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18-21 October 2016

6th EASN International Conference on Innovation in European Aeronautics Research, Porto, Portugal

The Conference is addressed to the entire Aeronautics community, including Industrial and Research Organisations, SMEs and Academia.

It is intended to cover all topics in Aeronautics and Air Transport, including: Flight Physics, Aerostructures, Propulsion, Flight Mechanics, Integrated Design & Validation, Air Traffic Management, Airports, Human Factors, Innovative Concepts and Scenarios, Aircraft Avionics, Systems & Equipment.

Researchers with a keen interest in those fields will have an excellent opportunity for discussing, networking and creating synergies for future collaborations. The EASN events provide an opportunity for researchers to present their point of view, regarding specific research fields in Aeronautics and Air Transport, to a relative pan-European audience.

The structure of the 2016 Conference will emphasise into the enhancement of synergies between researchers through interactive sessions, therefore the Conference is designed to engage participants to be a part of a discussion rather than passive listeners.

26 October 2016

From products to services - the evolving role of standards , Brussels, Belgium

This 1 day event will discuss the current market trend of traditional products industries shifting to services, the role of innovation and the digital impact.

3-6 November 2016

Science Agora 2016, Japan

For the second year running, the Delegation of the European Union to Japan, together with Member State embassies, European research institutions and Japanese partners will put on a number of exciting activities showcasing Europe-Japan joint research projects and featuring talks by some of the foremost experts on topics related to the themes of this year's Science Agora.


The EU Delegation will host several events, like:

- Inauguration: European Participation in Science Agora 2016 (4 November)

- Booth: Europa Science House (3 & 6 November)

- Agora Keynote Session: Arts, Science, Technology and Creativity (5 November)


The  full list of events co-organised by the EU Delegation in Japan can be found here 

4 November 2016

Final conference of the IMPRESA project: the impact of research on EU agriculture, Rome, Italy

Registrations remain open for the Final Conference of the IMPRESA project on 4th November 2016 at the FAO headquarters in Rome.

The event is of particular interest to academics, institutional representatives and decision-makers in the field of agricultural research and innovation, agricultural economics and related areas.

The conference will provide an overview of the central insights emerging from the project and an opportunity to discuss the policy and research implications. It will feature presentations, an international panel of discussants, a poster exhibition and IMPRESA film screening to explain the findings from three years of investigation of research impact.

The main themes of the conference highlight data and trends in EU agricultural science, six international case studies on diverse impact pathways of science-based innovation, and key findings from quantitative impact analysis.

9-10 November 2016

CAAST-Net Plus Horizon 2020 Info Day and NCP Training - Nigeria, Lagos - Nigeria

CAAST-Net Plus is working together with the EU Delegation in Nigeria on plans for a Horizon 2020 information session targeted at the research and innovation community in Nigeria, as well as a training workshop for Nigerian National Contact Points.


  • To increase Nigerian researchers’ and NCPs’ awareness of funding opportunities under Horizon 2020. 
  • To build the capacity of current or potential National Contact Points (NCPs) in creating a network for an exchange of best practices.


The information session and training for National Contact Points (NCPs) will be held over two days.

On the first day, CAAST-Net Plus will provide an overview of the Horizon 2020 programme and how African researchers can participate.

The second day is restricted to current (or potential) NCPs, and will provide participants with the tools needed to provide support to the science community in their country and their participation in Horizon 2020.

Interested in joining us? Please contact Melissa Plath for more information.

10-11 November 2016

5th EU-Nigeria Business Forum, Eko Hotel - Lagos - Nigeria

Harnessing Nigeria's potential for economic growth.


Funding the Electricity Sector: Tapping into Available Financing Options

Textile: Plugging into the Global Value Chain

Integrating Nigerian SMEs into the Global Value Chain

16 November 2016

Animal Task Force Seminar : Animal production, the Key in a European sustainable circular Bioeconomy, Brussels, Belgium

With an increasing global population and consequently, food demand, the livestock sector is a key actor to address the challenge of global food and nutrition security.

Animal productions can contribute efficiently to the Bioeconomy for a sustainable food-chain, providing multiple benefits. Still, the sector is strongly questioned for its environmental impacts, inefficient use of resources, animal health and welfare and supposedly human health issues linked to the consumption of animal product.

Since January 2016 and at ATF-EAAP Special session, on Aug. 29th, 2016, in Belfast, the Animal Task Force has engaged a dialogue between research, farmers, industry, decision makers and European stakeholders.

The aim is to provide input for public policies on the role of livestock in realising a Sustainable Bioeconomy for Europe, and to share on avenues for improvement and research needs. Policy-makers, sector representatives, politicians, NGOs, researchers and industry experts are invited to join the discussion.

1 December 2016

Factories of the Future – Making Innovation Happen, Brussels, Belgium

Since its launch in 2010, the EU's Factories of the Future partnership has been responsible for the launch of 248 pre-competitive projects which are transforming manufacturing.

The event is focused on the successful industrial exploitation of results from these projects. This event will include ‘Pitch’ sessions which will focus on providing short and to-the-point presentations (‘pitches’) about innovative manufacturing technologies and approaches by projects.

Factories of the Future - Making Innovation Happen is also an excellent opportunity for interested organisations to connect with some of Europe’s leading industrial companies and research organisations.

14-17 May 2017

EMBO|EMBL Symposium: Neural circuits in the past, present and future, Heidelberg, Germany

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

  1. discuss the origins, commonalities and differences of animal nervous systems,
  2. highlight the spectacular capabilities of neural circuits to control animal behaviour, and
  3. reflect on how technological innovations will open up new possibilities to understand and repair the nervous system.

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.


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