European Research Area
Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Key Enabling Technologies
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
New materials and new production technologies
SME - Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Science with and for Society
Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities
HBP School - The Brain Simulation Platform of the Human Brain Project
17-21 September 2018, Palermo, Italy
This school will introduce participants to the Brain Simulation Platform (BSP) of the Human Brain Project (HBP), with the main aim to train users on how to exploit the possibilities offered by the platform to implement cellular level computational models, to use high performance analytics and computing platform systems to configure and run a simulation, and to visualise/analyse the results.
Both short lectures and longer afternoon activities will be delivered at a basic and intermediate level. Through tutorials and hands-on activities, attendees will learn how to interact with the BSP to carry out their own research, to set up and manage a data-driven collaborative project, or to use the BSP to interact with the HBP Neuroinformatics Platform.
Participants will be encouraged to introduce new ideas and suggest ways to use their original experimental data/techniques to implement/use the multiscale neural model they would like to investigate.
STEMM Equality Congress
11-12 October 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The STEMM Equality Congress 2018 will offer delegates an opportunity to hear from and interact with thought leaders in equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, policy and practice in STEMM worldwide.
Building on some of the key themes and issues presented during the 2017 congress, 2018 will focus on inter-sectionality, sharing success stories from around the world, practical measures that are working for other organisations, local challenges that organisations are facing, the tools they are using to address these challenges and how these tools can be applied in other countries and regions.
In 2018 special attention will be given to presentations from emerging countries and the latest themes. Attended by over 350 leading researchers, policy makers, equality staff, the private sector, academic staff, government representatives and NGOs from across the globe, the 2018 congress offers a perfect opportunity to network, learn and collaborate to achieve greater equality, diversity and inclusion in STEMM.
HBP School – The HBP Human Brain Atlas: Neuroscientific basis, tools and applications
3-7 September 2018, Düsseldorf, Germany
This HBP School will teach neuroanatomy and cognitive function of the human brain, including hands-on dissection courses, and give an overview about selected methodologies used in the Human Brain Project (HBP) to investigate the structural and functional organisation of the human brain.
Students will receive hands-on training on the handling and usability of the Human Brain Atlas, part of the HBP Neuroinformatics Platform and an introduction to the services of the HBP High Performance Analytics and Computing Platform.
The school programme also includes lectures on ethical implications and EU funding possibilities.
Future Strategies for Research Infrastructure Operation
6 September 2018, Brussels, Belgium
This workshop discusses specifically future strategies for clustering activities of advanced light sources in Europe providing open access to users, whereas the results will be applicable also to other types of Research Infrastructures (RIs).
The European Cluster of Advanced Laser Light sources (EUCALL) brings together synchrotrons, free-electron lasers and laser RIs and is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
Being one of the first projects bridging the gap between accelerator- and optical laser-driven RIs, EUCALL has sparked a lot of interest and response from the corresponding communities.
Week of Innovative Regions in Europe 2018 (WIRE)
4-6 July 2018, Innsbruck, Austria
The Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) conferences are among the main European policy fora for innovation and regional development. The 9th edition will take place on 4-6 July 2018 in Innsbruck, Austria and will look into three smart choices for regional ecosystems of innovation: Science & Research, Entrepreneurship and Connectivity. It will showcase concrete examples of well-functioning R&I ecosystem and will inspire new practices to stimulate it. WIRE is financed under the Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation part of Horizon 2020-work programme and brings together regional, national and European innovation experts and stakeholders, including public organisations, policymakers, research communities and enterprises.
Info day on the Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation
18 June 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The European Commission is organising an Info day on the Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation calls in Horizon 2020 on 18 June 2018 at the Madou Tower, Brussels. Please confirm your participation as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to RTD-INFO-DAYS-B5@ec.europa.eu.
Venue: Madou Tower, Auditorium, Brussels
Scaling up neuroscience: High performance computing and modelling the brain
18 April 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria
The human brain produces, processes and transmits information in an incomparable manner. Researchers and scientists from all over the world strive to decode the mechanisms underlying this multi-layered and unique system.
The Human Brain Project is a major driving force in the field of neuroscience research in Europe, aiming to model the brain and reproduce its complexity on computing platforms.
This one-day event especially targets early career researchers and provides an overview of elements of brain modelling tools both from software and hardware perspectives.
The programme comprises several sessions where participants get ample opportunities to exchange information and knowledge with peers as well as renowned experts working in the Human Brain Project. Attendance is free, but registration is required.
Co-organised by: Human Brain Project Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Registration deadline: 9 April 2018