A pocket guide on the Innovation Union
Europe's future is connected to its power to innovate. The Innovation Union, an action-packed initiative for an innovation-friendly Europe, is the solution.
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Wednesday, 18 December 2013
The European Commission recently published the best available techniques (BAT) conclusions for the production of chlor-alkali. Chlorine chemistry is used to manufacture a wide range of products such as window frames, pipes, flooring, upholstery, insulation, plastics or paints. These conclusions, produced by the JRC's European Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Bureau (EIPPCB), cover the production of chlorine, hydrogen, potassium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide by the electrolysis of brine and set the limits for the emissions to air and water associated with this production.
10-11 March 2014
The 2nd Innovation Convention will take place on 10 and 11 March 2014. The first edition was described as “a creative collusion of some of the world’s brightest people from across all sectors involved in research, innovation and science”. This second edition will be even bigger and better, with over 2000 participants.
It will take place under the patronage of the President of the European Commission, Mr José Manuel Barroso, and will feature inspirational speakers from a range of backgrounds.
For anyone involved in innovation, from the worlds of research and business to those involved in policy making and funding innovation, the Convention will provide an opportunity to:
• engage in and contribute to the innovation debate with business leaders, top researchers and high-level policy makers;
• network and share experiences with your peers; and
• gain inspiration from world-renowned speakers and great innovation showcases.
Free registration will open at the end of November.