5th Dissemination workshop of the Nano4water cluster
20-21 January 2015, Barcelona, Spain
29/9-1/10-2014, Bologna, Italy
On 24 September 2014 the European Commission organised a Workshop on Industrial Safety in Brussels.
The aim was to discuss with the different industrial stakeholders the interest of taking safety into account as a cross-cutting issue in the different PPP topics, similarly to what is done with sustainability. Secondly to sensitise the audience about the safety issues which are an everyday concern to the safety research community, but less familiar to the stakeholders in charge of industrial R&D in their respective sectors.
Finally, bringing together different sectors also allowed addressing the question of sharing the best practices that have emerged (for instance in process industries). During this workshop, a number of presentations were made, some of which are available here. A report of the workshop (PDF version, 560KB) was written by an independent expert.
Milano, Italy – 01-02/07/2014
What are the wider societal, legal and economic implications of additive manufacturing ? What are the priorities and current barriers ? What is the impact of EU funded projects in additive manufacturing on Europe's competitiveness? Download the final programme (PDF version, 196KB), presentations (ZIP - PDF version, 15.24MB) and follow the recordings of the sessions.
Smart Growth through research and innovation
Participate in the FutureFlash! demo competition and showcase your exhibits – apply before 31 December 2013
"Towards New Models in Efficient Management of Critical Materials"
Brussels - Belgium, 29-30 May 2013
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2013. Source: Fotolia.com
Hanover, Germany, 09-11 April 2013
Brussels, Belgium, 28 January 2013
Brussel - Belgium, 30 November 2012
Stuttgart - Germany, 16-18 October 2012
Brussels - Belgium, 03-04 October 2012
Crimea - Ukraine, 24-28 September 2012
Warsaw - Poland, 18 September 2012
Brussels - Belgium, 09-10 July 2012
Three days of insightful plenaries and conference sessions, revealing the impact of industrial technologies and promoting solutions to improve the environment for innovation in Europe
International Brokerage Event on Nanotechnologies, Material Sciences and Industrial Production and Public Private Partnershipps (PPP)
The International Brokerage Event in Biotechnology, Advanced Materials, Space, Manufacturing and Processing Technologies
The ONE-P final public meeting will be organised in the European Parliament in Brussels on December 16, 2011 under the patronage of Philippe Lamberts MEP.
The aim of the EU funded Organic Nanomaterials for Electronics and Photonics (ONE-P) project is to develop high-performance, low-cost multifunctional materials and their process technology to strengthen industrialization of the electronics and photonics sector in Europe. At this meeting the results of ONE-P will be summarised and the field of organic electronics and photonics presented. Organic electronics and photonics is a disruptive technology that will probably play an essential role in tomorrow’s energy, environmental, ICT, security and health challenges and open new doors to innovate since organic materials allow flexible, unbreakable, light weight and low-cost devices and applications and enable environmentally friendly fabrication processes.
Registrations will be available beginning of September on this website.
The University of Namur proposes a presentation of European and Walloon platforms and solutions for nanomaterials safety testing.
The Innovation Convention is an essential part of the Innovation Union flagship initiative. It will take place on a regular basis to take stock of the progress made towards the objectives of the Innovation Union and to discuss ways forward with a broader perspective in the global innovative economy.
The Innovation Convention 2011 will be led by the President of the European Commission, Mr. José Manuel Barroso and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation, and Science.
For more information, visit the Innovation Convention website.
Five NMP projects presented their results on the Exhibition : NEXT Nanobond, Dephotex, Clear-Up and Femtoprint.
President Barroso and Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn visited the NEXT stand where the fastest 2 degree-of-freedom robot in the world for pick and place applications was presented. [...] Read more
This seminar was organized by Directorate Industrial Technologies - DG RTD for NMP and RFCS project partners. The main steps of the standardisation process were illustrated by case studies and success stories.
The agenda is available here. (PDF version)
Contact person: Emma Campo-Cossío
The 8th Manufuture Conference was held in Poland, Wroclaw on the 24-25 October 2011. The conference attracted about 500 participants representing industry, research centres and academia. The conference focused on how to ensure successful cooperation in High Added Value Global Manufacturing in Europe. Particular emphasis was placed on the cooperation between West and East Europe.
During the conference, stimulating discussions took place which help in bringing closer together the European manufacturing community in order to meet the current challenges of growing competition, globalisation and constant change. [...] Read more
West and East Europe in global High Added Value manufacturing
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Washington, US 04-05/10/2011
Future Materials for Grand Challenges of present days
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The workshop will explore how tremendous progress in high performance computing, codes, and the increasing ability to cope with multiscale -multiphenoma modelling challenges, will
change the way to address research and engineering processes.
The preliminary programme is available here (PDF version, 158KB)
The consortium of the EU/FP7-funded project COMETNANO (Technologies for Synthesis, Recycling and Combustion of Metallic Nanoclusters as Future Transportation Fuels) will organize a workshop in September 14th, 2011 in Capri, Naples, Italy. Within the framework of this event, presentations regarding the main concept, the goals and the main achievements of the project will be given. The workshop will be open to the public and participation of all interested parties is welcome. The organization of this event will be combined with the 10th International Conference on Engines & Vehicles (www.sae-na.it) that is scheduled for September 11-15, 2011 in the same venue.
The 11th edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, will take place from 24 to 27 May 2011 in Brussels.
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The Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission is organising a workshop on "Graphene 2020 – opportunities for Europe", with the expected participation of the European Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, and 3 Nobel Prize laureates: A. Geim (2010), A. Fert (2007) and K. von Klitzing (1985).
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The workshop will bring together experts from academia and industry with a focus on synthesis routes of MOFs and appropriate characterisation methods and innovative processes.
Programme (PDF version)
Registration form (Word version)
The first Industrial Technologies Conference was a success thanks to the active participation of the 1000 participants. They attended the almost 100 different presentations, walked through the exhibition, visited some innovative Belgian companies, met each other during the networking moments and took part to the 500 meetings during the Matchmaking day.
The aim to enhance the integration across disciplines, stakeholders and actors in the nano, materials and production research fields has been reached. The organizers hope that participants will use this event as a springboard for their future R&D projects and businesses.
All the presentations, the pictures and the film of the conference are available on the website conference website
Clean production technologies are of growing importance in order to minimise the environmental impacts of industrial activities. The challenges of sustainable development call for more international cooperation. In this context, the European Commission (DG RTD) and China's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) have organised the first "China-EU Workshop on Clean Production Technologies" in Beijing, China on 17-18 March 2010.
Information on the background and the programme of this workshop can be found here (ZIP file 509KB)