2-3 March 2015
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will host a series of events on Europe’s innovation and competitiveness under the title ‘Momentum for Europe’.
On day one, participants are invited to a policy debate among relevant stakeholders on high-tech strategy and policies and smart infrastructure contributing to Europe’s economic growth and global competitiveness. EIB President Werner Hoyer is honoured to welcome Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission as well as an impressive array of leading CEO speakers across industries.
On day two, participants may register for a series of workshops featuring EIB and EIF supported projects ranging from risk capital for innovative start-ups to long-term finance for established large corporates. As a participant, you will be provided with hands-on information on tailor made financial solutions for your projects and given the opportunity to draw on the experience of our speakers, whose projects are well advanced, allowing for particular benefit to those whose projects are being launched.
In parallel, the EIB Economics Conference will take place on Tuesday 3 March. This annual event will bring together high level policy-makers, economists and leading market players to openly and freely discuss the most pressing economic challenges facing Europe.
This year’s conference will focus on ‘Investment and Investment Finance in Europe - Investing in Competitiveness and Innovation’. Bringing insights from different angles, participants will share their views and experiences on the challenge of restoring EU competitiveness, structural investment needs and the nature of constraints on investment. The workshop will be organised in the form of three high-level panel sessions.
4 March 2015
The overall objective of the training day is to give an overview of the Horizon 2020 EU programme (how it works, the participation rules, project life cycle etc.) with a focus on the possibilities available for the Mediterranean Partner Countries. Target groups: Public and private research institutions (Universities, Research Centres, Scientific Parks etc.), Industries (Large companies and SMEs).
This training is being held during the innovation week (3-5 March 2015) in Casablanca. It is co organised by the EU projects MENFRI and SOHEALTHY.
5 March 2015
The seminar will bring together researchers, representatives of research & technology organisations, SMEs, start ups, technology transfer offices and other stakeholders of the EUROMED innovation ecosystem, aiming to:
- Facilitate the knowledge, innovation and technology transfer from academia to business.
- Support the commercialisation of research results.
- Offer the beneficiaries the opportunity to build better skills on the exploitation of research results emphasising to the soft side of innovation and the role of human capital in TT activities, from research to industry.
- Develop and deepen awareness and usage of commercialisation instruments for research organisations, start-ups and SMEs, and innovation agencies to avoid pitfalls.
This training is organised during the Innovation Week (3-5 March 2015) in Casablanca.
The training is organised by the EU projects MENFRI and MARE.
9-10 March 2015
The "European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing" aims to engage Europe's policy, services, researchers and market leaders to co-create a shared vision on how Europe can address the challenges and seize the opportunities arising from demographic changes through research and innovation.
The Summit will be a major event, with participation of several high level EU players, government representatives, leading global thinkers and major actors from the business, academic, citizen and civil society sectors.
Among other sessions, The Health Directorate of DG RTD is holding a thematic workshop entitled "The role of cohorts research in fostering innovation". The subject chosen is of importance to further support research on active and healthy ageing. The workshop will take place on March 10th from 14:00 to 16:00, and will involve 5 prominent researchers in the field. The workshop is expected to yield recommendations on how future cohort-based research can provide best possible scientific support to technological innovation for ageing.
18 March 2015
The conference will gather together scientists, policy-makers and non-governmental stakeholders from European institutions and Member States to discuss new concepts and indicators for evidence-based policy making for innovation and resource-efficiency.
15-17 June 2015
First Innovative Enterprise week “Access to Finance for Research, Innovation and SMEs 2015” is a 3-day international conference on:
The conference will bring together high-level policy-makers, financial intermediaries and representatives of the research, innovation and business communities.
Registration will open on 1 March 2015.
22-23 June 2015
In the presence of Commissioner Moedas, this conference will bring together some 500 participants from key research and innovation organisations to discuss EU policies on three interconnected topics: Open Science, the European Research Area and Innovation.
The conference will cover a broad range of issues including:
14-16 October 2015
Scientists from in and outside Europe are invited to attend a major scientific conference organised by EFSA on the occasion of the World EXPO 2015. The conference focuses on two major themes – Assessment Science and Science, Innovation and Society – and is organised in plenary and breakout sessions.
Participants are invited to register online by 15 May 2015. Scientists and early-career researchers have the opportunity to showcase their work by submitting an abstract for the poster session by 3rd April 2015.
To help early-career researchers participate in the conference, EFSA is offering to make a financial contribution to the travel and accommodation costs of selected participants.
The conference is free of charge for participants.