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

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

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

ERA-Can+ Webinar for Europeans on programs by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) - 9 April 2015, Ottawa, Canada

This live webinar is about research opportunities for Europeans to participate in programs offered by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The webinar is open to European researchers, research managers, and representatives from universities, colleges, government agencies and the private sector.

Canada’s Public Policy Forum and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada will host a webinar to introduce the ERA-Can+ project and Horizon 2020. The second part of the webinar will feature the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and explore its research opportunities open to Europeans. 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Atlantic - Our Shared resource. Making the Vision Reality - 16-17 April 2015, Brussels

The implementation activities of the Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Research Cooperation, signed in May 2013 by the EU, Canada and the United States of America, and launching an Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance, are moving to a new exciting stage. This event will be the launch pad for all the 'Galway Statement follow-up projects' funded with the first Horizon 2020 Blue Growth calls - the main financial instrument on the EU side to make the Galway Statement commitments reality. 

Commissioner Moedas will open the event together with two ministers and three ambassadors. Please see the draft programme below for further details.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration includes abstract submission and poster presentation 

Climate Change and Coastal Adaptation Day - 20 April 2015, Bologna, Italy

The purpose of the event is to boost a participatory roadmap for climate-smart development of coastal areas, in the spirit of the overall aim of the EU Adaptation Strategy (2013) that "is to contribute to a more climate-resilient Europe".

The workshop brings together scientists, public authorities and coastal managers, private consultants and constructors to present the key challenges induced by climate change.

The day is organised by the University of Bologna and supported by the Climate-KIC through ASTER.

Attendance is free, but registration is mandatory. 

Project Management and Administration in Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - 21 April 2015, Helsinki, Finland

The training provides a basic understanding of project management and administration issues in H2020 MSCAs.

The focus of the day will specifically be on Innovative Training Networks (ITN), Individual Fellowships (IF) and Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE). The training can be followed via webcast

Please note the start is 9.30 Finnish time, so 8.30 CET if you are following the webcast.

Kindly register here for the event and webcast by 13 April.

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

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

 

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

FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting FIRM15: Innovative Maintenance of Transport Infrastructure - 22-23 April 2015, Brussels

The aims of FIRM15 are the following: 

  • mapping the problems and challenges regarding the innovative maintenance of transport infrastructure
  • sharing different visions of the future of infrastructure and
  • gaining a common understanding on roles of R&D&I in infrastructure, as well as describe emerging R&D&I solutions and their corresponding drivers and challenges.

The programme is organised into five sessions - one engaging plenary, three technical sessions including a strategy viewpoint introduction from transport infrastructure owners, and one dynamic round table discussion on "Investing in innovative transport infrastructure, a critical matter at stake for European competitiveness and social cohesion", as well as a mini-expo of key partners and partners. 

Cooperation in Marine Science around the Baltic Sea and beyond - 22 April 2015, Brussels

The Estonian Liaison Office (ELO) for EU Research and Innovation, representing the Estonian Research Council in Brussels, has the pleasure to invite you to the seminar 'Cooperation in Marine Science around the Baltic Sea and beyond: a contribution to Europe’s Societal Challenges', which will take place on April 22nd from 9:00 to 14:00 at Square de Meeûs 1, 1000 Brussels (1st floor, room Luxembourg).

Regional research cooperation programmes can serve as effective policy coordination tools and foster excellent and society-oriented research results, as we intend to demonstrate by the example of marine research cooperation in the Baltic Sea and other regions of Europe. Welcoming remarks by Mr. Tunne Kelam MEP (EPP) will be followed by presentations on European (Horizon 2020) and regional (BONUS) marine research activities, and on the competences of two renowed Estonian marine research institutes – the Estonian Marine Institute of University of Tartu, and the Marine Systems Institute of Tallinn University of Technology.

The seminar continues with a panel discussion looking into how research initiatives BONUS, PRIMA and JPI Oceans can cooperate and contribute to the Horizon 2020 research priorities in the areas of Blue Economy and Resource Efficiency. 

You are welcome to disseminate this invitation among your networks. 

FOODSEG Symposium 2015: The Network 14 + meets in Rome - 23-24 April 2015, Rome, Italy

FOODSEG network 2014+ is a follow up network based on the completed FP 7-project “FOODSEG”, which was focused on identifying problems and risks all along the foodchain. The FOODSEG network 2014+ mainly focuses on bringing people together in order to initiate cooperation, technology and know-how transfer and common research projects. It is also a platform to disseminate results from (EU-) funded research and cooperation projects.

The next annual FOODSEG Symposium will be held in Rome, Italy, and will include also a brokerage event (Host: Istituto Superiore di Sanità). For more information and registration please visit www.foodseg.net Or register directly: www.b2match.eu/foodseg2015

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

ECCA CONFERENCE - 12-14 May 2015, Copenhagen Denmark

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

Some key note speakers:

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

Scientific Programme of the conference.

The online registration is open.

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

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

 

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

Abstract submission for presentations and sessions: by 14 February 2015 

Venue

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Conference aims at:

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

The Conference topics are as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Online registration is compulsory, by 15th April 2015. 

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

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

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

The conference will bring together high-level policy-makers, financial intermediaries and representatives of the research, innovation and business communities.

Registration will open on 1 March 2015.

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

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

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

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


Deadline is 28 February 2015. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In the presence of Commissioner Moedas, this conference will bring together some 500 participants from key research and innovation organisations to discuss EU policies on three interconnected topics: Open Science, the European Research Area and Innovation.

The conference will cover a broad range of issues including:

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Early Bird Registration open until 30 April! 

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

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

Registrations are free and now open.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scientists from in and outside Europe are invited to attend a major scientific conference organised by EFSA on the occasion of the World EXPO 2015. The conference focuses on two major themes – Assessment Science and Science, Innovation and Society – and is organised in plenary and breakout sessions.

Participants are invited to register online by 15 May 2015. Scientists and early-career researchers have the opportunity to showcase their work by submitting an abstract for the poster session by 3rd April 2015.

To help early-career researchers participate in the conference, EFSA is offering to make a financial contribution to the travel and accommodation costs of selected participants.

The conference is free of charge for participants.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Manufuture 2015 will:

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

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

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

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