Public stakeholder consultation for Youth and Young Scientists - Interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 – Preparing the future
Event Date: 2017-04-12
Horizon 2020, with a budget of €77bn from 2014 – 2020, is the biggest European Union research and innovation framework programme ever and one of the largest worldwide. Horizon 2020 promotes Europe’s scientific and technological excellence to extend the frontiers of human knowledge, boosts the European Union’s economic competitiveness and addresses societal challenges.
We invite everyone to take part in this public stakeholder consultation in the context of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, and to have a say on research and innovation activities run by the European Commission. The results of this consultation will feed into the report on the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, will help us to improve the implementation of Horizon 2020 and will set the scene for the future discussions on the next EU research and innovation funding post-2020.
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ARIMNet2 – Integrated Strategic Research Agenda (ISRA)
Event Date: 2017-04-07
Fruit of a continuous dialogue between ARIMNet2 partners (i.e. 24 funding agencies and research institutions), renowned international scientists and European institutions, and based on a shared vision of Mediterranean challenges and priorities, the ARIMNet2 Integrated Strategic Research Agenda (ISRA) constitutes a transnational strategy to boost agricultural research and innovation and enhance sustainable food security, natural resource preservation and socio-economic development across the Mediterranean region. Malta is represented in ARIMNet2 by the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST).
The ISRA is the actual roadmap for joint action in the framework of ARIMNet2 and might also guide future similar initiatives and policy-making. It frames the multiple activities implemented or proposed by the ARIMNet2 Consortium to actively support Mediterranean research and innovation efforts, notably by funding collaborative research projects (e.g. transnational calls), sharing research infrastructures and equipment (e.g. joint experiments, shared platforms), and fostering knowledge exchange and capacity-building (e.g. young researchers seminars, international conferences, networking events).
The ISRA builds upon and complements existing European initiatives for the Mediterranean region, in particular the FACCE-JPI and Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR), paving the way for a more inclusive and effective Euro-Mediterranean cooperation on agricultural research and innovation.
Reaching new heights in aircraft fuel efficiency within the Maltese airspace
Green roofs at the University of Malta
University offers short course in Marine Biology
CREMO – CReativity E-MOdules in Education
Event Date: 2017-03-20
4th Article that we are uploading to showcase our past beneficiaries of MCST R&I Programme. If you wish to publish your work kindly email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Creativity E-Modules in Education project (CREMO) is an Erasmus+ project which focuses on the development of e-modules aimed at unleashing the creative potential of students and enabling them to develop their skill to generate ideas. With stronger capabilities in creativity and idea generation, the students will be better prepared for the constantly evolving nature of today’s society, in their personal, social and professional lives.
The 68th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP)
Event Date: 2017-08-28
We are pleased to inform You that The 68th Annual Meeting of the European Federation
of Animal Science (EAAP) will take place from 28 August to 1 September in Tallinn, Estonia.
The main theme of the meeting is Patterns of Livestock Production in the Development of Bioeconomy.
The registration for the meeting is open now, please follow the link BELOW
Event Date: 2017-03-01
ThermHCB: Development of a Hollow Concrete Block with Improved Thermal Properties
Event Date: 2017-02-27
3rd Article that we are uploading to showcase our past beneficiaries of MCST R&I Programme. If you wish to publish your work kindly email: email@example.com.
The lighter weight, improved thermal properties and better acoustic insulation of hollow-core concrete blocks are few of the characteristics that one encounters when comparing them to traditional Maltese globigerina limestone solid blocks.This article is focused on presenting an overview of the MCST R&I Project 2012-058: Development of a Hollow Concrete Block with Improved Thermal Properties, having the Same Dimensions and Load Bearing Characteristics as the Traditional HCB. The project was led by GaleaCurmi Engineering Services Ltd., one industrial partner R.A. & Sons Manufacturing Ltd. and the University of Malta, which was represented by the Institute for Sustainable Energy. The University has also sponsored an M.Sc. degree by research on this topic.
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NIGHTINGALE - SMART MONITORING, SAFE CARE
Event Date: 2017-02-17
Can you develop innovative wireless, wearable technology that can be coupled with intelligent analysis software to monitor patients in the ward and at home? Five academic hospitals have received over €5 million to challenge industry to help reduce death and disability from undetected deterioration and are keen to hear from you…
BIO-Europe Spring 2017
Event Date: 2017-03-20
The global life science community will meet at BIO-Europe Spring 2017 in Barcelona, March 20–22.
You will have direct access to:
Over 3,500 licensing opportunities on offer
Reguster today and start requesting meetings!
Research & Innovation (RIA) – Topic of Design Studies
Event Date: 2017-03-29
New leading-edge research infrastructures in all fields of science and technology are needed by the European scientific community in order to remain at the forefront of the advancement of research, and to be able to help industry strengthen its base of knowledge and its technological know-how. The aim of this activity is to support the conceptual and technical design for new research infrastructures which are of a clear European dimension and interest. Major upgrades of existing infrastructures may also be considered if the end result is intended to be equivalent to a new infrastructure.
Public stakeholder consultation – Interim evaluation of Joint Undertakings operating under Horizon 2020.
Event Date: 2017-03-10
All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from researchers, industry, entrepreneurs, innovators and all types of organisations that have participated in Horizon 2020 and in calls for proposals published by the Joint Undertakings in particular.
ESPON 2020 Cooperation Programme
Event Date: 2017-03-10
CIMULACT – CITIZEN AND MULTI-ACTOR CONSULTATION (HORIZON 2020)
Event Date: 2017-02-02
2nd Article that we are uploading to showcase our past beneficiaries of MCST R&I Programme. If you wish to publish your work kindly email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking is one of 29 partners involved in CIMULACT – Citizen and Multi-Actor Consultation (Horizon 2020), a European project which adopts a bottom-up approach. Citizens, experts and policy-makers contributed their ideas on the future of Europe. These were developed into policy recommendation and research topics and presented to representatives of the European Commission.
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Public Stakeholder Consultation – Evaluation of Public-Public Partnerships (Art.185 initiatives) in the context of the Horizon 2020 Interim Evaluation.
Event Date: 2017-04-30
All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from research funders, researchers, industry, enterpreneurs, innovators and all types of organisations that have participated in Horizon 2020 and in calls for proposals published by the Art. 185 initiatives in particular.
Public Consultation - New EU OneHealth Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan
Event Date: 2017-04-20
JRC Launches Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships
Event Date: 2017-03-15
The importance of science-based evidence for policy making is increasingly recognised by the decision makers and finds resonance in academia. To enhance the science-policy interface, the JRC is launching a new Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) scheme in cooperation with universities from the EU Member States and countries associated to the EU Horizon 2020 research programme. The partnership will offer opportunities to a new generation of doctoral students, with particular focus on research for policy-making.
Through the CDP the JRC seeks to establish strategic collaborations with universities with international reputation in science and technology and participate in providing doctoral studies to a new generation of students. Participation in the scheme will allow acquiring sensitivity to the needs of the science-policy interface, ability to understand the research needs at different stages of the policy cycle, and acquire new skills in science communication.
In practical terms it will mean shared development of research programmes, hosting and supervising doctoral studies between universities and the JRC.
The partnerships should also lead to strengthened collaboration between the JRC and universities by promoting mutual enhancement of related skills and competences, combining knowledge, capacities, and networking in key scientific areas.
In the pilot phase of the project launched on 19 December 2016, six thematic areas will be fostered: energy and transport modelling, soil and land use change, bio-economy and forests, machine learning, genomics and bioinformatics, and nuclear decommissioning and waste management.
Further information on application details is available on the CDP webpage. Deadline for application is 15 March 2017.
Mediterranean is the fountain of youth, University of Malta-led study reveals
Event Date: 2017-01-13
FLASC – A Floating Platform with Integrated Energy Storage
Event Date: 2017-01-10
1st Article that we are uploading to showcase our past beneficiaries of MCST R&I Programme. If you wish to publish your work kindly email: email@example.com.
Deep waters present a number of engineering challenges for exploiting renewable energy offshore. Research at the University of Malta is seeking to overcome these challenges by re-thinking some of the fundamental technologies and proposing radical, new solutions.
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UM academics contribute to 2016 British Pharmacological Society Conference
Event Date: 2016-12-22
Three members of the Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Dr Anthony Fenech, Head of Department, Prof. Janet Mifsud and Dr Vanessa Petroni recently participated at the 2016 British Pharmacological Society Conference held in London in December 2016.
This is the flagship annual meeting of the British Pharmacological Society and it attracts over 1,300 scientists each year, mostly from the UK but also many from across Europe and overseas. The meeting was organised in conjunction with The American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and The Chinese Pharmacological Society.
Ongoing research in the Department was presented at the conference which included a selection of topical symposia, plenary lectures, free oral communications and poster sessions which cover the whole spectrum of pharmacology. The Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics was also asked to contribute to the session on Education in Pharmacology and specifically on the UK Prescribing Safety Assessment which is being offered also to final year medical students at the University of Malta.
Ongoing research collaboration in baldness and cancer immunotherapy for pets
Event Date: 2016-12-22
The University of Malta announced its ongoing research in collaboration with the University of Palermo, in the fields of baldness and cancer immunotherapy for pets.
Researchers, headed by Prof. Pierre Schembri-Wismayer are developing a therapeutic immunotherapy option for pets whose cancer has spread. This is being planned with local vet Trevor Zammit, but needs to be expanded further for more significant results. A tumour in a pet rat which was treated in this manner, resulted in dissolution of much of the tumour. Histological analysis in the lab of Prof. Francesco Cappello, University of Palermo, confirmed loss of tumour tissue, increased blood supply of the tumour and increased scar (healing) tissue. The researchers helping in this study included a number of graduate and undergraduate students who prepared the tumour vaccine from the pet tumours.
MUHC support research in ALS through RIDT
Event Date: 2016-12-22
Public stakeholder consultation - Interim evaluation of Horizon 2020
Event Date: 2017-01-15
ALS Malta Foundation to fund doctoral research programme through RIDT
Event Date: 2016-12-06
Webinar on Responsible Research and Innovation
Event Date: 2016-11-29
The Taftie Academy organises a webinar which might be of interest for you as well. I kindly invite you to take part in the TAFTIE Academy Webinar on "Responsible Research and Innovation", which will take place on 29 November 2016 at 15.00 - 16.30 CET.
Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) defines a comprehensive approach on how the societal actors can be brought together during the whole research and innovation process in order to better align the process and its outcomes for the whole society.
RRI is cross-cutting issue promoted in FP7 as well as in Horizon 2020 through various actions. Public engagement in Responsible Research and Innovation is about co-creating the future with citizens and civil society organisations. European Commission is one of the major promoter of RRI topics, which now has been taken by other international organizations like OECD.
As RRI is a relatively new topic for the innovation agencies, this webinar aims to provide an introduction for the RRI concept, present the objectives of the EC very briefly and then introduce the real life examples on how RRI can be integrated in funding programmes of the agencies. It can also provide useful guidance on stakeholder engagement in STI (Science Technology Innovation) Policy making.
Ilse Marschalek, Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI)
Dr. Ralf Lindner, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI
Who Should Attend?
The immediate target group is programme managers, project managers and experts in the science and innovation funding agencies in Europe and abroad.
The expected outcome is to provide practical information on how programme managers and experts can integrate RRI topics in national programmes and projects.
Participation in the webinar is free of charge. Please register by using the following link:
Have your say on H2020
Event Date: 2016-11-03
We would like to inform you that today we launched public stakeholder consultation in the context of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020. This interim evaluation will help improve the functioning of Horizon 2020, and will also be an important element in preparations of a next EU research and innovation programme.
The consultation will be open until 15 January 2017. Your feedback is very important to us. We therefore invite you to take part in the consultation and to distribute information about consultation in your countries among research and innovation organisations.
Please find the questionaire in the link below:
EU Prize for Women Innovators
Event Date: 2016-09-29
This year's edition will reward the outstanding achievement of three women entrepreneurs who have brought an innovation to market, along with a new additional fourth prize for young female entrepreneurs, the Rising Innovators award.
Apply via the link below before 3 November!
Call for tenders - Study on open access to publications and research data management and sharing within ERC projects
Event Date: 2016-09-13
The European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA) has launched a call for tenders for a "Study on open access to publications and research data management and sharing within ERC projects".
The study shall investigate attitudes and practices among European Research Council (ERC)-funded researchers concerning open access to publications, research data management and sharing, and open science more generally, providing a comprehensive overview of the current situation in these areas. It shall identify not only common challenges encountered by ERC-funded researchers, but also incentives and support available to them, in particular at the level of ERC host institutions. This includes an analysis of costs and associated financial support.
Deadline for submission of tenders: 26 October 2016
For details see the contract notice at http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:299978-2016:TEXT:EN:HTML
The tender specifications etc. are available in the document library on eTendering: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=1411
Survey on Open Peer Review
Event Date: 2016-09-13
Editors, authors, publishers, evaluators and researchers are kindly invited to take part in a survey on attitudes to Open Peer Review launched by OpenAIRE.
The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete and will remain open until Friday 7th October.
The responses will be treated with strict confidentiality and will be made available to the research and publishing communities to inform future innovations in peer review.
Kindly follow the link below.
Survey on PRIMA – Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area
Event Date: 2016-08-08
The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) is currently involved in the preparations of the PRIMA Initiative – Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (http://www.prima4med.org/), a possible new Euro-Mediterranean initiative which will finance R&I projects focusing on the following three areas:
- water management
- farming systems
- food value chains
At the current stage, the thematic priorities and objectives, as well as the required actions for the implementation of the PRIMA initiative are being decided. To this end, an online survey has been launched to allow relevant stakeholders and potential beneficiaries of this future initiative to express their opinions. These include public authorities, research centers, NGOs, universities, business and others.
To complete the survey, please click here (https://it.surveymonkey.com/r/PRIMAPrioritzationSurvey). Kindly reply before 21st August 2016.
Those who wish to receive more information on the PRIMA Initiative can contact Marco Orlando at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much from the MCST team.
Maltese Consortium in Climate-KIC
Event Date: 2016-08-02
Climate-KIC has expanded its uniquely integrated innovation model to include five more areas within the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) programme. Since 2014, Climate-KIC has piloted activities in Estonia, Portugal, Romania and Slovenia, focusing on professional education and acceleration as part of EIT RIS. The scheme has now widened to include regions in Serbia, Cyprus, Latvia, Malta, Bulgaria and a new Portuguese consortium.
The scheme helps regions kick start low-carbon innovation locally and significantly boost their capacity to implement the highest impact ideas. It also allows regions to access Climate-KIC’s mobility funding to ensure that students, researchers, teaching staff and entrepreneurs have the opportunity to participate in the organisation’s activities around Europe.
Climate-KIC is the EU’s largest public private partnership addressing climate change through innovation to build a zero carbon economy. It is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.
The Maltese consortium is led by Paragon Europe, with the involvement of MCAST, Malta Enterprise, Malta Life Sciences Park, Malta Local Councils’ Association.
Public consultation on the implementation of the first three years of the EDCTP2 programme
Event Date: 2016-07-18
The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) aims to accelerate the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as well as other poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on phase II and III clinical trials.
We would like to inform you about the public consultation on the implementation of the first three years of the EDCTP2 programme. The public consultation is an essential element of the first interim evaluation of the EDCTP2 programme that complements the work of an independent expert group.
According to the Commission Smart Regulation guidelines, the public consultation is published first on the Commission website 'Your Voice in Europe', and then on a specific website for the public consultation of EDCTP2 interim evaluation. The consultation will remain open until the 15 October 2016.
We would like to ask you to participate and to disseminate the questionnaire. In parallel we will invite other stakeholders directly (e.g. Global Health Policy Forum members, FP7 and H2020 coordinators of infectious diseases projects with participants in Africa as well as the African participants themselves, and other funders), and ask other Commission services and of course EDCTP itself (General Assembly and Scientific Advisory Committee) to also publicise this survey.
Stakeholder Consultation on H2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 for Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing challenge
Event Date: 2016-07-18
In preparation of the next H2020 Work Programme Societal Challenge 1 (SC1 - Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing), the European Commission (DG CONNECT) is consulting with the SC1 Programme Committee, the SC1 National Contact Points and stakeholders.
The National Contact Points together with the stakeholders in their countries will provide important inputs to this process covering the areas of the Work Programme including eHealth, mHealth and ICT for Active and Healthy Ageing.
Get in touch with your National Contact Point and participate at national level.
In addition, DG CONNECT offers an online form for direct input related to ICT.
For background information, please consult the Report of the Advisory Group for the Societal Challenges on Health, Demographic Change and Well-being for the programming exercise 2018/2020.
Webinar on H2020 Project Development Assistance
Event Date: 2016-06-30
The webinar, organised by the European Commission Executive Agency for Small and Medium Entreprises (EASME), will take place on 30 June 2016, from 15:00 to 16:00 (CET). The event aims to provide stakeholders with information on Horizon 2020 Project Development Assistance (PDA), as well as on how to apply for funding in the context of the current call for proposals. The webcast link will only be active on 30 June, a few minutes before 15:00. Recordings will be available afterwards at the same link.
Among the EU funding opportunities, Horizon 2020 PDA supports investments in energy efficiency by funding all project development activities such as feasibility studies, financial engineering, business plans, technical specifications or procurement procedures. This instrument is vital to build a massive pipeline of bankable projects.
The call for proposals on PDA is open until 15 September 2016. Proposals can be submitted by at least 1 public or private entity and cover a wide range of sectors, e.g.:
Austrian Institute of Technology seeking partners
Event Date: 2016-06-27
AIT, the Austrian Institute of Technology is interested to cooperate in a consortium participating in Call ICT-07-2017 or ICT-09-2017, and can offer excellent technical expertise and a long experience in FP projects (see details attached).
Should you be interested, kindly contact Dr. Thomas Zemen email@example.com
Italian spinoffs seeking researchers
Mobilitas Pluss Programme in Estonia
Event Date: 2016-06-27
The Estonian Research Council is offering mobility funding via Mobilitas Pluss programme for postdoctoral researchers, returning researchers and top researchers to come and work in Estonia.
Please find more information and relevant contacts in the attachment or on the links below:
The call for applications will be open until 31 August 2016 at 5 p.m (CET).
Irish companies looking for talented researchers
Event Date: 2016-06-22
A number of Irish companies are looking for talented researchers to apply with them to the Society and Enterprise panel within MSCA Individual Fellowship.
The forms with further information are available on the dedicated website.
To read more about moving to Ireland, visit the EURAXESS Ireland webpage.
Horizon Prize for Cleanest Engine Retrofit
Event Date: 2016-09-12
The Horizon Prize for the cleanest engine retrofit will be awarded to the contestants who will demonstrate on a running vehicle a solution for an existing engine and powertrains that best addresses the issue of greatly reducing emissions of NOx, particles, hydrocarbons in real driving conditions, while ensuring low levels of undesired other pollutants also in the future. The technology should not affect the operational capabilities of the retrofitted vehicles, for instance it should not significantly increase the fuel consumption, at the same time providing sufficient dynamic performance for normal vehicle driving. Deadline: 12 September 2017
2016 BBI JU Call - Search for Partners
Event Date: 2016-06-16
The Research Institute for Agricultural Economics in Budapest, Hungary (AKI), is interested in participating in several topics in the currently-open 2016 BBI JU Call for proposals on bio-based industries and is looking for partners. Should you be interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Opening date: 19 April 2016; deadline: 8 September 2016 http://www.bbi-europe.eu/participate/calls-proposals-2016
ICT Proposers Day 2016
Event Date: 2016-06-16
ICT Proposers Day 2016 will be held on 26-27 September 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia, during the Digital Week: We are pleased to announce that ICT Proposers Day 2016, the most significant EU event on research and innovation in information and communication technologies will take place on 26-27 September 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia, as a part of the EU Digital Week.
The event will focus on networking for Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-17, including ICT calls across all three pillars of Horizon 2020. The event will offer an exceptional occasion to build quality partnerships as it will connect academia, research institutes, industrial stakeholders, SMEs and government actors from all over Europe. The event is free of charge but registration is required.
In total, more than 3,000 researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, industry representatives, young people and policy makers are expected to attend. For more info on ICT Proposers Day 2016 please visit: Main event site: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/ict-proposers-day-2016 Face2face brokerage event: https://www.b2match.eu/ictproposersday2016
Fusion for Energy seeking producers
Event Date: 2016-06-16
Fusion for Energy (based in Barcelona) would like to update its internal list of producers of aluminium-bronze forgings and rods that could be sub-contractors of forthcoming CFTs: As a specific example, we would like to know which manufacturers can supply about 1,5 tons billets of about 500 x 500 x 800 mm (let’s say for a quantity of 60 such billets) as well as rods, corresponding to the attached specification. The rods can be extracted from the forgings to optimize the costs. Such billet is quite big for many forges. Here attached you find the technical specification (in PDF).
Being aware of the difficulties to respect such requirements in the past, and in agreement with our colleagues from IO, we are able to relax the following (in the PDF):
We are also open to discuss other potential changes. In the past we had exchanges with the following companies for CuCrZr plates:
Young Scientist Competition of the Year 2016
Event Date: 2016-06-16
The YSC 2016 was launched on June 3, 2016! Please find below the link to the application form, a promotional video and other relevant information. Applictation link: https://www.indogenius.org/apply/pem/login/YSC Selection of finalists and awarding of winners will happen in September 2016. A festive ceremony presenting the winners of the YSC will take place during this year's EU-India STI Days from September 21-22. The INDIGO young scientist competition gives young researchers from India and the EU the opportunity to promote their research projects and ideas for cooperation by introducing them to the EU-India STI cooperation network at the 2016 EU-India cooperation days in Goa, India on the 21st and 22nd of September. The competition is open for all India and EU based PhD students and early career researchers, who work in the field of bio-economy, biotechnology and bio-based energy. Which fields? The applicants are invited to submit their ideas for scientific and/or innovative projects or their existing projects, which aim to address a global or societal challenge pertinent to research cooperation between EU and India in the field of bio-economy, biotechnology or bio-based energy. These projects or project ideas need to be innovative, showing an open-mindedness and refined approach to solving societal challenges. What is in for me? Based on a selection by a scientific evaluation panel, 6 young scientists will be invited to participate in the EU-India STI cooperation days 2016. From these shortlisted applicants, the INDIGO Facebook fans will select four finalists who will vie for the title of the young scientist of the year 2016 by presenting their ideas in front of the EU-India STI days audience. The winner will be awarded a fully covered trip to a scientific conference of their choice in Europe or in India. Their travel, accommodation and registration costs will be covered.
Re-Industrialisation of the EU 2016
Event Date: 2016-06-16
Excellent science, research and innovation are essential for a sustainable development of the European economy. That is why hundreds of representatives from European and international research, innovation communities, and the business sector will meet to discuss this topic during a prestigious event in the field of nanotechnologies, advanced materials, manufacturing and production technologies, biotechnology - the International Conference REinEU2016.
From 26th to 28th October 2016 the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava, will welcome about 1,000 participants, which makes it one of the largest events during the Slovak presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of 2016. REinEU2016 will be financed through the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (NMBP) and will include matchmaking events, poster sessions, site visits around Bratislava, workshops and competitions. It represents a unique opportunity for Slovakia as one of the new EU Member states to present its local perspective on the Horizon 2020 calls, which will open in mid-2016, and present solutions tailored to these countries. Furthermore, we aim to draw attention to cooperation within the Danube Region and V4 issues.
An important outcome of the conference lies in a final strategy document, which will be used as a basis for the next EU Presidency policy making. The event will be prepared in close cooperation with the European Commission, as well as organisers of similar events in the previous period (the Luxembourg and Dutch EU Presidency). Kindly visit https://www.b2match.eu/reineu2016 for more information.
Public Consultation on Horizon 2020
Event Date: 2016-06-14
The European Commission has just launched a new public consultation on the Horizon 2020 ‘Food Security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’ Work Programme 2018-2020. More information can be found through the following link below. If you wish, you may send your contributions by 28 August 2016.
Partner search for H2020-WP-16-17-Food consortium
Event Date: 2016-08-14
The Kharkiv State University for Food Technologies and Trade (Kharkiv, Ukraine) is searching for H2020 project consortia within Work Programs 2016-2017 (priority 3 «Societal challenges 2» of sub-priority «Food security») (Published by EC Oct. 14, 2015).
If you personally (your university, department, laboratory, group, division, unit, organisation, companies, firms, R&D SME and other) plan to create/form some H2020 Project Consortium within already published h2020-wp1617-food_en Work Program (WP) to prepare appropriate project consortium proposal to one of the below indicated WP1617-food project topics:
Understanding food value chain and network dynamics;
The impact of consumer practices in food safety: risks and mitigation strategies;
Impulsivity and compulsivity and the link to nutrition, lifestyle and the socio-economic environment;
Crop diversification systems for the delivery of food, feed, industrial products and ecosystems services - from farm benefits to value-chain organization;
Demonstration of integrated logistics centres for food and non-food applications;
Advancing basic biological knowledge and improving management tools for commercially important fish and other seafood species;
Innovative agro-food chains: unlocking the competitiveness and sustainability potential;
Innovative solutions for sustainable food packaging;
Co-fund on «One Health» (zoonoses – emerging threats);
How to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic;
Sweeteners and sweetness enhancers; Innovative sustainable solutions for improving the safety and dietary properties of seafood; on proposals consortium’s project coordinator.