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Bio-based Plastics – How do we Grow the EU Industry? - 1 December 2014, Brussels

This workshop aims to identify workable solutions to the major hurdles hampering the development of the bio-based plastics sector in the EU. We are especially interested in PLA and PHA as we consider these bio-based plastics as having the highest potential for deployment in the EU. Input from market, policy and technological experts within the area of bioplastics is crucial to allow us to develop recommendations which best answer the needs of industry.

Today, bio-based plastics have an established market, demonstrating rapid growth both in Europe and globally. While Europe is currently the largest producer and user of bio-based plastics, this situation is expected to change in the future with production increasingly being based in countries where feedstocks are cheaper and where production costs are lower. Even with increasing fossil fuel prices expected to make bio-based plastics more competitive compared to fossil-derived plastics, ensuring the cost-competitiveness of EU bio-based plastics production compared to other regions globally is expected to become an increasingly difficult challenge.

Renaturing Cities: Systemic Urban Governance for Social Cohesion - 1-2 December 2014, Milan, Italy

The EU Conference on "Renaturing Cities: Systemic Urban Governance for Social Cohesion", under the auspices of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU aims to to inspire Research and Innovation policies on sustainable urban development by bringing together scientists, policy makers, the business sector and representatives of the civil society.

The conference will focus on multilevel governance for urban and peri-urban areas and highlight the relation between supranational, national and sub-national scales, as well as the interplay of actors within these scales. Therefore, new instruments of urban governance based on a strong public-private partnership will be explored in order to facilitate the interplay between policy-making, market-driven actions and grassroots initiatives.

Building the bioeconomy – creating impact through communication - 2-3 December 2014, Brussels

Research must deliver its promise through a better outreach. CommNet, the network to communicate the bioeconomy, will join researchers from the fields of food, agriculture, biotechnology with policy makers, technology transfer experts and specialists in communication to show and debate the communication challenges.

 

Best projects will receive Communication Impact Awards. Target audience: researchers, industry, communication officers, policy makers, technology transfer experts, journalists, PR specialists

International Year of Family Farming: lessons learnt and post-2014 priorities - 2 December 2014, Brussels

Cirad, a French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development, organises once per year an after work meeting bringing together EU officials, researchers and other stakeholders to share views and reflect on agricultural research and global challenges.


The 2014 edition is dedicated to "The International Year of Family Farming: lessons learnt and post-2014 priorities". 

The case for a systemic approach to eco-innovation - 2 December 2014, Lyon, France

Current patterns of growth lead to the irreversible damage of our planet’s natural environment while resources are over-consumed. Furthermore, prices of raw materials are becoming more and more volatile and Europe is almost entirely dependent on imports. The traditional linear model of production and consumption, where resources are extracted processed used and disposed of, needs to be changed.

 

Single eco-innovative solutions have already been developed but they are often too local and sector-related. To achieve an absolute decoupling of growth from use of resources, society needs to adopt a different way of thinking. One solution is to move to a systemic eco-innovation approach, where society generates and shares economic and environmental benefits, where waste becomes a resource, consumers become users and sharing replaces owning. Speakers: Francoise BONNET, ACR+, Association of Regions and Cities for Recycling and Sustainable Resource Management – Secretary General Marco MATTIELLO, Contarina Spa – International Relations Manager Luisa PRISTA, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, Directorate Climate Action and Resource Efficiency – Head of Unit "Eco-Innovation" Hanane TAIDI, PlasticsEurope – Director Communications 

BioFIT (Fostering Innovation and Transfer) - 2-3 December 2014, Lille, France

BioFIT aims at stimulating and facilitating technology transfer and collaborative projects between academic institutions, pharma/biotech industry, together with other practitioners in the Life Sciences field.

BioFIT is an ideally configured event featuring: • Partnering with qualified and pre-screened one-to-one meetings • Conferences to explore hands-on approaches to tech transfer and Open Innovation • Presenting technologies, licensing opportunities

The Developmentment & Manufacturing of Vaccines Conference 2014 - 3-4 December 2014, Brussels

Our expert speaker panel will present unpublished case studies against practical recommendations to provide you with opportunities to improve your analytical methods, manufacturing strategies, pre-clinical and clinical model selection and much more!

If you are looking for an event to help you accelerate your current vaccine production efforts whilst providing you with an update on the latest and most innovative platforms and developments in the field then this is the must attend event for your calendar.

Come on board the conference Transport Safety: societal challenges, research solutions - 4-5 December 2014, Palazzo Ducale – Genoa, Italy

It is now time to register to be able to attend the conference on Transport Safety Research, on 4-5 December 2014, in Genoa, Italy.

This Conference, convened by the Italian EU Presidency and the European Commission, will gather researchers, stakeholders, transport professionals and policy makers from the different transport modes, to assess the future needs for transport safety, and identify priorities for research and innovation activities in Horizon 2020 and beyond.

The conference will address both the safety challenges specific to each mode, common issues and concerns that cut across them – notably human factors, automation and data management – taking into account societal challenges, policy requirements, technological developments and economic benefits.

This event is expected to provide useful input towards the definition of a shared European R&I agenda, with pointers to be taken into account in the preparation of next Horizon 2020 Work Programmes, with a view to ensure the proper deployment and implementation of safety solutions resulting from research activities.

 

25 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain: achievements and challenges - 5 December 2014, Brussels

2014 is the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall and the Iron Curtain. This is a unique opportunity to make a critical analysis of the European integration of the post-socialist transition countries that joined the European Union.

The objectives of the conference organised by the European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation are:

•             To provide the floor for a critical analysis of the integration of Central and Eastern Europe in the EU since 1989 with the participation of representatives of the EU institutions and political actors of the transition period.

•             To reach out and connect with the European civil society, the research community and other EU institutions concerning the knowledge gaps and challenges that European research and innovation should tackle.

•             To launch the DG RTD Policy Review ‘25 Years After the Fall of the Iron Curtain - The State of Integration of East and West in the European Union’.

 

The conference will be interpreted into French, German, English, Hungarian, Polish and Bulgarian

Attendance on the conference is free of charge, but will require pre-registration. To register, please send your name and institutional affiliation to the   following e-mail address: rtd-ssh-meetings@ec.europa.eu by 30 November 2014.

3rd International Conference on Sustainability, Technology and Education 2014 (STE 2014) - 10-12 December 2014, New Taipei City, Taiwan

The Sustainability, Technology and Education 2014 conference (STE 2014) aims to address the main issues which occur by assessing the relationship between sustainability, education and technology. Broad areas of interest are: Sustainability and Leadership, Sustainability and Green IT, Sustainability and Education. These broad areas are divided into more detailed areas (please see http://www.sustainability-conf.org/call-for-papers)

 

SCINTILLA Final Public Workshop - 11-12 December 2014, Ispra, Italy (JRC)

The SCINTILLA Public Workshop is the closing event of the SCINTILLA Project - a FP7 Security Project related to nuclear detection. Project partners, other projects, the European Commission, end users and technology developpers will be present to discuss the last benchmark campaigns results (including over 10 developers), the overall results of SCINTILLA, security concerns and future perspectives.

Interested in attending? Register now at http://www.eurtd.com/scintilla/2014/public-workshop/index.php.

CSCESM2014: International Conference on Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Social Media - 12-14 December 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece

The International Conference on Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Social Media (CSCESM2014) will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures.

All registered papers will be included in SDIWC Digital Library, and in the proceedings of the conference. All submitted papers will be reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers. The published proceedings will be indexed in ResearchBib ProQuest, and Google Scholar Databases, in addition, they will be reviewed for possible inclusion within the INSPEC, EI, DBLP, Microsoft Academic Research, ResearchGate, and Google Scholar Databases.

Information Day: Horizon 2020 Energy-efficiency Call - 12 December 2014, Brussels

Wondering what kind of energy-efficiency projects are funded under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme? The European Commission is organising an Information Day on 12 December 2014 in Brussels to inform potential applicants about the 2015 energy-efficiency call. Please register in advance (first come, first served).

Optics dissemination event - Aviation safety R&I: Time to take-off! - 17-18 December 2014, Brussels, Belgium

The two-day event will be devoted to reviewing the Safety R&I priorities in aviation (Day 1) and raising awareness of the impact of key safety R&I projects (Day 2). This event is an opportunity to discuss Safety R&I priorities with other key experts and decision-makers, and to influence future strategic priorities of the EC and ACARE. We look forward to your participation.

Fast Track to Innovation Pilot (2015-2016) A Free Interactive Information Event - 9 January 2015, Brussels

This is your chance to discover a new exciting opportunity for industry-driven innovation under Horizon 2020.

Participants at this event will:

  • Acquire insight into the objectives of this new scheme
  • Become familiar with the modalities of the Fast Track to Innovation call
  • Get practical tips and tricks on how to apply and how to maximise chances for success when applying
  • Be able to interact throughout the event with EU-officials

Register now via e-mail: RTD-FTI-EVENT@ec.europa.eu

Seats are free of charge and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Maximum two seats per organisation.

The event will be recorded and made available via webstream (link available soon).

Keystone Symposia: Precision Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology - 11-15 January 2015, Big Sky, United States

This meeting gathers experts in development and application of synthetic biology and gene engineering fields to share ideas, methods, problems and solutions in a new era of investigational biology.

Nanotechnology for Water Treatment - 20-21 January 2015, Barcelona, Spain

Water treatment and purification is a challenge for the current and upcoming generations. Membrane processes, nanosized materials and the combination from both offer a wide range of possibilities and ways for water treatment by means of filtration and catalytic processes. The nano4water cluster is a focal point for EU research in nano-enabled water treatment. The workshop aims on bringing together activities and results to find synergies and boost development status and ways into application.

Implementing the Science and Innovation Strategy - 29 January 2015, London, UK

The UK Government's Innovation Strategy is due to be released alongside the 2014 Autumn Statement. This timely conference will bring together key policymakers with stakeholders central to the strategy's implementation to discuss the likely impact of the proposals and the challenges for putting policy into practice.

At this early stage we expect topics for discussion to focus on priorities for public spending on science, efforts to boost private investment in R&D and further steps Government can take to support business and university collaboration to increase the commercialisation of UK research. Sessions will also include discussion on the the impact that Government's focus on 'eight great technologies' has had so far and the next steps for developing these technologies in the UK.

Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Information Day, save the date! - 2 February 2015, Brussels

To support the preparation of proposals, DG RTD's Transport Directorate of the is organising an Information Day on Monday 2 February 2015 from 9 AM untill 6 PM in the European Commission Charlemagne building, rue de la Loi 170, in Brussels.

The aim of the day is to inform potential participants in the next round of calls under the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Challenge of the new Horizon 2020 Framework Programme and to offer opportunities for networking.

The sessions will deliver a brief presentation of the surface transport, the aviation and the cross-cutting topics of the Transport challenge Work Programme 2015.

Information will be given on the Evaluation Guidelines and on the legal and financial Rules for Participation covering all aspects from the submission of a proposal to the signature of a grant agreement.

The participants will have the opportunity to address specific technical questions related to the Work Programme 2015 to European Commission's project officers.

Information Day & Brokerage event on Horizon 2020 – Smart Cities and Communities 2015 Work Programme - 12 February 2015, Brussels, Belgium

A new call for proposals for Smart Cities and Communities solutions integrating energy, transport and ICT through lighthouse projects under Horizon 2020 (SCC-01-2015) will open on 10 December 2014 (deadline date for submitting proposals is 5 May 2015).

The information day will take place in the morning and will:

  • Inform participants about the call objectives, requirements and specificities
  • Provide relevant insights and lessons learnt from the 2014 SCC-01 call.

In the afternoon, a brokerage event will provide a chance for people to discuss, exchange ideas, network and meet potential partners to create new or strengthen existing consortia. Participation in the event is free of charge but registration is compulsory and applications will be dealt with on a “first come, first served” basis.

Please note that registration is already open and will remain open until 10 January 2015.

For those not able to attend in person web-streaming will be provided. Soon we will upload the agenda of the event and other relevant information.

Location: Building Charlemagne, Rue De La Loi 170, Brussels 1040

Advances & Progress in Drug Design Conference - 16-17 February 2015, London

As science and technology is advancing, drug designing has moved from traditional methods to advanced methods like computer aided drug designing and computational techniques. This informative event will focus on the recent developments and growth drivers in drug design.
 
High profile scientists from pharma companies and biotech organisations will be speaking about structure based drug designing, fragment based drug designing, computer based drug designing, pharmacokinetics, polypharmacology and metabolism in drug designing.

3rd Annual Floating LNG Conference - 18-19 February 2015, London

This conference aims to focus on current project updates and developments within the field, the LNG market dynamics and economics to determine what is driving the industry forward, technological innovations, case studies from the leading EPC projects as well as cover Pre-FEED projects and risks associated with this dynamic industry.

Social and Environmental Progress: Europe in a Long-Run Perspective - 24 February 2015, Brussels

In the frame of our activities on the socio-ecological transition, one of our large SSH project (WWWforEurope – Work, Wealth and Welfare) is organizing a 100 high-level people conference in Brussels on 24 February 2015. The title is “Social and environmental progress: Europe in a long-run perspective”.

Addressing the STEM skills gap - progression to university, employer engagement & postgrad training - 25 February 2015, London, UK

Timed to follow the publication of the 'one year on' report of the Perkins' Review of Engineering Skills, expected in late 2014, delegates at this conference will assess progress made by the sector to close the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills gap by encouraging more young people to study these subjects and take up careers in related industries.

The conference also coincides with the Government's Your Life campaign, announced by the Chancellor in May 2014, which aims to increase the number of young people, particularly women, studying STEM subjects by 50% over the next three years.

Smart Cities - Exhibition and Conference for South-East Europe - 11-13 March 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria

The object of the international ‘Smart Cities’ Exhibition and Conference is the sustainable urban development and it is focused on the South-East European market. Scope: energy management, smart grid and storage, intelligent buildings, lighting, ICT, e-mobility and smart transport, emergencies and security.

Save the Planet - Waste Management, Recycling, Environment - 11-13 March 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria

Keeping pace with the market trends and demand ‘Save the Planet’ encourages the waste and recycling technology transfer to South-East Europe. It will provide participants with a quick market entry and opportunity to meet face-to-face state and municipal representatives e.g. government officials, mayors, ecologists; branch associations; investors and entrepreneurs; executives from the sectors: waste management, recycling, ecology and related industry branches.

Scope: waste collection, transportation, waste treatment, landfill management and operations, waste-to-energy and recycling, services.

11th Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Forum and Exhibition for South-East Europe - 11-13 March 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria

The 2015 edition will promote the latest energy developments and encourage their large-scale implementation in South-East Europe as well as speed up foreign investment in the regional economy. It is a great networking place for the international and local industry players.

Scope: energy efficient solutions for heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting and other manufacturing sectors; bio-, hydro, solar, geothermal and wind energy, waste-to-energy, electric vehicles, etc.

GRIP Session - Green Ship Technology Conference 2015 - 12 March 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark

GRIP (Green Retrofitting through Improved Propulsion) has been a three-year project with a total budget of 4.1 million euros, partly funded by the European Union under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7). The aim of the GRIP project has been to reduce fuel consumption in shipping by 5% (with individual ships up to 10%) by the design, production and retrofitting of an Energy Saving Device to an operational ship.

The GRIP Project will be holding a session at the Green Ship Technology Conference 2015 during the morning of the 12th March 2015 – Copenhagen, Denmark. This session is being held to present the work that has been carried out throughout the project lifecycle, and the results that have been obtained.


For further information please contact grip@eurtd.com or telephone +44 1332 258854

Priorities for developing the UK space sector - infrastructure, regulation, innovation and collabora - 12 March 2015, London, UK

This conference will focus on the future of the space industry in the UK, particularly in relation to what more can be done to support enterprise, growth, inward investment and exports across the sector.

An important context for the discussion will be Government's focus on satellite and space technologies as part of the recent eight great technologies commitment. The discussion is also timed to assess next steps for Government's Space Growth Action Plan, and what more Government can do to provide a competitive regulatory environment, develop space capabilities and facilitate international collaboration. Delegates - including policymakers and key stakeholders from across industry and the scientific community - will discuss further ways to encourage growth in the UK sector including improving access to finance, business management tools, skills training, and mentoring, as well as latest thinking on the cross-sector application of space technologies, particularly the development, commercialisation and exploitation of satellite data.

The future for Open Access and the move towards Open Data - 26 March 2015, London

This conference is timed to follow the publication of RCUK's review of the impact of Open Access so far - expected early 2015 - and will focus on key remaining implementation issues as well as looking forward to next steps for policy in light of the UK government's stated aim of adopting an Open Data culture for publicly funded research.

Delegates will discuss ways universities, academics and publishers can maximise the potential of Open Access and raise awareness of its uses among the public and businesses - and ways forward for sharing best practice across the sector. They will also assess how Open Access has been implemented in practice since the Finch Review.

3rd International Conference on E-Technologies & Business on the Web (EBW2015) - 26-28 March 2015, Paris, France

This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to share the knowledge, ideas, innovations and problem solving techniques that focuses on Interdisciplinary conference, digital business and consumer behaviour.

27th DIA Annual EuroMeeting - 13-15 April 2015, Paris, France

The DIA's Annual EuroMeeting is global in scope and attracts well over 3,000 professionals from more than 50 countries. It brings together professionals from the biopharmaceutical industry, contract research and service organisations, academic research centres, regulatory agencies and health ministries as well as delegates from patient organisations. This convergence affords participants the opportunity to network with professional colleagues from around the world.

2015 International Conference on Information Processing and Control Engineering (ICIPCE-2015) - 17-19 April 2015, Moscow

The conference will be a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Information Processing and Control Engineering.

It will provide opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.

The Third International Conference on Technological Advances in Electrical, Electronics and Computer - 29 April - 1 May 2015, Beirut, Lebanon

The Third International Conference on Technological Advances in Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering (TAEECE2015) will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures.

 

3rd International Conference on Technological Advances in Electrical, Electronics & Computer Engineering - 29 April - 5 May 2015, Beirut, Lebanon

The event will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures.

All the papers will be submitted to IEEE for inclusion to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

5th International Conference - Digital Information & Communication Technology and its Applications (DICTAP2015) - 29 April - 1 May 2015, Beirut, Lebanon

The event will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures.

The conference is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Lebanon Section. All registered papers will be submitted to IEEE for inclusion to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

2nd International Conference on Renewable Energy Gas Technology, REGATEC 2015 - 7-8 May 2015, Barcelona, Spain

REGATEC 2015 has a technical and industrial focus and is directed towards microbial and thermochemical conversion of biomass and waste to biomethane, Power-to-gas and biomass gasification for CHP production. REGATEC includes plenary and parallel sessions, a poster session, an exhibition and excellent opportunities to network and find new collaboration and business partners. The latest advances will be presented by leading experts and experiences of unique industrial scale plants will be presented by prominent industrial representatives.

Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Meeting 2015 - 20-22 May 2015, Florence, Italy

The second Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Meeting at Convitto Della Calza, Florence, Italy 20-22 May 2015 will showcase integrative structural biology and its impact on biological research. The program will include sessions that represent recent advances on structural biology toward cellular biology, emerging methods and technologies and results of biomedical importance.

Confirmed speakers are: Wah Chiu (Baylor), Patrick Cramer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Marc Baldus (Utrecht University), Teresa Carlomagno (EMBL Heidelberg), Sriram Subramaniam (NIH), Edward Arnold (Rudger), Helena Käck (Astrazeneca) and Anne-Claude Gavin (EMBL). A session will focus on Instruct in the wider context of integrated European infrastructures. Eero Vuorio, Director of Biocenter Finland (BBMRI) and David Stuart (Instruct director, University of Oxford) have confirmed their participation to speak in this session. Young scientists who want to know where structural biology is and where it is going are especially encouraged to attend. Instruct a biomedical ESFRI projects has been offering access to structural biology infrastructure since 2012.

17th International Conference on Transport Science - ICTS 2015 - 21-22 May 2015, Portoroz, Slovenia

The Conference covers many aspects of transport, gathering eminent names from the academic sphere as well as professional experts. The conference traditionally hosts round tables with topical subject as well as poster and classic presentation sessions.

The authors can present their work in 18 working areas, namely: maritime sciences, logistics in transport, transport engineering and technology, transport economics, transport management, maritime and transport law, safety and security in transport, ecology in transport, transport optimization, traffic and space, transport infrastructure, transport planning, urban transport, intermodal transport, intelligent transport systems, human resources in transport, educational aspect in transport, terminology in transport.

1st International Symposium on Sustainable Aviation (ISSA-I) - 31 May - 3 June 2015, Istanbul, Turkey

The aviation industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. It can be viewed as making a positive contribution to sustainability. ISSA, international, multi-disciplinary symposium, aims to address current issues in the field of aviation such as improving aircraft fuel efficiency, fostering use of biofuels, minimising environmental impact, mitigating GHG emissions and reducing of engine and airframe noise.

The Symposium welcomes a large number of topics such as: Sustainable aviation and aerospace vehicle Sustainable aircraft, helicopters, missiles, launchers and satellites design, technological change, innovation, research and development Mathematical modeling, numerical/experimental methods, optimization Green aircraft Green airlines Green airports Green engine Green aerospace vehicle Renewable energy sources; alternative/green aviation fuels Energy recovery systems, alternative/renewable/clean energy technologies Life cycle design and life cycle assessment; cost efficiency; waste / recycling Environmental Modelling & Software Environmental impacts and measurement techniques: emissions/noise/radiation, global warming/climate change Mathematical modeling, numerical/experimental methods, optimization Air conditioning and refrigeration applications of aircrafts Energy, exergy, performance analysis, flight mechanics and computational fluid dynamics Energy Exergy Performance analysis Flight mechanics Computational fluid dynamics Propulsion technologies for aerospace vehicles Combustion instabilities, innovative combustion technologies Mathematical modeling, numerical/experimental methods, optimization Avionics and auto control Avionics Auto control Aerospace vehicle materials, measurement techniques and sensors Design, management, planning, development Aerospace vehicle strategic planning, governmental legislation, policy-making Aviation management, fleet planning/scheduling; air traffic management; future air transport Airport design, management, planning, development Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; airworthiness, reliability/safety.

23rd Biomass Conference and Exhibition - 1-4 June 2015, Vienna, Austria

Join us in Vienna for the 23rd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, the leading international platform for dialogue between research, industry, policy and the business of biomass. The high quality of the EU BC&E stems from combining one of the largest biomass science and technology conferences with a leading biomass industry and technology exhibition, attracting the entire professional biomass community from around the globe.

The EU BC&E is supported by European and international organizations such as the European Commission, UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Natural Sciences Sector, EUBIA - the European Biomass Industry Association, WCRE - the World Council for Renewable Energy and further organisations. The Technical Programme is coordinated by the European Commission, Joint Research Centre.

Take this opportunity to present your latest results to specialists and decision makers from around the world and submit your abstract by 27 October 2014.

EuroNanoForum 2015 Conference - 10-12 June 2015, Riga, Latvia

The seventh EuroNanoForum is Europe’s largest networking conference on nanotechnologies and materials science, innovations and business. It will be showcasing the strength of integrating nanotechnologies and advanced materials with the other key enabling technologies, within the new approach of Horizon 2020 in its drive for competitiveness. ENF 2015 is organised as a part of the Latvian presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Product Lifetimes And The Environment (PLATE) - 17-19 June 2015, Nottingham, UK

Nottingham Trent University is pleased to be hosting the first international conference to examine Product Lifetimes and the Environment (PLATE) in the context of sustainability. This ground-breaking event will include keynote presentations, discussion, debate and workshops, an exhibition and gallery of artefacts, and a gala dinner.

The conference will review current research on how and why increased product lifetimes have become an important element in resource efficiency, waste reduction and low carbon strategies for sustainability. Academic researchers, industry representatives and policy stakeholders will share knowledge and experience on the influence that product longevity has on environmental, economic and social sustainability.

USE2015 – Conference on Understanding Small Enterprises - 21-23 October 2015, Groningen, The Netherlands

One of the characteristics of a small business is its interconnectedness with its environment or network: customers, suppliers, partners, employees, and the communities in which it resides. The networked nature of small businesses gives rise to the subtheme of USE2015: “A Healthy Working Life in A Healthy Business”. The organizers welcome papers on substantial, original and unpublished research on any issue relevant to the conference. Especially welcome are abstracts on topics directly related to the three main conference themes: 1. Healthy and safe working environments at SMEs 2. Health organizations as small businesses 3. SMEs in a networked society.

The USE conference will be held for the third time (previously in 2013 (Australia); 2009 (Denmark)) and provides a forum to enhance our understanding of small enterprises as well as has a unique focus on the well-being of both people and business.

The International Conference on Green Computing, Intelligent and Renewable Energies (GCIRE2015) - 27-29 October 2015, Kuala Lumpur

The event will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures.