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ICT-AGRI Conference on ICT and Robotics for a Sustainable Agriculture - 24 November 2017, The National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen

Mon, 2017-11-20 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The focus of the conference is on digitisation in the agri-food system: Opportunities and challenges, European collaboration, and ICT-AGRI contributions of 8 years, with presentations from research, industry, SMEs, and national and European administrations. The ICT-AGRI consortium hopes with this conference to inspire to a widened collaboration in Europe and wordlwide. The conference will be web streamed - the link will be provided on the Conference webpage.

IEEE Summit on Technology for Health: Transforming Healthcare and Wellbeing - 5 December 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Mon, 2017-11-20 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The IEEE Summit on Technology for Health: Transforming Healthcare and Wellbeing, is the fourth IEEE Summit in Brussels, as part of the IEEE European Public Policy Initiative (EPPI). The Summit will bring together policymakers, leaders in the healthcare, medical technology and electronics industries, and expert patients; in order to facilitate a dialogue on healthcare enabled by connected technologies, such as smart wearables, bio-sensors and implantable technologies. Four high-level keynote speakers including Roberto Viola - Director General, DG CNECT, European Commission, Joost Felix, Global Head of Integrated Care Solutions, Agfa HealthCare, Ilias Iakovidis, Adviser to the Director General of DG CNECT for Societal Challenges, European Commission, and Miguel Gonzalez-Sancho, Head of Unit for eHealth, Wellbeing and Ageing in DG CNECT, European Commission will deliver addresses that capture the key issues at stake in the current debate about innovation in technology-enabled healthcare, from both the policymaker and industry perspective. Overall, the Summit will approach the area of technology-enabled healthcare from different perspectives, focusing on the technological advances themselves and the transformative role they have, the challenges in terms of data management, and the need for a paradigm shift in how health and well being is (self) managed at the human level to accommodate this technological change. Should you require more information on the event, please do not hesitate to contact Mr.

MareFrame Policy & Scientific Days - 13-14 December 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Mon, 2017-11-20 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] Two day event: Dec 13 - Increased use of an Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management Solutions and Dec 14 - Advances in Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management.

Science Café with Thomas Jung - 6 December 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Mon, 2017-11-20 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] Science Café with Thomas Jung is an unconventional open discussion with theme "Phytophthora species – threats for our nature". Thomas Jung is one of the most renowned Phytophthora experts in the world. Phytophthora is a genus of plant-damaging Oomycetes (water molds), whose member species are capable of causing enormous economic losses on crops worldwide, as well as environmental damage in natural ecosystems. Thomas Jung produced the first evidences of Phytophthora pathogens being involved in widespread forest declines in Europe and coordinated the largest forest disease survey in European history. His current institution is the Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic, where he runs the Phytophthora Research Centre. Science Café is a forum for discussion of current work and interesting scientific issues. It aims to be informal and accessible. Anyone can participate; speaker is there to be questioned and to talk about his work.

Unlocking the EU Research and Innovation Potential through Excellence in Cooperation - 28 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Mon, 2017-11-20 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] To mark the launch of their activities in the R&I sector, the Lithuanian RDI Liaison Office (LINO) and the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels (UTTLOB) are organizing an event on research and innovation (R&I) potential of Widening Member States and Associated Countries “Unlocking the EU Research and Innovation Potential through Excellence in Cooperation”. The main aim of this event is to increase the awareness about R&I potential in Widening Member States of the European Union and Associated Countries by looking specifically into Lithuania’s and Ukraine’s examples. The view of European Commission on potential in these parts of Europe would really add a value to this event.

European Innovation Council - European Innovation Council essential to empower breakthrough innovators, experts say

Mon, 2017-11-20 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The independent High-Level Group of Innovators published today their recommendations on the European Innovation Council (EIC), indicating it should support breakthrough innovation for the benefit of all, meeting the needs of high potential innovators from across the EU from start-up to scale-up.

Research Headlines - A new shine on nickel-plating processes

Mon, 2017-11-20 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] An EU-funded project has developed a new, eco-efficient waste treatment process for nickel plating that cuts industry costs and contributes to the resource conservation objectives of the circular economy. In addition to clear environmental benefits, it also gives a sharper competitive edge to European SMEs.

Research Headlines - A new standard for citizen participation in policy

Mon, 2017-11-20 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] We all have a view on how we want society to be. And we all live in a world that is a result of policies adopted. An EU-funded project is making it possible for European citizens to put the future they want on the research agenda.

Research Headlines - Deciphering dynamic gene expression

Mon, 2017-11-20 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] An EU-funded project has generated key insights into how gene expression is regulated dynamically in certain cells of the immune system, opening up novel avenues for research to advance understanding of disease progression.

Research Headlines - Learning from past crises to protect future biodiversity

Mon, 2017-11-20 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The EU funded PRIDE project is investigating drivers of biotic turnover (the rate at which organisms die) in lakes in the Black Sea / Caspian Sea (Pontocaspian) region to understand the nature and severity of the current biodiversity crisis. Increased understanding will help the project team design conservation strategies to mitigate biodiversity loss.

Research Headlines - New materials could lead to breakthroughs in healthcare and energy

Mon, 2017-11-20 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] EU-funded researchers are developing innovative materials that could herald improvements in energy efficiency and the environment, as well as the fight against bacterial infections in patients.

Research Headlines - Stellar careers emerging from black holes

Mon, 2017-11-20 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] Astrophysics is where the stars meet their makers, literally and perhaps metaphorically too, as young researchers in an EU-funded project have boosted their careers delving into the origins, behaviour and evolution of black holes. The project has led to new tools and discoveries about how matter is treated in space and time - keeping Europe at the forefront of space research.

Research Headlines - Taming living cells for industrial production

Mon, 2017-11-20 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] EU researchers have gained new insights into how cells protect themselves in response to external stress. With further development, the results could have wide applications in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals - ultimately helping to reduce the use of petroleum-based inputs and boosting Europe's competitiveness.

Research Headlines - The case for a virus-resistant plum tree

Mon, 2017-11-20 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] A virus-resistant plum tree could save growers billions of euros from crop losses, according to EU-funded researchers who are helping the European agricultural industry reinforce defences against disease and the impact of climate change.

Research Headlines - The precise nature of CERN’s planned 50-km particle beam

Mon, 2017-11-20 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The next generation of particle colliders will demand unprecedented precision in the alignment of their components. EU-funded researchers have pushed the limits with new techniques for the accurate positioning of scientific equipment.

Research Headlines - Cutting food waste with technology that keeps produce fresh

Fri, 2017-11-17 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] An EU-funded project developed dry misting systems for fruits and vegetables in transport, storage and supermarket displays that can prolong their shelf life, helping in the fight against food waste.

Research Headlines - Energy-efficient metal production ready for industry use

Fri, 2017-11-17 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] A new EU-funded automated approach for producing customised components is set for integration into manufacturing production lines. The process makes the technique of powder metallurgy faster and more energy efficient, boosting industrial competitiveness.

Research Headlines - Improving railway maintenance for more reliable trains

Fri, 2017-11-17 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] If railways could ensure maintenance didn't disrupt rail services, trains could be the main arteries of Europe's transportation infrastructure. The EU-funded OPTIRAIL project has developed a new framework to better maintain railways - it could even unify rail networks across Europe, making the continent a more competitive global force.

Research Headlines - Novel contrast agents to enhance medical imaging

Fri, 2017-11-17 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] EU-funded researchers are working on novel, more effective contrast agents - the substances that make the contrast between, for example, muscle and bone, in MRI scans. This new level of detail will improve diagnostics and help ensure people receive the right treatment.

Research Headlines - Novel material for managing liver disease

Fri, 2017-11-17 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] EU-funded researchers have developed a carbon with tiny pores that could prevent infection of livers by intestinal bacteria - a common complication in chronic liver disease. The material could improve patients' quality of life and chances of survival, while reducing the use of antibiotics in managing the disease.

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