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Publication of #ESOF2016 call for Scientific Session Proposals - 2 March - 1 June 2015

Over the six days of 22-27 July 2016, Manchester will host the Euroscience Open Forum 2016 "Science as Revolution". ESOF is the biggest pan-European science platform where researchers, journalists, policy makers, students and organisations can meet and debate European research and global challenges.

The call for scientific session for ESOF2016 can be found here. The call is now open and the deadline for session proposals submission is 1 June 2015 at 10:00 am CET 

OPTICS Workshop - 28-29 April 2015, Onera, Toulouse, France

The second Safety Research OPTICS Expert Workshop is focussing upon Air Vehicle Operations and Traffic Management and its contribution to Flightpath 2050 safety goals. It is to be held on 28-29 April 2015 at ONERA, Toulouse.

This follows a successful first Expert Workshop on Human Factors last July, which set the basis for new EU research.

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.

Key Enabling Technologies for Regional Growth: synergies between Horizon 2020 and ESIF - 6 May 2015, Committee of the Regions, Brussels

The workshop aims to encourage active dialogue and exchange of ideas between the Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) -H2020 stakeholders and the national/regional authorities that apply for structural funds, and :   

 

1) Raise awareness on KETs (advanced materials, nanotechnology, micro- and nano-electronics, industrial biotechnology, photonics, and advanced manufacturing systems) as drivers for industrial competitiveness in regions.   2) Stimulate interaction to enhance synergies, by engaging participants in discussions during the parallel sessions.  3)  Showcase examples of regions that have identified KETs as priorities and promote interregional cooperation.  4) Explore how the new instruments help deal with current problems and limitations;   5) Identify the main barriers for addressing synergies from part of H2020 stakeholders and national and regional authorities.

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.

Tenancy Law and Housing Policy in Multi-level Europe - TENLaw project meeting - 8-9 May 2015, Tartu, Estonia

Private tenancy law is existentially affecting the daily lives of European citizens, as about one third of them depend on rental housing.
That notwithstanding, it constitutes a nearly blank space in comparative and European law. This is due to its national character, its political nature and its embeddedness in widely diverging national housing policies, which ultimately reflect different welfare state models. At the same time, however, different parts of EU law and policy do affect tenancy law significantly, albeit indirectly. Thus, EU social policy against poverty and social exclusion extends to selected issues of housing policy.
Against this background, this project sets out to provide the first large-scale comparative and European law survey of tenancy law. In a first step, it analyses national tenancy laws and their embeddedness in, and effects on, national housing policies and markets. In a second step, the effect of EU legislation on national housing policy in general and national
tenancy law in particular will be analysed in a comparative perspective. In a third step, a proposal for a better co-ordinating role of the EU in tenancy law and housing policy, in particular through an OMC process developing common principles of good ”tenancy regulation”, will be designed.

ECCA CONFERENCE - 12-14 May 2015, Copenhagen Denmark

The second biennial ‘European Climate Change Adaptation Conference’ will be hosted in Copenhagen in 2015. More than 1000 participants are expected to attend this event.
 
The conference will offer a unique platform for researchers, policy makers, and businesses to share new research results, novel policy developments, and practical implementation experiences regarding climate change impacts and adaptation, as well as highlight opportunities for business innovations aimed at supporting the transition to low carbon societies.
 
It will also show how climate change adaptation in Europe can contribute to job creation and other societal benefits.

Some key note speakers:

Kirsten Brosbøl; The Danish Minister of the Environment
Kurt Vandenberghe; European Commission
Hans Bruyninckx; European Environment Agency
Morten Kabell; Mayor for Technical and Environmental Affairs, City of Copenhagen

Scientific Programme of the conference.

The online registration is open.

The Grand Debate on Nutrition Security - 13 May 2015, Milan, Italy

Food security is at the centre of many debates and research projects, but access to food and the consumption of safe and nutritious food are important aspects of this challenge.

The ‘grand debate’ will highlight the role that both JPIs and the EU countries taking part in them could play to tackle this societal challenge. This conference is one of the EU Research and Innovation events addressing global food security and nutrition at Expo Milano 2015. 

Physical activity and sedentary behaviour, surveillance and assessment - 14 May 2015, Milan, Italy

Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviours are closely linked to food intake and dietary behaviour and are linked to many non-communicable diseases. Food intake should therefore almost always be considered in relation to physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

This workshop is organised by the DEDIPAC EU- financed project. It will look at the state of the art in surveillance in this field, the views of the World Health Organisation and the industry, and the international children accelerometer database.

DEDIPAC is the first knowledge hub to receive funding from This workshop is one of the EU Research and Innovation events addressing global food security and nutrition at Expo Milano 2015. 

Tackling obesity via EU-funded R&D - 14 May 2015, Milan, Italy

In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight; of these, over 600 million were obese (source: World Health Organisation). This workshop will give an overview of the obesity research that the EU is currently funding.

Obesity prevention is a complex issue, and can be tackled from different angles, such as understanding the dietary needs of specific target groups, promoting healthy diets or creating new foods. The seven EU projects presented at this workshop (EarlyNutrition, SATIN, I.Family, PREDIMED Plus, PREVIEW, Food4Me, NUDGE-IT) are investigating different approaches to combating the obesity epidemic.

This conference is one of the EU Research and Innovation events addressing global food security and nutrition at Expo Milano 2015

A food and health research infrastructure for Europe - 15 May 2015, Milan, Italy

Are you a policy maker, involved in funding decisions or food and health research? Have your say on the research infrastructure needed to advance food and health research in Europe!

The EuroDISH EU-financed project event will present the project’s proposal for a food and health research infrastructure for Europe. The event is a unique opportunity to discuss the steps required to make the conceptual design for the infrastructure a reality, to strengthen research on food, nutrition and health, and find out how you can be part of it.

This conference is one of the EU Research and Innovation events addressing global food security and nutrition at Expo Milano 2015. 

Dietary strategies for a healthy ageing - 18 May 2015, Milan, Italy

The proportion of people aged over 65 in Europe is predicted to increase from 25% to 40% by 2030, which is likely to create huge challenges. Research into the types of problem likely to lie ahead includes topics as diverse as how to prevent functional decline and prolong quality of life, and the effect of diet on ageing.

The workshop will present past and future EU-funded research projects (PERFORMANCE, NU-AGE, OPTIFEL, SIFORAGE) that are helping researchers to understand the older population’s nutritional needs.

This conference is one of the EU Research and Innovation events addressing global food security and nutrition at Expo Milano 2015. 

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.

EURINT 2015: Regional development and integration. New challenges for the EU - 22-23 May 2015, Iasi, Romania

The purpose of this 3rd edition of EURINT international conference entitled 'Regional development and integration. New challenges for the EU' is to provide a proper context for mutual dialogue, joint knowledge and a better understanding of the challenges the EU faces in the current European milieu marked by a gradual regionalization process.

Since becoming members of the EU the Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs) have experienced an ongoing process of decentralization, devolution and regionalization which, in turn, brought about different ways of envisaging regional development. By and large, regional development can be seen as a general effort to reduce regional economic disparities by supporting several economic activities in the less development regions. Main objectives have been large-scale infrastructure development, creating opportunities for inward investment, policies to enhance social cohesion and other top-down and bottom-up initiatives meant to help regions to catch-up and to establish economic clusters of development. 

The event is organised by Centre for European Studies from 'Alexandru Ioan Cuza' University of Iasi - Romania. 

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 

euRathlon/SHERPA Summer School 2015 - 31 May - 5 June 2015, Oulu, Finland

The euRathlon/SHERPA Summer School 2015 has been designed as a five-day course to provide participants with a full overview and hands-on experience with multi-domain real robotic systems. The intended audience is undergraduate students, Master students, PhD students, postdoc students, researchers from universities/organizations and engineers from industry companies around the world.

The summer school will provide an opportunity for attendees to deepen their understanding of outdoor autonomous robotics, to share ideas and experiences, and also to prepare themselves for euRathlon competitions. Participants also will be encouraged to join in new teams for participating in euRathlon 2015 Challenge where ground, underwater and aerial robots will have to cooperate in order to perform a series of tasks in scenarios inspired on the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

We welcome papers from non-competitors, if they are within the scope. We encourage especially young researchers to participate. There will be the possibility to earn study credits (doctoral or basic) from the summer school. Students enrolled in EU Universities, EU Research Centres or EU Companies have the possibility of getting travel support. 

 

 

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.

WIRE 2015 (Week for Innovative Regions in Europe) - 4-5 June 2015, Riga, Latvia

This 6th edition of the WIRE Conference 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.

The Conference focuses this year on:
- From programme to implementation: the key challenges for regions
- How to close the innovation divide: the role of regions
- Overcoming the barriers to innovation and stimulating regional strategies 

European Training School and Conference on Organic Photovoltaic Stability - 4-11 June 2015, Cargèse, Corsica, France

ESOS combines 3 events: scientific conference, training sessions and networking. Leading Scientists from industry and academia, and young Fellows will be brought together in a jovial environment to identify, share the very latest scientific and technical progress in OPV development, and nail immediate future targets.

ESOS goals are to strengthen new scientific collaborations for the development of polymer-based organic photovoltaics (OPVs); facilitate meetings between extremely skilled OPV cross-science Fellows and future employers; and train young scientists in scientific communication. It is about interdisciplinary science for OPV stability! 

COEURE workshops - Surveys on Economic Policy Issues - 5 June - 4 September 2015, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels

The COEURE Coordination Action (which stands for COoperation for EUropean Research in Economics) brings together the key stakeholders in the European economic research space – funders, policy-makers and researchers – in a process of stocktaking, consultation and stakeholder collaboration. The aim of this process is to identify the knowledge gaps on key EU economic policy issues and assess the current challenges and opportunities facing European-based researchers, with the ultimate goal to inform the European agenda for research funding. It is funded by the European Commission and carried out under the initiative of the European Economic Association.

In view of this objective, eleven economic research areas have been selected for analysis. Following the Call for Interests, prominent scholars have been selected to conduct the surveys in those areas, and a series of workshops will take place.

The workshop will bring together leading researchers in the field, policy makers and scientific officers from funding agencies. A first draft of the Survey will be presented and discussed in the first session and the rest of the sessions will focus on different aspects that can help to further develop the a research agenda on the corresponding policy issue in Europe, including further advancement in theoretical and applied research, policy implications, and statistical and data needs.

Registration is free but compulsory. To maximize interactions, attendance is limited to 50 people on a first-come first-served basis. Each workshop has a different contact person (see programme).

 

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.

Servicize it! - SPREE Concluding Conference - Policy Packages in the Water, Mobility and Agri-food Sectors - 12 June 2015, Brussels Belgium

During the conference, the SPREE partners will present the results of the 'Servicizing' case studies in the Water, Mobility and Agri-food sectors, conducted in six European countries. Policy Packages will be shared through dynamic and interactive panels with a focus on policymaking in the sectors.

The conference will highlight the practical application of the Policy Packages by focusing the discussion on real-life challenges and barriers policymakers are facing, as well as on opportunities that have arisen throughout the process. 

Venue: Rue du Champ de Mars, 21 Brussels – Belgium 

Metro: Porte de Namur 

9th GEO European projects workshop - 15-16 June 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark

Organised jointly by the Danish Meteorological Institute, the European Commission and the European Environment Agency, this workshop brings together European stakeholders interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS).

Its timing has been set to maximise early insight and awareness of the new GEO Implementation plan for the next decade. Key features this year include the transition from the first to the second GEO ten-year implementation plan, the ambition to involve the private sector more closely in GEO, especially SMEs, and the need to develop the use of GEO data and information to respond more pro-actively to societal issues and challenges. The workshop will explore priorities for future flagship initiatives, foreseen to be strengthened in the next phase of GEO in order to fulfil GEO's ambition to provide information for decision making.

Online registration is compulsory, by 15th April 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.

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. 

IoT-Week 2015 Towards Large-Scale Internet-of-Things - 16-18 June 2015, Lisbon, Portugal

The IoT Week originated in the IoT European Research Cluster (IERC) and has become the pre-eminent event in Europe attracting industry and research from around the world to showcase and discuss the Internet of Things of today and of the future. IoT Week 2015 is devoted to creation of ecosystems, partnerships and value chains across the domains to ensure rapid deployment of interoperable and replicable IoT solutions.

IoT Week 2015 will contribute to understanding of the future of the Internet of Things in large scale deployments considering the technological dimension but also user acceptance, security and privacy, business models, etc. As such, it will pave the way for the future European Internet of Things Large Scale Pilots (LSP) envisioned for the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-17. 

The IoT Week 2015 takes place right after the best night of the whole year to be in Lisbon: the night of June 12th to 13th (that extends throughout the weekend)! Every year the city of Lisbon celebrates its patron saint's day, St. Anthony, and hosts a diverse programme that combines traditional and folk events, with other more recent and eclectic ones. Be there if you can!

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

 

To help prepare the Conference, you are invited to provide us with your views on the achievements of the Innovation Union.

To this end, we have prepared a short survey which will remain open until 15 May.

You can reply to all sections of the survey or only to the ones that are most relevant to your area of expertise.

The results will be presented and discussed at the Conference, in the session "Towards an ERA of innovation" and they will inform the overall review of the Innovation Union.

 

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. 

21st EARMA Annual Conference 2015 - 28 June - 1 July 2015, Leiden, The Netherlands

This year the theme for the conference is Global Outreach: Enabling Cultures and Diversity in Research Management and Administration. This theme reflects the growing need and ambition to reach out and get connected and work together globally. Cooperating not only in the field of scientific research & innovation and higher education but also in the field of research management and administration.

We are delighted to welcome you to EARMA 2015, which is being hosted by Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands. Leiden has been a leading centre for education and research since 1575 and is celebrating its 440th birthday this year. 

Early Bird Registration open until 30 April! 

CAPS2015 // July 7-8, Brussels - 7-8 July 2015, Brussels

From July 7th to July 8th, Brussels will be hosting CAPS2015, the international annual event on Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation. The event will start with a Conference in the morning of July 7 at the European Commission (Centre Albert Borschette), and continue in the afternoon with The CAPS2015 OFF Programme until the whole day of July 8 at La Tricoterie, Brussels.

Registrations are free and now open.

The Conference Programme will enhance dialogue between the European Commission and bottom-up organisations and practitioners. Leveraging on the success of CAPS2014 OFF, CAPS2015 OFF Programme will offer an extended 2-day dynamic schedule of talks, unconferences, workshops, hands-on sessions, and networking moments.

Its programme is partly crowd-sourced from the community through an Open Call opened until April 30 and reflecting the participatory and inclusive ambition of the event.

his year’s theme is Networked Social Responsability but all CAPS topics will also be enhanced; from collective intelligence to social innovation through participatory democracy. 

QualityNano final event - Save the date - 15-17 July 2015, Heraklion (Greece)

The EU INFRASTRUCTURE project QualityNano comes near completion and will hold its final conference on 15-17 July 2015 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. Local host for the meeting is the FORTH institute. This conference is jointly organised with the EU funded project NanoReg which is already in its second year and addresses the crucial question of regulatory research in the nanosafety area. The upcoming EU INFRASTRUCTURE project EU NCL is invited to join the scientific effort and have confirmed their participation.

The organisers will welcome scientists from other projects in the European Union, and beyond. The conference is also open to stakeholders of the wider nanosafety community. 

The overarching aim of this workshop is to transfer the lessons learned and knowledge gained in QualityNano to the NanoReg project and the  nanosafety community.We believe that this cross-project talk and seamless collaboration is essential for the success of the research paving the way for safe industrial innovation

For the moment we kindly ask you to save the above dates, and over the next couple of weeks there will be more details and information on the meeting released.

Interested in EU funding? Did you know that you have to comply with article 32? - 5-9 October 2015, Brussels

Come along to our info-day together with your institution's HR Manager to find out more.

This event addresses all beneficiaries and potential applicants of H2020 contracts/projects who need to comply with article 32 stipulating the obligation to take measures to implement the European Charter and Code (C & C) for the benefit of all researchers and their institution.

The purpose of the event is to fully inform ‘newcomers’ (research institutions and funders) on the principles of Charter and Code and their implementation in the research institution via a step-wise procedure called the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R). Successful implementation is awarded by the Commission Services and evidences compliance with article 32 of your H2020 grant agreement.

Please note that this is a one-day event and that the precise date will be communicated as soon as it is known. This notice is in order to ascertain the level of interest in order to book the necessary facilities.

EU Brokerage Event on Key Enabling Technologies in Horizon 2020 - 6 October 2015, Strasbourg, France

This event dedicated to Key Enabling Technologies will target upcoming calls for Nanotechnologies and Advanced Materials, Biotechnologies, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, (including Energy efficiency in Buildings - PPP EeB), Factories of the Future (FoF) and Sustainable Process Industries (SPIRE).

Participants will have the opportunity to present their own project concepts and to meet representatives from companies/SMEs, universities and research organisations in order to exchange ideas during pre-arranged meetings with the aim of paving the way for future cooperation.

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

7th European Innovation Summit - 7-10 December 2015, Brussels

The 7th European Innovation Summit (7th EIS) is Knowledge4Innovation's annual flagship event taking place in the European Parliment in Brussels. The 7th EIS is taking place under the framework of the K4I Forum of the European Parliment which includes more than 30 MEPs.

The Forum is chaired by Lambert van Nistelrooij MEP. Other members include Jerzy Buzek MEP, Vice-Chair, Chair of the ITRE Committee and former President of the European Parliement, and Vicky Ford MEP, Chair of the IMCO Committee. The 7th EIS will bring together more than 1000 innovation stakeholders from Europe.