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Momentum for Europe - 2-3 March 2015, Berlin

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.

A decade of fostering attractive research careers - 10th anniversary of Charter and Code - 3 March 2015, Brussels

On 3 March 2015, the European Commission will host a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the "European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers". University Deans, Rectors and HR Managers of research institutions, having been awarded the "HRS4R acknowledgement" will come together to share their views and experiences on the impact and benefits of running a Human Resource Strategy for Researchers in their institution.

To celebrate the first decade of the Charter and Code, the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, will join forces with his 3 predecessors to blow out the candles on the anniversary cake alongside the Director General and high-level representatives from Research Performing Institutions, the European Parliament, the European Commission, Member States, Associated Countries and the press. 

This event is upon personal invitation only. All other interested parties, please address an email request to: RTD-10-ANNIVERSARY-CHARTER-AND-CODE@ec.europa.eu and you will receive further information. 

Seminar on HORIZON 2020: An insight into the EU framework programme for research and innovation - 4 March 2015, Casablanca, Morocco

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. 

Pollen is in the air: invasive plants and allergy in our changing environment - 5-6 March 2015, Brussels, Belgium

This two-day conference of the EU-funded project Atopica taking place in Brussels on March 5-6th, 2015 is about the combined impact of changes in climate, land use and air pollution on the highly invasive weed Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed) and its consequences on health.

It will take place at the Committee of the Regions, with the Atopica consortium reporting to journalists, policy makers, Members of European Parliament and interested citizens. The conference will be a two-day event featuring talks by Atopica members, invited speakers and will include workshops, posters and round table sessions.

Registration is now open on http://conference.atopica.eu or on www.atopica.eu/conference. 

BUSINESS & INNOVATION training in the Mediterranean area - 5 March 2015, Casablanca, Morocco

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. 

European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing - 9-10 March 2015, Brussels, Belgium

 

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.

 

 

Eating the Pudding - because the proof of the pudding is in the eating! - 10-11 March 2015, Brussels

Horizon 2020 has started, a new game with new rules. What are the experiences so far? What has improved? What new obstacles and challenges have appeared? Are there already best practices we can learn from?

The aims of this event (organized by the EARMA ERA - Working Group) are to:

  • Learn from best practices with the Horizon 2020 programme compared to FP7.
  • Share your first experience and thoughts with key actors from the European Commission.
  • Share and discuss with the European Comission the ERA survey outcome, the Technopolis-study and your feedback.
  • Learn about the latest developments from Brussels: What is different in Brussels now a new Commission is in place? How will the new Commissioners work together and what will it mean for Research and Innovation strategy?

Please note: The event is open to all and free for EARMA members (individual or corporate).
When filling out the registration form, non-members should leave the box for the membership number empty.

European Robotics Forum 2015 - 11-13 March 2015, Vienna, Austria

Researchers, engineers, managers, entrepreneurs and business people from all over Europe come together at this event to discuss topics and contents which also have an immediate impact on the roadmapping process for Robotics in Europe.

The European Commission is also organising four workshops during the ERF:


•"Robotics projects... beyond the Robotics Unit" (11 March 2015 8:30-10:00)
•"First H2020 Robotics projects and their contribution to the SRA" (12 March 2015 at 8:30-10:00)
•"Step change results from FP7 projects" (12 March 2015 10:45-12:15)
•"First H2020 projects, ECHORD++ and EuRoC - "Impact beyond projects" (12 March 2015 14:00-15:30)

The early bird rate for registrations to the conference has been extended to 1 March, 2015. Registrations can be made here

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.

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.

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.

Launching Workshop: a European Roadmap for Climate Services - 17 March 2015, Brussels

The event is organised by the DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR RESEARCH & INNOVATION and it is a follow-up of the Workshop "Towards a European market for Climate Services" (Brussels, 18 March 2014), designed to initiate a visionary and forward looking discussion on the development of a European market for climate services. One of its outcomes was the proposal to design a research and innovation Roadmap for climate services to be implemented through Horizon 2020 and beyond.
This workshop is the first public occasion to present the Roadmap to the stakeholders and key players in the field, share views, discuss the challenges and opportunities, and move towards its implementation.

The Roadmap will be published by the end of February 2015. It is not a European Commission document, but it is the result of the work of an ad hoc expert group, established by the European Commission, and relied on the involvement of a larger supporting group – including the EC services, Copernicus and the EIT Climate KIC - and on a focused stakeholders' consultation. The Roadmap is expected to offer a coherent and focused framework for action, able to leverage on existing initiatives at EU and national level, as well as to provide a support framework to local initiatives.

The event is a one-day workshop for about 180 participants, mostly leaders of organisations which either produce or supply climate information and intelligence, or are interested as actual or potential users of climate services. Some of them have been involved in different ways in the development of the Roadmap. The Workshop programme is designed to introduce the Roadmap, share views and experiences on the key issues identified in the document, and initiate a discussion among scientists, policy makers, practitioners, climate services suppliers/purveyors and end-users, with the goal to facilitate a trans disciplinary dialogue, inspire innovative approaches and new forms of collaboration, upon which will ultimately depend the successful implementation of the Roadmap. To this aim, we propose to address the key issues identified in the Roadmap through the contribution of guest speakers who will either present a case study (see 'case study' in the agenda), or their experience and perspective (see 'ambassador' in the agenda), based on direct practice and/or representing a sector/type of organisation/specific challenge.

Venue: Management Centre Europe (MCE), Rue de l'Aqueduc 118, 1050 Brussels

The Role of Patents – Innovation in a European Digital Single Market - 17 March 2015, Brussels

This conference, organised by the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies of the Joint Research Centre, aims to provide reliable evidence based on patent data analysis to support European innovation policies for a Digital Single Market. 

 

Registration is now open!

Stress Biology and Crop Fertility Conference - 18-22 March 2015, Sorrento, Italy

We are pleased to announce the 3rd Conference organized in the framework of the SPOT-ITN project (Marie Curie Actions, Initial Training Network, EU Grant Agreement No 289220).
The conference will bring together approximately 20 speakers of outstanding international reputation and different background covering various scientific aspects and the young scientists of the SPOT-ITN consortium.
Speakers will provide an overview of recent developments and approaches in the field and will share with the audience their thoughts and ideas for future avenues in their research.
We hope this symposium will attract not only established scientists, but also international graduate students and postdocs interested in the field.
Topics include: Global Stress Response - Hormone Signalling - Sexual Plant Reproduction - Epigenetic Regulation of Plant Reproduction - Metabolic, Proteomic and Genomic Networks in Stress and Development.
Abstract for Poster and Oral presentations are welcome and registration for all interested participants are now open.

Evidence-based policy-making for innovation and resource-efficiency - 18 March 2015, Brussels

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. 

4th FLAGSHIP Workshop - Economic, Social and Environmental challenges: modelling policies - 19 March 2015, Brussels, Belgium

‘Economic, Social and Environmental challenges: modelling policies’: FLAGSHIP partners are in the process of bridging the research results with policy making and are looking for experts’ views and contributions. The on-going work and the questions that emerged will be presented during this one-day workshop to be held at the EU Representation of Lower-Saxony, Rue Montoyer 61, in Brussels, Belgium.

The workshop will take place back to back with DESIRE workshop and EMInInn final conference respectively on the 17th and the 18th of March. 

 

The workshop will include the following three sessions:
i. FLAGSHIP scenarios and storylines
ii. From exploratory results for a BAU scenario to policy proposals to FLAGSHIP scenarios
iii. FLAGSHIP transforming research results into policies 

Horizon2020: New Commission, New Agenda - 24 March 2015, Brussels

One year after the launch of the Horizon 2020 programme, Science|Business will bring together applicants, project holders, industry executives and key policy makers to take stock of the programme and discuss the most important challenges for Europe to solve over the next 20 years.

How can the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, in tandem with corporate R&D and university science, solve them? See more here.

Europe-Japan Symposium: Electrical Technologies for the Aviation of the Future - 26-27 March 2015, EU Delegation, Tokyo

Further to Aviation System Level Applications and Requirements, the symposium will include dedicated sessions on Advanced Batteries, Fuel Cells and Superconductivity, with a view to future EU-Japan cooperation. Electrical technologies are increasingly used in aviation, aiming at more energy efficiency and less environmental impact, while maintaining high levels of safety and affordable costs

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.

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.

CHAIN-REDS Conference: “Open Science at the Global Scale" - 31 March 2015, Brussels

The CHAIN-REDS project partners are proud to announce the “Open Science at the Global Scale: Sharing e-Infrastructures, Sharing Knowledge, Sharing Progress” Conference to be held in Brussels on March 31, 2015 at Marivaux Hotel. This major event in the field of e-Infrastructures for Research and Education is organised by the CHAIN-REDS project, under the aegis of the European Commission (DG CONNECT).

The conference aims at bringing together policy-makers and research stakeholders from all the regions targeted by the project (Asia, Africa, MENA, Europe and Latin America) to discuss major developments and perspectives in the field of global e-Infrastructures for Research and Education. The CHAIN-REDS main outcomes will be presented on this occasion. The Conference will feature the following plenary sessions: - A high-level policy session bringing together policy-makers from Asia, Africa, MENA and Latin America who will testify on the benefits of e-Infrastructures for Research and Education and who will share their vision on long-term global collaboration - Two end-user oriented sessions with focus on the impacting CHAIN-REDS-supported solutions in five regions of the world as well as on the project’s vision on further technological cooperation needed by global virtual research communities The “Open Science at the Global Scale: Sharing e-Infrastructures, Sharing Knowledge, Sharing Progress” Conference will represent a unique opportunity to gain an insight on the status and perspectives of global e-Infrastructures for Research and Education and to network with peers and key stakeholders in the field (private/public bodies).

Check the Conference agenda and register now! 

Conference on Complex Networks and Climate Variability - 11-12 April 2015, Vienna

The complex network paradigm is a fruitful tool for understanding complex systems in various areas of science. Over the last years, the research field of ‘Climate Networks’ (i.e., the application of complex network tools to climate science) has produced many novel results that have improved our understanding of complex climate phenomena.

These range from predicting the El Nino/Southern Oscillation, seasonal changes in the monsoon regions, early warning indicators of climate transitions and descriptions of ocean circulation coherence. In addition, many new tools and theoretical results have been generated which facilitate the network analysis and the interpretation of the results as applied to climate data. 

 

The conference will be held in Vienna (Hotel Mercure Wien City), the weekend just before the European Geosciences Union 2015 General Assembly

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.

UMRIDA Workshop on Uncertainty Quantification - 15-16 April 2015, Delft, Netherlands

The focus of the UMRIDA workshop on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) lies on the application of UQ techniques to test cases with a large number of simultaneous uncertainties.

Organized within the activities of the UMRIDA project (http://www.umrida.eu), the overall objective of the workshop is the assessment and application of UQ methods capable of fulfilling the following quantitative objective, which can also be regarded as a challenge to all workshop participants: "Development and application of UQ methods for a large number of uncertainties (~10) within an acceptable CPU return time of 10 hours on no more than 100 cores parallel processors."

Submission of abstracts is now open until March 1st. One page abstracts should be sent to: uq-workshop@umrida.eu

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.

Brain Conferences 2015: Bridging Neural Mechanisms and Cognition - 19-22 April 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark

The goal of the conference is to examine the possibility of identifying a small set of bridging laws linking neuronal codes to identified cognitive computations. We specifically focus on how the brain represents and manipulates quantities, probabilities, objects and symbols, and uses them to perform high-level cognitive inferences and confidence judgements.

Application for the conference is now open. Early registration deadline: 22 January 2015 Regular registration deadline: 16 February 2015

Registration includes abstract submission and poster presentation 

10th International Conference “Economic Integrations, Competition and Cooperation" - 22-24 April 2015, Rijeka/Opatija, Croatia

The focus of the Conference is on the scientific and practical challenges of the accession to the EU and its enlargement, especially those related to the future accession of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Western Balkan countries. 

 

Contacts: euconf@efri.hr and kandzija@efri.hr

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.

Nature and Urban Wellbeing - Nature-Based Solutions to Societal Challenges International Conference - 18-20 May 2015, Ghent, Belgium

An ALTER-Net conference in collaboration with the European Commission under the auspices of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Please join us for an international conference on Nature-Based Solutions to Societal Challenges. Relevant to research in many disciplines and communities, to EU policies and to practitioners, this event offers rich possibilities to share, learn and connect. 

 

Registration: From 1 March until 30 April 2015, at conference website 

Abstract submission for presentations and sessions: by 14 February 2015 

Venue

 

 

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.

Building Bridges in Translational Medicine - 27-28 May 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Navigating the pathway of translational research is a challenging undertaking. Success depends on a goal-driven mindset, effective input from multiple disciplinary domains, multiparty collaboration and a full understanding of the regulatory requirements of product development. Accessing high quality partners and services is beset by fragmentation and uncertainty.

EATRIS ERIC – the European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine, is a permanent academic research infrastructure that supports researchers and funders in de-risking and adding value to their high potential products in development. Using a simple ‘one-stop shop’ mechanism, industry and academia alike can access leading translational research facilities and key expertise across Europe.

The second EATRIS conference will bring together key international stakeholders in translational research. Over two days they will present and discuss the main challenges in translational research, together with the new developments that EATRIS ERIC contributes to the field. 

12th International Conference of Young Scientists on ENergy Issues (CYSENI 2015) - 27-28 May 2015, Kaunas, Lithuania

The Local Organizing Committee is pleased to invite Ph. D. students, postdocs, master students and all other young scientists doing research on energy issues to participate in the 12th Annual International Conference of Young Scientists on Energy Issues - CYSENI 2015.

The Conference aims at:

  • providing an opportunity to present the up-to-date research results and to familiarise with the colleagues’ research;
  • providing an opportunity to make contacts with the colleagues from Lithuanian and foreign scientific research institutions;
  • providing an opportunity to get the review (prepared by the senior researchers) on the submitted paper;
  • providing an opportunity to review the papers of other Conference participants;
  • developing skills of the young scientists to present their own ideas and research results, discuss over various scientific topics. 

The Conference topics are as follows:

  • Hydrogen and fuel cells
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Smart energy networks
  • Energy efficiency and reliability
  • Knowledge for energy policy making
  • Investigations in the fields of thermal physics, fluid 

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.

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2015 - 15-19 June 2015, Brussels, Belgium

Take part in shaping Europe’s sustainable energy future: This year's EU Sustainable Energy Week will take place from 15 to 19 June 2015, bringing together public authorities, energy agencies, research organisations, NGOs, businesses, and private consumers to share best practices and inspire ideas on secure, clean and efficient energy.

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved, for example, by:
• Competing for the Sustainable Energy Europe Awards.
• Organising an event as part of the Sustainable Energy Days throughout the month of June.
• Participating in the Conference in Brussels.

The Sustainable Energy Europe Awards are officially open. In its 9th edition, the awards competition is looking for outstanding and innovative projects in three categories:
Renewable energy;
Energy efficiency; and
Cities, communities and regions.


Deadline is 28 February 2015. 

SAVE THE DATE! Latvian Presidency Conference: First Innovative Enterprise Week - 15-17 June 2015, Riga, Latvia

First Innovative Enterprise week “Access to Finance for Research, Innovation and SMEs 2015” is a 3-day international conference on:

  • the political answer to the macroeconomic situation
  • ways to boost growth, jobs and competitiveness through innovation, including the investment Plan for the EU
  • how the financial instruments, facilities and accompanying measures launched under Horizon 2020 can enhance access to finance for research, innovation and SMEs
  • interactions between these financial instruments, COSME's and European Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF), as well as with instruments at national and local levels.

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.

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.

SAVE THE DATE - A new start for Europe: Opening up to an ERA of Innovation - 22-23 June 2015, Brussels, Belgium

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:

  • the results and outcome of the ‘Science 2.0: Science in Transition’ consultation
  • the ERA Roadmap
  • open labour market for researchers
  • building up an innovation ecosystem
  • future markets

 

 

European Technical School on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 2015 - 22-26 June 2015, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

The European Technical School on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 2015 is funded by the European Commission under the H2FC project and coordinated by the University of Ulster. The sessions at the European Technical School on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 2015 address the themes of hydrogen safety, storage and fuel cells.

The programme will include topical lectures, outcomes of H2FC transnational access, e-infrastructure for hydrogen and fuel cell research: hydrogen safety, storage and fuel cells, hands-on training session for use of the Cyber-laboratory and poster presentations on state-of-the-art research. 

Shaping the Future of Food Safety, Together - 14-16 October 2015, Milan, Italy

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.

SAVE THE DATE! Aerodays 2015 - 20-23 October 2015, Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London, UK

Aerodays is the European Commission flagship event in Aviation research and innovation taking place once during each EU Research Framework Programme. The goal is to share achievements of collaborative research and innovation in Aeronautics and Air Transport within Europe and in world-wide international co-operation. For this edition - in the course of Horizon 2020 the EU Framework Programme 2014-2020 - five key themes based on Europe’s Vision for Aviation ‘Flightpath 2050‘ and subsequent work of ACARE: efficient and seamless mobility; Competitiveness of Industry; Greening of Aviation; Safety & Security; Skills for Breakthroughs. The programme will consist in plenary and parallel sessions and some additional social events. The last day, October 23 will be dedicated to optional technical visits. The event is co-organised by the European Commission, the British Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and ADS Group Limited.

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.

Manufuture 2015 - Strategic investments in European manufacturing to rise to global challenges - 23-24 November 2015, Luxembourg

The EU has defined a strategic objective to boost reindustrialisation and increase the manufacturing industry’s current GDP contribution of approximately 16% to as much as 20%. In order to succeed, it is essential to optimise the use of key instruments such as the European Structural and Investment Funds and Horizon 2020 and widen the access to finance for new manufacturing ventures as well as established companies with high growth potential on global level.

Manufuture 2015 will:

  • Assess manufacturing research and development progress in Europe compared with global competitors
  • Define the conditions needed for successfully reindustrialising Europe
  • Identify and endorse new policy instruments, business models, support mechanisms and technologies
  • Develop recommendations for policy makers