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20 January 2012
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

This Conference focused on the excellent funding opportunities that Europe provides for career development; and the challenging positions in world-class environments offered by European industry and research organisations. Presentations by speakers representing some of the major funding organizations and research intensive industries in Europe have been illustrated by testimonials from researchers who have taken advantage of the opportunities offered to develop their careers in Europe

The conference was structured in three plenary sessions:

  • Session 1: Europe: A vibrant place for frontier science
    Focus: An overview of the richness of the European scientific landscape and culture; the political commitment to investment in research and innovation; and the reasons to consider working in Europe.
  • Session 2 : Europe: Fertile soil for innovation
    Focus: Opportunities for technology ventures and start-up firms, academia-industry cooperation
  • Session 3 : Europe: Career opportunities
    Focus: Job opportunities; career development: grant schemes; mobility programmes; fellowships

The keynote address was delivered by Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn.




Raising the awareness of Europe's research and innovation excellence in the USA

7 May 2012
Brussels, Belgium

Workshop organized by the European Commission with members of the "Strategic Forum of International Science & Technology cooperation" (SFIC), funding agencies and research organisations.



San Francisco

6-7 December 2012
San Francisco, California

Highlights included:

  • Experts from European research organisations, funding agencies and European Commission services presented programmes, initiatives, excellent institutions and opportunities to develop innovation and technology transfer;
  • Researchers who have had the experience of moving to Europe temporarily or permanently and shared their experience;
  • Information about the practicalities of moving to Europe (scientific visa, mobility centers, etc.) was provided;
  • An exhibition space with stands provided additional information.


Plenary MC, EIT, ERC
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