Our industry leading event brings TSOs, wind park operators, electrical component suppliers and marine contractors together, to share experience with recent projects and evaluate best practices.
Registration will begin in early 2014.
The purpose of the 2014 event is to discuss status, actual applications and future opportunities to develop and integrate geothermal direct uses in the broad Adriatic-Ionian area, in a cross-border workshop with cooperation and multidisciplinary perspective.
National and international relevant speakers will present keynote presentations. The workshop is open to all interested persons and wants to convene different interested people from Peri – Adriatic Area, such as universities and research institutions, public administrations, professional associations and freelances, private company operators, students.
The International Create Challenge is a free of charge, 3-week immersive super accelerator programme that gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to drive their projects to a Minimum Viable Product. It is a unique programme combining state-of-art technologies and cutting edge research, mentors-lead coaching, micro-seed investment and a star prize of more than CHF 100’000.- .
Hear about the latest tower concepts for best cost efficiency and hub heights - Gain insight into current regulations and certification guidelines - Identify new aspects in tower assembly and foundation development - Learn about innovative load monitoring and tower measurement for facilitated maintenance - Discuss efficient material usage and transportable large scale tower concepts.
NBC is a biennial conference and the largest biogas event in the Nordic countries. NBC 2014 will cover small scale biogas systems, aquatic substrates, liquid biogas, landfill gas, LBG/CBG within road bound transportation as well as future biogas systems. In addition NBC 2014 offers an extensive exhibition, a poster session and a study tour.
European Digital Youth Summit (EDYS) will bring together over 100 specialists, young people and representatives of public and academic institutions, NGOs, mass media and companies from 14 countries (France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Cyprus, Malta, Greece, Croatia, Lithuania, Iceland and Turkey).
The event is organized by GEYC and the Chamber of Deputies under the patronage of the European Parliament and will take place at the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, Romania. The summit will tackle important topics for European young people such as digital behavior and employment, trying to find realistic solutions to raise employability and to encourage digital entrepreneurship. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the most important trends in these fields, to learn about innovative projects and to find out about European opportunities. The event takes place within the framework of the SMARTER project organized by GEYC with the financial support of the European Commission through "Youth in Action".
The iLOAD event will take place in Międzyzdroje, Poland, We would like to host all young researchers who are interested in control system issues and want to extend and share their knowledge and ideas. During our event there will be the possibility to become familiar with the latest trends in programming of National Instruments and ifm electronic equipment. An additional attraction will be a trip to Cargotec factory and visiting laboratories of the West Pomeranian University of Technology.
Dioxin 2014 will continue in the tradition of precedent Symposium Series as the leading international conference for scientists and regulators to present recent advances in all areas of halogenated persistent organic pollutants. The Symposium will offer a high quality scientific programme combining both traditional topics and emerging issues. The scientific programme will be completed by special satellite events and by exhibitors presenting latest equipment and services in the field of Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants.
The biannual EuCheMS Chemistry Congress is a major scientific event where the latest progress in all areas of chemistry will be presented by eminent speakers from all over the world. Two of the highlights of this 5th edition of the ECC will be the European Commission Joint Research Centre session as well as a session with Prof. Bourguignon, President of the European Research Council.
The BIO-TIC project has organised this workshop with the aim to identify technological, non-technological and market hurdles for the uptake of industrial biotechnology in bio-surfactants and develop recommendations and solutions to overcome the identified hurdles. Input from market, policy and technological experts is crucial to help us develop recommendations which best answer the needs of industry and further build on the roadmaps being developed as part of this project.
Biobased surfactants can be produced either from oils and fats via oleochemical production or from sugars, e.g. molasses by fermentation. Biobased surfactants can be used for a wide range of applications, the largest of which are currently detergents, followed by personal care products and industrial and institutional cleaners. The BIO-TIC project estimates that in 2030 the biobased surfactants market in Europe could have a market value of between 0.8 MEUR and 1.8 BEUR. The market value could be greater than this if the various hurdles to biosurfactants are addressed.
To celebrate the end of a successful project after two years of running, MOWE-IT team will present its final findings and recommendations in a series of three Regional Conferences, open to all stakeholders in the field of transport, logistics, risk management and safety, and attended by high-level business and academic experts.
Depending on the location, the conferences will focus on different transport modes at the time:
•4-5 September, London, UK. Specific research areas: Rail and Waterborne transport – Agenda – Regional Conference London
•8 – 9 September, Berlin, Germany. Specific research areas: Bulk transport, Road and Aviation – - Agenda – Regional Conference Berlin
•15-16 September, Thessaloniki, Greece. Specific research areas: Road, Aviation and Waterborne transport – Agenda – Regional Conference Thessaloniki
The Conference aim is to “Advance Science for Human and Environmental Health” and we have an exciting programme highlighting new and innovative science and current regulatory topics. There will be a mix of plenary and keynote lectures, symposia, workshops and a full continuing education programme. In addition, there will be interactive poster sessions and a dynamic trade exhibition. EUROTOX 2014 will be THE meeting place for toxicologists from around the world to come together to meet and discuss the key issues facing the discipline today.
Professor Heather M Wallace
President, EUROTOX 2014
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is very pleased to host the 3rd VPH conference by the Virtual Physiological Human Institute. This biannual conference series grew out of the FP7 Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence. It has become one of the major instruments for maintaining the coherence and momentum of the highly multidisciplinary VPH community.
The members of the VPH community subscribe to the view that substantially improved healthcare can only be achieved through converged efforts of the life sciences, the mathematical sciences and engineering. On 14 January 2014 in Strasbourg, Members of the European Parliament specifically endorsed the work of the VPH Institute by recognising the role of the VPH initiative towards improving healthcare in their eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020. VPH2014 participants may thus enjoy the rare claim that they contribute to an initiative that has earned the support of the elected representatives of EU citizens and is directly supported in EU policy.
This year Informa Life Sciences is delighted to announce the 21st annual conference of the Biocidal Products Regulation ( previously the BPD conference) will take place on the 9th -10th September 2014.
The conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain and we do hope that you are able to join. For 21 years we have run this event and have seen many changes, listened to informative presentations and researched with industry to develop a conference that interests, informs and allows industry to meet in one location to discuss one topic , that of the BPD BPR Guidance updates, regulatory insight and critical advice to ensure you remain compliant with the BPR.
This final AircraftFire workshop brings together interested people from science (researchers from academia and research centres), from industry (engineers, aircraft designers, parts manufacturers) and professionals from or related to public services, who are working and involved in the field of Fire Safety in aeronautics.
In the past 20 years, the fire threat in aeronautics has been drastically reduced. But in new generation aircrafts the massive use of flammable composites, substituting metallic structural elements, changes the understanding of fire risk, and can influences the fire safety approach for passenger and crew safety and survivability during fire incidents or accidents.
ICESTI 2014 will provide a forum for accessing the most up-to-date and authoritative knowledge from both industrial and academic worlds, sharing best practice in the field of Engineering, Science, and Technology towards sustainable development.
The conference will provide an opportunity to highlight recent developments and to identify emerging and future areas of growth in these exciting fields. The first event of this conference series (ICESTI 2014) will be held in Bali, Indonesia, on 10-13 September 2014. ICESTI organizing committee are inviting submissions from scientists, academicians and industry practitioners worldwide.
More than 80 experts on biogas from almost 30 countries representing all continents will discuss the achievements and developments on: - Domestic biogas plants, - Agricultural biogas plants, - Environment, methane-emissions, - Process control, modelling of the biogas process, - Innovative fermentation and digester construction methods, - Digestation application and management, - Biogas generation from industrial, communal and municipal bio-waste, - Flexibility of biogas production and use, - Process inhibition, - Technical economical and social cooperative structures of decentralized small scale biogas systems, - Pretreatment technologies, among others.
During the conference a practitioners forum, an Oral-Poster-Session with more than 20 speakers, posters sessions and an exhibition will take place. In the exhibition, companies and organizations will present their products, services and technical innovations to the international audience experts. We expect to have about 400 participants. Additionally, there will be the opportunity to take part in an agricultural or a research field trip.
The Internet of Things (IoT) can be seen as the next evolutionary step in the Internet life-cycle, with already more than 10 billion connected devices in 2013. We are witnessing the emergence of open-source solutions targeting the IoT and cloud integration which can further drive innovation and provision of utility-driven IoT services.
This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from industry, academia, and standardisation bodies, to showcase their practical work, exchange ideas and experiences, discuss novel solutions and future development. Workshop participants will also find common ground for collaboration in the area of interoperability for the Internet of Things.
The conference aims to enable researchers to build connections between different digital applications. 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 2nd Annual Congress of the European Society for Translational Medicine & Global Network Conference on Translational Medicine (EUSTM-2014) unites world leaders and experts from industry, academia, research institutions, service providers, SMEs, regulatory agencies, policy makers, and governments to discuss translational approaches and tools designed to accelerate research and develop novel diagnostics and therapeutics thereby reducing high cost budgets and attrition rates.
Moreover, EUSTM Expert Panels will discuss and showcase latest developments in specific areas of disease modeling, biomarkers, orphan/rare diseases, clinical epidemiology, novel diagnostics, public health, data management, omics applications and vaccine research. SPECIAL FEATURES: • High Profile Speakers and Panelists including FDA, EMA & NASA • Global Stakeholders and Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) • Scientific Sessions • Panel Discussions • Featured Symposium - Bexsero (Novartis Vaccines) • New Horizon in Translational Medicine (NHTM) Journal Inauguration Ceremony • Posters Session
EUSTM-2014 unites world leaders and experts from industry, academia, research institutions, service providers, SMEs, regulatory agencies, policy makers, and governments to discuss translational approaches and tools designed to accelerate research and develop novel diagnostics and therapeutics thereby reducing high cost budgets and attrition rates.
EUSTM Expert Panels will discuss and showcase the latest developments in specific areas of disease modeling, biomarkers, orphan/rare diseases, clinical epidemiology, novel diagnostics, public health, data management, omics applications and vaccine research.
Special Features: - Stakeholders & key Opinion Leaders (KOL) from over 40 countries - 100 Plus High Profile Speakers & Panelists - Panels discussions on current challenges and potential solutions in the industry & academia. - Networking opportunities with Global Translational Medicine Consortium (GTMC) members - Flexible options to showcase services and products - Promotional Mini Symposia/Workshops opportunities - Table Top Town© (Suitable for SMEs and low budget companies)
Key Topics and Themes: - Translational Research: Novel Findings & Updates in Pathophysiology & Therapeutics - Biomarkers & Novel Diagnostics - Omics Sciences Applications in Translational Research - New Horizons in Data Management - Disease Modelling & Clinical Epidemiology
Focused on technologies and best practices, the conference will show where the real value of M2M is. - High level insights to rethink ecosystems, Big Data, platforms, connectivity, M2M security... - Lessons sharing of the most inspiring M2M implementations for Smart Grids, Smart Cities, Retail, Smart Home & Smart Devices.
Now in its fourth edition, NFC World Congress will dedicate itself to advance innovation in the mobile proximity business, NFC-based or not. One strong focus of the conference will be on the services from verticals that will boost customer's adoption. Solutions providers across industries are becoming key drivers of the market, besides the technology providers and enablers. NFC World Congress invites all the mobile proximity stakeholders to share their insights and expertise showing successful services, innovation & business: from start-ups to leading IT/mobile players, including all the vertical implementers leveraging these new technologies.
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 aims to enable researchers to build connections between different digital applications.
Chip-to-Cloud Security Forum provides an independent conference platform dedicated to advance end-to-end digital security. It covers all technical aspects of all assets protection of embedded, mobile, M2M and Cloud services and ecosystems. Its scope ranges from the foundations such as cryptography, hardware security mechanisms and embedded software security technologies, including end user verification by biometry, to the latest developments of security services delivered through the Cloud.
World e-ID Congress has become a key event gathering nearly 400 e-ID programs managers, government officials and technology experts. The 2014 conference will keep its focus on world's most inspiring projects and latest innovation helping the participants to succeed in their e-ID plans and stay ahead of e-ID services
The Earth's rapidly changing environment is putting critical ecosystem services at risk. There are many challenges involved in understanding global environmental changes, and in providing societies with the policy-relevant knowledge base to deal with them. These challenges will reach across many aspects of scientific endeavour.
In this context the Experimentation in Ecosystem Research conference will provide a platform for discussions on cutting-edge technological tools, large-scale integrative experimental design, technical constraints, data access and last but not least ecosystem modelling. The conference will attract speakers and delegates from around the world and will offer opportunities to reinforce global cooperation. Main topics Grand challenges: With the current set of Experimental Research infrastructures in ecosystem science, do we have the capacity to tackle the grand challenges of today and tomorrow? In vitro and in natura : How realistic are they, and how they can be better linked? Technologies: Which emerging technologies could enhance (or are needed for) the performance and services offered by our RIs? Data: Towards an e-infrastructure for ecosystem research - challenges and opportunities Modelling: How accurate is our capacity to forecast and upscale, and what is missing? How can we communicate uncertainty? How do we strike the right balance between modelling and experiments?
The activity of biocontrol products depend on numerous biotic interactions implying secondary metabolisms. The Natural Products and Biocontrol Congress covers the whole research about the natural components involved in biocontrol processes.
The natural compounds involved in interactions are exogene to the plant (active components of a vegetal extract, microbial metabolite, pheromons) or endogene (produced by a plant in response of an elicitor). Therefore the Congress also covers the research in the vegetal response to elicitors and phytostimulus. It is opened to scientists, technicians, industrials whose research are centred on biocontrol and natural products. The main points of the event open conferences, scientific presentations (spoken or displayed), one to one , discussions.
The Consortium of the HIKARI project is organizing the 2nd HIKARI Open Workshop on the topic of High Speed Transport (HST). The Workshop will be kindly hosted at the premises of the European Commission.
HIKARI, or “light” in Japanese, a project funded by the EC, the METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) and other concerned Japanese authorities, aims at pursuing and bringing one step further cooperation between Europe and Japan in the field of high speed aviation.
The BIO-TIC project has organised this workshop with the aim to identify technological, non-technological and market hurdles for the uptake of industrial biotechnology in CO2 based chemicals production and develop recommendations and solutions to overcome the identified hurdles. Input from market, policy and technological experts is crucial to help us develop recommendations which best answer the needs of industry and further build on the roadmaps.
CO2 is increasingly being considered by many as a commodity rather than a waste product. The largest current use for CO2 is currently in enhanced oil recovery. However, CO2 holds great potential as a feedstock for chemicals production using IB processes, especially in the EU where the research base is strong and where there is an abundance of CO2 available. CO2 is not part of the food chain so avoids any issues over food v fuel. However, public perception, and logistical and cost challenges in terms of CO2 transport and distribution could hamper the potential of CO2 to be used for chemicals and substantial R&D is needed to bring many opportunities to fruition.
SCOT (Smart CO2 Transformation) is a project to develop the Strategic European Research Agenda aimed at improving the technical and economic performance of emerging CO2 transformation technologies.
It gathers five regions which are strongly committed and already well advanced in this emerging area of CO2 utilization (Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and UK) and it is the first ever European initiative in the field of CO2 utilization strategy. While we prepare our Joint Action Plan and the Strategic Research Agenda, we want to gather stakeholder views on what are the key policy bottlenecks and their potential solutions. Thus, you are invited to register for this event and engage in the discussion.
LET’S 2014 is an international Conference organised by the Italian EU Presidency, and supported by European Union Funding for Research and Innovation.
LET’S 2014 aims at discussing the role of the Key Enabling Technologies (Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing, Processing and Biotechnology), in bridging the gap between research and innovation. More than 1000 delegates from all over the world will discuss how Europe can support the growth and the creation of new jobs and face Societal Challenges through new products, processes and services, creating opportunities for European actors.
The biannual European Biogas Conference covers a broad range of topics related to biogas, from production to utilisation, with plenty of room for networking between representatives from research, industry and production. There will be an exhibition and a poster session.
Topics include European policy issues, biomethane, digestate use, sustainability of biogas and bioeconomy. With this event we strive to unite biogas experience and share latest information on policies, industry developments, innovation and legislation.
This all-day sustainability event is a TEDx-style conference, assembling 20 visionaries and thought leaders to discuss sustainability, solutions to unsustainability to create a blue and green tomorrow. An exploration of sustainability for interested parties, enlightened investors, financial professionals, corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and global thought leaders.
The Open Info Day will include an overview of IMI 2’s funding and intellectual property (IP) rules, tips on applying for funding under IMI 2, and workshops on the first IMI 2 Call topics.
In addition, there will be plenty of networking opportunities and IMI staff will be on hand to answer questions relating to the new Call topics and the IMI 2 application procedures.
For more information on the Open Info Day 2014 go to the IMI website.
ICAR2014 will be a forum to communicate current research priorities and progress, and to identify new approaches and research opportunities in antimicrobial research.
Sustainable Places 2014 builds on the successful “ICT for Sustainable Places” conference held in Nice in September 2013. It will focus on energy efficiency at building, district and city levels. The event will be composed of: - the 2nd EC DG CONNECT workshop on eeBuilding Key Performance Indicators - the EuropIA.14 colloquia on Architecture and City Design - presentations & workshops on innovative business models, technologies, modeling and monitoring for sustainable buildings, districts and cities.
Sustainable Places 2014 will enable to access up-to-date information, assess outcomes from the most advanced research & innovation projects, discuss possible synergies, and envision possible standards evolution. It will be a key opportunity for delegates to meet and network with high quality keynote speakers (from CSTB, CEA, Arup, Intel and CalCon), as well as with architects, building designers, energy consultants, and urban planners.
This workshop aims to identify workable solutions to the major hurdles and concerns hampering the development of the biobased chemicals sector in the EU. We are especially interested in views on 3HPA, succinic acid, PDO, furfural, and isoprene as we consider these chemical building blocks to have the highest potential for deployment in the EU.Input from market, policy and technological experts within the area of chemical building blocks is crucial to allow us to develop recommendations which best answer the needs of industry.
Chemical building blocks provide routes to a wide range of different products and chemicals and, in turn, an astonishing range of different downstream uses. Industrial biotechnology offers the potential for developing biobased chemical building blocks that can have new or improved functionalities compared to those which can be produced from fossil fuels or traditional chemical routes. Despite this potential, significant hurdles to the production of biobased chemical building blocks using IB processes exist in the EU.
The 3rd GRF One Health Summit will further develop and strengthen the One Health paradigm and its global movement. In particular this 3rd global gathering will focus on the added value of a global One Health approach and a stronger involvement of the private sector and policy.
The deadline for abstract submission is extended to 30 April 2014. Submit your abstract now on one of the conference topics.
The main objective of this conference is to provide a medium for professionals, engineers, academicians, scientists, and researchers from across the world to present the results of their research activities in the field of Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology. ICIA2014 provides opportunities for delegates to share their knowledge, ideas, innovations and problem solving techniques. Submitted papers will be reviewed by the technical programme committee of the conference.
Nansen Environmental Research Centre India (NERCI) is organising a workshop as part of the Indo-European Research Facilities for studies on marine ecosystems and climate in India (INDO-MARECLIM), Project of European Union FP-7, to discuss the current status of work on Coastal zone management and impact on society and to explore possibilities for collaboration in the future.
Broad topics of workshop • Oceanographic facets of Coastal zone management • Technological aspects in coastal zone • Socio-economic issues in the coastal zone • Coastal zone governance Enrolment limited to 35 participants.
Research in data expertise initiatives will substantially aid in enhancing the quality of information expertise support supplied to the distinct localities and domains. Therefore this conference will present a scenario-planning workout directed to identify possible future information technologies that humanity may face.
The main objective of this conference is to provide a medium for professionals, engineers, academicians, scientists, and researchers from over the world to present the results of their research activities in the field of Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology.
ICIA2014 provides opportunities for the delegates to share the knowledge, ideas, innovations and problem solving techniques. Submitted papers will be reviewed by the technical program committee of the conference.
In October 2014, six FP7 research projects - COPE, FLOWS, IMPROVE, INSPIRES, LOCALISE and WILCO - are organizing a conference to explore current social trends in Europe as well as the effect of social investment or active inclusion-oriented policies - where they exist - on patterns of social inclusion and exclusion.
The Inclusive Europe Conference offers six thematic workshops intended as a platform for in-depth discussions and joint publication opportunities as well as for encouraging the development of joint perspectives.
The European Commission is committed to increasing the attractiveness of research careers in Europe and to improving employment and working conditions for researchers. Further work is necessary to implement a sound Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), based upon the uptake of the Charter and Code concept. HR managers from research institutions and funding organisations will come together to share their experiences and best practices when implementing the HRS4R in their institutions for the benefit of the researchers. Participants will also share creative and innovative, and yet feasible, ideas on the key elements needed to improve the current HRS4R implementation procedure.
This event, organised by the European Commission, is specifically dedicated to networking and promoting research and innovation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies.
The event will focus on networking for the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2015. It will offer an exceptional occasion to build quality partnerships as it will connect academia, research institutes, industrial stakeholders, SMEs and government actors from all over Europe. The event will be free of charge. Registration will open in mid-June.
A brokerage event on Energy and Environment is organised by J’innove network, the Regional council of the Nord-Pas de Calais with the support of Entreprise Europe Network and the Tandem Interreg project France-Wallonie-Vlaanderen.
The aim of this event is to connect the research and innovation stakeholders willing to participate at the Energy and Environment challenges of Horizon 2020 framework program. The participants will have the opportunity to meet and discuss about their project ideas. This event will allow you to make new contacts and find partners! The brokerage event is also an opportunity to meet European projects experts (research centres, funding opportunities and support for the project) during B2B meetings or in stands. The aim of bilateral meetings (B2B) is to give space to the participants for a discussion about opportunities for collaboration in the field of energy and environment.
RAILCON ’14 is an opportunity for researchers, scientists, experts, managers, political representatives, customers, suppliers and others to meet and exchange with each other opinions regarding the development of railways.
The topics that will be considered during the Conference include rolling stock, traffic, infrastructure, maintenance, informatics, economics, politics and other aspects related to Railway. Considering the interdisciplinary character of Railway techniques we expect participation of experts of different profiles. During the Conference RAILCON ’14 a specialized exhibition and marketing presentations will be organized for potential exhibitors that want to present their products and plans to the Conference participants. Railway development involves accurate and fast transport of goods and passengers which is environmentally friendly, energy-efficient and cost-effective. This Conference should promote the railway which provides an effective and sustainable mobility.
Our theme is Exposure Science Integration to Protect Ecological Systems, Human Well-Being, and Occupational Health. Our program will foster the integration of exposure science as applied to community, occupational, and ecological health as recommended by the NRC Exposure Science in the 21st Century. We plan to highlight the value that exposure science has brought to the protection of health and the environment and its growing importance in the face of such global threats of population pressure, climate change, nitrogen cycling, water and energy availability.
The ECNP Congress is Europe's largest meeting on applied and translational neuroscience. Annually, it brings together between 4,000 and 7,000 psychiatrists, neuroscientists, neurologists and psychologists from around the world to discuss the latest developments in the science and treatment of disorders of the brain. Spanning the spectrum of human mood, behaviour, cognition and emotion - from basic research to clinical care - the ECNP Congress is Europe's premier showcase for new research, treatments and technologies in applied brain science.
The 10th Annual Bioassays and Bioanalytical Method Development conference is designed to bring together research — from discovery to clinical — and regulatory scientists from across the biopharmaceutical industry to discuss their achievements, challenges.
Merging technology, scientific approaches and regulatory strategies for optimal characterization of effective therapeutics.
This conference looks at the future for Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) - and the increased use of technology-enhanced learning more widely in Higher Education. It comes as government pushes for the UK to become a world leader in online learning and also follows a Higher Education Academy review of flexible pedagogies, with the technology-enhanced learning strand published in January.
Sessions will focus on the development of MOOCs, including their potential for online learning and Transnational Education, as well as concerns around implementation and accreditation of modules and the possible threat they pose to traditional teaching. Other key themes are likely to include outcomes and recommendations from FutureLearn's BETA pilot courses running currently. Delegates will also discuss ways in which Higher Education is currently taught and the increased influence technology is having on this, for example the greater use of blended and e-learning. We are delighted that Dr Alison Le Cornu, Academic Lead, Flexible Learning, Higher Education Academy and Stephen Haggard, Author, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Research Paper, The Maturing of the MOOC and Independent Consultant, Online Learning have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar, together with a senior speaker confirmed from HEFCE.
An Information Day on the Research PPPs on Factories of the Future, Energy-efficient Buildings, Green Vehicles and Sustainable Process Industry will take place on 21 October 2014 in Brussels. The aim of the event is to give the research community an overview of ongoing activities, and to support the preparation of proposals for the 2015 calls. The info day will also offer plenty of opportunities for networking.
The European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN) is delighted to announce that the 4th out of a series of annual specialized Workshops, this time in the fields of Flight Physics and Aircraft Design, will be held on October 27-29, 2014 in Aachen, Germany on the premises of RWTH Aachen University.
The Workshop will be co-chaired by Prof. Eike Stumpf and Prof. Wolfgang Schröder. In the frame of EASN Association’s knowledge and innovation dissemination activities, this three-day event primarily aims to offer its participants a forum to meet and present among relative audience, the latest advancements in the areas of Flight Physics and Aircraft Design, together with novel and innovative ideas for future research. The 4th EASN Workshop on Flight Physics and Aircraft Design is expected to be, like its predecessors, a major dissemination event for running research projects.
The “Smart Grids Congress” is the main forum in Spain about Smart Grids. The congress covers a wide range of aspect related to the development of the Smart Grids, including energy efficiency, security, usability, etc. as well as the integration of new services such as: Electrical Vehicles, Smart Meters, Smart Buildings, etc., all from both a legal, technical and business perspective. The main content of the congress is based on a call for papers from which the technical board selects the papers to be presented in the congress. Additionally several Round Table discussions and Key Note speeches take place.
Cellular decisions to live or die are fundamental to development and adult homeostasis, playing roles in a wide variety of physiological and pathological processes. These include cancer, degenerative disease, innate and adaptive immunity, ischemia-reperfusion injury, and infectious disease. As the study of cell death moves beyond the central mechanisms of apoptosis to wider issues of regulation and other forms of cell death, this vibrant area of research widens its influence and importance for human health and disease.
We strongly encourage students and postdoctoral fellows submit an abstract and apply for Scholarship and Underrepresented Trainee Scholarship opportunities. Please visit our website for eligibility and application criteria. Submitting an abstract enables maximum participation in the meeting through presentation in a poster session. Abstracts submitted by the deadline also afford consideration for short talk presentation in either a plenary session or a workshop.
Scientific meeting between experts from academia, regulatory authorities and pharmaceutical industry to discuss the latest challenges in oncology drug development. Topics to be covered: Biomarkers for Immunotherapies; Impact on genomic instability for future anti-cancer drug development; Adaptive Licensing; Breakthrough Therapies; Improving oncology drug development for children and adolescents; Cross over in registration studies; Progression-free survival.
This European conference will offer participants the opportunity to engage with leading experts on innovation and standardization issues, to discuss, challenge and learn how standardization can enhance the impact of innovation in Europe.
The conference will address: - How do standards support innovation and competitiveness? - How can standardization facilitate the dissemination of knowledge? - How can standards bridge the gap between innovation and the market? - How can standardization contribute to the success of Horizon2020?
European Utility Week 2014, an essential 3 days for every smart utility professional! Never has the well worn saying "By the industry for the industry" been more applicable. Since the record-breaking 2013 edition, we have been in close consultation with existing and new stakeholders to bring you a completely re-engineered event programme, including new formats amongst tried and tested formulas with content for all levels dealing with the here and now and the challenges of the future. Innovation will be at the forefront of the 3 days with showcasing of projects and new solutions.
The second conference organized by IRDiRC in collaboration with the BGI is gathering stakeholders active in the field of rare disease from across the globe. This conference aims to raise awareness of the topic of rare diseases around the world and to foster international collaborations involving Chinese researchers and clinicians.
It will provide unmissable opportunity to network with different rare disease communities from Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. We hope this will encourage and motivate investment of research and social resources in the field of rare diseases, to ultimately improve the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients and their families.
Advances in Cell based Assays is the market leading event and comes at the perfect time to discuss key topics such as, phenotypic screening using cell based assays, application of 3D cultures, stem cells, label free technology as a way to innovate medicine plus much more.
GEO-T Expo 2014 is the place to benefit at the right time from the boom in geothermal energy.
Here you can meet decision-makers, customers, business partners from around the world. The wide range of exhibitors – covering all aspects from exploration, through drilling equipment, pipes, compressors or thermal heat pumps, to systems engineering and power station technology - is highly attractive to the relevant professional circles.
A brokerage event for the H2020 NMBP Work Programme is organised by the European Technology Platform NANOfutures with the collaboration of EUMAT and Manufuture.
It will take place on the 13th of November 2014 in Brussels.
The attendees will have the possibility to:
- Cluster around each Call, proposing their organisation or searching for partners;
- Present project ideas in 5 min with a slide projector to the whole audience
The event is part of The Third World Congress on Computing and Information Technology (WCIT). Emerging information technologies offer new ways for: improving methods, enabling automation and productive decision-making mechanisms and altering current ways of work. Research has tended to address a direct causal relationship between the emerging and potential information technologies and the future of humanity.
CSCEET2014 provides a medium for professionals, engineers, academicians, scientists, and researchers from all over the world to present the results of their research activities in the field of Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology.
CSCEET2014 provides opportunities for the delegates to share knowledge, ideas, innovations and problem solving techniques. Submitted papers will be reviewed by the technical programme committee of the conference.
The Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition is an international, non-profit conference devoted to increase public understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) and pattern recognition. Some of the research topics includes data mining, emerging technologies and intelligent information systems. Visit our website to learn more.
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.
This timely seminar will focus on ways in which Government can utilise academic research and respond to developments in science and technology for effective, long-term policy development. It follows the Commons Science and Technology Committee's inquiry into Government Horizon Scanning, looking at possible improvements in Government's responses on regulation, funding and skills policy in the face of emerging scientific and technological breakthroughs such as graphene, 3D printing and wider advances in renewable energy, transportation systems and telecommunications.
ICTTE Belgrade 2014 will gather researchers, scientists and engineers whose fields of interest are traffic and transport engineering, and should provide them a good platform for discussion, interactions and exchange of information.
This workshop aims to identify workable solutions to the major hurdles hampering the development of the bio-based plastics sector in the EU. We are especially interested in PLA and PHA as we consider these bio-based plastics as having the highest potential for deployment in the EU. Input from market, policy and technological experts within the area of bioplastics is crucial to allow us to develop recommendations which best answer the needs of industry.
Today, bio-based plastics have an established market, demonstrating rapid growth both in Europe and globally. While Europe is currently the largest producer and user of bio-based plastics, this situation is expected to change in the future with production increasingly being based in countries where feedstocks are cheaper and where production costs are lower. Even with increasing fossil fuel prices expected to make bio-based plastics more competitive compared to fossil-derived plastics, ensuring the cost-competitiveness of EU bio-based plastics production compared to other regions globally is expected to become an increasingly difficult challenge.
BioFIT aims at stimulating and facilitating technology transfer and collaborative projects between academic institutions, pharma/biotech industry, together with other practitioners in the Life Sciences field.
BioFIT is an ideally configured event featuring: • Partnering with qualified and pre-screened one-to-one meetings • Conferences to explore hands-on approaches to tech transfer and Open Innovation • Presenting technologies, licensing opportunities
This Conference, convened by the Italian EU Presidency and the European Commission, will gather stakeholders, transport professionals and policy makers from the different transport modes, to assess the future needs for transport safety, and identify priorities for activities in Horizon 2020 and beyond.
The conference will address both the safety challenges specific to each mode, common issues and concerns that cut across them – notably human factors, automation and data management – taking into account societal challenges, policy requirements, technological developments and economic benefits.
This event is expected to provide useful input towards the definition of a shared European R&I agenda, with pointers to be taken into account in the preparation of next Horizon 2020 Work Programmes, with a view to ensure the proper deployment and implementation of safety solutions resulting from research activities.
This meeting gathers experts in development and application of synthetic biology and gene engineering fields to share ideas, methods, problems and solutions in a new era of investigational biology.
The UK Government's Innovation Strategy is due to be released alongside the 2014 Autumn Statement. This timely conference will bring together key policymakers with stakeholders central to the strategy's implementation to discuss the likely impact of the proposals and the challenges for putting policy into practice.
At this early stage we expect topics for discussion to focus on priorities for public spending on science, efforts to boost private investment in R&D and further steps Government can take to support business and university collaboration to increase the commercialisation of UK research. Sessions will also include discussion on the the impact that Government's focus on 'eight great technologies' has had so far and the next steps for developing these technologies in the UK.
To support the preparation of proposals, DG RTD's Transport Directorate of the is organising an Information Day on Monday 2 February 2015 from 9 AM untill 6 PM in the European Commission Charlemagne building, rue de la Loi 170, in Brussels.
The aim of the day is to inform potential participants in the next round of calls under the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Challenge of the new Horizon 2020 Framework Programme and to offer opportunities for networking.
The sessions will deliver a brief presentation of the surface transport, the aviation and the cross-cutting topics of the Transport challenge Work Programme 2015.
Information will be given on the Evaluation Guidelines and on the legal and financial Rules for Participation covering all aspects from the submission of a proposal to the signature of a grant agreement.
The participants will have the opportunity to address specific technical questions related to the Work Programme 2015 to European Commission's project officers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.