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We’ve put together details of a wide range of research conferences and seminars, all of which are geared towards valuable networking, information gathering and getting support for your projects.

BrainNet Europe 2nd International Conference
on Human Brain Tissue Research
10-12 December 2008, Munich (Germany).

This EU-funded 'Network of Excellence' project is focusing the event on the practice of modern brain banking and molecular research using human brain tissue.

Workshop: Environmental Research for SMEs – Technology Challenges and Market Opportunities in Sustainable Energy Production and Consumption
11 February 2009, Brussels (Belgium)

Many SMEs are operating within the renewable energies industry and planning to expand into emerging markets. Running during EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) this half-day workshop focuses on opportunities available for SMEs and SME associations. The aim of the event is to address future trends and needs in key technologies and research in the area of sustainable energy production and consumption. It will focus on the dissemination of knowledge, technology uptake in traditional SME sectors, as well as business opportunities.

NTTS 2009
18-20 February 2009, Brussels (Belgium)

The New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics (NTTS) seminar is an international scientific conference on the impact of new technologies on statistical collection, production and dissemination systems. NTTS is being combined with ETK (Exchange of Technology and Know-how) which aims to provide a forum where producers of official statistics and developers of statistical methods and tools can meet, network and identify problems to be solved. They can also inform each other of the different needs for research as well as already available research results coming from FP7 projects.

Research Connection 2009
7-8 May 2009, Prague (Czech Republic)

Are you a scientist, full of new ideas? Or an entrepreneur, looking for solutions or an investment opportunity? Or perhaps a researcher, willing to take the international challenge? Realise your dreams and get support for your projects. Join the biggest European research event of the year. The participation fee will be €50 for the two days. One-day passes will be available for €30.

  • Contact:

  • Directorate-General for Research
    Communication Unit
    1049 Brussels
    +32 2 295 99 71

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