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UKRO Conference 2019

27-28 June 2019, Birmingham, UK

Each year the UK Research Office organises a two-day conference aimed primarily at European Liaison Officers, European research managers, Research Councils and policy makers.

The 2019 edition will take place from Thursday 27 until Friday 28 June at the University of Birmingham, UK.
The UKRO Conference 2019 will include a number of expert speakers, predominantly from the European Commission and its Executive Agencies in Brussels, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

EU funding practitioners and evaluators will also help to inform and stimulate discussions with the participants.

Registration is now open!

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ARCHIVER Open Market Consultation events

8 April 2019, Geneva, Switzerland

With a total procurement budget of 3.4 million euros, the Archiver project will use a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) approach to competitively procure R&D services from firms in three stages covering design, prototyping and pilot, over the next 3 years.

Several events will take place between April and June 2019 as part of this process, during which potential bidders will assess the innovation potential required to address the Buyers Group use-cases.

The OMC Kick-off event will take place on 08 April 2019 at CERN, Geneva.

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Boosting Innovation for EU industry: Industrial Infrastructures and Open Innovation Ecosystems

3 April 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Companies across the EU need access to open innovation ecosystems, to assist upscaling new technologies, product testing and validation support.

The cost of such open innovation ecosystems and their associated infrastructures can be very high, especially for SMEs and start-ups. Therefore the European Commission, Member States and regions, all collaborate on various open innovation tools to support fast-cycle development of new products and facilitation of market uptake: Digital Innovation Hubs, Open Innovation Test Beds, Centres for Key Enabling Technologies (KETs and regional centres), among others.

The Slovenian Business & Research Association and the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation are honored to invite you to the Boosting Innovation for EU Industry conference. Discussions will focus on future actions targeting a pan-European industrial ecosystem. The conference will showcase several excellent examples of innovation support with special emphasis on Slovenia and the wider region, provide feedback to high level EU representatives and discuss the needs of the local industry.


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Supporting effective ocean governance. The role of Responsible R&I and Ocean Literacy

18-20 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium

#OceanDialogues2019 is a joint event between the H2020 research projects MARINA and ResponSEAble - in cooperation with the European Parliament – SEARICA intergroup & IOC-UNESCO - on the role of *Ocean Literacy* and *Responsible Research and Innovation* in supporting effective Ocean Governance.

The aim of the 2019 Ocean Dialogues is to identify solutions for the development of a sound ocean knowledge system that can support effective ocean governance, by addressing challenges such as engagement, co-creation and shared responsibility.

It will provide inputs to the Preparatory process of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The outcome of the Ocean Dialogues 2019 will be a manifesto which will be presented and discussed at a dedicated policy workshop organised at the European Parliament. 

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Annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

14-17 February 2019, Washington DC, USA

The AAAS annual meeting is among the world's largest and most prestigious general scientific events, gathering thousands of international scientists, policy makers and science journalists. The programme typically includes keynote speeches, scientific symposia, an exhibition, and press briefings on recent scientific discoveries.

This year's event focuses on "Science without boundaries", and the European Commission is organising a number of scientific symposia and a career development workshop.

Make Europe your Destination for Research and Innovation

The European Commission is organising a number of scientific symposia and a career development workshop.
Director-General Jean-Eric Paquet will participate in a plenary session on ‘Responding Faster and Smarter to New Problems’.

At the European Commission (EC) booth participants can:

• Find out about career and funding opportunities in Europe
• Exchange views with experts on ‘Carbon Dioxide utilisation technologies’
• Participate in the Flash Talk about ‘Partnerships and the Open Knowledge Africa platform’
• Meet and greet the European Commission’s Chief Scientific Advisors
• Enjoy a Virtual Reality experience and step into EU labs, explore data or visit museum exhibition
• Play the Copernicus climate game

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