Events

Towards enhanced EU-US innovation collaboration through policy measures - Pre-conference policy workshop to be held on 14 January 2015 morning in Brussels Body:

 

The BILAT-USA 2.0 project is pleased to organize the event “Towards enhanced EU-US innovation collaboration through policy measures - Pre-conference policy workshop” to be held on January 14th, 2015 morning in Brussels.

The goal of the policy workshop will be:

  • to provide feedback from businesses and business support structures to policy makers and notably to highlight barriers, challenges and good practices experienced by businesses involved in transatlantic collaboration,
  • to exchange on recommendations on policy measures in order to overcome barriers and enhance EU-U.S. RTDI business collaboration.

 

Feedback from businesses and business support structures to policy-makers gathered at a previous workshop on “Accelerating EU-US business collaboration in health/e-health Research & Innovation: Opportunities, Barriers and Best Practices” held on 20th June 2014 in Boston, USA, have been summarized in a policy brief, that will be made available well ahead of the workshop to all registered participants and discussed during the workshop.

The preliminary policy workshop agenda is available here.

This workshop is organized prior to the EU-U.S. Innovation Conference “How to integrate the innovation dimension in the EU-U.S. S&T Agreement” taking place on January 14th (afternoon) and January 15th, 2015 at the same venue. The conference aims at identifying among European and U.S. experts those innovation aspects which need to be considered during the current renewal process of the EU-U.S. S&T Agreement.

The event is free of charge for participants, but registration is mandatory.

As the number of seats is limited, registrations will be respected on a “first-come-first-served” basis.

 

Go to Registration!

 

Contact:

Camille Duran, inno TSD, c.duran@inno-group.com

Nid: 3658 Post date: Title: Towards enhanced EU-US innovation collaboration through policy measures - Pre-conference policy workshop to be held on 14 January 2015 morning in Brussels nid: 3658
BILAT USA 2.0 cordially invites you to the EU-U.S. Innovation Conference, on 14-15 January 2015 to Brussels, Belgium Body:

The EU-U.S. Innovation Conference How to integrate the innovation dimension in the EU-U.S. S&T Agreement, organized by FFG, the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, within the framework of the BILAT USA 2.0 project aims at identifying among European and U.S. experts those innovation aspects which need to be considered during the current renewal process of the EU-U.S. S&T Agreement.

 

S&T Agreements provide the formal inter-governmental framework with the aim to facilitate and enhance research and technology cooperation. The EU-U.S. S&T Agreement will be renewed in June 2015 and hence U.S. and EU policy-makers shall come together on 14 and 15 January in Brussels, with the aim to discuss the extent of concreteness, clearness and direction the EU-U.S. S&T Agreement needs to reflect in the future.

 

A particular focus will also be given to the Member States (MS) / Associated Countries (AC) activities. MS / AC representatives are invited to contribute with their national best practice examples on bilateral innovation cooperation and enhancing policies. Further international SMEs as important sources for new employment, shall provide insights into their internationalization strategies.

 

The overall goal of the planned BILAT USA 2.0 EU-U.S. Innovation Conferenceis to highlight existing best practices and to promote the integration of the innovation aspect in the EU-U.S. S&T Agreement to be renewed through more innovative and entrepreneurial principles.

 

Prior to the EU-U.S. innovation conference a BILAT USA 2.0 pre-conference policy workshop Towards enhanced EU-U.S. innovation collaboration through policy measures shall discuss EU-U.S. innovation collaboration among policy-makers and highlight especially barriers and challenges experienced by the U.S. research community in order to enhance EU-U.S. RTDI business collaboration.

 

The preliminary conference agenda is available below.

 

Please register here!

 

BILAT-USA 2.0 Pre-conference policy workshop

Contact:

Camille Duran

inno TSD

c.duran@inno-group.com

 

BILAT USA 2.0 EU-U.S. Innovation Conference

Contact:

Elli B. Tzatzanis-Stepanovic

FFG-Austrian Research Promotion Agency

elli.stepanovic@ffg.at

 

Nid: 3636 Post date: Title: BILAT USA 2.0 cordially invites you to the EU-U.S. Innovation Conference, on 14-15 January 2015 to Brussels, Belgium nid: 3636
EU/US Workshop: Promoting Global IoT Success Stories Body:

Analysts predict that new Internet of Things (IoT) products and services will grow exponentially in the next years. There are more and more reports giving evidence on the growing importance of the role internet of things will play driving our future smart lives (in transport, energy, health, environment, cities). Additionally, many SMEs and large market stakeholders are working on Internet of things and expected applications as bringing promising booming businesses.

Nevertheless, there are many factors which keep the global market fragmented, and which slow down the expected rapid growth of these new business activities. This workshop aims to explore important topics, which have to be addressed by important actors on the US and the EU side to support a truly global market. The workshop brings together leaders in the IT community with the purpose of initiating a policy framework where industry can express the challenges and limitations they perceive with regard to the current policy. The proposed outcomes of the workshop will be to:

  • Identify few areas of common interest where cooperation can be established at the level of policy,
  • Provide room for policy discussions
  • Research or operational real market-driven projects like open platforms stimulating IoT ecosystems

For more information, please go here

 

Nid: 3609 Post date: Title: EU/US Workshop: Promoting Global IoT Success Stories nid: 3609
BILAT USA 2.0 Workshop on US Research Funding Opportunities BRUSSELS Body:

The US is one of the top-ranked countries in technology, innovation and R&D expenditures and many European researchers and institutions have developed strong research links with US researchers and their institutions. However, some opportunities within US federal funding programs, such as NIH (National Institutes of Health) and NSF (National Science Foundation), may not be well-known in Europe, and European researchers and research managers may not be familiar with the specific application processes & grants management procedures required by US federal research funding agencies. Therefore this workshop will:

  • Promote awareness of US federal research funding opportunities for European researchers
  • Strengthen European institutions’ expertise in applying for and managing US research funds
  • Provide case studies of research collaboration between US and European institutions

 

Topics that will be discussed with experts are:

  • US Federal Research Funding – How to Apply, with specific focus on NIH and NSF
  • Managing US Federal Research Awards with specific focus on NIH and NSF: What a European Institution Needs to Know
  • Case Studies of Transatlantic Research Collaboration from a European perspective

BILAT USA 2.0 is happy to welcome the following experts:

Vivian Holmes, Director, Sponsored Research Operations, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and President, National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)

Patricia Hawk, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, Oregon State University, and Immediate Past President, NCURA

Eva Björndal, Post-Award and Financial Compliance Team Leader, Karolinska Institute, and Chair of NCURA’s International Region

Regina Notz, Senior Research Manager, ETH Zürich / University of Zürich

 

The workshop addresses the whole European research community (researchers & research managers, administrators). Registration for the workshop will be free of charge. Please note that spaces are limited and a pre-registration is required via the following link:

https://secure.pt-dlr.de/pt-conference/conference/BILATUSA_Brus

Nid: 3608 Post date: Title: BILAT USA 2.0 Workshop on US Research Funding Opportunities BRUSSELS nid: 3608
US-Poland Innovation Week Body:

On 16-21 November 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will host the Polish-American Innovation Week (PAIW) in California. The event will be organized in cooperation with a group of Polish institutional partners (Ministry of Science and Higher Education, National Research and Development Center, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, Polish Patent Office, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Environment). The project is aimed at promoting Polish achievements and ideas in the area of high technology and innovation.

An invitation to participate in the event will be extended to representatives of the American administration including to the governing bodies of San Francisco and Los Angeles, as well as to representatives of the US Department of State and the US Department of Commerce.

The event will be held in Los Angeles and San Francisco/Silicon Valley. The Innovation Week will cover a series of conferences, debates and lectures with accompanying events, aimed to further deepen the mutual cooperation between American and Polish partners including representatives of the governments, business sectors, and the world of research and science.

 

For more information about the event, plase go here

Nid: 3603 Post date: Title: US-Poland Innovation Week nid: 3603
Global Innovation Summit + Week Body:

The Global Innovation Summit & Week is convening a major gathering of leading entrepreneurs, executives, scientists, inventors, venture capitalists, journalists, investors, policy makers, social entrepreneurs, and innovation thought leaders. 

The Global Innovation Summit (February, 17-19, 2015)  is t he anchor event for Global Innovation Week, which features multiple events and activities throughout the region. Together, they form a celebration for people ready to take action in cultivating new innovation ecosystems. They overall goal is to shift the paradigm for creating economic value by accomplishing these major objectives:

  • Assessing, measuring, benchmarking, and mapping innovative capacity
  • Designing real-life, real-time prototyping tools and frameworks to catalyze systemic, sustainable innovative growth
  • Implementing and experimenting with projects to build dynamic innovation ecosystems successfully

Join us – along with over 1,000 of your fellow ecosystem builders from over 50 countries at over 20 events – as we connect, learn, and create together.  It all happens on February 16-20, 2015 in Silicon Valley. 

For more information about the Global Innovation Summit & Week and registration, please visit the event's website

Nid: 3602 Post date: Title: Global Innovation Summit + Week nid: 3602
Workshop on US Research Funding Opportunities OSLO Body:

The US is one of the top-ranked countries in technology, innovation and R&D expenditures and many European researchers and institutions have developed strong research links with US researchers and their institutions. However, some opportunities within US federal funding programs, such as NIH (National Institutes of Health) and NSF (National Science Foundation), may not be well-known in Europe, and European researchers and research managers may not be familiar with the specific application processes & grants management procedures required by US federal research funding agencies. Therefore this workshop will:

  • Promote awareness of US federal research funding opportunities for European researchers
  • Strengthen European institutions’ expertise in applying for and managing US research funds
  • Provide case studies of research collaboration between US and European institutions

 

Topics that will be discussed with experts are:

  • US Federal Research Funding – How to Apply, with specific focus on NIH and NSF
  • Managing US Federal Research Awards with specific focus on NIH and NSF: What a European Institution Needs to Know
  • Case Studies of Transatlantic Research Collaboration from a European perspective

 

BILAT USA 2.0 is happy to welcome the following experts:

Vivian Holmes, Director, Sponsored Research Operations, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and President, National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)

Patricia Hawk, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, Oregon State University, and Immediate Past President, NCURA

Eva Björndal, Post-Award and Financial Compliance Team Leader, Karolinska Institute, and Chair of NCURA’s International Region

Regina Notz, Senior Research Manager, ETH Zürich / University of Zürich

 

The workshop addresses the whole European research community (researchers & research managers, administrators). Registration for the workshop will be free of charge. Please note that spaces are limited and a pre-registration is required via the following link:

https://secure.pt-dlr.de/pt-conference/conference/BILATUSA_Oslo

Registration deadline: 17 October 2014

Further information on workshop, agenda and speakers will soon be made available on this website.

 

Nid: 3597 Post date: Title: Workshop on US Research Funding Opportunities OSLO nid: 3597
Workshop on US Research Funding Opportunities BERLIN Body:

 

The US is one of the top-ranked countries in technology, innovation and R&D expenditures and many European researchers and institutions have developed strong research links with US researchers and their institutions. However, some opportunities within US federal funding programs, such as NIH (National Institutes of Health) and NSF (National Science Foundation), may not be well-known in Europe, and European researchers and research managers may not be familiar with the specific application processes & grants management procedures required by US federal research funding agencies. Therefore this workshop will:

  • Promote awareness of US federal research funding opportunities for European researchers
  • Strengthen European institutions’ expertise in applying for and managing US research funds
  • Provide case studies of research collaboration between US and European institutions

 

Topics that will be discussed with experts are:

  • US Federal Research Funding – How to Apply, with specific focus on NIH and NSF
  • Managing US Federal Research Awards with specific focus on NIH and NSF: What a European Institution Needs to Know
  • Case Studies of Transatlantic Research Collaboration from a European perspective

 

BILAT USA 2.0 is happy to welcome the following experts:

Vivian Holmes, Director, Sponsored Research Operations, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and President, National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)

Patricia Hawk, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, Oregon State University, and Immediate Past President, NCURA

Eva Björndal, Post-Award and Financial Compliance Team Leader, Karolinska Institute, and Chair of NCURA’s International Region

Regina Notz, Senior Research Manager, ETH Zürich / University of Zürich

 

The workshop addresses the whole European research community (researchers & research managers, administrators). Registration for the workshop will be free of charge. Please note that spaces are limited and a pre-registration is required via the following link: https://secure.pt-dlr.de/pt-conference/conference/BILATUSA_Berlin

Registration deadline: 17 October 2014

Further information on workshop, agenda and speakers will soon be made available on this website.

Nid: 3596 Post date: Title: Workshop on US Research Funding Opportunities BERLIN nid: 3596
BILAT USA 2.0 Workshop: Atlantic Ocean research - Detecting new ways of information exchange for enhanced collaboration Body:

BILAT USA 2.0 is organizing an international full-day workshop on 6 October 2014 in Rome, the day before the EurOCEAN 2014 Conference. Upon request from the European Commission, the workshop will not only involve EU and US participation, but will also include Canadian, Brazilian and South African perspectives.

Many different platforms and communication networks exist on Atlantic Ocean research. However, a clear overview on how information is collected, stored and exchanged is missing. Information sharing about funding opportunities for international Atlantic Ocean research collaboration does not happen systematically. In order to get comprehensive insights on current practices of collaboration and possible tools for information exchange, different stakeholders from several countries will be invited to participate in the workshop. Presenters and participants invited to the workshop include from European level the European Commission, the Strategic Forum for S&T Cooperation (SFIC), the JPI Oceans, the BILAT projects with the USA, Canada (ERA-CAN Plus), Brazil (B-BICE+) and South Africa (ESASTAP Plus) and other EU-funded projects. From national level research funding organisations and ministries, research management organisations and research performing organisation will participate. The workshop will also include international level policy dialogue initiatives in Atlantic Ocean research.

The programme will respect a mix of speeches, presentations, analysis of survey results, interactive parts with the audience and moderated panel discussions. Together with all participants, it is intended

  • to share information about ongoing initiatives both on EU and MS/AC level on international cooperation in Atlantic ocean research,
  • to find creative new ways of a continuous enhanced information exchange about initiatives and projects with relevance for Atlantic Ocean research, and
  • to boost international collaboration in Atlantic Ocean research by providing an overview on current initiatives and practices in international programme level collaboration.

The BILAT USA 2.0 expects the workshop to develop suggestions for a methodology and a process which assures a constant information flow on Atlantic research initiatives and projects to boost international cooperation. It will produce a common knowledge base about what kind of information is currently shared and with which tools to collect, store and exchange this information. An agreement between the participants on what information should be shared and how to sustainably exchange this information in the future is vital to increase international research collaboration.

Please register here: https://secure.pt-dlr.de/pt-conference/conference/BILATUSA_Rom2014

To download the full agenda plese see underneath.

 

Nid: 3593 Post date: Title: BILAT USA 2.0 Workshop: Atlantic Ocean research - Detecting new ways of information exchange for enhanced collaboration nid: 3593
INSME Academy on “Educating Innovation” Body:

The next session of the INSMEAcademy on “Educating Innovation” is taking place on the 17th of June 2014 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. CEST, held by Mr. Osama Ghanim, CEO of INNOVABIA (INSME Member).

The “Educating Innovation” webinar will follow up the interesting presentation given by Mr. Ghanim on the occasion of the 10th INSME Annual Meeting. The 60-minutes webinar will provide unique insights on ICE © (Innovation Curriculum for Entrepreneurship), a new innovative unprecedented approach developed by INNOVABIA to teach Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the schooling system.

Reserve now your free participation and join the webinar by sending an e-mail to academy@insme.it with the following  details:

  • Your name;
  • Your organization;
  • Your e-mail;
  • Your country.

For any questions you may contact the INSME Secretariat:

INSME - International Network for Small and Medium Enterprises

Via della Scrofa, 117- 3rd Floor

00186 - Rome, Italy

Tel: +39 06 68806803

E-mail: secretariat@insme.it

Website: www.insme.org

Twitter: @INSME

Blog: http://insme.wordpress.com  

 

Nid: 1794 Post date: Title: INSME Academy on “Educating Innovation” nid: 1794
BILAT USA 2.0 Session at ARMA: Introduction to the US Funding Environment Body:

The US is currently ranked first in technology, innovation and R&D expenditures, and many European researchers and institutions have developed strong research links with US researchers and their institutions.  However, there is also a large number of European researchers and institutions, including many in Member States (MS), that have not established strong research partnerships with US counterparts.  In addition, a number of US research funding opportunities are open to researchers and institutions in MS. These are not necessarily well-publicized and in those cases in which they are known, European researchers and research managers may not be familiar with the application process and grants management procedures required by US research funding agencies. Increasing awareness and proposal success among European MS researchers and institutions eligible for US research funds will enhance transatlantic STI collaboration and result in more EU-US cooperation.

ARMA is the professional association for research managers and administrators in the UK and internationally. ARMA supports and encourages professional development amongst research managers and administrators in the UK and on an international basis by providing a range of training and development events. The events offer opportunities for the exchange of information, knowledge, expertise and best practice between members, and keep members up to date with developments in the field.

This workshop that is jointly organized by BILAT USA 2.0 partner NCURA and the UK-based ARMA (Association of Research Managers and Administrators) aims to do the following:

  1. To promote awareness of US research funding opportunities for European researchers
  2. To strengthen European institutions’ expertise in managing US research funds
  3. To provide successful examples of research collaboration between US and European institutions

 

The presenters include the following:

  1. Vivian Holmes, Director of Sponsored Research Operations, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard (US), and the President of NCURA
  2. Patricia Hawk, Director of Sponsored Programs, Oregon State University (US), and the Past President of NCURA
  3. Marcia Hahn, Director of Division of Grants Policy, National Institutes of Health (US) – via videoconference
  4. Jean Feldman, Head of Policy Office, National Science Foundation (US) – via videoconference
  5. Stephen Conway, Senior Assistant Registrar, Social Sciences Division, University of Oxford, and Director of Training & Development, ARMA

 

The first two presenters will provide their respective institution’s perspective of US federal funding and hands-on instruction on how to manage a US federal grant; the third and fourth presenters will offer their insights into strategic funding priorities, major funding schemes and routes to accessing funding for non-US research organizations; and the fifth presenter will provide a case study of a European institution that has successfully applied for and received US federal grants.

Nid: 1791 Post date: Title: BILAT USA 2.0 Session at ARMA: Introduction to the US Funding Environment nid: 1791
Accelerating EU-US Business Collaboration in Health/e-Health Research and Innovation: Opportunities, Barriers and Best Practices Body:

 

 

BILAT USA 2.0 Workshop

Venue:

Atlantic Wharf, Waterfront District
Fort Point Room, 2nd Floor
290 Congress Street, Boston, MA
 

Goal of the Workshop:

  • Exchange on opportunities, good practices and bottlenecks on transatlantic collaboration in the areas of research, technology development and innovation (RTDI) among businesses
  • Learn about funding opportunities for transatlantic project collaboration open to U.S. companies in the areas of research, technological development, and innovation (RTDI) under Horizon 2020, the largest European research and innovation program with overall funding over €70 billion.

If your portfolio or research involves health or e-health, make plans to join the conversation and share your experiences. The workshop is free, however registration is mandatory.

More information about the program and the speakers and panelists is provided in the downloadable document below.

Click here to register.

Nid: 1790 Post date: Title: Accelerating EU-US Business Collaboration in Health/e-Health Research and Innovation: Opportunities, Barriers and Best Practices nid: 1790
Introduction to the Patent Cooperation Treaty for SMEs Body:

You are invited to join the May session of the INSME Academy on “Introduction to the Patent Cooperation Treaty for SMEs” taking place on the 14th of May from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. CET, held by Mr. Quan-Ling Sim from the World Intellectual Property Organization - WIPO.

The webinar will give an insight into the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), a system for seeking potential patent protection multinationally which is administrated by WIPO. This session will be your opportunity to learn more about the benefits and advantages of the PCT for SMEs with details on how to postpone costs and maximize limited budgets.

Reserve your free participation by sending an e-mail to academy@insme.it with the following details:

  • your name;
  • your organization;
  • your e-mail;
  • your country.

To read the abstract of the next session please visit this webpage.

In case you have any questions please contact the INSME Secretariat using the contact information below:

INSME - International Network for Small and Medium Enterprises
Via della Scrofa, 117- 3rd Floor
00186 - Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 68806803
E-mail: secretariat@insme.it
Website: www.insme.org
Twitter: @INSME_
Blog: http://insme.wordpress.com

Nid: 1774 Post date: Title: Introduction to the Patent Cooperation Treaty for SMEs nid: 1774
BIO International Convention, 23-26 June 2014 Body:

The BIO International Convention (BIO), organised by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centres and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

The event will take place in San Diego, California on 23-26 June 2014.

 

The European Commission (DG RTD Health Directorate and DG ENTR) will be present at this year's BIO with the following sessions:

Innovation in Life Sciences and Health Care – the European response

Speaker: L. Bochereau (DG RTD)

http://mybio.zerista.com/event/member/104231

 

Session at Agri Pavilion: Private-Public partnership on bio-based industry: a European love story

Speaker: A. Landabaso (DG RTD)

 

Mining for gold – creating business opportunities from publicly funded collaborative research

Moderator: T. Ingemansson (DG RTD)

http://mybio.zerista.com/event/member/104232

 

Early stage government funding programs for life sciences startups: best practices from experiences in the USA and the European Union

Speaker: R. Draghia-Akli (Director for Health Research, DG RTD)

Moderator: L. Bochereau (DG RTD)

http://mybio.zerista.com/event/member/110546

 

Developing TB vaccines – A new business model based on shared technical, financial and market risks

Moderator: L. Matthiessen (DG RTD)

http://mybio.zerista.com/event/member/103956

Nid: 1773 Post date: Title: BIO International Convention, 23-26 June 2014 nid: 1773
Webinar on Funding possibilities for US researchers in Horizon 2020 (special focus on Transport Research) Body:

Save the date: 10 April 2014 @ 5 pm CET (11 am EST)

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

Please register here: http://www.transport-ncps.net/events/event/36-webinar-on-funding-possibilities-for-us-researchers-in-horizon-2020-special-focus-on-transport-research.html. On the day of the webinar, you will receive the link and information to the webinar room.

Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, is the world's largest funding programme for research projects. With a € 77 billion budget, it offers many possibilities for researchers and innovators of all thematic areas from around the world - international cooperation is highly encouraged.

This webinar will deal with:

  • Possibilities specifically for US researchers in 2015 calls
  • Partner search and partnering opportunities.

The presentation is done by the Polish National Contact Point for Smart, Green and Integrated Transport.

Nid: 1768 Post date: Title: Webinar on Funding possibilities for US researchers in Horizon 2020 (special focus on Transport Research) nid: 1768
ICNFA 2014 - 5th International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications Body:

ICNFA is a series of international conferences which are held yearly. These conferences focus on all aspects of Nanotechnology. This year, Prague, Czech Republic will host the fifth international conference. With the growing success of ICNFA, the fifth conference promises to continue increasing in popularity and interest.

Event website:
http://icnfa.com

Nid: 1767 Post date: Title: ICNFA 2014 - 5th International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications nid: 1767
Transport Research Arena 2014: Innovate Mobility, Mobilise Innovation Body:

The 5th edition of TRA will take place in Paris and will be a major event where Horizon 2020 will be discussed in depth, under the theme: "Transport Solutions: From Research to Deployment". The Transport Research Arena is a major conference on transport research in Europe held every 2 years.

Event website:
www.traconference.eu

Nid: 1766 Post date: Title: Transport Research Arena 2014: Innovate Mobility, Mobilise Innovation nid: 1766
Industrial Technologies 2014 Body:

The Industrial Technologies 2014 conference integrates nanotechnology, biotechnology, advanced materials and new production technologies. The event offers opportunities for developing valuable research and industry collaborations, and showcases cutting-edge research, latest innovations and rising companies from all around Europe.

The main topics include:

  • European and global developments in the high-tech arena,
  • Re-industrialisation and regional development in Europe,
  • Technological and entrepreneurial opportunities especially for the Balkan and Mediterranean states, and
  • Opportunities in Horizon 2020 in the field of enabling technologies.

Event Website:
www.industrialtechnologies2014.eu

Nid: 1765 Post date: Title: Industrial Technologies 2014 nid: 1765
ICRI 2014 - International Conference on Research Infrastructures Body:

ICRI 2014 is the second International Conference on Research Infrastructures. It offers a high level international forum where key stakeholders can meet, discuss and contribute to bringing forward global issues related to Research Infrastructures.

Co-organised by the European Commission and the Greek EU Presidency of the European Union, the event is expected to attract 600 participants and will include an exhibition of demonstrations and videos of international research infrastructure projects as well as an Art & Science exhibition. ICRI 2014 will highlight the essential role of global research infrastructures in addressing grand challenges, and identify the challenges and drivers for collaboration at an international level in four thematic areas: Marine sciences, cultural heritage, food security and e-science.

Event Website:
www.icri2014.eu

Nid: 1764 Post date: Title: ICRI 2014 - International Conference on Research Infrastructures nid: 1764
Conference JPI Health Diet for a Healthy Life (HDHL) Body:

The vision of JPI HDHL is that in 2030 all Europeans will have the motivation, ability and opportunity to consume a healthy diet from a variety of foods, have healthy levels of physical activity and the incidence of diet-related diseases will have decreased significantly. As part of the next phase of Joint Programming, the Implementation Plan will be launched at the 2nd international conference of JPI HDHL. The focus of our 2nd conference will be on the chances and barriers of this second phase.

Event Website:
http://www.healthydietforhealthylife.eu/index.php/the-2nd-hdhl-conference

Programme:
http://www.healthydietforhealthylife.eu/images/documents/Programme_28March2014.pdf

Nid: 1763 Post date: Title: Conference JPI Health Diet for a Healthy Life (HDHL) nid: 1763
Research Commercialisation: From Ideas to IPO Body:

A new cross-discipline partnering event – a platform for promoting university-industry-investor collaboration, technology transfer and start-ups.

Panel Sessions

  • University Perspectives on European Start-Ups
  • Investor Perspectives on European Start-Ups
  • Entrepreneurial Perspectives on European Start-ups
  • Role of Industry in Advancing Start-up Creation

 

A unique opportunity to make new commercial partnerships

Researchers  – gain best practice on bringing your research to market and identify new potential collaborators and investors

Industry – learn from high profile speakers on what has worked for them and how to source new research partners

Investors – identify new opportunities from outside your region and explore investment strategies

Technology transfer professionals – gain insight on how to coordinate efficient contract negotiations and facilitate partnerships that maximise benefits for each stakeholder

 

Plenary and parallel sessions, panels and discussion will focus on the following topics

  • Bringing research to the market
  • Best practices in technology transfer
  • Industry – academia collaboration
  • Intellectual property strategies
  • License vs. start-up
  • Investment strategies
  • Key Performance Indicators

 

Event Website:
http://www.idea2ipo-conference.com

Nid: 1762 Post date: Title: Research Commercialisation: From Ideas to IPO nid: 1762
BILAT USA 2.0 @ INORMS 2014 Body:

In this year´s INORMS 2014 Congress, taking place in Washington, DC, on 10 – 13 April 2014, one  session on ´Transatlantic research collaboration addressing global challenges´ will be organized by BILAT USA 2.0. Current developments regarding the transatlantic policy dialogue and strategic partnerships as well as new ways of supporting EU-US research collaboration shall be discussed among representatives from AAAS, Euraxess Links USA and the BILAT USA coordinator, DLR. Horizon 2020, the successor of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), shall be introduced as main means for realizing the EU´s international cooperation actions as of 2014.  The different instruments shall be discussed, as well as possible networking activities and joint initiatives implementing, among others, joint and coordinated calls.

The session will further give an overview of challenges and obstacles for transatlantic research cooperation as well as discuss possible ways of jointly tackling global challenges.

With the view of addressing research managers and university research administrators as utmost multipliers in the US the BILAT USA 2.0 session at INORMS 2014 is aiming at:

  • Promoting EU funding opportunities within the Horizon 2020 programme and encouraging participation
  • Raising awareness of the importance of transatlantic R&I cooperation drawing the attention to the new strategy for international cooperation, adopted by the EC in September 2012
  • Discussing obstacles and challenges to transatlantic R&I cooperation
  • Communicating  the importance and possible ways of joining forces and tackling global challenges

 

Find the INORMS 2014 program under

http://inorms2014.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/INORMS-2014-Concurrent-Sessions-3-15-14.pdf

Nid: 1761 Post date: Title: BILAT USA 2.0 @ INORMS 2014 nid: 1761
Fit for Health 2.0 - Promotion Webinar SME Instrument Body:

Fit for Health 2.0 supports SMEs for a successful participation in Health-related projects in Horizon 2020. We invite you to participate in a webinar focussed on the new SME Instrument on 14 March from 10:00 to ca. 12:00.

This webinar is targeted in particular to SMEs interested in submitting a proposal for the new SME-instrument. Dr. Ines Haberl, the coordinator of Fit for Health 2.0 in her role of NCP-SME will give you an overview about the scheme, the main characteristics of the 3 phases and will guide you through the requirements for the submission in phase 1. The main focus will be put on the topic PHC 12 - 2014/2015: Clinical research for the validation of biomarkers and/or diagnostic medical devices.

The training is free of charge but potential telephone costs have to be paid by the participants.

More information on how to get connected to the virtual conference tool will follow after your registration.

 

For registration please go to: https://secure.pt-dlr.de/pt-conference/conference/FFH2_MAERZ_2014/

 

Deadline for Registration is 10 March 2014

 

 

Questions? Please contact

 

Dr. Nicolas Villacorta

NCP Life Sciences,

n.villacorta@fz-juelich.de

phone: +49 (0) 228 3821 1981

 

Nid: 1743 Post date: Title: Fit for Health 2.0 - Promotion Webinar SME Instrument nid: 1743
Going global: fostering innovation & stengthening synergies Body:

The NCURA International Region Spring Meeting GOING GLOBAL: FOSTERING INNOVATION & STRENGTHENING SYNERGIES is unique in its aim to create an innovation-friendly environment that makes it easier for great new ideas in research management and administration world-wide to be turned into ground-breaking services that will bring our research organizations and institutions growth and opportunities.

Leading experts from the fields of Education, Science and Technology in American, European and globally operating initiatives and institutions are invited to take stock of current and future challenges in research administration: potential points of access to this field include new funding opportunities, quality standards and certification, human resources development, competencies and skills, digital resources, and online collaboration and communities.

Discover the exciting updated program of GOING GLOBAL: Fostering Innovation and Strengthening Synergies! 

The NCURA International Region Spring Meeting is an essential part of NCURA’s international strategy. It will take place on a regular basis to take stock of the progress made towards the objectives of the International Region and to discuss ways forward with a broader perspective in the internationalization of research administration world-wide.

There will also be an "H2020 Helpdesk" at the International Region Spring Meeting.

Be part of the debate and register today!

Nid: 1742 Post date: Title: Going global: fostering innovation & stengthening synergies nid: 1742
Deep-sea Discoveries in the Atlantic Onboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: An Online Workshop to Advance Transatlantic Ocean Science Literacy Body:

The College of Exploration and NOAA have joined in partnership to offer a 5-week online workshop entitled Deep-sea Discoveries in the Atlantic onboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: An Online Workshop to Advance Transatlantic Ocean Literacy. The workshop will run from March 3 - April 4, 2014, and is free to all participants. Keynote speakers will join educators, scientists, policymakers and others interested in learning more about deep-sea features, ecosystems and biological hotspots in the Atlantic. Participants will have the opportunity to advance conversations about transatlantic ocean literacy within this construct. Go to http://www.coexploration.org/oe2014/ to register for the workshop that will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Nid: 1741 Post date: Title: Deep-sea Discoveries in the Atlantic Onboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: An Online Workshop to Advance Transatlantic Ocean Science Literacy nid: 1741
BILAT USA 2.0 @ NCURA Pre-Award Research Administration Conference, March 18-20, 2014, San Francisco, CA Body:

BILAT USA 2.0, represented by FFG, the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, will lead two international sessions at the NCURA Pre-Award Research Administration Conference, on March 20, 2014, in San Francisco, CA.

An open discussion about Horizon 2020 issues shall be initiated, highlighting US participation in European research projects and grant management. The objective of the two sessions will be to enable US research grant managers to legally and financially administrate Horizon 2020 projects/grants and to get involved in a dialogue about transatlantic research collaboration, challenges, and experiences!

For more information and program details, please visit

http://www.ncura.edu/content/

Nid: 1740 Post date: Title: BILAT USA 2.0 @ NCURA Pre-Award Research Administration Conference, March 18-20, 2014, San Francisco, CA nid: 1740
Atlantic strategy: workshop on directly managed funds and operational programmes Body:

Background

The European Commission is organising a workshop on how to access and mobilise EU funds to pursue implementation of the Action Plan for a Maritime Strategy in the Atlantic area.

Directly managed EU funds (i.e. those managed by the Commission) are those for the environment (LIFE+), the EU's research and innovation funding programme (Horizon 2020), the programme to assist enterprises and SMEs (COSME) and a part of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). In addition, the European Investment Bank can mobilise its financing tools and expertise in support of suitable projects in order to further the Action Plan's priorities.

EU funds that are co-managed by the Member States (the so-called European Structural and Investment Funds: the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, the European Fund for Regional Development, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the European Social Fund) can also be put to use in the implementation of the Action Plan. Operational programmes are being developed at national and regional level for the implementation of these funds. It will be important that they also take account of the Atlantic Action Plan.

Objective

The objective of the workshop is to provide participants stakeholders in the Atlantic area with an improved understanding of how the proposed actions could be financed by directly managed and co-managed EU funds, and to share best practice in the preparation of Operational Programmes.

Target audience

Public stakeholders and organisations (e.g. national, regional and local authorities) responsible for the preparation and establishment of spending plans (e.g. regional Operational Programmes) encompassing EU funds.

Other stakeholders involved in the design and implementation of projects that can benefit from EU funding (e.g. research bodies, financial institutions, European and national associations, private companies).

Further Information: http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/events/2014/02/events_20140217_01_en.htm

Nid: 1738 Post date: Title: Atlantic strategy: workshop on directly managed funds and operational programmes nid: 1738
BILAT USA 2.0 session at Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014 Body:

The BILAT USA 2.0 session during OSM 2014 will highlight priorities and funding opportunities in the areas of marine and arctic research within HORIZON 2020, while facilitating connections and partnerships among international researchers, universities, industry and SMEs. Examples of future and ongoing transatlantic and national programs will be discussed. BLUE GROWTH OPEN CALLS in Horizon 2020, and the eligibility for U.S entities to receive EU funding, will be a key component of this session. Additionally, rules for participation by U.S. and international researchers will be clarified in line with the EU's commitment to reduce red tape and simplify reporting.

Speakers include:

  • James Gavigan, Delegation of the EU to the U.S. @EUintheUS
  • Koenraad Verbruggen, Geological Survey of Ireland @K_Verbruggen, @DCENR
  • Dr. Brad de Young, Memorial University, Canada @MemorialU
  • Dr. Doug Wallace, CERC.OCEAN, Dalhousie University, Canada @CERC_CERC

 

To follow the topics and conversations, use hashtag #H2020atOSM. Other Twitter accounts to follow include: @BILATUS20, @Diplomacy_Notes, @EU_H2020, & @2014OSM.

The EU's Blue Growth call offers funding opportunities for marine and maritime research and is core to the EU's broader goal to tackle societal challenges, promote sustainable management and exploitation of aquatic living resources, and maximize benefits from Europe’s oceans, seas, and inland waters.

Nid: 1737 Post date: Title: BILAT USA 2.0 session at Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014 nid: 1737
Webinar: Funding possibilities for U.S. Researchers within the European Research Council (ERC) Body:

Within the relatively short time of their existence, ERC grants have become internationally recognised as awards for scientific excellence, with research institutions increasingly competing for attracting ERC grantees. Researchers from anywhere in the world can apply for ERC grants, provided the research they undertake will be carried out in an EU Member State or Associated Country.  ERC projects can last up to five years and can cover „frontier research“ in any scientific domain, including social sciences, humanities and interdisciplinary studies. The grants may help both emerging research leaders (‚ERC Starting Grants‘ and ‚ERC Consolidator Grants‘) and already well-established and recognised scientists (‚ERC Advanced Grants‘).

This webinar deals with:

  • Key principles of ERC funding
  • Proposal structure and evaluation
  • Elements of competitive ERC grant proposals

 

Date and time:
Wednesday, February 19, 2014; 5 pm - 6 pm (CET); 11 am (EST)

Nid: 1732 Post date: Title: Webinar: Funding possibilities for U.S. Researchers within the European Research Council (ERC) nid: 1732
Destination Europe at MIT Carreer Fair 2014 Body:

Destination Europe is

  • a forum for leading European research organisations and funders to present the opportunities they offer to researchers and innovators from anywhere in the world
  • a showcase for Europe's vibrant and exciting research and innovation culture
  • an occasion to learn about research opportunities, ask questions, network and discuss with people who have chosen to work in Europe
  • a joint initiative of the European Union and its Member States.

The next Destination Europe event will take place on 31 January 2014.

https://destinationeurope.teamwork.fr/cambridge/en/

Nid: 1728 Post date: Title: Destination Europe at MIT Carreer Fair 2014 nid: 1728
Building aquaculture scenarios to model genetic effects of escapes on wild populations Body:

Presenters: Jason Volk and Greg Blair
Model Developer and Fisheries Scientist

ICF International

Rapid worldwide development of marine finfish cage farming has raised awareness over the possible genetic and ecological effects of escaped fish on wild populations. With increased interest in implementation of marine aquaculture in the United States, NOAA Fisheries and other regulators charged with stewardship of marine ecosystems need tools to understand and mitigate risks presented by aquaculture escapees. To develop an understanding of genetic and ecological effects of escapes and design management strategies to address potential risks to marine resources, NOAA Fisheries has developed a numerical decision-support tool: the Off-shore Mariculture Escapes Genetics/Ecological Assessment (OMEGA) model.

This talk will discuss the OMEGA model and present results for a hypothetical sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) culture program along the U.S. West Coast. NOAA Fisheries is using the OMEGA model to identify and evaluate risks of marine aquaculture operations, design sustainable aquaculture programs, explore the effects of regulation, and identify research priorities for areas of uncertainty.

OMEGA model input parameters include size and growth characteristics of cultured fish, frequency and magnitude of escape events, survival of escapees in the wild, probability of escapees encountering a conspecific natural population and interbreeding, and population dynamics of the natural population. Model results describe the influence of aquaculture escapees on spawning biomass, juvenile production, and genetic fitness of the composite population. Effects of interactions on fitness and abundance are based on the frequency and relative abundance of cultured fish that escape and survive to encounter a natural population, the difference in survival characteristics between the artificial and the natural environments, and the genetic legacy of the cultured and natural populations.

We are interested in speaking with individuals interested in collaboration to develop model scenarios, evaluate model parameters, and validate model results.

Presenter Bios:

Jason Volk is a senior model developer at ICF International, specializing in programming and design of decision-support tools and model interface design.

Greg Blair is a senior fisheries scientist at ICF International, specializing in model development, assessment of impacts and disturbance in natural systems, and mitigation planning. 

On Wednesday the 15th of January 2014, there is a webinar held where the authors of the model will give an explanation of how the model works, and answer any questions. 

Webinar date:   January 15, 2014
Webinar time:   3pm EST (GMT - 5:00)
Link to register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/263974047

Nid: 1727 Post date: Title: Building aquaculture scenarios to model genetic effects of escapes on wild populations nid: 1727
Webinar on Funding Opportunities for US researchers in Horizon 2020 Body:

Save the date: 22 January 2014 @ 5 pm CET (11 am EST)

Duration: 45 minutes plus 15 minutes Q&A

Webinar Room

Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, is the world's largest funding programme for research projects. With a € 77 billion budget, it offers many possibilities for researchers and innovators of all thematic areas from around the world - international cooperation is highly encouraged.

This webinar will deal with:

  • General structure of Horizon2020
  • Outlook on legal and financial aspects
  • Possibilities specifically for US researchers

The presentation is done by the German National Contact Point for International Cooperation (6th Challenge). The webinar is organised jointly with INCONTACT 2020 (www.ncp-incontact.eu) - an EU project supporting international cooperation in Horizon 2020.

This seminar will be the first of a series of BILAT USA 2.0 webinars. This one taking a more general approach, the next four webinars will deal with the four priority areas for EU-US cooperation (Marine and Arctic research, Transport, NMP and Health). The following webinars will go into details of specific H2020 calls and conditions.

More information on the webinar series will soon be available on www.euussciencetechnology.eu.

Nid: 1726 Post date: Title: Webinar on Funding Opportunities for US researchers in Horizon 2020 nid: 1726
Cocktail Networking Reception with European Commission Trasport Research Team during TRB 2014 Body:

Join us for this timely networking reception at the Churchill Hotel on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Our reception will immediately follow the EC Transport Research Team's presentation on Horizon 2020 at the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting.

This FREE event aims to promote the sharing of ideas, facilitate key contacts for transatlantic cooperation and stimulate transportation innovation. Researchers, policy makers, industry, diplomats, associations, and academic institutions are encouraged to take advantage of this networking opportunity and real-time dialogue with senior officials of the European Commission.

Participation in the TRB’s Annual Meeting IS NOT a prerequisite for attending the reception, as this is being held off the property of the main conference. If you are a registered attendee of the TRB annual conference, please see details below for the time of the European Commission Transport Research Team's presentation, as well as the exact location of the "BILAT 2.0 – European Commission" booth which will be on the main floor of the exhibit hall.*

Where:            The Churchill Hotel - Chartwell Lounge (to the left of the lobby)

1914 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009

RSVP Now:     Space is limited, thus early registration is encouraged.

Please register for this event by January 10th at https://TRBnetworkingreception.eventbrite.com

For those registered for the TRB Annual Meeting, make plans to attend the Horizon 2020 presentation (Session 551with the European Commission Transport Research Team on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at 10:15 AM in the Georgetown West room at the Hilton Hotel. We also invite you to visit the BILAT 2.0 - European Commission BOOTH to meet with EC officials and EU diplomats, and find materials and information on Horizon 2020, transportation research, and open calls (Booth #3105, Hall A).

 

Background Information on the DG for Research and Innovation & Horizon 2020:

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation is responsible for developing and implementing European policy addressing both current and anticipated societal challenges. The Transport Directorate funds research projects promoting a cleaner, safer, and smarter European transportation system.

Horizon 2020 is a European Union-sponsored funding program aimed at promoting transformational research and innovation, and is open to the U.S. and other nations. A centerpiece of the EU’s smart, sustainable, and inclusive growth agenda, the program was officially launched on December 11th, 2013, with a budget of approximately €80 billion over the next seven years (2014 – 2020).  More information on the Horizon 2020 program can be found at: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-1232_en.htm

Follow and tweet on collaboration, innovation and Horizon 2020: @InnovationUnion.

Follow the Transportation Research Board on Twitter @TRBofNA.

Other relevant handles for tweets on EU-U.S. relations, BILAT USA 2.0, research cooperation, transportation policy, and more include: @EU_H2020@BILATUS20@EUintheUS@EU_Commission@EUmoveDC@NCURA, and @Diplomacy_Notes.

(*) Members of the EC Transport Research Team presenting include: Alessandro Damiani, Liam Breslin, Keir Fitch, and Cristina Marolda; with George Giannopoulos, Chair of the TRB International Activities Committee as moderator, and including participation by Alasdair Cain, U.S. DoT/RITA.

 

Nid: 1718 Post date: Title: Cocktail Networking Reception with European Commission Trasport Research Team during TRB 2014 nid: 1718
Info day 2014 Horizon 2020 calls for proposals – Societal Challenge 2 Body:

What’s in Horizon 2020 for you? What are the new calls and how to apply for funding?
Register to the Info Day 2014 in Brussels, on 17 January, to get first-hand information on the new EU funding instrument and to get full information on the new calls for proposals of Societal Challenge 2 (Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research bio-based industries and the Bioeconomy). The Blue Growth Call will be presented in details in a parallel afternoon session from 14:00 in the room JENKINS.

Rationale for the Blue Growth Focus Area Call

Rapid technological progress in working offshore in ever-deeper waters, the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the need to look at how the 71 % of the planet that is seas and oceans can deliver human necessities such as food and energy in a sustainable way have opened up an opportunity for blue growth with the aim to harness the huge potential of Europe's oceans, seas and coasts for jobs and growth. This focus area addresses this overall challenge through five cross-cutting priority domains supporting the Blue Growth Agenda: valorising the diversity of marine life; sustainable harvesting the deep-sea resources; new offshore challenge; ocean observation technologies; and the socioeconomic dimension. The aim of the focus area is to improve the understanding of the complex interrelations between various maritime activities, technologies, including space enabled applications, and the marine environment to help boost the marine and maritime economy by accelerating its potential through R&I. It will enhance sectoral and cross-sectoral cooperation by building on major international, regional and national initiatives.

To maximize the impacts of activities undertaken under this Focus Area, WP 2014-2015 will focus on key priorities for the EU, so as to mobilize the necessary critical mass to tackle these large cross-cutting challenges with adequate scale and scope.

More information on Societal Challenge 2 (including Blue Growth Call) : http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/h2020-section/food-security-sustainable-agriculture-and-forestry-marine-maritime-and-inland-water

Participation in the Info Day is free of charge but registration is compulsory.

Applications will be considered on a “first come, first served” basis.

Register until 13 January 2014 via the button “Coming events/ Registration”

on the Bioeconomy website (detailed programme coming soon)

Group registrations are not possible and neither is it possible to register several persons with the same e-mail address.
The morning session of the info day will be web streamed via the Bioeconomy website.
Horizon 2020 is the new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, succeeding FP7.
Running from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of just over €70 billion, Horizon 2020 is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe. Horizon 2020 reflects the policy priorities of the Europe 2020 strategy and addresses major concerns shared by citizens in Europe and elsewhere.

http://ec.europa.eu/research

 

Nid: 1712 Post date: Title: Info day 2014 Horizon 2020 calls for proposals – Societal Challenge 2 nid: 1712
Horizon 2020: The European Union's Framework Programme - EU-U.S. Materials Research Collaboration and Funding Opportunities Body:

Horizon 2020 is the European Union's main instrument for funding research and innovation activities over the next seven years (2014 to 2020). It focuses on three overarching priorities – excellent science, industrial leadership and societal challenges, and is due to be launched by the end of 2013. Recognizing the increasing importance of internationalisation in how knowledge is produced and used as well as the global nature of the many societal challenges requiring research and innovation solutions, Horizon 2020 is open to participants from anywhere in the world, building on the success of international cooperation in previous framework programs.

During the presentation the main elements of Horizon 2020 will be described in terms of content, types of activities funded, forms of participation, the rules which apply, etc. The different types of international cooperation which Horizon 2020 can accommodate – at individual researcher, collaborative project or program level will also be described.

EURAXESS Links North America will also be presented. This is an EU-funded networking tool and service for all researchers wishing to collaborate and/or pursue a research career in Europe.

For further information on the agenda and the speakers, please take a look at the event document.

Nid: 1704 Post date: Title: Horizon 2020: The European Union's Framework Programme - EU-U.S. Materials Research Collaboration and Funding Opportunities nid: 1704
"SMES IN HORIZON 2020": EUROPEAN COMMISSION INFORMATION DAY ON NOVEMBER 25 Body:

This Information Day on SME participation to Horizon 2020 are specifically geared towards SME support organisations (governmental and non-governmental).

 

It aims to:

  • Cover the latest on practical implementation of the different measures for SME support (incl. on the new SME instrument and on SMEs' access to risk finance)
  • Reveal more about the streamlined support environment that Horizon 2020 proposes
  • Offer the opportunity to enter into a dialogue with EU officials in order for participants to identify prime opportunities for SME support under Horizon 2020 and understand the modalities

The topics include:

  • The SME instrument
  • Collaborative Projects
  • Access to Risk Finance
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • Eurostars (2014-2020)
  • Innovation in SMEs
  • The Participant Portal

 

The event is set in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday, November 25, from 9:30 am to 5pm.

Whereas live events are fully booked, interested parties can still register to follow the November 25 event live via web-streaming by sending an e-mail to RTD-SME-EVENTS@ec.europa.eu.

Questions about this event can be directed to RTD-SME-EVENTS@ec.europa.eu.

Nid: 1701 Post date: Title: "SMES IN HORIZON 2020": EUROPEAN COMMISSION INFORMATION DAY ON NOVEMBER 25 nid: 1701
Destination Europe: San Francisco, 12-13 December Body:

Destination Europe

  • is a forum for leading European research organisations and funders to present the opportunities they offer to researchers and innovators from anywhere in the world
  • show-cases Europe's vibrant and exciting research and innovation culture.
  • events enable you to learn about opportunities, ask questions, network and discuss with people who have chosen to work in Europe
  • is a joint initiative of the European Union and its Member States.

 

Please register here: https://destinationeurope.teamwork.fr/en/registration

 

Nid: 1700 Post date: Title: Destination Europe: San Francisco, 12-13 December nid: 1700
EU Brokerage Event for the first Horizon 2020 ENERGY calls Body:

The Brokerage Event for the first Horizon 2020 ENERGY calls will be organized by C-ENERGY+ (http://www.c-energyplus.eu) on 6 December 2013 in conjunction with the H2020 Energy Infoday 2013 of the European Commission (5 December) in Brussels! The event will target a wide spectrum of companies, universities and researchers from Europe and beyond and will foster the creation of consortia for the upcoming Horizon 2020 Energy calls on the 3 Focus areas:
• ENERGY EFFICIENCY
• COMPETITIVE LOW CARBON ENERGY
• SMART CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
 
The event is free of charge, registration mandatory by 20 November.

 

More information about the Horizon 2020 Energy Information Day – 2014 and 2015 calls on 05 December 2013:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/conferences/2013/energy_infoday/infoday_energy_en.htm

More information about the brokerage event on 06 December 2013:
http://www.b2match.eu/energycall2014/pages/home

 

Nid: 1698 Post date: Title: EU Brokerage Event for the first Horizon 2020 ENERGY calls nid: 1698
Evaluation of STI policies, instruments and organisations: new horizons and new challenges Body:

New policy approaches in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), new instruments as well as pressuring societal demands raised by economic actors and civil society challenge inclusive STI policies to deliver discernible social, economic and ecological benefits of R&D in effective ways. This will not only require new thinking in terms of STI evaluation designs, methodological diversity and interaction between policy-making and evaluation studies but also between STI governance, public management and society in general.

The international conference "Evaluation of STI policies, instruments and organisations: new horizons and new challenges" addresses these challenges in this thematic sessions:

  1. New approaches for evaluating STI Policies and Instruments
  2. Assessing the variety and long-term impact of research
  3. STI Policy Evaluation in new- and non-OECD Countries
  4. Challenges in assessing new European Research Area polices, programs and instruments
  5. Evaluating for selection – challenges and opportunities
  6. Evaluation practices scrutinized
  7. Evaluation of STI policy portfolios and policy mixes
  8. Data, monitoring systems and indicators
  9. New Developments in Innovation Policy Evaluation
  10. Evaluation of International RTI Programs
  11. HORIZON 2020: the overall evaluation approach

Central questions addressed during the conference are:

  • What are adequate evaluations concepts, methodologies and practices vis-à-vis new political STI policy approaches?
  • What kind of evaluations is needed to respond to new STI policy-delivery models?
  • Whether and how can transformative effects of new mission-oriented approaches be identified and assessed?
  • By which criteria should funding bodies evaluate research on grand societal challenges, and how ‘political’ become evaluations and criteria in such policy-driven framework?
  • How can long-term effects of STI interventions be measured and the social impact of R&D be better appraised?
  • What are the evaluation challenges of ERA level policies and instruments?
  • What new approaches and assessment criteria are needed to meet the requirements of new instruments and institutions with a truly European pretence?
  • How do ERA developments interfere with national level evaluation?
  • What new indicators are needed to support the evaluation of new national, European and international STI policies?
  • How should research information systems be meaningfully designed to be useful for next-generation monitoring and evaluation?

 

Conference weblink:
https://conference.zsi.at/index.php/STI/ESTIPIONHNC

Nid: 1686 Post date: Title: Evaluation of STI policies, instruments and organisations: new horizons and new challenges nid: 1686
Horizon 2020: The European Union's Framework Programme Body:

Horizon 2020 is the European Union's main instrument for funding research and innovation activities over the next seven years (2014 to 2020). It focuses on three overarching priorities – excellent science, industrial leadership and societal challenges, and is due to be launched by the end of 2013.

Recognizing the increasing importance of internationalisation in how knowledge is produced and used as well as the global nature of the many societal challenges requiring research and innovation solutions, Horizon 2020 is open to participants from anywhere in the world, building on the success of international cooperation in previous framework programs.

During the presentation the main elements of Horizon 2020 will be described in terms of content, types of activities funded, forms of participation, the rules which apply, etc. The different types of international cooperation which Horizon 2020 can accommodate – at individual researcher, collaborative project or program level will also be described.

EURAXESS Links North America will also be presented. This is an EU-funded networking tool and service for European researchers working in North America and non-European ones wishing to collaborate and/or pursue a research career in Europe.

More information:
http://www.euintheus.org/events/horizon-2020-the-european-unions-framework-programme-for-research-and-innovation

Agenda:
http://www.euintheus.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Horizon-2020-Presentation-10-November-2013.pdf

 

Nid: 1680 Post date: Title: Horizon 2020: The European Union's Framework Programme nid: 1680
Transportation Research Board (TRB): 93rd Annual Meeting Body:

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, and Washington Hilton hotels. The information-packed program will attract nearly 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world to Washington, D.C., January 12-16, 2014.

The TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with more than 4,000 presentations in nearly 750 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions.

Event website:
http://www.trb.org/AnnualMeeting2014/AnnualMeeting2014.aspx

For those registered for the TRB Annual Meeting, make plans to attend the Horizon 2020 presentation (Session 551) with the European Commission Transport Research Team on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at 10:15 AM in the Georgetown West room at the Hilton Hotel. We also invite you to visit the BILAT 2.0 - European Commission BOOTH to meet with EC officials and EU diplomats, and find materials and information on Horizon 2020, transportation research, and open calls (Booth #3105, Hall A).

Nid: 1679 Post date: Title: Transportation Research Board (TRB): 93rd Annual Meeting nid: 1679
2nd Workshop on Energy for Sustainable Science at Research Infrastructures Body:

CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) will host from 23-25 October 2013, in collaboration with ERF (The European Association of National Research Facilities) and ESS (The European Spallation Source), the 2nd Workshop on Energy for Sustainable Science at Research Infrastructures.

Volatile energy costs, a tight budget climate and increasing environmental concerns are all inciting large-scale research facilities across the globe to develop mid- and long-term strategies aimed at achieving for the future a reliable, affordable and sustainable energy supply that is carbon neutral.

The workshop will bring together international experts on energy and representatives from laboratories and future projects all over the world in order to identify the challenges and best practice in respect of energy efficiency and optimization, solutions and implementation as well as to review the challenges represented by potential future technical solutions and the tools for effective collaboration.

 

More information:
http://event-energy-sustainablescience2013.web.cern.ch/event-energy-sustainablescience2013/default.html

 

Nid: 1676 Post date: Title: 2nd Workshop on Energy for Sustainable Science at Research Infrastructures nid: 1676
Open Research Data on the Horizon … and beyond Body:

RDA Europe Workshop prior to the RDA Plenary in Washington, 10 September 2013, RZG Munich - Garching

 

The present European and global research data landscape is highly fragmented, by disciplines or by domains (oceanography, life sciences, health, agriculture, space, climate, etc.). A variety of institutions, some national, some international, strive to deal with some aspects of data, but no effort exists where some degree of coherence is achieved or even sought. (From Research Data e-Infrastructures: Framework for Action in H2020 European Commission, Directorate General CNECT, Directorate C: Excellence in Science, Unit C1 - e-Infrastructures) 

 

The Research Data Alliance (http://rd-alliance.org) aims to facilitate the global research data sharing and exchange. This international effort encourages increasing interest among people who wish to participate to global research data initiatives. There is a parallelism of community based harmonization approaches, including worldwide active communities, stimulated by answering the big scientific and societal challenges and driven by the need to address cross-disciplinary challenges. The iCORDI (www.icordi.eu) project is the European plugin into global RDA activities and is the organiser of this workshop.

The goal of this workshop is to discuss European aspects of global research data sharing and exchange as well as inject new ideas and European achievements to be presented and represented during the RDA 2nd Plenary meeting taking place at the National Academy of Sciences 16 – 18 September 2013 in Washington DC. 

The meeting is also an opportunity for those who are unable to attend the Plenary meeting to understand RDA and provide inputs. The workshop will look at the European Commission’s Research Data e-Infrastructures: Framework for Action in H2020 to understand the focus & direction pan-European and global activities should take.

With respect to the cross-disciplinary activities it is obvious that the notions of "components or building blocks" of common data infrastructures and building specific "data bridges" are becoming accepted metaphors for approaching the data complexity and enable data sharing. The Research Data Alliance aims to tackle this large problem in a bottom-up fashion with short-term concrete-goal working groups.

Many RDA working groups (http://rd-alliance.org/working-groups/general-introduction/) have already started; Interested individuals as well as new working groups can join the process at any point in time.

Join us in Garching/Munich to actively participate and share your ideas and thoughts.

 

For more information and registration, please visit the event website: https://rd-alliance.org/open-research-data-horizon-%E2%80%A6-and-beyond.html-1

Nid: 1675 Post date: Title: Open Research Data on the Horizon … and beyond nid: 1675
International Cooperation in Transport Research: the way forward - EUTRAIN Project Final Conference Body:

The EUTRAIN conference aims at gathering the European and global scientific, policy making and business communities to discuss themes and instruments for the promotion of future international cooperation in the field of transport research. Specific objectives of the conference are:
• To jointly identify priorities and collaboration opportunities in surface transport (road, rail, waterborne and cross-modes) between the EU and the USA, the Asian Pacific Region, the BRICS countries, the Latin America and the Mediterranean Countries;
• To review the EUTRAIN project recommendations and deliver additional ones, on ways and means of moving forward future EU supported international cooperation activities in the field of transport research;
• To consider innovative support and funding mechanisms for international cooperation activities.

 

Programme and registration:
www.erticonetwork.com/events/eventdetail/46/-/eutrain-final-conference

Information about the project:
www.eutrain-project.eu

 

Nid: 1674 Post date: Title: International Cooperation in Transport Research: the way forward - EUTRAIN Project Final Conference nid: 1674
MANUFUTURE 2013 -- View on Horizon 2020: sustainable re-industrialisation of Europe Body:

Conference on the Future of Manufacturing in Europe

The conference is the annual event of the European Technology Platform on Future Manufacturing Technologies (ETP ManuFuture). The main focus of the event will be to express the views of the ETP ManuFuture community on Horizon 2020 – the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014–2020).

The motto of the conference is "ManuFuture View on Horizon 2020: Sustainable Re-industrialisation of Europe".

The forum on the Future of Manufacturing in Europe - MANUFUTURE 2013 - will be held in Vilnius and is part of the official programme of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) in the second half of 2013.

The conference is being organised as a key event of the M-Future2013 Project, which is funded by the Seventh EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7), within the framework of the "Cooperation" specific programme.

Conference website:
www.manufuture2013.eu

 

Nid: 1667 Post date: Title: MANUFUTURE 2013 -- View on Horizon 2020: sustainable re-industrialisation of Europe nid: 1667
eChallenges e-2013 - Conference and Exhibition Body:

eChallenges e-2013 Conference (09 - 11 October) is the twenty-third in a series of annual technology research conferences supported by the European Commission and hosted by national governments.

Plenary Speakers and Panelists confirmed to date include:

- Minister Sean Sherlock, Minister of State for Research and Innovation
- Dr Imelda Lambkin, National NCP Director, Enterprise Ireland
- Stephen O'Reilly, National Delegate & Contact Point for FP7-ICT, Enterprise Ireland
- Dr Simon Grattan, NI Horizon 2020 Manager, Department of Enterprise, Trade & Investment, Northern Ireland
- Mark Daly, Demonstration Projects Manager, ESB ecars
- Dr Dirk Pesch, Centre Director, Centre for Adaptive Wireless System, Cork Institute of Technology

 

The eChallenges Conference Series has a truly international perspective, attracting participation from senior representatives of leading government, industry and research organisations around the world from over 50 countries each year. Its reputation is based on high quality plenary presentations and Scientific Programme. Each conference showcases host country activities, as well as sectoral and national initiatives and regional success stories. The goals of eChallenges e-2013 are to promote Information Society and Applied ICT related knowledge sharing and innovation between government, industry and research stakeholders, exchange experiences about the current state of eAdoption at a sectoral, national and regional level, stimulate rapid take-up of RTD results by industry and in particular SMEs, and identify opportunities for future international research collaboration under Horizon 2020.

Conference Website:
www.echallenges.org/e2013

Conference Programme:
www.echallenges.org/e2013/default.asp?page=programme-new

 

 

Nid: 1666 Post date: Title: eChallenges e-2013 - Conference and Exhibition nid: 1666
6th ECITL 2013 -- European Conference on ICT for Transport Logistics Body:

The 6th European Conference on ICT for Transport Logistics (ECITL) which be held from the 23rd till the 25th of October 2013 in Zaragoza (Spain). The conference will focus on "Logistics Research: Solutions and Innovation through Cooperation".

The 6th ECITL 2013 will put innovation in Transport Logistics in the center of the conference. The goal is to identify the upcoming logistics challenges while taking into account solutions in development. Topics which will be discussed:

  • The future role of logistics for the pan-European economy
  • Innovation obstacles in the logistics sector
  • Expected Impact of European project solutions on the logistics industry
  • The impact of regulations on the innovation capability of the logistics industry
  • Fostering the uptake of sustainable logistics operations
  • Explore the potential of intelligent cargo solutions
  • Identify and define the role of new Information and Communication Technology solutions for logistics operations

 

The 6th ECITL will be hosted in the Aragon Institute of Technology (ITA) in Zaragoza and it will be co-organized by the Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC).

More information:
ecitl.eu/index.php

 

Nid: 1665 Post date: Title: 6th ECITL 2013 -- European Conference on ICT for Transport Logistics nid: 1665
ICT 2013: "ICT Launch Conference" - Horizon 2020 Body:

The conference will feature top ICT professionals from industry, academia, research.

The Vice President of the European Commission, Neelie Kroes and the President of the Republic of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė will open the conference.

Speakers from across the ICT sector will address a range of issues from cloud computing, broadband, ICT infrastructures, ICT skills, cyber security, long term visions on the future and much more. Experts will present details on how to participate in the next EU's Research & Innovation Programme - Horizon 2020. 

Three thematic plenaries and three parts focusing on different themes of ICT research:

 

A special focus wil be on Digital Futures - a journey into 2050's futures and policy challenges.

ICT 2013 includes:

 

Conference Website:
https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/ict-2013

Programme:
https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/ict2013-conference-programme

Follow the conference:
@ict2013eu #ict2013eu

Nid: 1664 Post date: Title: ICT 2013: "ICT Launch Conference" - Horizon 2020 nid: 1664
BIO-Europe® 2013 - 19th Annual International Partnering Conference Body:

Delegates from all parts of the biotechnology value chain come to BIO-Europe to quickly identify, engage and enter into strategic relationships that drive their businesses successfully forward. Investment and collaboration opportunities developed in prior BIO-Europe conferences have produced many highly successful business partnerships. This year´s BIO-Europe partnering event will again draw upwards of 3,000 industry attendees from over 40 countries, representing close to 1,800 companies for three days of high level networking.

Partnering at BIO-Europe is powered by EBD Group’s partneringONE®, the industry’s most advanced networking system, which enables participants to efficiently mine a large pool of potential partners, and identify and pre-arrange private one-to-one meetings with literally dozens of company targets.

In addition to productive partnering, BIO-Europe offers high level workshops, panels, company presentations, and a lively exhibition. The program offers executive level panelists who openly share their insight and opinion on many important industry issues. The company presentation tracks provide a forum for innovative start-ups, established biotech companies, and large and midsize pharma to present information on products, partnering opportunities and corporate strategy. Combined, these elements create an insightful and productive event that will have you coming back year after year.

BIO-Europe is organized by EBD Group, the leading partnering firm for the global biotechnology industry, in alliance with the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).

For more information and online registration please visit the conference website:
www.ebdgroup.com/bioeurope

 

Nid: 1663 Post date: Title: BIO-Europe® 2013 - 19th Annual International Partnering Conference nid: 1663
ESF-FENS The Brain Conferences -- The Neurobiology of Action Body:

This conference is part of a series of high-level meetings on the neurosciences in Europe. Co-organised by ESF and The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS, the major neuroscience association in Europe), these bi-annual conferences will bring together outstanding researchers in key, broadly defined areas of contemporary neuroscience to discuss current concepts and define challenges for future research.

Chairs:
Sten Grillner, Karolinska Insitute, Stockholm, SE
Ann Graybiel, MIT, Cambridge, US

Brain Conferences Committee:
T. Bonhoeffer, P. Caroni, O. Kiehn, R.G.M. Morris, J. Syka

Conference Website:
www.esf.org/index.php?id=9731

Preliminary Programme:
www.esf.org/serving-science/conferences/details/2013/confdetail426/426-preliminary-programme.html

 

Nid: 1657 Post date: Title: ESF-FENS The Brain Conferences -- The Neurobiology of Action nid: 1657
EURAXESS Slam Event Body:

EURAXESS Links North America is organising on 24 September a SCIENCE SLAM EVENT at the American University in Washington DC. A Science Slam is scientific talk where scientists present their own scientific research work in a given time frame - usually 10 minutes or less - in front of a mixed audience. The focus lies on teaching current science to a diverse audience in an entertaining way.
The competition is open to researchers based in North America regardless of their nationality or field of research. The winner of the competition will be granted with a free round trip ticket to Brussels, Belgium, to participate in the European Union's funded Conference 'EURAXESS VOICE OF THE RESEARCHERS' next 21-22 November 2013.

If you are a researcher currently based in North America (US and Canada), enter the competition by posting a video featuring your science slam on our LinkedIn site, or upload it on YouTube or DropBox and send the link directly to northamerica@euraxess.net before 10 September 2013.

Up to 7 entries will be invited to join the EURAXESS Science Slam North America 2013 at the American University.

 

Find the flyer here

See short trailer here

For full details on how to participate and the Terms and Conditions please click here.

Read more here

Nid: 1626 Post date: Title: EURAXESS Slam Event nid: 1626
10th International Conference on Nitride Semiconductors (ICNS-10) Body:

Hosted just outside historic Washington, D.C., the conference will present high-impact scientific and technological advances in materials and devices based on group-III nitride semiconductors. The conference will feature plenary sessions, parallel topical sessions, poster sessions and an industrial exhibition.

Please take note that since Monday, September 2, is a major US holiday, weekend air travel could be impacted. It is recommended making flight arrangements as early as possible to assure maximum flight availability.

 

Read more here

Nid: 1556 Post date: Title: 10th International Conference on Nitride Semiconductors (ICNS-10) nid: 1556
7thTransatlantic IP Summer Academy Body:

Bocconi University is organizing in September 2013 its Seventh Transatlantic Intellectual Property Summer Academy, jointly with the Magister Lvcentinvs on Intellectual Property (University of Alicante, and in cooperation with the University of Trento. Considering the growing role and importance of Intellectual Property in the globalized knowledge-based economy, the European and North-American systems of Intellectual Property protection are confronted with the emergence of new models of protection and management of IP: indeed, there is a real need in, Europe, North America, and fast growing Latin American Countries to reflect together and better share Intellectual Property knowledge and in depth understanding of common Intellectual Property issues. This one week course will focus on IP Rights as economic opportunities, and management of IP Rights in the Transatlantic area including in Latin American Countries, with an inter-disciplinary approach, comprising IP law, IP economics, IP business and IP operational practicalities at an international level. 

Thanks to lectures held by leading IP scholars and researchers from 10 countries in Europe and the Americas, participants will have a broad perspective on main IP Protection and Management issues, including in University-Business cooperation, especially at an international and comparative level. 

The horizontal and dynamic teaching system will give participants the opportunity to embrace all aspects of IP Rights management in real life by involving case and example studies, practical exercises as well as direct contact with IP operators. 

For all lessons, a participatory and interactive teaching approach is chosen, involving business case examples and studies, practical exercises and direct contact opportunities with IP operators and companies in a dynamic, horizontal and open work environment. In addition, free tutor assistance will be available to the participants, in order to ensure cohesion between the participants. 

The program (cf. Annex) is composed of three modules (Protection, Management, Exploitation). While it is recommended to participants to attend the whole program, registrations are also allowed, in limited number, for two of the modules only. Participants attending a single module will receive the teaching material corresponding to classes covered and the corresponding certificate.

 

For more information please click here

Nid: 1533 Post date: Title: 7thTransatlantic IP Summer Academy nid: 1533
Energy Futures: How to get the EU and US working together on low-carbon energy Body:

A Science /Business conference – in collaboration with the Transatlantic Policy Network and GE
Both Europe and the US are investing millions in low-carbon energy sources, to help their economies grow sustainably through 2050 and beyond. Both want greater cooperation in this endeavor, and are about to begin trade negotiations that could bring that goal within reach.

Register to attend the event in Brussels

This event offers an opportunity for policy, industry, and academic experts to examine the possible areas for greater cooperation on energy within the world’s largest trading relationship.

Nid: 1479 Post date: Title: Energy Futures: How to get the EU and US working together on low-carbon energy nid: 1479
3rd European Energy Conference (E2C 2013) Body:

The conference is organised by the Hungarian Chemical Society (HCS) in cooperation with the Eötvös Roland Physical Society (HPS), as well as the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS), the European Physical Society (EPS) and the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS).

The topics of the 3rd European Energy Conference (E2C 2013) will cover chemistry, physics and material sciences related to energy technologies. To harness safely and efficiently the energy of the Sun both directly and indirectly, as well as the nuclear and thermonuclear power generation are in the centre of the conference programme. Energy storage in chemical and other forms, hydrogen infrastructure and energy transfer by photosynthesis will also be discussed. The aim of the conference is to lead to effective and fruitful communication between the research, government and industrial communities for a more sustainable and efficient European energy policy.

The conference will be attendend also by Robert-Jan Smits, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, Romana Jordan, MEP and Pál Kovacs, Hungarian State Secretary.

Abstract submission deadline is extended to July 15, 2013!

Read more here

 

Nid: 1472 Post date: Title: 3rd European Energy Conference (E2C 2013) nid: 1472
Environment and Health – Bridging South, North, East and West Body:

The ISEE (International Society for Environmental Epidemiology), ISES (International Society of Exposure Science), and the ISIAQ (International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate) invite you to the 2013 conference in Basel, hosted by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (SwissTPH).

The conference aims at presenting recent scientific achievements in the field of exposure science and environmental health from all relevant disciplines and covering a broad range of topics.

It is the place where scientists from all continents will meet. This is the first-ever joint conference of three leading scientific societies dedicated to improving public health.

Key Topics

The conference will feature – among other issues – the following key topics:

  • Assessing exposure to indoor and ambient air pollution, noise, chemicals, toxic waste and electromagnetic fields and evaluating long term health impact
  • Methodological challenges for global environmental epidemiology
  • Environmental risks in the context of rapid urbanization in resource-poor settings
  • Environmental susceptibility and resilience due to genes, co-morbidities, and socio-cultural and socio-economic factors
  • Life course environmental epidemiology
  • Linking science and policy through impact assessment
  • Indoor and outdoor environmental interventions to improve health
  • Water, sanitation and health linkages
  • Linkages between agriculture, environment and diseases of poverty
    Effect of climate change and climate variability on environment and health
  • Health impacts of natural resources development and management (e.g. extractive industry, water-resource developments

Please click here to register. The Regular registration fees will end on July 31st. Late / on site fees are higher. Deadline will not be expanded.

Read more here

 

Nid: 1471 Post date: Title: Environment and Health – Bridging South, North, East and West nid: 1471
Science for the Environment 2013 Body:

Identifying knowledge gaps for the Climate Action and Resource Efficiency Challenge in Horizon 2020

Aarhus University and the Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER) invite researchers to Aarhus University on the October 3-4, 2013 in order to take stock of and assess the scientific progress towards tackling the grand environmental challenges, as specified in the Horizon 2020 challenge: Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials

The main purpose of the conference is to identify knowledge gaps and future research needs within this challenge in Horizon 2020, and to deliver the collected advice of the conference to the European Commission.

Deadline for abstracts was May 15th, 2013. A total of 120 abstracts was received by the deadline. They are now being reviewed by the scientific committee. A detailed programme will be available by the end of June.

Register and pay online now, early bird fee expires July 1st
Download flyer
Download second call for papers

Read more here

Nid: 1470 Post date: Title: Science for the Environment 2013 nid: 1470
International Workshop on Organic Matter Spectroscopy 2013 (WOMS 2013) Body:

This Workshop aims at addressing new trends and recent advances in the characterization of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in marine and inland waters, using spectroscopic techniques associated with advanced signal and image processing tools. It will be the second international workshop dedicated to DOM spectroscopy. The preceding edition of WOMS took place in Granada (Spain) in 2010.

Link is open for registration, do not forget to register !!!

WOMS 2013 invites new contributions about the characterization of DOM in marine and inland waters using spectroscopic techniques, particularly fluorescence spectroscopy, coupled with advanced signal and image processing tools, among which improved data analysis, detection, clustering, separation, reconstruction, tracking and real-time monitoring.

The purpose of WOMS 2013 is to provide a forum for discussing new and effective approaches in the area of fluorescence spectroscopy for the analysis of environmental data. WOMS 2013 also offers to signal/image and environment communities the opportunity to meet, in order to strengthen their dialogue and interactions on topics of common interest.

Read more here

Nid: 1469 Post date: Title: International Workshop on Organic Matter Spectroscopy 2013 (WOMS 2013) nid: 1469
The Atlantic - A Shared Resource Galway, Ireland Body:

The event focused on the Atlantic Strategy and associated Action Plan.  Recognising the essential role of international partnership to achieve shared objectives and the potential of greater cooperation to advance our knowledge of the Atlantic Ocean, international partners were invited to contribute to tackling the challenges confronting the citizens of the North Atlantic coastal states.

Further information: http://eu2013.ie/events/event-items/20130523theatlantic-asharedresource/

http://www.marine.ie/home/community/events/The+Atlantic+-+A+Shared+Resource+event+updates/

http://www.marine.ie/Home/

Twitter: @MarineInst  (Marine Institute) and  @eu2013ie (Irish EU Presidency)  

Nid: 1349 Post date: Title: The Atlantic - A Shared Resource Galway, Ireland nid: 1349
4th INCO Conference Body:

The 4th INCO Conference and the annual NCP meeting will take place on 17-19 June 2013 in Marseille, France.This conference is being held as a part of “INCONTACT-One World” project which is the official network of the FP7 INCO NCPs. Since the beginning of the project, three conferences were held in Athens, Johannesburg and Bonn. This year, Marseille has the pleasure to host the 4th INCO conference

Topic

The main topic of the 4th INCONTACT conference will be the future of international cooperation in Research and Innovation between Europe and third countries. The conference will have a particular, but not exclusive focus on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPC). The conference will present opportunities for developing and emerging countries in Horizon 2020 and other funding sources for projects of mutual interest between EU and the focused regions by the conference.

Objectives

The objectives of the INCO Conference 2013 are to:

  • Share information on international R&I cooperation
  • Examine experiences of international R&I partnerships
  • Collect the views of developing and emerging countries towards international cooperation in research and innovation
  • Discuss opportunities and challenges for third countries in Horizon 2020 and other programmes
  • Outline the frame for international cooperation in European and other programmes

Participants

The main day of the conference (18 June 2013) is open to all stakeholders interested in international scientific cooperation

  • INCO NCPs
  • Representatives of EU member states
  • EU Commission (DG RTD, DG DEVCO, EEAS)
  • FP7 project coordinators with international partners
  • Researchers involved in FP7 projects comprising partners from developing and emerging countries
Nid: 1342 Post date: Title: 4th INCO Conference nid: 1342
NCURA 55th Annual Meeting: “Investment – Commitment – Rewards.” Body:

 Investment may take many forms – our institutions invest in us as research administrators, we invest in ourselves and through our efforts we invest in our institution’s research enterprise.  In addition, we invest our time and talent in NCURA and NCURA invests in us through its numerous and varied professional development and networking offerings.  Commitment is also multi-faceted – we are committed to our careers, to professional development, to continuous learning and to being the very best research administrators we can be.  We are also committed to the success of the research enterprise on the world, institutionally and globally.  NCURA is committed to the same – our organization is built upon a strong commitment to provide the very best professional development, networking and continuous learning opportunities to research administrators from around the world.  Rewards stem from the investments and commitments made by us, our institutions and NCURA.  These rewards are valuable and invaluable, tangible and intangible.  How does one value or quantify the reward of making a new professional connection at the Annual Meeting who later helps you solve a long-standing issue or problem at your institution simply by sharing their own experiences and providing advice.  The rewards that are realized through these investments and commitments complete a cycle and generate the momentum for future investment, commitment and rewards.

 

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Nid: 1341 Post date: Title: NCURA 55th Annual Meeting: “Investment – Commitment – Rewards.” nid: 1341
4th INCO Conference “Strengthening international cooperation in R&I: Experiences from LAC and MPC” Body:

The recent economic crisis has underlined again the need to invest on a knowledge based economy. Global action is also a necessity for addressing several challenges (environmental, health, societal, etc) that require immediate attention.

Addressing this need of an interconnected world, the European Union has invested in the development of the International Scientific Cooperation (INCO) to address the needs and opportunities, and to contribute to peace and prosperity for European citizens.

The European Commission (EC) has specifically come forward recently with a communication (Enhancing and focusing EU international cooperation in research and innovation: a strategic approach) that sets out a new strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation.

The 1st January 2014; a new European framework programme for research and innovation will be launched. Horizon 2020 will offer new challenges and opportunities for international cooperation...

 

For more information about the event, please clikc here

For registration, click here

Nid: 1340 Post date: Title: 4th INCO Conference “Strengthening international cooperation in R&I: Experiences from LAC and MPC” nid: 1340
2nd EU-US eHealth Business Marketplace Body:

Open to all registered delegates to eHealth Week 2013

Tuesday 14 May: 10:15 – 17:00

The goal of the ‘Marketplace’ is to create new business relationships, research, innovation and collaborations leading to innovative health improvements, job creation and economic developments.

Following the success of the Boston Marketplace in Oct’12, the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) is delighted to expand the reach of the EU-US Marketplace to a truly global audience in Dublin, as part of eHealth Week 2013. The Boston Marketplace generated 11,000+ online profile views of participants and organisations with many initial contacts maintained.

Experience the satisfaction of holding up to 18* pre-arranged meetings in just 4.5 hours with contacts of your choice from Europe and beyond?

The ‘Marketplace’ is inspired by the DHHS(US) – EC(EU) MOU on Cooperation Surrounding Health Related ICT. We are actively engaged with NIMAC, the Irish EU Presidency, the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the European Commission DG Connect (EC), colleagues in Massachusetts and generally the wide network of ECHAlliance members to make this an exciting event.

  • After you register on the eHealth Week web page visit the‘Marketplace’ site and add your details.
  • You can also see who is else is participating in the ‘Marketplace’.
  • Feel free to add your profile, even if you are not taking part in the Matchmaking, let people know you are attending.

* The number of pre-arranged meetings depends on acceptance of your invitations and vice versa. So make sure your profile is interesting and well presented.

Nid: 1339 Post date: Title: 2nd EU-US eHealth Business Marketplace nid: 1339
2013 MIT Vienna Conference: Remaking Manufacturing Body:

 On the 2013 MIT Conference in Vienna, Austria, leading MIT researchers will present their insights on the most critical problems, and the potential of new movements like:

- Big Data,
- Collaborative Innovation Networks,
- Printed Electronics and Synthetic Biology,
- Miniaturized Instruments,
- Robotic Assistants, and
- Leveraging Operational Excellence.

Read more under

http://ilp.mit.edu/conference.jsp?confid=66&tabname=overview

 

Nid: 1335 Post date: Title: 2013 MIT Vienna Conference: Remaking Manufacturing nid: 1335
World Research and Innovation Congress: Pioneers in Healthcare Body:

The ´World Research and Innovation Congress´ in Brussels, Belgium, aims to bring together key stakeholders in healthcare research to discuss the most important issues impacting our efforts to address the 'Grand Challenges' of tomorrow and the importance of collaborating internationally to address them.

Pioneers in Healthcare provides a unique opportunity for those facilitating and effecting change within their field to interact and collaborate on the critical issues facing healthcare research today. Bringing together researchers from across the world, this is more than just an event: it is the sharing of over 500 research stories and experiences, and will offer the opportunity to build partnerships, promote collaboration and drive innovation.

Read more under

http://www.worldresearchcongress.com/index.php

Nid: 1334 Post date: Title: World Research and Innovation Congress: Pioneers in Healthcare nid: 1334
4th International Congress - Nanotechnology, Medicine & Biology Body:

Nanotechnology Enables Personalized Medicine

We invite you to submit your abstract to BioNanoMed 2013 – 4th International Congress
– the exclusive Know-How-Transfer meeting for scientists, researchers, engineers and practitioners from Natural Science, Medical Science and Engineering Subjects throughout the world.
The congress in organized in  program tracks based on related technology topics.

Topics                                                                                   
- Novel Nanomedical Solutions - Advances in Nanomedicine
- Regenerative Nanomedicine
- Nano- Bio-Technology based Diagnostics
- Nano- Bio-Technology based Therapy

Thematic Sessions
- Aspects of NanoSafety
- Nano- Imaging-Technologies in Medicine

Special Session & Panel Discussion
- Nanotechnology in Pharmacy – Chances For Clinical Applications

Special Symposium
- Nanotechnology in Artificial Organ Support
  (Organized by ESAO – European Society for Artificial Organs)

For more details on the Congress, Program and Registration, please click here.

Nid: 52 Post date: Title: 4th International Congress - Nanotechnology, Medicine & Biology nid: 52
BIO-Europe Spring® 2013 Program Overview Body:

About the BIO-Europe Spring® Conference - where the global biotech industry comes to partner

BIO-Europe Spring® is the springtime counterpart to EBD Group’s flagship conference, BIO-Europe®, and continues the tradition of providing life science companies with high caliber partnering opportunities.

Featuring EBD Group’s sophisticated, web-based partnering system, partneringONE®, the event enables delegates to efficiently identify, meet and get partnerships started with companies across the life science value chain, from large biotech and pharma companies to financiers and innovative start-ups.

For more detailed information about the event, programme and registration, please click here.

Nid: 51 Post date: Title: BIO-Europe Spring® 2013 Program Overview nid: 51
EARMA Conference 2013: Stairways to Excellence in Research Management and Administration Body:

The 19th Annual Conference of the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) will take place from the 1st til 4th July 2013 in Vienna University of Technology, Austria. The EARMA conference marks the final round of the 7th European Framework Programme for Research and will focus on the new challenges with regard to the upcoming HORIZON 2020 Programme, combining research and innovation management to foster professional development for all stakeholders.

EARMA 2013 is being hosted by TU Vienna on their campus in the centre of Vienna, a cosmopolitan city of great cultural heritage and diversity. Vienna has a long-standing tradition as a major conference site since the "Congress of Vienna" in 1815. Its unique atmosphere will provide inspiration for a fruitful event, and the participants should take the time to enjoy a wealth of culture and historical places in Austrian's capital city.

Submit a proposal:

Please click here to submit a proposal now. Make sure you have read the Instructions for submission before.

Downloads:

For more information about the event programme and registration, please click here.

 

Nid: 47 Post date: Title: EARMA Conference 2013: Stairways to Excellence in Research Management and Administration nid: 47