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Supporting innovation in UK industry - priorities for investment, the commercialisation of research

7 September 2017, Central London, United Kingdom

It is timed to follow the Building our Industrial Strategy Green Paper, which highlighted investment in science, research and innovation as one of ten pillars for driving growth and productivity across the UK economy, and following the announcement of an Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund - seeking to drive progress in technologies where the UK can build on existing areas of industrial and research strength.

The conference is further timed to consider implications for the funding of research and development in light of the review of the Small Business Research Initiative, as well as proposals for a review of opportunities for robotics and artificial intelligence.

In the context of the recent announcement of £229 million of industrial strategy investment for UK R&D, delegates will discuss how new funding can be allocated in the interests of maximising growth and UK competitiveness internationally - looking in particular at opportunities for improving rates of commercialisation, developing research infrastructure, and improving skills and research talent.

Sessions will also bring out latest thinking on the areas in which the UK can build on existing strengths in industrial technologies - such as robotics and artificial intelligence, space technologies, healthcare, manufacturing processes and materials.

Speakers and delegates at this conference are expected to be a senior and informed group of around 120 including Members of both Houses of Parliament and government officials from BEIS, HMT, Innovate UK and other relevant departments and agencies, as well as industry representatives from sectors including automotive, defence, aviation, life sciences, maritime, energy, construction, infrastructure - and technologies such as AI, robotics, satellites, industry 4.0, additive manufacturing, biotechnology and other key areas - together with investors, suppliers, advisors, banks, academics and universities, lawyers, consultants and reporters from the national and trade press.

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6th European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation CONCORDi 2017

27-29 September 2017, Seville, Spain

CONCORDi 2017 is the bi-annual European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation.

Organised by the Joint Research Centre in association with the OECD, CONCORDi 2017 aims to identify the research, business and policy challenges in this area for the decade to come, and to provide guidance to the EU industrial research and innovation policy agenda.

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Social Innovation – Research and Policy of the Future: towards a comprehensive innovation policy

24-25 October 2017, Brussels

The conference, titled "Social Innovation – Research and Policy of the Future: towards a comprehensive innovation policy" on 24th and 25th October in Brussels, is going to be one of the key events on social innovation in the year 2017.

It is planned to explore the future of social innovation research and policy by bringing together leading social innovators, academics and politicians to discuss:

- the state-of-the-art of conceptualising and doing social innovation on a global scale;

      - methods and good practices to create desirable social change;

      - resources, means and levers making social innovation processes effective; and

      - an international comparison of social innovation practices, policies and research.

The conference is hosted by one project under the EU 7th Framework Programme, SI-DRIVE – Social Innovation – Driving Force of Social Change, one project under the Horizon 2020 Programme, SIC – Social Innovation Community, the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts and NET4SOCIETY, a network of National Contact Points in Horizon 2020.

For the programme please click here.


 

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MIME Third Stakeholder Forum Meeting

21 June 2017, Riga, Latvia

A number of European and overseas stakeholders not involved as partners in MIME have agreed to interact with the MIME consortium through the Stakeholder Forum.

The persons representing these stakeholders will provide their opinion on issues related to diversity and multilingualism relavant to the project , rooted in their activity as practitioners and professionals.

The third Stakeholder Forum Meeting in Riga will offer plenty of opportunities for both formal and informal exchange between stakeholders and the MIME team.

Participation in the Stakeholder Forum Meeting will provide stakeholders with the opportunity for direct dialogue with researchers and offer them first hand access to cutting edge research results, which may in turn help stakeholders shape and steer their future actions and practical operations in line with the newest developments in the field.

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GLOBAL VALUE virtual launch

12-14 June 2017, Vienna, Austria

GLOBAL VALUE is launching a toolkit based on three years of research on corporate impact measurement & management between 12-14 June 2017. Join the virtual launch and participate in exciting live sessions, keynotes, webcasts and group chats.

Find out what the Sustainable Development Goals are and how they are relevant to your organization.

Explore tools and guidance on how to measure your sustainability impacts and manage for global value.

Get to know the GLOBAL VALUE toolkit with plenty of resources to get you started. T

he event is free of charge and open to all stakeholders.

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Africa, Asia, Latin America: New Insights for Improved Policies against Poverty

6 June 2017, Brussels

Europe is setting new goals for its future development strategies: the Agenda 2030 established 17 »Sustainable Development Goals« (SDGs) agreed by all UN member states. What could be future pathways for the development cooperation policy of the European Union? And how can scientific research contribute?

The final conference of the EU-funded project Nopoor will provide inspiring answers to these questions. After five years of scientific research, this conference offers a unique opportunity to discuss the policy impact of new results based on original surveys, data collation, and qualitative research. Nopoor researchers from 15 countries will share their insights with the conference participants. It is also the occasion to release the Nopoor policy briefs and the Nopoor film collection.

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