European Research Area
Food, agriculture and biotechnology
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Key Enabling Technologies
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Marine and aquaculture
New materials and new production technologies
SME - Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Science with and for Society
Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities
Cross-border Innovation Procurement in Health: EU funding opportunities & best practices
17 October 2019, Brussels
The European Commission’s Directorates-General for Research and Innovation (RTD) and for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CNECT) are hosting the workshop ‘Cross-border Innovation Procurement in Health: EU funding opportunities & best practices’.
Designing, procuring and deploying innovative solutions is an important component of every public sector modernisation strategy, especially in the health and care sector. However, the EU health service providers face many challenges, such as funding, a fragmented legal framework, lack of common standards or interoperability and varying user/patient preferences across the EU.
Through this workshop, we expect to attract a representative audience (procurers, potential suppliers, regions or umbrella organisations and regulators) to discuss how such challenges can be addressed through existing EU Innovation Procurement instruments in the area of health, such as Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI). We will present the new PCP & PPI funding opportunities for 2020 and discuss how to best design and implement successful projects. A networking session is foreseen during the event.
In order to express your interest in the event, please submit your pre-registration.
Optically Engineered Surfaces - PHENOmenon Project
23 October 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
PHENOmenon project organise, in parallel of the 5th Ed. Smart Materials and Surfaces - SMS Conference,the Focus Session "Optically Engineered Surfaces". The program will include the presentation of the first results of the project, together with high level keynote and invited speakers in the fields of metaoptics, micro-nanophotonics and nanofabrication, and is now open for additional contributors.
Research and Innovation Excellence through gender equality: New pathways and challenges - Finnish Presidency conference
23-24 October 2019, Helsinki, Finland
The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, with support from the European Commission through Horizon 2020, is organising a conference on gender equality in research and innovation on 23–24 October 2019.
This event marks 20 years since the first European Commission Communication on Women in Science and the follow-up founding of the Helsinki Group on Gender in Research and Innovation, which launched the EU action in this area.
The two-day event is held under the Finnish Presidency of the European Union. It will bring together top policymakers and participants from the research and higher education community, research funding institutions , innovation actors, the digital and tech industry, and NGOs.
The aim of the conference is to take stock of progress made, with a focus on institutional change, and discuss current challenges, with a view to reshaping our EU policy objectives on gender equality in R&I ahead of Horizon Europe and the future ERA. The two-day event will culminate in the publication of a co-created Helsinki Call for Action.
Registration is free of charge, but mandatory.
EMBRACE EQUALITY - Tackling gender-based violence through education
24 October 2019, Dublin, Ireland
The EMBRACE EQUALITY conference brings together a wide range of stakeholders to highlight the importance of, and current work within education in Ireland to promote gender equality and prevent gender-based violence. The voice of students, educators, researchers, advocacy groups and policy-makers will be featured.
The conference will be held on Thursday 24th October at the Ashling Hotel in Dublin.
100% Renewable Heating & Cooling for a Sustainable Future
28 October 2019, Helsinki, Finland
Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti The European Technology & Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC ETIP) organises the event 100% RHC for a Sustainable Future, the opportunity for RHC experts to learn, network and present their RHC innovative projects.
The RHC ETIP gathers industry representatives, researchers and policy makers to network and exchange their expertise on RHC innovative projects, challenges and opportunities to thrive in the long term. 100% RHC for a Sustainable Future includes:
• The 100% RHC Workshop
• Call for projects Read more
• The 100% RHC Conference
• An evening reception hosted by the Mayor of Helsinki at the City Hall.
EXTENDED DEADLINE TO REGSTER: 15 SEPTEMEBER 2019
International Brokerage Event
9 October 2019
Horizon 2020 for Circular Economy & Transforming Industry
This brokerage event is co-organised by the EU-funded projects NCPs CaRE and NMP Team with support from BioHorizon, C-ENERGY, N4Society and Enterprise Europe Network - Sector Group Environment.
The event is built also on the experience from common action of UK, DE and PL NMP NCPs in Münich (2016) and Birmingham (2018).
2019 joint Cedefop and OECD symposium: The next steps for apprenticeship
7 October 2019, Paris, France
The joint Cedefop/OECD symposium on apprenticeship (7 October 2019) brings together policy makers, practitioners and researchers from around the world to consider new research exploring the next steps for apprenticeship provision.
The symposium organisers would welcome contributions on how apprenticeship provision is changing or would need to change in response to external mega trends, such as socio-demographic and socio-economic changes, new technologies and labour market changes, new forms of work organisation, trends in education and training.
If you would like to submit an abstract, please download the Call for papers.
Deadline for abstract and CV: 3 June 2019
Horizon Europe Lunch Workshop - European Health Forum Gastein 2019
3 October 2019, Bad Hofgastein, Austria
The Commission is preparing Horizon Europe, the next and most ambitious EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027) with a proposed budget of €100 billion, in an intensive codesign process. The co-design process ensures that Horizon Europe is directed towards what matters most, improves our daily lives and helps turn big societal challenges into innovation opportunities and solutions for a sustainable future.
By bringing together speakers from the EHFGs ‘four pillars’ and drawing on the Forum’s expert participants from health and other relevant sectors and stakeholder groups, an interactive, outcomes-oriented session will be shaped. DG RTD will showcase the outcomes of the co-design process (focusing on the Health-related impacts), to reach a full range of stakeholders and gather feedback on the projected direction of the Horizon Europe.
Liisa-Maria VOIPIO-PULKKI, Director-General, Finish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Irene NORSTEDT, Director of People Directorate (health and social sciences), Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), European Commission
Fiona GODFREY, Secretary General, European Public Health Alliance
Martina GLIBER, Director of External Relations, Scientific and Medical Affairs, Institut Mérieux
Moderated by Nick FAHY, Senior Researcher, Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford
Science Café with Luděk Hynčík
3 October 2019, Brussels, Belgium
Czech Liaison Office for Research, Development and Innovation (CZELO) and its partners are pleased to announce that the fifteenth Science Café, an unconventional open discussion with scientist, will take place on 3 October 2019 in the Pilsen House in Brussels.
Our guest will be Luděk Hynčík, the Vice-Rector for Research and Development and vice director of the New Technologies – Research Centre at the University of West Bohemia. He is also vice president of the International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies (FISITA) and Visiting Professor at the Tianjin University of Science & Technology, China. His research interests include human body modelling, biomechanics and mechanics of discrete systems. He focuses on virtual human body models used for injury analysis related to vehicles impact. The debate will be followed by a glass of wine.
More information here https://bit.ly/2kk9QRq and registration here http://geform.tc.cz/science_cafe15 . Science Café is jointly organized by the CZELO, Czech Centre Brussels, Representation of the South Moravian Region to the EU, Representation of the Pilsen region in Brussels, Delegation of Prague to the EU and Embassy of the Czech Republic to the Kingdom of Belgium.
“ENERGY in BUILDINGS” International Conference
28 September 2019, Athens, Greece
“ENERGY in BUILDINGS” is an International Conference that will take place for the eighth consecutive year. It brings together Engineers, Architects, Stakeholders, Academia and Professionals of different disciplines that contribute and advance the state of art of the built environment. The Conference will host accepted papers and posters as well as presentations and workshops of invited speakers. There is no conference registration fee. The official language of the Conference is English.
The Wyndham Grand Athens Hotel
Megalou Alexandrou 3, Plateia Karaiskaki