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Events:

Worthwhile briefings for the SME community

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Various sessions explore knowledge-transfer opportunities in biotechnology and food research. The role computer modelling plays in improving human health is also being evaluated.



BIOFORUM 2008
1-2 October, Milan (Italy)

Bioforum's conference and exhibition is aimed at increasing knowledge transfer internationally by promoting collaboration between academia and industry in biotechnology research. Sessions will be dedicated to biotechnology in health, bioinformatics, agriculture and food, industry and environment and services. CORDIS will also be holding a presentation at the conference and can be contacted at their own stand.


FOOD CLUSTER INITIATIVE
8 October, Brussels (Belgium)

This workshop will discuss the objectives, development and potential outcomes of setting up European research clusters in the food sector. The EU's Food Cluster Initiative was established at the beginning of the year to boost cooperation between European regions. In order to create a more complete EU network of regions involved in the food sector, the initiative builds on and incorporates the work of the Food Innovation Network Europe (FINE) which was supported under the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6).


REGIONS OF KNOWLEDGE: SYNERGIES IN EU FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION
9 October, Brussels (Belgium)

Regions of Knowledge is an initiative funded under the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). It is aimed at helping turn Europe into a dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy. Special attention will be given to synergies between the EU's research, innovation and cohesion policies for the period 2007 through 2013.


ICT BIO-MEDICAL SCIENCES 2008
23-24 October, Brussels (Belgium)

Jointly organised by the European Commission's Directorate-General for the Information Society and Media and the Directorate-General for Research, in cooperation with the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), the conference addresses 'computer modelling and simulation for improving human health'. The event aims to provide an insight into existing and future prospects in integrative research for complex human diseases at European and international levels. It will run alongside the newly-funded Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence and a transatlantic workshop on multiscale cancer modelling.