2 February 2017
With a National Innovation Plan currently scheduled for release in late 2016 and with huge uncertainty over the long-term impact of the EU referendum result on UK science funding and collaborations this conference will be a timely opportunity to draw together key policymakers and affected stakeholders to discuss the future of science and innovation policy.
Topics for discussion will include those outlined in the consultation for the National Innovation Plan, such as the policy direction needed to maximise the opportunities presented by ‘big data’, potential further reform of IP laws, improving access to finance for disruptive start-ups and ‘challenger businesses’, as well as how the UK can retain and continue to attract R&D-intensive businesses to operate here.
28 February 2017
Help us shape the industrial agenda of tomorrow at this event on 28 February in Brussels !
400 participants, key industrial players, global trend shapers and high-level policy makers will inspire debate on the future of European industry.
President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, and Commissioners Elżbieta Bieńkowska and Carlos Moedas will participate.
Representatives of traditional and new sectors, entrepreneurs, innovators, start-ups and the tech community will share the stage with key EU political leaders.
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14-17 May 2017
The goal of this symposium is to promote interactions between researchers studying neural circuits both in traditional model systems (worm, fly, fish, mouse), in humans, and in diverse, emerging models to
By bringing together a unique and eclectic mix of scientists studying nervous systems from the molecular to the psychological level, this symposium should stimulate novel cross-fertilisation of ideas and methodologies to understand neural circuit structure and function.
24-26 May 2017
The 3rd Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Meeting, which will take place in Brno, Czech Republic, from May 24 till May 26, 2017.
Brno is the city of Johann Gregor Mendel, a founder of modern genetics and one of the first scientists who applied multidisciplinary approach to explain his observations. Social programme of the meeting will include visit of the Mendel’s Museum and dinner at the Augustinian Abbey, where Johann Gregor Mendel worked and lived.
Instruct is a distributed European Research Infrastructure, which provides scientists with access to all major cutting edge technologies that enable biomacromolecular structure determination at atomic resolution.
Access to all of these technologies has been available to European member researchers from February 2012.
The inaugural Instruct Structural Biology Meeting at Heidelberg in 2013 successfully showcased integrative structural biology and its impact on biological research and biomedicine.
The second Biennial took place in Florence in 2015 continuing the integrative line with an increased focus on innovation.
This new edition will include sessions that represent recent structural biology highlights, emerging methods and technologies and results of biomedical importance.
20-22 September 2017
“Shaping the future of pediatrics” is the first conference on the innovation in pediatrics in Europe. It will be at the intersection of pediatrics with different disciplines and will involve pediatricians, nurses, researchers, patients, entrepreneurs, and specialists in different areas in the field of innovation in pediatrics.
The conference will include sessions on –omics, Big Data, Patient empowerment, and The cycle of innovation in pediatrics.