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GEO 2015 Short Video Competition - 2 July - 30 September 2015, Mexico City, Mexico

The Group on Earth Observations is pleased to announce the kick-off of the GEO 2015 Short Video Competition for the GEO-XII Plenary and Ministerial Summit!

The competition seeks short (up to 3 minutes) videos highlighting how GEO, and Earth observations in general, are helping to address global and regional environmental and societal challenges.

Winning videos will be shown during the GEO Ministerial Summit in Mexico City on 13 November 2015.

 The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2015.

 For more details, go to:

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The EMBO Meeting 2015 - 5-8 September 2015, Birmingham, UK

The EMBO Meeting is an annual event held in Europe to promote the life sciences and the exchange of scientific results. The meeting encourages scientists to look beyond their own fields, engage with the international scientific community and explore interdisciplinary approaches to research in the life sciences.

Participants experience new perspectives on topics that cover the entire range of the life sciences – from studies of molecules and the cell all the way up to investigation of larger, complex biological systems.

Challenges of Research Targeting Children in Resource-Poor Settings and the Uptake of Results - 7 September 2015, Basel, CH

At this Symposium, which will be held during the 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, the participants will discuss ways to use research results to improve children's health in developing countries.

5th World Sustainability Forum (WSF 5) - 7-9 September 2015, Basel, Switzerland

The World Sustainability Forum (WSF) is a platform for researchers to present and engage with research-relevant stakeholders on issues relating to sustainability.

Rheumatology & Aging Conference 2015 - 8-11 September 2015, Cambridge, UK

This conference will focus on the cells that control the immune system, their function in health, disease and aging, and the role of inflammation on musculoskeletal diseases of aging. At the end of this conference the participants will understand immune cell function in health and disease, and aging.

The format of this conference will include plenary sessions with related abstracts presented by participants, a poster session, and free time to network, discuss and reflect on the ideas presented at the conference. 

Happening at CEAS 2015 – AFLoNext Project Workshop - 10 September 2015, Delft, The Netherlands

The consortium of the AFLoNext project is pleased to invite you to the AFLoNext Workshop which will take place on 10 September 2015 in Delft, The Netherlands.

AFLoNext is an EU-funded FP7 project with the objective of proving and maturing highly promising flow control technologies for novel aircraft configurations. You will find more information on our website where you can also see our project video.

The Workshop is being run in collaboration with CEAS 2015.

Registration for the Workshop is open at

The attendance fee is only €125 before 1 July and €150 after 1 July - or free of charge if you register for CEAS 2015.

DOPAS Training Workshop 2015 - Full-scale Plugs and Seals in Geological Disposal - 14-18 September 2015, Prague, Czech Republic

In September 2015, in the Czech Republic (mainly Prague), the DOPAS consortium is holding a 5-day Training Workshop on the role of full-scale experiments on plugs and seals in demonstrating safety and performance of geological disposal.

This workshop has been designed in collaboration of the following DOPAS consortium partners: Posiva Oy, Finland; Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague; Andra, France; Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (SKB), Sweden; SURAO, Czech Republic; Radioactive Waste Management Limited (RWM), United Kingdom; Nagra, Switzerland; Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS), Germany; and Nuclear Research Institute Rez (UJV), Czech Republic.

A large part of the basis for the workshop's four learning units comes from the experience gained from the full-scale experiments of the DOPAS project i.e. FSS in France, EPSP in the Czech Republic, DOMPLU in Sweden, POPLU in Finland, and planning of ELSA in Germany.

ReMaT - Research Management Training for Early-Stage-Researchers - 14-15 September 2015, Hamburg, Germany

The workshop is designed for early-stage researchers in engineering and natural sciences and provides insight into exploitation of knowledge and entrepreneurship, acquisition of grants, intellectual property rights and the management of interdisciplinary projects.

Info Day on the Horizon 2020 Work programme 2016-2017 ‘Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy’ - 14-15 September 2015, Brussels

The event targets potential applicants to the calls for project proposals under the H2020 challenge ‘Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy’. 


The new Work Programme for 2016-2017 in the area of H2020 energy research will be presented on 14 September, whereas in-depth sessions on various calls of the Work Programme will be held on 15 September. A brokerage event in the field of Energy Technologies will follow the info day on 16 September.



Registration for the info day on 14-15 September is now closed. You will be able to follow the event online - the link will be abvailable shortly before the event on this page.


Please register separately for the brokerage event on 16 September  

Sustainable Places 2015 - 16-18 September 2015, Savona, Italy

The 2015 Edition of the Sustainable Places Event builds on two successful editions held in 2013 and 2014 in Nice. This third edition is an original initiative from the RESILIENT and PERFORMER FP7 European project consortium, aiming to generate a successful, sustainable and world-class series of annual conferences.

SP2015 aims to gather scientists, researchers, and engineers, from research institutes and the industry, around one of the greatest challenges that our societies have ever faced: ensuring long-term environmental sustainability of ever-growing, densifying urban areas, in a resource-constrained world. As usual, the Sustainable Places conference will encourage networking and clustering among the projects funded in the framework of the FP7/H2020 EeB PPP.

On this occasion, participants will have the opportunity to assess innovative initiatives, access up-to-date information, discuss market trends and envision possible synergies. Key stakeholders from the energy efficiency value chain have already expressed their interest in joining the event. An attendance of around 200 participants, coming from Europe and other regions of the world, is expected. This call for contributions invites interested parties in presenting recent results and innovative work on energy efficiency at building, district, and city levels. Contributions introducing inputs of research & innovation EU-funded projects are strongly encouraged. Four kinds of contributions are expected:

• Presentations – to be presented during lively and interactive thematic sessions.

• Papers & Presentations – 8-pages scientific papers to be presented during expert oriented technical sessions.

• Workshops – a 90′ or 180′ session to engage speakers and attendees in productive discussions and to produce specific outcomes.

• Posters – to be displayed in the exhibition area.

To submit a contribution, please fill in the application form and send it back to not later than May 30, 2015. Authors will be informed of the decision of the Technical Programme Committee not later than June 30, 2015.

For more details, please go to: We are looking forward to receiving your contributions! 

Horizon 2020 Health Partnering Event - 17 September 2015, Brussels, Belgium

Health-NCP-Net 2.0 and Fit for Health 2.0 are jointly organising a partnering event which offers health researchers and companies the opportunity to discuss new project ideas and to find potential partners for their Horizon 2020 funding application. The event will be focused on the upcoming call for proposals in "Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing".

What's in it for you?

• Learn what makes a good project consortium
• Present your project idea (optional 5-minute presentations)
• Attend bilateral meetings to find the best project partners
• Get advice from European Commission representatives and other experts


Registration is now open.



Le opportunità di finanziamento Horizon 2020 nei bandi 2016-2017 H2020 ‘Smart, Green & Integrated Transport’ - 18 September 2015, Roma, Italia

APRE, organizza per conto del MIUR una giornata informativa sul bando 2016-2017 inerente al tema “Smart green and integrated transport” di HORIZON 2020.

Nel corso della giornata informativa - organizzata da APRE per conto del Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca ed in collaborazione con la Commissione Europea - verrà presentato il nuovo piano di lavoro 2016-2017 del tema 'Smart green and integrated transport' di Horizon 2020 (H2020). Enfasi sarà riservata al rapporto tra il quadro dei finanziamenti europei ed il contesto nazionale.

Save the date! - Info Day, Horizon 2020 - 'Health, demographic change and wellbeing' - 18 September 2015, Brussels, Belgium

With the principle of better health for all at its core, Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge 1 (SC1) related to Health Demographic Change and Wellbeing focuses on personalised health and care with an overall budget of €7.4 billion.

This Info Day will precede the adoption of the 2016-17 Work Programme for SC1 and will help the participants:

  • find out essential information on how to develop a good project proposal and take them through the application process, step by step
  • find project partners
  • get answers to their questions
  • exchange practices with the ones who have already received funding under SC1 H2020 projects
  • find new business opportunities



Draft Agenda
Please send your questions related to topics that will be discussed by 7 September to RTD-QUESTIONS-HEALTH-INFODAY.


Registration is now closed due to the high demand we have had for this event. Thank you for your participation and see you all on 18 September in Brussels.

The event will be web-streamed and to have access there is no need to register. 

What if you cannot attend the Info Day?

  • Contact your Horizon 2020 'Health' National Contact Point to learn about national info days and other information sources in your country
  • Watch it on your computer via the internet – live or after the event
  • Download all presentations soon after the event

Information Day on Horizon 2020 'Environment & Resource Efficiency' - 21 September 2015, Brussels

The European Commission is organising an Information Day to present the 2016 work programme of Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials" as well as related call topics in the “Blue Growth - Demonstrating an Ocean of Opportunities”, “Industry 2020 in the Circular Economy” and "Smart and Sustainable Cities" focus areas.

The morning plenary session will focus on the general strategy behind the new work programme also providing guidance on the preparation of proposals. During the afternoon sessions participants will then have plenty of opportunities to network and find project partners. If you wish to attend, please register in advance via our website (first come, first served).

Sessions will also be web-streamed and you are welcome to submit your questions via Twitter using #H2020SC5.

LLLight’in’Europe: Lifelong Learning, Innovation, Growth and Human Capital Tracks in Europe - Final Results Conference - 22 September 2015, Residence Palace - International Press Center, Brussels

During the conference main findings from the project’s research efforts on lifelong learning, innovation and human capital will be illustrated and discussed. LLLight has:

- established the skill of Complex Problem Solving (CPS) as a key driver to innovativeness and entrepreneurship;

- established how CPS can be measured in a practical and efficient way;

- developed training methods for developing CPS skills, also for adults and late-career professionals;

- showed that the return to skills is on average 17% in Europe for every level of proficiency achieved;

- created a ranking of skills performance for 200 regions of Europe;

- demonstrated how skills performance can be fostered through strategic HR in companies;

- analyzed the success factors for effective policy formation for lifelong learning public action.




CEN and CENELEC StandarDays - 22-23 September 2015, Brussels

Your chance to discover European Standards - participate in a 2-day training given by European experts and understand the role and advantages of European Standards.

Learn about the process of making European Standards; hear how businesses can benefit from using standards; discover current and upcoming trends in standardization; explore the international context of European Standards; find out what the link is between legislation and standardization.

Meet standardization experts from CEN and CENELEC and get answers to your questions about European Standards. Network with other participants interested in standardization.

AAL Forum - 22-24 September 2015, Ghent, Belgium

The AAL Forum is the annual platform for the European Ambient Assisted Living community. Its purpose is to exhibit and demonstrate ICT solutions, promote networking, foster the interest of other sectors, provoke debate on various topics and highlight new developments to increase the well-being of older adults.

EU stand at the Irish National Ploughing Championships - 22-24 September 2015, Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co. Laois, Ireland

This year the EU stand at the National Ploughing Championships will showcase new innovative technologies in agriculture with two EU funded research projects.

The projects are:

  • SMARTAGRIFOOD2 - developing a new generation of smart agriculture Apps which focus on solving real problems that could revolutionise the farm!
  • TRADEIT showcasing emerging technologies relevant to SME food producers with information on geographical protection/designation.

The European Commission's in-house science service - the Joint Research Centre will be on hand to explain the science behind EU policy and show you how science is everywhere, and how your actions today can shape our future world, and much more.

The Learning Health System in Europe Conference - 24-25 September 2015, Brussels

The conference will discuss the possibilities for a Learning Health System (LHS) for Europe integrating clinical research and better and safer patient care. A clinically oriented session will be followed by sessions on aspects of informatics and sustainability in the heterogeneous European environment.

Keynote speakers from the European Commission and the University of Michigan will be followed by guest speakers from Stanford University, Harvard Medical School, Data Mining International, CDISC, EuroRec, King's College London and many others.

Sessions are based around key aspects of the Learning Health System and bringing together EU and US experts and projects to contribute to a series of mini-symposia. Scientific Programme:

1. Sustainability and business development in the LHS

2. Knowledge management and data standards in the LHS

3. Data privacy and security in the LHS

4. Knowledge translation and decision support in the LHS

5. Facilitating clinical trials

6. Big Data and clinical and research data integration in the LHS Target audience:

  • medical researchers,
  • ICT researchers,
  • physicians,
  • clinicians,
  • healthcare organisations,
  • EHR vendors,
  • industry stakeholders (healthcare, ICT),
  • healthcare policy officials,
  • politicians (healthcare)

Carbon Dioxide Utilisation: Catalyst for a European Industrial Renaissance - 28 September 2015, Essen, Germany

During this conference, the SCOT (Smart CO2 Transformation) project team will present its Vision on Carbon Dioxide Utilisation (CDU) and the Strategic European Research Agenda for Europe.

The floor is opened to the views of high level speakers from politics and industry. We expect plenty of discussions, and welcome you to take part in it.

SCOT wants to hear the voices of all participants. Break-out sessions in smaller groups promise intense knowledge exchange and discussions on the various aspects of CDU.

This is the place to hear about the latest developments on Carbon Dioxide Utilisation and help shape the future of CDU in Europe.

Your input during the conference will directly feed into the final Vision and strategic European Research Agenda that will be presented to the European Commission. These reports will cover both the future role of CDU in Europe and future support mechanisms for CDU.

SCOT is a project that has received funding under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration.

EU Brokerage Event on Key Enabling Technologies in Horizon 2020 - 1 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.

Making more of Bioeconomy R&D Results - 6-7 October 2015, Brussels, Belgium

Be part of this conference and learn how to make more of your bioeconomy R&D results. The conference is divided per topic so you can choose the day that is most relevant for you, or attend both days, depending on your preference:

  • Tuesday 6th October: Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Wednesday 7th October: Food and Biotechnology

By joining this conference you will have the opportunity to practice pitching your results to business experts, to debate methodologies for policy improvement, to discuss how to further develop your concepts, and to network with other stakeholders in your field, to explore new opportunities for future collaboration.

ECBS & ICBS 2015 - Bringing Chemistry to Life - 7-9 October 2015, Berlin

The joint meeting ECBS & ICBS 2015 brings together chemical biology researchers from screening and drug discovery, systems biology and therapeutic innovation.

It builds on the success at the 3rd ICBS 2014 in San Francisco and the 3rd ECBS 2012 in Vienna and will enable the exchange of research and professional collaboration and drive important discoveries in chemical biology worldwide.

We anticipate more than 300 participants and 40 speakers from all around the world at this conference, which is a joint event of EU-OPENSCREEN, ICBS and EFMC.

Session topics: - Chemoproteomics - Epigenetics - Conjugates for targeted delivery - Antiinfectives - Cheminformatics & Chemical Systems Biology - Molecular Imaging - Probing the structure and function of PTMs

Keynote speakers:

  • Carolyn Bertozzi | University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • Emanuelle Charpentier | Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig
  • Timothy Mitchison | Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • David A. Tirrell | California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Fourth SCAR Foresight Stakeholder Conference - 8 October 2015, Brussels



On 8 October 2015 the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation in close cooperation with the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR) is organising a conference on "Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in the Bioeconomy - A Challenge for Europe” in Brussels,  in the  European Commission's Charlemagne Building.

This conference is expected to be a cornerstone in the broader foresight process, initiated by the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR) in 2006, aimed at identifying principles which would enable the primary production sectors (agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture) to cope with a range of complex and interlinked challenges over the next 30-40 years. The event will include a broad debate, based on the findings of the work carried out by the Fourth Foresight Expert Group (FEG4) aimed at reaching a common understanding on the state of the bioeconomy and principles leading to a sustainable bioeconomy. With an emphasis on possible future scenarios, the exercise aims to explore the possible outcomes of developing the paradigm of the bioeconomy, with the fundamental constraint of sustainability. The debate should help to set the research and innovation agenda, establish priorities, and provide a firm footing for future policy development.


The Brain Conferences: The Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythm - 11-14 October 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark

Sleep and circadian rhythms regulate all aspects of brain function. Co-chaired by Russell Foster (University of Oxford, UK) and Joseph Takahashi (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA), the focus of this Brain Conference will be on the molecular, cellular and neural networks that underlie the generation and regulation of sleep and circadian rhythms; by what means these biological processes interact and influence normal brain function and behaviour; and how these systems influence the development and state of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Topics for the conference will include:

  • the neural mechanisms of sleep, arousal states and sleep homeostasis;
  • the critical role of sleep for brain and body physiology including memory consolidation, immune responses and energy homeostasis;
  • the molecular and cellular mechanisms of circadian rhythm generation;
  • the regulation of sleep and circadian rhythms by light;
  • the consequences of the 24/7 society on sleep and health; and
  • the brain mechanisms underlying sleep and circadian rhythm disruption in neurodegenerative and psychiatric illnesses.

The Brain Conferences are organised by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS, the major neuroscience association in Europe) in partnership with The Brain Prize. They bring together outstanding researchers in key broadly defined areas of contemporary neuroscience to discuss current concepts and define challenges for future research.

EPoSS Annual Forum 2015 & MNBS 2015 - 12-15 October 2015, Leuven, Belgium

The Annual Conference of EPoSS, the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration, will be a joint event with the MNBS Consultation and Concertation Workshop on Micro-Nano-Bio Convergence Systems.

A Call for Presentations was launched for the EPoSS Annual Forum 2015 on 13 October 2015 under the motto “State of the (Sm)Art: Smart Systems Responding to Demand Side Requirements”.

The Call is open until 14 August 2015

ETP Nanomedicine Annual Event 2015 - 12-14 October 2015, Dublin, Ireland

The European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine, with the support of the ENATRANS Coordination and Support Action, will hold its 2015 Annual Event & General Assembly in Dublin, Ireland.

The event will take place from 12-14 October, kindly co-organised and hosted by Trinity College Dublin.

This year’s annual event aims to provide the European Nanomedicine community with best practices and new services while defining the strategy for Nanomedicine in the larger scope of enabling technologies for healthcare.

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.

Public-Private Partnerships Info Day - Register Now ! - 16 October 2015, Brussels, Charlemagne and Centre Albert Borschette

Information Day on the contractual Public-Private Partnerships on Factories of the Future, Energy-efficient Buildings, Green Vehicles and Sustainable Process Industry
Overview of ongoing activities – presentation of the 2016 - 2017 calls – brokerage and networking

Vascular Biology 2015 - 18-22 October 2015, Hyannis, MA, USA

Vascular Biology 2015 will deliver presentations in cutting edge research in cardiovascular biology.

Policy Seminar - New Horizons for Cultural Heritage - 19 October 2015, Brussels

Recalibrating relationships: bringing cultural heritage and people together in a changing Europe. The scope of the seminar is to discuss how the RICHES project (Renewal, Innovation and Change: Heritage and European Society) can provide insights to support evidence-based policymaking in Europe.

The seminar will comprise political updates by representatives from the European Parliament and the European Commission, the presentation of policy recommendations from the RICHES project and a Round Table discussion involving major stakeholders.

Participation in the event is by invitation only.

All those with an interest in the Seminar may follow the preparatory work and access the results through the RICHES project website (below). The results of the Seminar will be reproduced and made available online for all interested audiences.

Registration is open for Aerodays 2015! - 20-23 October 2015, London, UK, The Queen Elisabeth II Conference Center

Registration is now open, go to the conference's website to ensure your place. Early bird rate is applicable on all booking before August 14th.

Aerodays is a European flagship event bringing together over 1000 attendees from the world of Aeronautics and Air Transport research. This prestigious event will provide a unique opportunity to share the results of collaborative research, showcase innovations, discuss policy and developments for work funded through the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, and takes us forward to Horizon 2020 and beyond. This three day conference is a critical pathway to ensure that Europe remains competitive in these sectors.




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.

Contrail-cirrus, other non-CO2 effects and Smart Flying - 22 October 2015, London

The aim of this event is to bring together the atmospheric science and civil aircraft operating communities to consider the prospects for reducing the climate impact of contrail-cirrus by re-routing air traffic to avoid the localised regions of cold moist air in which persistent contrails form.

Out of the discussions it is hoped that guidance and priorities will emerge to determine the direction of research in both communities, stimulate new co-operative projects within the EC research framework and influence the forward thinking of policy makers.

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.

Interested in EU funding? Did you know that you have to comply with article 32? - 29 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 the new date: 29 October 2015!

BIN@PORTO 2015: Responsible Research & Innovation: a collective, sustainable, inclusive and system-wide approach - 2-4 November 2015, Porto, Portugal

The Business & Innovation Network Annual Event is an exciting networking opportunity for you to connect with academia, Science & Technology Parks, Incubators, tech-based firms, Investors, and many others. Participation is free-of-charge including the opportunity to participate in the Technologies Showroom & Business Showcase.

BIN@ is an international network of academic and industry partners engaged and supporting the creation of a sustainable forum for sharing good practice and opportunities in Innovation. It was founded by 3 Universities: Porto, Sheffield and São Paulo. BIN@ has currently over 1600 delegates worldwide and so far we had 5 annual international events, held in Portugal, UK and Brazil.

European Space Launchers - 3-4 November 2015, Paris, France

On 26 November 1965, the Diamant launcher sent the 39kg Astérix satellite into orbit from its launch base in Hammaguir. To mark this 50th anniversary, the Air and Space Academy is organising a conference on the topic of European space launchers. This event will examine the emerging competition in the USA, Russia, Japan and China, as well as looking at exciting developments in Europe such as the concept of a flexible family of launchers with Ariane 6 and Vega C, the creation of Airbus Safran Launchers as general contractor and the evolving role of Arianespace.

The conference will call on top-level speakers to provide a clear, comprehensive panorama of current European launcher services. It will be structured around four sessions:

-The historical background

-The global environment and the market for launch services

-Europe's technical and organisational response to competition

-Future prospects for technical evolution.

After each session participants will be able to exchange views with speakers. This conference should meet the expectations of all those who consider European independent access to space to be a strategic priority. 

Info Day on the Horizon 2020 Work programme 2016-2017 'Smart, green and integrated transport' - 5 November 2015, Brussels


The event targets potential applicants to the calls for project proposals under the Horizon 2020 challenge ‘Smart, green and integrated transport’.


Presentations will cover the Work Programme for 2016-2017 and the application procedure, as well as detailed information on the calls.  Participants will have networking opportunities throughout the day.


More information and the agenda will follow. Compulsory registration for the event will open in September.


Basic Epigenetic Mechanisms in Cancer - 8-11 November 2015, Berlin

This conference will cover some of the most recent advances and cutting edge research in the field of epigenetics and its relationship to cancer.

We have created a programme that brings together basic scientists with translational and clinical researchers. During the meeting, there will be great opportunities for young scientists to meet the experts in the field, and we aim to create an open and engaging environment for discussion.

Recent advances in technology allow us to consider the epigenome as well as the genome of a tumour on an individual level. These advances, in combination with high throughput technologies, are leading to rapid advances in the development of epigenetic biomarkers and novel therapeutic targets.

GEO-XII Plenary and the 2015 Ministerial Summit - 9-13 November 2015, Mexico city, Mexico

Advocate - Engage - Deliver: Earth Observations to Address Global Challenges.

The GEO-XII Plenary and the 2015 Ministerial Summit, as well as all the associated meetings and events will take in Mexico City from 9 to 13 November 2015.

Details concerning the GEO XII Plenary and the accompanying call for participation in an exhibition and side-events are available on the GEO Website.

Please note that everyone attending the Plenary and/or the Ministerial Summit must be registered and everyone registering must be part of a delegation (national, organisational or EC).
Actual registration will be available via the GEO website nearer to the event. In the meantime, you should either approach your national delegation (or GEO participating organisation if you work for one) OR, if you are participating in an EU-funded project, you may request to be part of the EC delegation.

You should let us know as soon as possible whether you wish to avail of this possibility and in any case, no later than 30 September 2015.

Contact: Jane Shiel -

Crossing Biological Barriers - Advances in Nanocarrier Design for Targeted Delivery - 9-11 November 2015, Dresden, Germany

The international conference will address the latest developments in nanocarrier-based targeted drug delivery systems, specifically designed to overcome biological barriers. The event will connect academic and industrial players, creating synergies between different disciplines.

This innovative event is jointly organised by the European Projects TRANS-INT, COMPACT and ALEXANDER, all three dealing with cutting-edge nanomedicine drug delivery topics.

Be part of this conference and submit your contribution now!


  • Overcoming Biological Barriers
  • Targeted Drug Delivery Systems (Oral, Ocular, Pulmonary Dermal, BBB Crossing Delivery
  • Biodistribution and In Vivo Imaging of Nanoparticles
  • Scale-up, Translational and Regulatory Issues of Drug Delivery Systems

EGI Community Forum 2015: Building Next Generation e-Infrastructures through Communities - 10-13 November 2015, Bari, Italy

The EGI Community Forum aims at gathering tool developers, infrastructure providers, data providers and research communities to work together towards open science.


Nowadays, research practice is increasingly - and in many cases exclusively - data driven. Knowledge of how to use tools to manipulate research data, and the availability of e-infrastructures to support them, are foundational.

Along with this, new types of communities are forming around interests in digital tools, computing facilities and data repositories. By making infrastructure services, community engagement and training inseparable, existing communities can be empowered by new ways of doing research, and new communities can be created around tools and data.

(Registration opening in July.)


The final conference of the Civic Espistemologies project will illustrate and promote a Roadmap that indicates a set of steps to improve the relationship between cultural heritage and society.

The conference will offer an opportunity for as many members as possible of the network of common interest to come together to discuss the topic of citizen researchers in digital cultural heritage and humanities and to contribute to the general vision to an open science infrastructure for the digital cultural heritage in 2020.

Standardization in Horizon2020 - Webinar - 17 November 2015, online

This webinar will explain the role of standardization in innovation, and provide you with tools and tips on how to correctly address standards in your project proposal.

It will include concrete case studies of successful research projects which have addressed standardization.

A detailed programme will be added closer to the date.

To register your interest please email, with the subject line 'Horizon2020 Webinar'.

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. 

The 2nd International Conference on Advance Materials Research and Application (AMRA 2015) - 18-21 December 2015, Shenzhen, China

The main objective of AMRA 2015 is to provide a comprehensive global forum for experts and participants from academia to exchange ideas and present results of material research and application.

Sustainable Nuclear Energy Conference - 12-14 April 2016, Nottingham, UK

The conference will look at the nuclear cycle from cradle to grave with a focus on current reactor systems, future systems and fuels, advanced fuel cycles and the new challenges of decommissioning and waste management.

Call for papers under the following broad themes:

  • Current reactor systems
  • Future or alternative reactor systems and fuels
  • Advanced fuel cycles
  • New challenges in decommissioning, waste management and disposal
  • Advanced uses of nuclear fission

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International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society - 5-8 May 2016, Granada, Spain

The Psychonomic Society is the home for scientists who study how the mind works. Members of the Society are experimental psychologists among whose numbers are some of the most distinguished researchers in the field.

Many of us are concerned with the application of psychology to health, technology and education, and many of us use converging methods such as neuroscience and computational science to achieve our research goals.

This international conference is one of several new initiatives being launched by the Psychonomic Society and it is already promising to be an exciting meeting as being collaborating with the Spanish Society for Experimental Psychology (SEPEX) and the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP), to ensure that the best of European and North American Experimental Psychology will be on show.