commission is organising the Industrial Innovation Info Days 2017, with support of external stakeholders. The aim is to: - Build the basis for the future of Industrial Research in Europe, - Inform relevant Industrial Technologies providers & users about EU activities in the field, - Enhance cooperation among Industrial stakeholders. Programme : Mornings: plenary sessions with great political impact on the industrial environment, and key notes by high level speakers. Afternoons: Panel sessions with a focus on upcoming challenges for the next work programme on Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology. [read more]
EU-funded researchers have developed new planning techniques that will help ensure Europe's existing smart grid infrastructure can sustainably meet growing demand for plug-in electric vehicles - and they want to see these cars communicating with charging stations. [read more]
Science Café with Jan Konvalinka is an unconventional open discussion on research in the field of biochemistry. Our guest is a recognized scientist, who was involved in development of the first inhibitors of the HIV protease. Currently he is focused on viral resistance development. Dr. Konvalinka holds position of vice-rector for research at the Charles University in Prague and head of department at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Science Café is a forum for discussion of current work and interesting scientific issues. [read more]
Where can EU countries turn when they want advice on improving their national research and innovation systems? The Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) would be a good starting point - it provides tailor-made policy recommendations both to EU Member States and countries associated to Horizon 2020. [read more]
Source: What's New in Innovation
A circular economy is an industrial system that replaces the ‘end-of-life’ concept with restoration, shifts towards the use of renewable energy, eliminates the use of toxic chemicals, which impair reuse, and aims for the elimination of waste through the superior design of materials, products, systems, and, within this, business models. The elements of circular economy include: - waste management, - a strict differentiation between consumable and durable components of a product, replacement the concept of a consumer with that of a user, - energy efficiency. [read more]
This 7th Impact Workshop, organised by the European Commission, will gather representatives of Horizon 2020 projects funded under the 2014-2016 cPPP calls for proposals, and the members of the cPPP Partnership Boards. The objective of the workshop is to assess the impact of the contractual Public-Private Partnerships (cPPPs) : -Factories of the Future - Energy Efficient Buildings - Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency The expected outcome is to increase the possible impact of cPPP projects after the end of the EU funding and to collect evidence on the leverage and impact generated by the cPPPs. A report of the workshop will be published on this webpage. [read more]
The Mobilisation and Mutual Learning workshop « Maritime Cuisine Meets Sustainable Tourism » is organised in the framework of the MARINA project funded by Horizon 2020 programme and hosted by Nausicaa - Centre National de la Mer in France. I t will bring together European and national representatives from tourism and seafood industry, researchers, policy makers, civil society and citizens. They will share knowledge and expectations, define a common vision and propose a roadmap of recommendations based on Responsible Research and Innovation dimensions in response to triggering questions: • How can sustainable seafood production and consumption contribute to competitive and sustainable coastal and maritime tourism in Europe? [read more]
Innovative Enterprise Malta 2017 is a conference organized by the European Commission in collaboration with the Maltese EU Presidency, in particular with the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Business. It aims at raising awareness with investors and business alike on the European Union’s various funding and finance opportunities which organizations and enterprises are able to benefit from, such as InnovFin - EU Finance for Innovators, the European Fund for Strategic Investments, instruments at national and local level as well as alternative sources of finance, such as crowd-funding. [read more]
The more planners know about how people move around a city, the easier it is for them to develop sustainable transport policies. EU-funded researchers have used data from personal smart devices to shed light on urban mobility and improve transport planning tools and models. [read more]
We know that 3D printing is set to revolutionise manufacturing. But construction? EU-funded researchers are putting the building blocks in place with 3D printing technology enabling the construction sector to manufacture concrete building materials in a more efficient and cost effective manner. The technology is being combined with more traditional techniques to offer an all-in-one solution. [read more]
Source: What's New in Innovation