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SAVE THE DATE ! Innovation and Cultural Heritage - High-level Horizon 2020 conference of The European Year of Cultural Heritage - 20 March 2018, Royal Museum of Arts and History, Brussels

Tue, 2017-11-07 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The conference – organised by the European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation, in cooperation with Directorates General for Education and Culture and for Communications Networks, Content and Technology – will showcase the dialogue between contemporary European society and the most promising innovations in the field of cultural heritage that European policies and funds have supported. The conference sessions will highlight policy, social, technological, methodological innovations and new, promising alliances around cultural heritage. The high-level speakers of the conference will discuss policy developments, success stories and future challenges. The beautiful Royal Museum of Arts and History of Brussels provides suitable and motivating environment for discussions about European cultural heritage and innovation.

Tour d'Europe, Berlin - 15 November 2017, Germany

Tue, 2017-11-07 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] In autumn 2017 and winter 2018, the RISE (Research, Innovation, Science Experts) group of advisors to Commissioner for Research, Science & Innovation, Carlos Moedas, are touring European capitals to meet with independent experts and think tanks in the field of research and innovation. The Tour d’Europe takes place in the context of President Juncker' initiative of a wide and open reflection on the future direction of the European project. The RISE Tour d’Europe will focus on the field of research and innovation and its role in wider European policy. This involves a dialogue between the RISE group and independent think tanks, not directly connected to national administrations. The participants will be policy advisers, economists, academics, and intellectuals. The RISE group will use the tour to present the findings of their report “Europe’s future: Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World”. The national hosts will put forward the main economic and policy perspectives of their country. A final report on Opening R&I for EU’s future will be presented after the end of the tour in mid-2018. The Berlin event will be hosted by the Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation and participants will include Leopoldina and Acatech.

Tour d'Europe, Helsinki - 29 November 2017, Finland

Tue, 2017-11-07 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] In autumn 2017 and winter 2018, the RISE (Research, Innovation, Science Experts) group of advisors to Commissioner for Research, Science & Innovation, Carlos Moedas, are touring European capitals to meet with independent experts and think tanks in the field of research and innovation. The Tour d’Europe takes place in the context of President Juncker' initiative of a wide and open reflection on the future direction of the European project. The RISE Tour d’Europe will focus on the field of research and innovation and its role in wider European policy. This involves a dialogue between the RISE group and independent think tanks, not directly connected to national administrations. The participants will be policy advisers, economists, academics, and intellectuals. The RISE group will use the tour to present the findings of their report “Europe’s future: Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World”. The national hosts will put forward the main economic and policy perspectives of their country. A final report on Opening R&I for EU’s future will be presented after the end of the tour in mid-2018. The Helsinki event will be hosted by Tekes and include participants from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Aalto University and DIMECC.

Evidence for Society. Transforming the future of European people through research - 8 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Mon, 2017-11-06 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] In this Conference evidence of the social impact achieved by EU funded projects will be presented by different agents including scientists, policy makers representing different levels of policy implementation – regional, national and European- as well as end-users who have benefited from the social impact of EU research. The FP7 IMPACT-EV project is addressed to mapping and evaluating impact of research in Europe. This project has analyzed the impact of EU FPs’ funded research projects identifying the scientific impact but particularly focusing on the political and social impacts of these research projects.

Looking ahead to a circular European bioeconomy - 7 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Mon, 2017-11-06 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] As the EU is just about to finish its review of the current Bioeocnomy Strategy and decide on updating it in 2018, this ThinkForest seminar will provide insights why it is important to merge the bioeconomy and circular economy concepts, and what are the priority issues for a new circular bioeocnomy strategy. In the seminar, EFI will publish a new strategic report on “Leading the way to a European circular bioeconomy strategy”. We will be discussing the questions of: • Why do we need a European circular economy strategy? • What should its main ingredients be? What is the outlook for a sustainable European forest bioeconomy? • What bioeconomy gaps do we still need to fill? Our speakers include John Bell, Director of Bioeconomy, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Professor, University of British Columbia Morning se Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Professor, University of British Columbia Georg Winkel, Head EFI Resilience Programme The event has two sessions: morning session at 9:30–12:00 focuses on A new strategy for a circular European bioeconomy and the afternoon session at 13:00-16:30 on the Outlook for a circular European bioeconomy.

Research Headlines - Helping airframe manufacturers reach new heights

Mon, 2017-11-06 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] New automated assembly line techniques developed via an EU-funded project could lead to highly efficient production methods for composite airframes for next generation aircraft. The project partners behind these technologies are now looking to commercialise their innovations, boosting the industry's competitiveness.

YERUN Launch Event - Young European Research Universities - 7 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Mon, 2017-11-06 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The event is to present the network of Young European Research Universities. It takes place in the European Parliament and is hosted by MEP Soledad Cabezon (S&D). We will present the YERUN Position on the next Framework Programme FP9 and we will have researchers presenting FP7 and H2020 projects that are being done in collaboration by members of the network.

Research Headlines - New tools to boost solar energy sector efficiency

Fri, 2017-11-03 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] European researchers have developed models and tools to boost the performance, reliability and lifetime of commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems. Their results, which are already being used by energy operators, were validated using data analysed from diverse installations across Europe.

Research Headlines - Using health records to help clinical research

Tue, 2017-10-31 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] New treatments must be tested in clinical trials to ensure they are safe and effective. The EU and industry-funded EHR4CR project has enabled scientists to find suitable patients by searching millions of medical records while keeping personal data secure.

Events - 2nd COLUMBUS Annual Conference 2017 "Achieving Impact from Marine Research" - 7 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Tue, 2017-10-31 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] The 2nd COLUMBUS International Blue Society Knowledge Transfer Conference will take place in Brussels on 7 November 2017. An international forum to bring together actors interested in sharing best practice and learning about initiatives and sectoral progress in Knowledge Transfer. This conference will offer an opportunity to collaboratively explore the barriers, challenges and possible solutions to achieving the impact potential of marine and maritime research, at all stages of the funding cycle. Training on the COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer methodology will be available, targeted towards EU staff and funding agencies. ABOUT The COLUMBUS project intends to capitalise on the European Commission’s significant investment in marine and maritime research by ensuring accessibility and uptake of research Knowledge Outputs by end-users: policy, industry, science and wider society. COLUMBUS will ensure measurable value creation from research investments contributing to sustainable Blue Growth within the timeframe of the project.

Evidence for Society. Transforming the future of European people through research - 8 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Tue, 2017-10-31 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] In this Conference evidence of the social impact achieved by EU funded projects will be presented by different agents including scientists, policy makers representing different levels of policy implementation – regional, national and European- as well as end-users who have benefited from the social impact of EU research. The FP7 IMPACT-EV project is addressed to Mapping and evaluating impact of research in Europe. This project has analyzed the impact of EU FPs’ funded research projects identifying the scientific impact but particularly focusing on the political and social impacts of these research projects.

Innovating grid technologies for sustainable energy - 22 November 2017, Madrid, Spain

Tue, 2017-10-31 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] Join Best Paths’ experts in Madrid, Spain on 22nd November 2017 for the workshop “Best Paths: Innovating grid technologies for sustainable energy” to share experiences and learn more about the latest developments in the state-of-the-art technologies for electricity grids. With nearly 40 leading organisations from research, industry, utilities, and transmission system operators, the EU-funded Best Paths project aims to develop novel network technologies to increase pan-European transmission network capacity and electricity system flexibility.

See the progress of ITER’s Neutral Beam Test Facility

Tue, 2017-10-31 07:00
[Source: F4E] Take a peek inside the impressive infrastructure which will help scientists test powerful heating systems.

Success Stories - How will the new intelligent breed of ROVs benefit us?

Mon, 2017-10-30 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] If an undersea mission is too deep or risky for human divers, researchers can send down an ROV, as we discover in the French city of Marseille.

Research Headlines - Review, reflect, recommend and innovate for conflict prevention

Mon, 2017-10-30 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] In a bid to improve the EU's conflict-prevention and peacebuilding interventions, EU-funded researchers are assessing the EU's past and ongoing initiatives in several countries around the world. They will then formulate recommendations on what to do in the future.

Commission to invest €30 billion in new solutions for societal challenges and breakthrough innovation

Fri, 2017-10-27 07:00
[Source: RAPID] European - Press release Commission Brussels, 27 October 2017 The European Commission today announced how it will spend €30 billion of the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020 during 2018-2020, including €2.7 billion to kick-start a European Innovation Council.

Horizon 2020 Work Programme from 2018 to 2020

Fri, 2017-10-27 07:00
[Source: RAPID] European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 27 October 2017 Questions and answers What is in the new Work Programme? Spanning seven years (2014 - 2020) and with a budget of €77 billion, Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation funding programme ever.

TRA 2018 "A Digital ERA For Transport - Solutions for Society, Economy and Environment" - 16-19 April 2018, Reed exhibitions Messe Wien, Messeplatz 1, P.O.Box 277, A-1021 Vienna

Fri, 2017-10-27 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] European Commission's DG RTD and DG MOVE are co-organising with the Austrian Ministry for Transport and Innovation, the 7th edition of Transport Research Arena (TRA), to be held in Vienna from 16 to 19 April 2018. TRA is the largest Transport Research and Innovation Conference in Europe.The seventh edition of this biennial event will have as overaching theme "A Digital ERA For Transport - Solutions for Society, Economy and Environment". The Conference brings together all the stakeholders of the transport system, bringing researchers, industries and public bodies closer to each other and providing a forum where they can exchange with policy makers on the challenges and opportunities the industry faces. The main TRA sessions fully reflect the multimodal and multidisciplinary nature of the transport sector and, for this reason, address all stakeholders regardless of mode. The four main themes of the conference will be: • Shaping the new mobility landscape – a vision for transport & mobility for Europe • How digitalisation is transforming transport & mobility systems • Decarbonisation & future growth – how to change our mobility system & remain competitive • Shaping future transport research in Europe There will be also an important exhibition area with both static and live demonstrations on latest technology developments (e.g.

Research Headlines - Pioneering techniques could lead to new diabetes treatments

Thu, 2017-10-26 07:00
[Source: Research & Innovation] EU-funded researchers have pioneered new techniques to treat type 1 diabetes, which on their own have significant market potential. Taken together, these breakthroughs could lead to effective cell-based treatments of a condition that affects millions of people.

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