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13-14 June 2017

1st ECSEL JU Symposium, Portomaso, St. Julian's, Malta

A wide range of European and global stakeholders in the Electronics Components and Systems field, including Industry, Research and Financial Communities, European, National and Regional decision-makers and international partners will get together in Malta on 13/14 June 2017 in the background of our annual event.

This event aims to provide an unique opportunity and space for the ECSEL funded projects to present their progress and results to date, to disseminate the scientific and technological achievements, and to cast light on their contributions to the programme.

The event will run over two days:
Day 1 focuses on ECSEL JU projects’ results and achievements in key areas (e.g. Smart Health, Production, and Mobility and Semiconductor technology for IOT), while Day 2 is dedicated to a more strategic exchange featuring high-profile key note speeches and panel discussions.

This event is organised under the auspices of the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union. High-level representatives from Malta have already accepted our invitation to elaborate on the role of Malta and its perspectives in the ECS sector.

28-30 June 2017

WIRE 2017 (Week for Innovative Regions in Europe), KoŇ°ice, Slovakia

The 8th edition of the WIRE Conference is hosted by the Technical University of Košice and will take place from 28 to 30 June 2017 in Košice, Slovakia. The conference theme is 'Socially responsible, creative and trusted regional innovation in the digital era' and will cover topics like widening participation, digital innovation and much more.

WIRE provides a forum for policy dialogue on Research, Innovation, Regional Strategies and Growth. Held since 2010, it has been established as a debate leading to new proposals for improving the effectiveness of regional, national and European governance, measuring the impact and supporting regional development.

7-8 July 2017

Doing Business in Innovative China - Session 2 of the Hubermont Summits 2017, Ortho, Belgium

The second of the three Hubermont Summits 2017 is held by professor Georges Haour, professor of innovation management at the executive education institute IMD, in Switzerland.

Professor Haour from IMD Lausanne, will base his findings on his book “Created in China: how China is becoming a global innovator” (Bloomsburry, London, 2016).


17-19 July 2017

1st HBP Curriculum workshop series - Intellectual property rights, translation and exploitation of research, Leimen, Germany

This “hackathon” style workshop completes and complements the online course on Intellectual Property Rights, Translation and Exploitation of Research.

Students will work in small groups around joint applied research ideas in Neuroscience that the students will offer and conceive by themselves.

The participants will study how to advance their ideas from the lab to market, understand the needs, the target population, patentability options and how to build a business model. Finally they will present their ideas to industry and academy experts.

The workshop is a hands on unique experience of diving into the entrepreneurial world, learning how to advance the science into the next step.

20-22 September 2017

Shaping the future of pediatrics, Rome, Italy

“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.

27-29 September 2017

6th European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation CONCORDi 2017, Seville, Spain

CONCORDi 2017 is the bi-annual European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation.

Organised by the Joint Research Centre in association with the OECD, CONCORDi 2017 aims to identify the research, business and policy challenges in this area for the decade to come, and to provide guidance to the EU industrial research and innovation policy agenda.


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