From 12 to 15 October more than 430 participants (scientists, students, members of Partnering Projects) attended the fourth annual summit of the Human Brain Project. It was hosted by the "European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy" (LENS), one of the key European institutions for light wave research, at the University of Florence (IT).
The specific objective of this workshop is to validate and refine the results and recommendations arising from a study on "Smart Systems Integration & Smart Objects: how to enable a 'fast track to manufacturing' in Europe", thereby supporting the European Commission in formulating its policy and future programmes.
Interested parties, such as representatives of network operators, service providers, users, consumers, manufacturers, trade unions, third countries and international organisations, are invited to a short debriefing session following the Communications Committee (COCOM) meeting on Wednesday 19 October 2016.
On 7 October 2016, on the occasion of the annual conference of the European Centre for Press and Media freedom (ECPMF) in Leipzig, Lorena Boix Alonso, Head of the European Commission's Audiovisual and Media services Policy Unit gave the following speech on "Journalism under threat - the need to shout the truth".
The H2020 project ESCAPE aims at developing world-class, exascale computing capabilities for numerical weather prediction (NWP) and future climate models. The project organises its first workshop, relevant for EU projects involving High Performance Computing for weather, climate, ocean/sea, Earth System Modelling communities, with dissemination and training sessions.
The Cloud Forward 2016 Conference brings together experts from industry and academia to consider the future of Cloud Computing. Since computing is meant to be a main driver for future research, economies and societies, discussion for shaping the future of the area becomes crucial. With CF2016, European researchers have the opportunity to participate in leading this historic process, by submitting a Position Paper.
Presentations from speakers at the Athens event are available online now. They highlight new innovation procurement initiatives in Member States as wel as new 2017 Horizon 2020 funding and EU assistance for innovation procurement.