General stands (A-F)

A. Innovation Union

at the heart of the EU strategy for growth and jobs

Innovation Union

Curious to know more about the Innovation Union?
Come and discover the wide variety of ongoing activities within the framework of the Innovation Union strategy on:

  • Single Innovation market: standardisation and public procurement
  • Social Innovation including the recent «Financing of social innovation» report
  • The European Innovation Partnerships (EIP’s)
  • The building of the European Research Area (ERA)
  • The European Institute of Technology (EIT)
  • Monitoring innovtion performance

B. Joint Research Centre (JRC)

The European Commission’s in-house science service

Joint Research Centre (JRC)

The JRC carries out direct research in support of EU policies, in particular the Europe 2020 flagship initiatives. It also manages the Commission’s intellectual property portfolio and develops innovative tools and products which are made available to the public or to third parties through licensing. Come to our stand to discover the visually impressive globe which displays JRC on-line tools in support of the environment and crisis management. Our stand also presents Plasmore, a JRC spin-off using nanotechnology to develop portable biosensors; Sesamonet, a system to improve the mobility and safety of visually impaired persons; and 3D-reconstructor, a novel 3D software to monitor nuclear installations.

C. Innovative ICT services

Build, Connect, Grow

Innovative ICT services

Simple effective innovation is possible to facilitate lives of citizens and business in the Union! Our stand will present five CIP pilot projects (PEPPOL, SPOCS, STORK, eCODEX, epSOS) which demonstrate how innovative ICT services can contribute to citizens and business mobility. Starting a new business, studying, receiving medical care, participating in tenders or solving legal issues in another EU Member State can be eased with the help of these innovative ICT services.
Solutions are built on top of available national/regional infrastructures and allow smooth exchange and share of data to easily access the services.
The pilots enable public administration and business to build solutions, connect to the Union and grow.

D. Excellent scientific careers in Europe

European funding opportunities and services for professional researchers

European Research Council (ERC)URAXESS  Researchers in MotionThe Marie Curie Actions (MCA)

Researchers are the main producers of knowledge and are key in helping to bring innovation to market. Europe needs more skilled researchers to become a competitive knowledge-based economy: for this reason it is committed to attracting the best world-class research talents. The EU is taking concrete and action-oriented measures to make Europe the destination of choice for top researchers. The Marie Curie Actions (MCA), the European Research Council (ERC) and EURAXESS Researchers in Motion play a central role in the ERA by improving researchers’ careers and promoting their mobility.

E. Polish research projects under the patronage of the Polish Presidency

The stand, under the patronage of the Polish Presidency, will showcase three successful Polish projects from the ICT sector. The TIBUCON project concentrates on developing a new ICT component that could help abate the energy use and improve the comfort in new and existing buildings. The DISCWISE project is dedicated to improving the competitiveness of the transport and logistics sector in Europe by assisting the integration of all companies, including SMEs, into effi cient co-modal supply chains. The CYBERMOTIONS project aims at understanding the role of collective emotions in e communities dynamics and preparing the background for emotionally intelligent ICT services.

F. Women in Science and Innovation

Women in Science and Innovation

The European Commission is committed to promoting gender equality in science and encouraging women to pursue careers in science and innovation. At the stand, you will find out more about the EU Prize for Women Innovators, which rewards women entrepreneurs who have brought outstanding innovations to market, and learn more about the products and services commercialised by the winners of the 2011 contest. You will have the chance to meet the artist, Mireille Bailly-Coulange who designed the trophy for the EU Prize for Women Innovators. A "sculptor" of light", she has created a new method for engraving Plexiglas.

At the stand, you will also have the opportunity to learn more about EU initiatives, projects and practical examples that support gender equality in research and innovation.