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Imagine Digital - Connect Europe - Vienna

Event Date: 2018-12-04


The ICT 2018 Event "Imagine Digital - Connect Europe" will take place in Vienna from 4 to 6 December 2018. This research and innovation event will focus on the European Union’s priorities in the digital transformation of society and industry. It will present an opportunity for the people involved in this transformation to share their experience and vision of Europe in the digital age.

The event will have four main components organised around the theme Imagine Digital – Connect Europe: Conference, Exhibition, Networking opportunities and Innovation and Startups forum.

For two of these main components, namely the networking and exhibition parts, calls have now been published. Forms to apply can be found at the following addresses:

Networking Call - deadline 27 April 2018

Exhibition Call: - deadline 18 May 2018

Exhibition Guide can be found at:

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Introduction to gender mainstreaming in University curricula and research

Event Date: 2018-03-22


The workshop 'Introduction to gender mainstreaming in University curricula and research' will be held on 22 and 23 March in Room 414, MaKS Building (on the third floor).

This workshop, organised by the Gender Issues Committee and the Department of Gender Studies with the support of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, will be led by Dr Sabine Ludwig, Charité Medical University Berlin, Germany.

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Brain Awareness Week 2018

Event Date: 2018-02-28


Brain Awarness Week (BAW), which this year is being held between the 12th to the 18th March, is a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.  In Malta, BAW is organised by Malta Neuroscience Network Programme of the University of Malta with the support of Malta Chamber of Scientists, ADURIM (Associazione dei Docenti Universitari e Ricercatori Italiani a Malta). Italian Institure of Culture, Italian Embassy, RIDT, Journal Neuroscience Methods - Elsevier, Malta Café Scientifique and CineXjenza.

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Horizon 2020 Brokerage Event - Paris 2018

Event Date: 2018-04-27


The first Horizon 2020 International Brokerage event dedicated to the Space, Environment and Transport communities will take place in Paris on 27 April 2018. It will target Horizon 2020 calls for 2019 and 2020. A workshop on how to improve your proposal will be organized on the day before. For more details kindly visit the dedicated website:  

We encourage you to attend if you are planning to participate in Horizon 2020 (Environment, Transport or Space) as it is a good opportunity to find partners for your project idea or to join proposals that match your interests and expertise.

The event is free of charge. 

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Coordinators’ Day on Grant Agreement Preparation - Brussels

Event Date: 2018-02-22


On 22 February 2018 the Commission will organise a “Coordinators’ Day on Grant Agreement Preparation” for coordinators of successful proposals. The purpose of the event is to explain the details on the preparation and signature of grant agreements. It will take place in the Charlemagne Building in Brussels from 9.30 to 17.00. It is mainly meant for coordinators of proposals who were invited to prepare a grant agreement, but other participants are also welcome subject to the availability of seats.

Registration (first-come first-served, priority for persons representing coordinators of successful proposals) is via the following website: The agenda is also available under the same link. It will also be possible to follow the event online here (no need to register).

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The couple relationship in the 21st century

Event Date: 2018-02-07


The Conference ‘The couple relationship in the 21st century: evolving contexts and emergent meanings' will be held between 7 and 9 February 2018.
During this conference, leading scholars from East and West, including the US, Europe, China, India and the Middle East and North African region will be presenting on how couple relationships are unfolding in different contexts. This conference will help participants reflect on the direction that couple relationships are taking, what couples themselves are telling us and on the theoretical frameworks and the research evidence that can best inform our thinking and practice.

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CURIO Project

Event Date: 2018-01-19


The CURIO Project ‘A Teaching Toolkit for Fostering Scientific Curiosity’, a strategic partnership action funded under the ERASMUS+ programme aiming to engage students and stimulate curiosity in scientific topics at the elementary school level, will be launched on 19 January 2018 at 10:00 at the University of Malta Valletta Campus (St Paul Street, Valletta).
The CURIO toolkit will allow teachers and students to author scenarios that can then be played in a gamified, virtual environment. During this brief kickoff event, which will be publicly launch the project, the plan of action for the upcoming three years will be presented.
The event will focus on informing the stakeholders and future users of the toolkit with a highlight on technical innovation, new pedagogical opportunities, and the various social benefits that are envisaged.

The CURIO Project team, composed of the Institute of Digital Games - University of MaltaPlaceHolder Interactive (Malta), University of Venice (Italy), University of Skövde (Sweden)The Edward De Bono institute - University of Malta, looks forward to seeing you at the event.
10:00  Hon. Evarist Bartolo (The Ministry for Education and Employment)
Opening Address
10:05  Dr Stefano Gualeni (Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta)
Introduction to CURIO and general outline of the project (partners, outputs, deadlines)
10:12  Marcello Gómez Maureira (Placeholder Interactive)
An insight into the design, the technical challenges, and the research relevance of CURIO
10:28  Prof. Sandra Dingli (Edward De Bono Institute, University of Malta)
Unleashing creative potential to foster scientific curiosity
10:45  Drinks and refreshments

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Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing (NMBP) Work Programme

Event Date: 2018-01-29


Are you aware of the funding opportunities in the Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing (NMBP) Work Programme? Do you know what the EU policies are behind these initiatives?

The Horizon Unit within the Malta Council for Science and Technology will be organising an info session on NMBP on the 29th January 2018, from 09:00 to 13:00 at Villa Bighi Kalkara.

This information session will give you the opportunity to receive the latest information on the Work Programme from the European Commission and understand how you could be involved in a NMBP projects. Maltese experts in the field will also present inspirational work and the National Contact Points will provide information and guidance on achieving a successful project in Horizon 2020. 


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Open Access in Practice

Event Date: 2018-01-12


The University of Malta Library in collaboration with OpenAIRE will be organising a Workshop on Open Access and Open Science.  The aim of the event is to raise awareness about the concept of Open Access and to provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas between key stakeholders for the adoption of Open Science practices in Malta.

Registration Deadline: 7 January 2018, 10.00hrs

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Linking Academia and the Maritime Industry towards Integration, Innovation and Common Goals

Event Date: 2017-11-22


Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Villa Bighi, Triq Marina, Il-Kalkara

The University of Malta Maritime Platform, the Malta Marittima Agency (MMA), the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) and the Malta Maritime Forum (MMF) are pleased to announce a half day seminar which is intended to further network the national maritime players, to brainstorm the way forward towards new synergies between industry and academia, and to showcase the potentialities for excellence in the maritime economic sector.

The seminar is expected to catalyse a coordinated effort to concretely link academia to industry and the business community by identifying common targets, planning joint actions, proposing enhanced service provision in maritime affairs, promoting innovation and new technologies, and proposing a platform for the sharing of essential marine data and information to sustain industry applications.

The participants will be able to acquire information from prominent speakers, share and put forward ideas for the enhancement of collaboration, and contribute to establish common interests and targets within the maritime industry.  The participants will engage in working groups discussing the future of the maritime industry, the Blue Med Policy and the practical problems and potential for industry-academia EU funded projects and their success stories. A floor discussion will summarise and conclude the seminar.

Targeted Audience

 - Government agencies, ministries and entities with marine-related responsibilities

- Private sector and entrepreneurs; Academia and educators
- Policy makers and other interested parties in the maritime field


Please register online at:


For further information please contact:

Poster Exhibition

An exhibition space will be dedicated to showcase industry-academia collaborative projects. To include your project please contact:

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Horizon 2020 Events Calendar

Event Date: 2017-10-19


20 Oct - ERC Info Day

26 Oct - Horizon 2020 Info Day

31 Oct - R&I Cafe

9 Nov - H2020 Financial Workshop

5 Dec - ICT-Health Info Day

Jan 2018 - H2020 NMBP Info Day

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Launch of PRIMA Network

Event Date: 2017-11-21


The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) is organising a networking and information event for researchers that are interested in applying for calls within the PRIMA Initiative.

The overall objective of the PRIMA programme is to build research and innovation capacities and to develop knowledge and common innovative solutions for water management and provision and agri-food systems in the Mediterranean region, to make them more climate resilient, efficient, cost effective and sustainable and to contribute to an upstream solution of water scarcity, food security, nutrition, health and well-being. The first call for the submission of research and innovation action projects is envisaged to open in early 2018.

Further information about the PRIMA Initiative can be found in the following link: while for the draft agenda please find attachment here under.

For further information and to register your participation please send an email to Ms Roselyn Mifsud until 31st October 2017.  Places are limited and on first come first served basis. 

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Societal Challenge 2 in Horizon 2020: 'Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy'

Event Date: 2017-11-06


The EU-funded NCP network project BioHorizon will host its 2nd Regional Brokerage Event in Prague, Czech Republic, on 6th November 2017. The brokerage event will take place as a side event to the international symposium ‘Recent Advances in Food Analysis’ (RAFA 2017).

 This partnering event will provide participants with the opportunity to meet potential collaboration partners for the 2018 topics within the Sustainable Food Security call to be published as part of Horizon 2020’s upcoming Societal Challenge 2 work programme 2018-2020.

 Registration is open to any and all interested researchers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders active in the area of food and nutrition, and is not limited to participants of RAFA2017. Participation in the brokerage event is free of charge.

 The official publication of the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 work programmes is planned for the end of October or beginning of November 2017, making this the perfect opportunity to start building consortia! BioHorizon invites all NCPs to disseminate this information among your clients and stakeholders!

 The main part of the event will comprise bilateral meetings between people interested in the same topics. Following successful registration for the event, participants can pre-arrange these bilateral meetings automatically by means of a sophisticated, user-friendly matchmaking tool based on the profiles and research interests submitted to the system by participants.

The event programme will also provide a limited number of attendees a platform to present their project ideas in 5-minute flash presentations.

 For more information and to register, visit the event website at Registration closes on 31st October or when full. For further information you can also contact Nada Konickova directly at  

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BioHorizon International Brokerage Event - Brussels

Event Date: 2017-11-15


Looking for a Horizon 2020 project partners? Do not miss one of the most important & supportive SC2 & KET-B event of the year! 

The BioHorizon brokerage event will target a wide spectrum of companies, universities, government organisations and NGOs, and others involved in research, from Europe and beyond, interested in sharing new project ideas and finding collaboration partners. The thematic focus of the event will cover all of the Horizon 2020 SC2 and KET-B work programme for 2018.

The BioHorizon brokerage event will be dedicated to consortium building. The main part of the event will comprise bilateral meetings between people interested in the same call topics. The event programme will also provide researchers and entrepreneurs a platform to present their project ideas in 5 minute presentation.

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Horizon 2020 Info Day for SMEs

Event Date: 2017-07-11


We are excited to announce our Horizon 2020 Info Day for SMEs, due to be held at Villa Bighi on 11th July 2017. A number of key stakeholders will be present, including representatives from the European Commission, expert evaluators, national contact points, beneficiaries and past applicants, to share their experiences. The programme will cover opportunities for SMEs through Horizon 2020 SME Instrument and access to risk finance, EUREKA Eurostars, and alternative funding among others (draft programme is attached).

RSVP or questions to by 7 July 2017

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Participation in the 1st MSCA Falling Walls Lab and/or in the European Researchers' Night in Brussels

Event Date: 2017-09-25


The "Science is wonder-ful!" events will take place on 25, 26 and 27 September 2017 in Brussels with two main activities:

• Monday 25th of September: the 1st MSCA Falling Walls Lab contest at the House of European History;
• Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th of September: the European Researchers' Night event at the Parlamentarium.

The MSCA team is looking for MSCA fellows to participate to one or both events in Brussels: Are you up for the challenge?

Applications to the MSCA Falling Walls Lab can be made through the website Link to the Falling Walls Lab poster:

To apply for the European Researchers' Night, you simply need to fill in the attached form and send it to the email address:

Please note that both applications close by Thursday, 6 July 2017.

After that date a selection procedure will follow; all applicants will be informed if their application is taken or not.

Please be aware that travel and accommodation for the selected participants will be arranged and covered by the European Commission.

Should you have any question concerning your application, please contact the MSCA team at this email address:

Looking forward to seeing you in Brussels!

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GOMED - Call for Standard Projects - Information Event

Event Date: 2017-06-22


The Managing Authority of the ENI CBC Med “Mediterranean Sea Basin” Programme is pleased to invite you to the information event on the 1st call for the financing of standard projects, which will take place in Malta on June, 22nd (from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm) at the Palace Hotel, Sliema.

The event, organized in partnership with the Ministry for European Affairs and Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto, Funds and Programmes Division, aims to provide potential Applicants and partners with all necessary information for the submission of a project proposal under the 1st call, whose total budget is €84.6 million, including:

  • Objectives and priorities of the call;
  • Participation and eligibility rules;
  • Evaluation criteria;
  • Filling in the Application Form.

By participating in this event, you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the representatives of the Programme managing structures and the Maltese national coordination.

In order to get ready for the event, we recommend you to read carefully the following documents: 

Finally, we kindly invite you to bring business cards in order to facilitate networking. 

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Course: Write a Scientific Paper .

Event Date: 2017-06-02


The Institute of Technology, Humanities, the Arts, Medicine & Science is holding its next course on Write a Scientific Paper (WASP) from 2 to 4 October 2017. The course will be held at the  Malta Life Sciences Park, San Gwann.
This intensive three-day course will cover all aspects of scientific paper writing.

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Information Session on FUSION - Commercialisation Voucher Programme

Event Date: 2017-05-31


Information and Q&A Session regarding the FUSION National Funding Programme for Research and Innovation focusing on the Commercialisation Voucher Programme.

The information session will include a short presentation and a Q&A session with members from the R&I Unit who will be available to discuss the particulars of participant ideas, eligibility of the ideas for national funding, etc. The agenda for the event can be found below. The session is to be held on Wednesday 31st May at 13:30 at The Malta Council for Science and Technology, Villa Bighi, Kalkara.

Interested parties are to confirm attendance by sending an email to by Monday 29th May c.o.b.


13:30-14:00 Registration and welcome coffee
14:00-14:30 Introduction to FUSION National Funding
14:30-15:00 Q&A Plenary Session
15:00-15:30 One-to-one Sessions

Further information about the current Commercialisation Voucher Programme Call can be found in the hereunder link:

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Copernicus: Europe's Eyes on Earth

Event Date: 2017-06-26


Copernicus is a European Union Programme aimed at developing European information services based on satellite Earth Observation and in situ (non-space) data. Copernicus is a source of free, open and reliable data.
A video overview of the Copernicus programme is available on YouTube.
The Programme is coordinated and managed by the European Commission. It is implemented in partnership with the Member States, the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), EU Agencies and Mercator Océan.
Copernicus uses a set of dedicated satellites (the Sentinel families), contributing missions (existing commercial and public satellites) and in situ systems. 
1. Sentinel satellites are specifically designed to meet the needs of the Copernicus services and their users. Since the launch of Sentinel-1A in 2014, the European Union set in motion a process to place a constellation of almost 20 more satellites in orbit before 2030. Satellite data from the Sentinels are free of charge to users and can be easily downloaded from the Copernicus Open Access Hub.
2. Contributing Missions are missions from ESA, their Member States, EUMETSAT and other European and international third party mission operators that make some of their data available for Copernicus. Contributing missions deliver complementary data to the satellites in the following categories:
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) to observe day and night the land and the ocean
  • Optical sensors to monitor land activities and ocean dynamics
  • Altimetry systems for sea-level measurement
  • Radiometers to monitor land and ocean temperature
  • Spectrometers for measurements of air quality.
3. in situ data: Copernicus also collects information from in situ systems such as ground stations, which deliver data acquired by a multitude of sensors on the ground, at sea or in the air.
4. Copernicus Services address six main thematic areas:
  • Marine Environment Monitoring Service
  • Atmosphere Monitoring Service
  • Land Monitoring Service
  • Climate Change Service
  • Emergency Management Service
  • Copernicus Security Service.
The Copernicus Services transform satellite and in situ data into value-added information by processing and analysing the data. Datasets stretching back for years and decades are made comparable and searchable, thus ensuring the monitoring of changes. Patterns are examined and used to create better forecasts, for example, of the ocean and the atmosphere. Maps are created from imagery, features and anomalies are identified and statistical information is extracted.
5. Applications
The information provided by the Copernicus services can be used by end users for a wide range of applications. These include urban area management, sustainable development and nature protection, regional and local planning, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, health, civil protection, infrastructure, transport and mobility, as well as tourism. 
6. National Contact Point
The Planning Authority, the Malta Council for Science and Technology, and the Environment Resources Authority are the combined partners which act as the Copernicus Network Relay for Malta. For queries regarding the Copernicus Program, kindly contact Dr Elaine Sciberras on as the contact point for Malta's Copernicus Network Relay.
7. Save-the-date
The following two Copernicus events will be held in Malta:
  • Copernicus Training and Information Session, 26-27 (am) June 2017
  • Copernicus Marine Service – an asset to the Maltese Blue Economy, 27 (pm) June 2017


Interested attendees may register for both events by clicking ‘REGISTER now’ on 

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Paving the way for the United Nations’ Ocean Conference

Event Date: 2017-06-05


Prof. Alan Deidun, Director of the IOI (International Ocean Institute) Malta Training Centre, was recently invited by the IOI, UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong and by the Schenzhen World Health Foundation to attend the ‘Healthy Oceans, Healthy Coasts’ International Leadership Seminar held in Hong Kong. The major scope of the seminar was to contribute in tangible means to the drafting of a position paper on how best to achieve the ambitious targets of SDG (Sustainable Development Goal) 14, to be eventually presented at the UN’s The Ocean Conference to be held in New York next June. The meeting was opened by IOI Managing Director Ms. Antonella Vassallo.
The SDG’s aim to promote the implementation of sustainable development in its various facets by providing a series of targets till 2030, with SDG 14 specifically referring to the management of ocean resources. Prof. Deidun, who is also a resident academic within the Department of Geosciences, participated as a panellist by delivering a presentation on Blue Growth concerns for deep-sea biodiversity and on IOI ocean literacy initiatives.
Following such a high-level seminar, an internal meeting involving IOI Governors, IOI Training Centre Directors, IOI Training Course Directors and the IOI Secretariat was held with the ultimate goal of streamlining training material offered globally by the IOI. 

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AAL Forum is the yearly event of the AAL Programme

Event Date: 2017-10-02


Active participation and interaction between the forum attendees is key in the 2017 AAL Forum program. In 2017 we aim to create an interactive and inspiring event, building on the creativity and the commitment of the AAL community. In this AAL Forum we want to explore the gaps that need to be bridged to the deliverable of AAL technological solutions to the ageing well in Europe.

This Forum is following the involvement of each attendee, with a call for action: "What can YOU do?". The event will give a special emphasis on showcasing AAL technologies and solutions pre-market and on the market and on the organization of interactive and motivational sessions & workshops with the AAL community contribution.

We invite YOU to send in your proposals for the design and the organization of the interactive sessions and/or workshops: from developing a programme and identifying all stakeholders involved to describing the expected outcomes and keeping in touch with the AAL Forum programme committee to make sure that all session information are available online.

This is the link to which you can find the info:


Twitter account: @AALProgramme

Hashtags for your tweets: #AALForum2017 #Call4Sessions

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EMSEA and Ocean Literacy are going to Valletta

Event Date: 2017-10-07


The University of Malta is organising the next European ocean literacy conference, known as the EMSEA conference, in October 2017, in Valletta, the capital city of Malta, an UNESCO World Heritage Site which will assume the role of European Capital of Culture in 2018.

The EMSEA 17 conference, which will be opened by EU Commissioner Karmenu Vella is being held at the Valletta campus of the University of Malta, on the 9th and 10th of October 2017, whilst a teachers’ seminar is being held on the 7th October at the Malta National Aquarium. The conference themes include ‘The digital age of ocean literacy’, ‘Future scenarios and role for ocean literacy’, ‘Oceans and Human Health’ and ‘The promotion of a further penetration of ocean literacy within school curricula.,’ besides an open session.

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SuperBIO H2020 program - Workshop in France

Event Date: 2017-06-22


Toulouse White Biotechnology is organizing an international workshop “Bioproduction of high value compounds for cosmetic industry: from synthetic biology to biocatalysis”, on June 22th in Toulouse France.
This workshop is business-oriented and aims to promote the SuperBIO’s project and stimulate collaborations between industrial actors.

Free obligatory registration is available:

Marie TRANIER is the project manager at INRA Toulouse White Biotechnology FRANCE (TWB : in charge of a European Horizon 2020 project entitled SuperBIO for “Support and partnership for new industrial value chains in the bio-based economy”. SUPERBIO IS A HORIZON2020 INNOVATION PROJECT THAT AIMS TO DEVELOP NEW, INNOVATIVE, CROSS-BORDER AND CROSS-SECTORIAL INDUSTRIAL VALUE CHAINS IN THE BIO-BASED ECONOMY

SuperBIO is an innovation project funded by the H2020 call Cluster facilitated projects for new value chains (Innosup 2015-1) managed by EASME (Executive Agency for SMEs). The call aimed for projects with a concrete strategic vision to build new industrial value chains by integrating and supporting groups of SMEs in collaboration with other innovation actors. SuperBIO is committed to build new, innovative, cross border and cross sectorial value chains in the biobased economy. SuperBIO value chains consist of at least three cross-sectorial stakeholders from at least 2 EU member states or H2020 associated countries that are needed to make the innovation in the bioeconomy happen. This typically includes at least a biomass supplier, a converter and an end-user. The project is business oriented: SuperBIO selects promising value chain ideas which are submitted by companies or other industrial stakeholders and is committed to support SMEs in constructing their value chain. In addition, SuperBIO offers 10 innovation services to SMEs (LCA, Market analysis, Scale up, …) that are part of validated value chains. These service are funded by the project for 75%, 25% needs to be financed by the company. The SME can select multiple services with a maximal total value of € 60 000. All the information about the SuperBIO project are available on the website :

For MALTA, INRA-Toulouse White Biotechnology (FRANCE) is your SuperBIO local representative.

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Putting some S.T.E.A.M. into Kreattiv

Event Date: 2017-04-27


Do you have a creative idea which you would like to implement within a school setting? Have you ever wanted to work on a creative project with children or young adults? Then this might be the right opportunity for you! Arts Council Malta is organising an information and networking session on the 2017/2018 call of the Kreattiv programme, on Thursday 27th April 2017 at Esplora at 09:15am.

This year, the call will be focusing on interdisciplinarity and on projects which will propose collaborations between the various artforms and other disciplines, including projects with a scientific and/or technological component. For the benefit of schools which have never applied, the session will include information about the Kreattiv fund and how to apply.

A networking session between educators, artists and S.T.E.A.M professionals will be the highlight of the session where everyone will be given the opportunity to share and discuss ideas for future potential projects. Those attending will be required to send us their idea before the session so that you will help us find your match during the session!

Networking session Kreattiv 2017-2018
• 09:15hrs – Registration and welcome coffee
• 09:30hrs – Introduction
• 09:40hrs – Case Studies: 2 S.T.E.A.M. best practices
• 10:15hrs – General information about Kreattiv and how to apply.
• 10:45hrs – Networking session
• 12:20hrs - Conclusion

For registration or additional information, contact Arts Council Malta, by either sending an email at or by calling on 23397020.

Kindly confirm your attendance by not later than Monday 24th of April 2017.

Thank you for your interest.

Arts Council Malta

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HNN 2.0 Webinar "Opportunities for Radiation Protection research projects under CONCERT programme"

Event Date: 2017-03-21


The ‘CONCERT-European Joint Programme for the Integration of Radiation Protection Research’ under Horizon 2020 is operating as an umbrella structure for the research initiatives jointly launched by the radiation protection research platforms MELODI, ALLIANCE, NERIS and EURADOS. CONCERT is a co-fund action that aims at attracting and pooling national research efforts with European ones in order to make better use of public R&D resources and to tackle common European challenges in radiation protection more effectively by joint research efforts in key areas.

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The Big Van Theory is coming to Malta

Event Date: 2017-03-11


On 11 March, the team behind Science in the City will be hosting two separate but related events in collaboration with The Big Van Theory. This dynamic group of practitioners, hailing from a vast array of scientific fields, have performed in hundreds of theatres world-wide and now they're coming to Malta! Their mission–to bring science to the public through comedy and laughter. 
The group will be putting on a comedy show for children and a hard hitting stand up for adults.
Clowntifics, will be held between 17:00 and 18:00 at the Malta Society of Arts, in Valletta. This interactive show for children between ages 4 and 11, combines clowns, comedy and experiments to help kids explore the wonders of science. Entrance is against a donation of €5 per person at the door.
Their second event, The Big Van Theory Monologues, will take place between 20:30 and 21:30 at the Royal British Legion, also in Valletta. This show is targeted at adults and will present topics such as genetically modified organisms, evolution and pathogenic bacteria. Entrance is against a donation of €8 per person at the door. 
This event is organised by the Science in the City festival team and the Malta Chamber of Scientists. Supported by the Valletta 2018 Foundation and Get Your Act Together. 
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Are you interested in participating in Science with and for Society?

Event Date: 2017-03-10


This brokerage event that will take place in Brussels on the 10th March 2017 will be of particular interest and relevance to members of the Science with and for Society research community who are looking for networking and funding opportunities within Horizon 2020.
This event is organized by SiS.net2, the international network of National Contact Points (NCPs) in the field of Science with and for Society in Horizon 2020 in cooperation with the European Commission.

During this event you will be able to initiate cross-border contacts and co-operations and to facilitate the setup of Horizon 2020 project consortia!

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European Expert Panel on Clinical Trials in Horizon 2020 (Brussels, BE)

Event Date: 2017-03-15


For many years the European Commission has been funding clinical trials as part of the Societal Challenge Health, demographic change and wellbeing of Horizon 2020, and previous Framework programmes. Applying the general rules to the very complex field of clinical trials has always been challenging, both from the medical but also from the administrative point of view.

European liaison officers play a central role in getting such EU projects to run and in managing them, while Health NCPs have accompanied consortia through the application process and developed a good understanding of how clinical trials in the context of EU funding should be set up, calculated and presented. The European Commission, funding such clinical trials, has been very open to discuss critical issues occurring in EU funded clinical studies, e.g., with Health NCPs but also hospitals and institutions coordinating the clinical studies.

The upcoming Clinical Trials Expert Panel Meeting on March 15th 2017 (co-organized by HNN 2.0) is offering a structured opportunity for hospitals, EU liaison officers and Health NCPs to meet & exchange with each other and also with the EC, on financial and administrative issues related to Clinical trials in EU projects.

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Malta Robotics Olympiad 2017

Event Date: 2017-03-24


The MRO17 Event

The Malta Robotics Olympiad is the largest technology event in Malta organised by the Ministry for Education and Employment in Partnership with GO at the MFCC Ta'Qali.

This year, for the first time ever the MRO will be taking place on two days. With hands-on workshops for all ages, over 50 confirmed exhibitors and 6 major events under one roof the MRO is a free, fun family event.

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European Maritime Day 2017 – Matchmaking Event

Event Date: 2017-05-19


Expand your international network, explore new ideas and develop cooperation possibilities.

The event is organised in the framework of European Maritime Day Conference 2017, which will take place on the 19th of May 2017 in Poole (UK). The European Maritime Day (EMD) is an annual event which welcomes Europe's growing maritime community gathering EU maritime stakeholders and EU policymakers to discuss, debate and exchange best practices. Participants come from ports, shipping industries, clusters, environmental associations, NGOs, trade unions, scientific and research institutions, and local, regional, national and European authorities, amongst others.


This networking event targets innovative companies, universities, researchers, public authorities and other organisations interested in sharing new project ideas and finding collaboration partners to:

  • Safety and security,
  • People and skills,
  • Innovation and growth,
  • Sustainability and governance


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National Colloquium on Research in Rare Disease

Event Date: 2017-02-23


The Malta BioBank/ and the Research Trust (RIDT) of the University of Malta are once again organising a national colloquium on research in rare disease. This year, the event will take place on Thursday 23 February at 0800hrs at the Auditorium of the ICT Faculty at the University of Malta. 

The Colloquium is being held with the support of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Prof Godfrey LaFerla and the Director of the Centre of Molecular Medicine and BioBanking, Prof Richard Muscat. The Hon Chris Fearne, Minister for Health and Ms Michelle Muscat, Chairperson of the Marigold Foundation and President of the National alliance for Rare Diseases Support will also be present. The event also enjoys the support of the Malta College of Family Doctors. 

The event will provide an opportunity for researchers and experts in various fields to present their research on a number of rare disorders. Some of these initiatives are being funded by the Research Trust (RIDT) of the University. The colloquium seeks to generate more awareness on such rare disorders to the public at large.

Space is limited. If interested in attending kindly contact Mr Malcolm Pace ( Thursday 16 February.

The Organising Committee
3rd National Colloquium on Research in Rare Disease 

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Information Session Interreg Europe Programme 22nd February 2017

Event Date: 2017-02-22


An information session in relation to the 3rd call from project proposals under the Interreg Europe Programme shall be held on the 22nd February 2017 at Xara Lodge, Rabat. Please find click here for a detailed agenda of the event. 

Interested participants are requested to register by sending an e-mail to by the 19th February 2017.
During this event individual consultations on a project idea with officers from the joint secretariat may be held upon appointment. Prospective applicants interested in booking an individual consultation are to submit their project idea through the JS assistance system via this link
For further information on the above mentioned session or on the INTERREG EUROPE 2014-2020 Programme in general, kindly contact the Territorial Cooperation Unit within the Funds and Programmes Division, MEAIM (Ms. Caroline Debattista) either by phone 2200 1142 or by email

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6th Conference of the Mediterranean Neuroscience Society

Event Date: 2017-06-12


12 - 15 June 2017

Official MNS2017 Conference Venue at Radisson Blu Resort San Julian.

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Successful R&I in Europe 2017 - 8th European Networking Event

Event Date: 2017-03-02


For the eighth time, the conference invites researchers and entrepreneurs from North Rhine-Westphalia and regions in Europe to find new European research and innovation (R&I) partners for Horizon 2020 projects. 
The series of events has been a great success with over 2000 participants since 2009.

In 2017, special partner regions are: Belgium, Finland, France, Israel, the Netherlands and Poland.

We offer an exhibition "Innovations for Europe based in North-Rhine Westphalia" (on 2nd March 2017) with a focus of selected projects in the field of Pre-commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI).

More information about the exhibitors will be available soon.

The networking event will be structured in parallel workshops focussing on seven topics:

 Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)


 Nanotechnology, Materials and Manufacturing (NMM)

 Sustainable Economy

 Life Sciences


 SME Instrument

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Smart Buildings for a greener Europe: Emerging Policy and Practice | Workshop with panel discussion

Event Date: 2017-02-14


What are smart buildings? How can they help improve the energy efficiency of Europe’s building stock?

Join experts from industry, academia and the European Commission to discuss these questions in a public workshop in St. Julian’s, Malta. Some of the latest research and innovation in smart buildings will be presented in the context of European policies, notably the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) which is undergoing a review. 

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Speaking for Science at Esplora Interactive Science Centre

Event Date: 2017-02-03


Date: 3rd February 2017

Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Venue: Esplora, Interactive Science Centre

For bookings contact: or on 25401919

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World Symposium on Lifelong learning and Sustainable Development

Event Date: 2017-03-02


The University of Malta shall in the coming weeks be hosting a World Symposium on Lifelong learning and Sustainable Development. The World Symposium is being jointly organised by the University of Malta, the Center for Environmental Education and Research (CEER), Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP), in cooperation with various UN bodies, government offices and authorities, universities, enterprises, NGOs and grassroots organisations from across the world.

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Lectures by Prof. Dominic Stead

Event Date: 2017-02-01


The Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development will be hosting a series of lectures that will be delivered by Prof. Dominic Stead.Dominic Stead is Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Development, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

Wednesday 1 February at 14:00 (duration: 2 hours) 
Transport Planning Cultures and the use and abuse of transport policy best practices  

Thursday 2 February at 11:00 (duration: 2 hours)  
Transport Geography in the Netherlands and urban transport issues in developing countries
Public Lecture: 
Thursday 2nd February 2017 from 17:30 to 18:30
'Wicked Problems' and Transport Planning 

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Tuning in to space

Event Date: 2017-02-01


Humans have an infinite fascination in the Universe. The world's largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), will revolutionize our understanding of the cosmos. It will be composed of tens of thousands of antennas, thousands of dishes and will generate enough data to fill 30,000 DVDs every second.

The SKA will span thousands of kilometres, spread across Australia and sub-Saharan Africa. The Institute of Space Sciences and Astronomy (ISSA) are developing part of the software infrastructure which will make this happen.

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Grand Opening - Esplora Planetarium

Event Date: 2017-01-28


The Esplora Planetarium will officially open its doors to the general public on the 28th of January, 2017. Under the distinguished patronage of Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta, an inauguration evening is going to be held starting at 20.00hrs.

10.7 metre in diameter, the Planetarium is a colorspace 4K theatre which hosts entertaining and educational shows related to our planet and space, the solar system and the whole universe. The Esplora Planetarium is set to become iconic in the Grand Harbour as its structure sits suspended in one of the old Royal Naval Hospital Bighi buildings.

For the event, guests will be able to explore the new Universe Exhibition situated in the Planetarium Building and enjoy an evening of live music, open bar and finger food from this historic venue overlooking the magnificent views across Kalkara Creek and the Grand Harbour.

The ticket price for this black tie event will be €75 in aid of the Community Chest Fund Foundation.  

Should you be interested in attending this event please let contact Ms Giselle Calleja on 2360173 or at your earliest, as there is a very limited number of tickets to be sold.


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Water Problems and Solutions – A Comprehensive Approach

Event Date: 2017-01-24


A half day seminar organised by the Cleaner Technology Centre and the European Youth Parliament for Water, in collaboration with the World Water Assessment Programme UNESCO​ and the Energy and Water Agency.​
During this seminar, with theme 'Water Problems and Solutions – A Comprehensive Approach', experts will be delving into the details of 'New Water', 'Nature Based Solutions' and 'Water and Jobs- Economics of Water'.
Professor Dr Uhlenbrook, Coordinator, United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) and Director, Programme Office on Global Water Assessment, will be the keynote speaker of this seminar. The outcome of this seminar will serve as a platform for future collaborations between Malta and WWAP.
The seminar will be held on Tuesday, 24 January at the Aula Magna, Valletta.

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Level 2 TAKEOFF 1200hrs

Event Date: 2017-01-27


Scoping Paper and info event for H2020 Societal Challenge 2 - Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine and Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy. Led by Elena Sultana H2020 NCP from MCST. Learn about the Work Programme and plan new projects during the period 2018-2020! Venue: University of Malta, Buisness Incubator Office, Dar Guzeppi Zahra - ex-Computer Building (no. 28 on map) or contact for further details. 

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22nd Annual EARMA Conference Malta, April 24th-26th 2017

Event Date: 2017-04-24


22nd Annual EARMA Conference Malta, 24th-26th April 2017

It’s no exaggeration to say that European research has taken a seismic blow with the British electorate’s decision to leave the EU. While we will all likely survive and thrive in the future, there is little doubt that the fundamental nature of the open collaboration between UK researchers and researchers in the rest of the EU and Associated States will change very dramatically… the least important change may be the role of European funding but, rather, the restrictions (actual or implied) placed on researchers around their collaborations with current and former colleagues. These restrictions must be resisted; scientific research cannot be bounded by artificial constraints imposed to ‘punish’ or to ‘isolate’ researchers.

In many ways this conference will be the first opportunity to explore the implications for European science.

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H2020 European Health Brokerage Event – Zagreb 2017

Event Date: 2017-01-19


"Health, Demographic Change & Wellbeing" challenge in Horizon 2020

  • Do you intend to prepare a proposal for the challenge in Horizon 2020?
  • Are you looking for some partners to match your project?
  • Are you offering material/services supporting medical research in the framework of a European collaborative project?


Get involved in the next H2020 Health proposals!

The European action Health NCP Net 2.0 and Croatian Agency for SMEs, Innovations and Investments, member of Enterprise Europe Network, are pleased to announce the next Horizon 2020 Health Brokerage Event in Zagreb.

Why participate?


  • Get information on the new Horizon 2020 « Health, Demographic change and Wellbeing » 2017 calls 
  • Get the chance to present your innovative project to the participants 
  • Meet potential partners from Europe and beyond and start building your consortium

Target audience

Large companies and SMEs, universities, research organisations and patients associations from Europe and beyond are highly encouraged to participate.

Registration to this event is open until 16 December 2016

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Esplora Interactive Science Centre Grand Opening

Event Date: 2016-10-28


Malta's first interactive science centre ESPLORA will be opening its doors to the public on 28th October! The centre is situated next to Villa Bighi in Kalkara. More information on the launch event will be posted on the Esplora website shortly at the link below.

Esplora is a hands-on experience designed to to make science appealing and relevant to all. Esplora embraces a ‘free choice’ learning environment and will be a family orientated and collaborative fun experience. Visitors to Esplora will enjoy a full day out exploring indoor and outdoor exhibitions, attending science themed workshops, enjoying Planetarium shows and taking a break in our Café.


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Sustainable Energy 2016: The ISE Annual Conference

Event Date: 2016-10-04


The Institute for Sustainable Energy is organising its annual conference entitled: Sustainable Energy 2016: The ISE Annual Conference on 4 October at the University of Malta Valletta Campus. 

A keynote speech will be delivered by the world renowned Scientia Professor Martin A. Green from the University of New South Wales, Australia, who has made ground breaking improvements in solar cell technologies throughout the years. Other presentations from Italy, Turkey and Malta will enhance the quality of the conference and promise to provide participants with the latest developments in the field of sustainable energy. 

Early bird online registration closes on 23 September 2016.

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Horizon 2020 Info Day - 4 October 2016

Event Date: 2016-10-04


Interested parties are invited to attend an Info Day on the EU funding programme for research, Horizon 2020, which will take place on 4th October at MCST, Villa Bighi, Kalkara.

Kindly register before 30th September on the address: 

The official launch of PluMTri will take place during this Info Day.



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International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference, Tokyo, Japan

Event Date: 2017-02-13


EU Clusters and SMEs are invited to apply for the next nanotech mission to Japan from 13 to 17 February 2017. The mission is organised on the fringes of "Nanotech 2017" International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference in Tokyo, Japan.

Costs covered by the EU-Japan Centre
• costs related to tuition
• transfers during group company visits
• "nano tech 2017" registration fee including access to the exhibition & annex hall and partnering area, access to the matching (partnering) system, lunch for 3 days, welcome reception and closing cocktail.
• trade fairs booth arrangements
• interpretation
• SMEs participating in the mission will benefit from 600 EUR grant

Costs covered by the participants
• Travel costs to/from Japan, transfer from / to the airport, accommodation and any other costs not covered directly by the EU-Japan Centre.
• Participants are required to pay a 1000 EUR deposit to guarantee their place on the course (this deposit is reimbursed within 8 weeks after the end of the course).

The mission is funded by the European Commission and managed by the EU-Japan Centre.
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Coordinators’ day for coordinators of successful Horizon 2020 proposals

Event Date: 2016-09-23


On 23 September 2016 the Commission will be organising a “coordinators’ day” for coordinators of successful Horizon 2020 proposals. The purpose of the event is to explain the details on the preparation and signature of grant agreements.

It will take place in the Conference Centre Albert Borschette building in Brussels from 9.30 to 17.00. It is mainly meant for coordinators of proposals who were invited to prepare a grant agreement, but other participants are also welcome subject to the availability of seats.

Registration (first-come first-served, priority for persons representing coordinators of successful proposals) is via the following website: The agenda is also available there. It will also be possible to follow the event online here (no need to register).

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EEN events

Event Date: 2016-10-25


Please find below some of the brokerage events organised by the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) that might be of interest to you. A full calendar of EEN events is found on the website:

IoT Solutions World Congress - B2B matchmaking

25-26 Oct 2016, 2016

Barcelona, Spain 

This brokerage event will take place during the IoT Solutions World Congress, an already established global event focusing on industrial IoT and will offer a highly international environment with more than 8,000 visitors focusing on IoT solutions in six dedicated areas: manufacturing, healthcare, energy & utilities, transportation & logistics, innovation and technology.

Meet In Italy for Life Sciences 2016
Rome, Italy
25-28 Oct, 2016

The 3rd edition of Meet In Italy for Life Sciences (MIT4LS2016), the international event designed to boost business, is being organised in Rome providing partnering and networking opportunities in the life sciences sector.

Go International - Open innovation in ICT Brokerage Event

17-18 Nov, 2016

Skopje,  The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

This matchmaking event aims to bring together interested companies, research organisations, education institutions and innovators of ICT-enabled products and services, interested in presenting their innovative ideas and keen to initiate new partnerships in the below target sectors.

Brokerage event on Virtual Reality

24 Nov, 2016

Lille, France

The Hauts de France cluster Pictanovo, dedicated to the audiovisual industry, together with regional partners active in the VR sector and EEN Nord de France, are organising a brokerage event during the Innovation Week in Lille.  The morning workshop sessions are dedicated to: VR and transport/mobility, VR and the gaming industry,  VR and audiovisual, VR and health.  The afternoon B2B sessions are open to companies/ professionals / researchers offering or using VR technologies in their activities: video gaming, communication, audiovisual or looking for new VR solutions (health, retail, industry, education and culture, among other sectors).

Participants at the EEN B2B events may be eligible for reimbursement under the Strengthening Market Entry and Internationalisation Scheme of Malta Enterprise:

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“CITIES of the FUTURE-H2020” International Brokerage Event

Event Date: 2016-09-30


The “Cities of the Future 2016” Brokerage Event will bring together 300 researchers, industry professionals, government officials and policy makers from Europe and Turkey. It will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Istanbul on 30th September 2016.

The event will target the following H2020 calls:

  • ‘Smart and Sustainable Cities’ and ‘Energy Efficient Buildings’
  • ‘Sustainable Process Industries’ and ‘Circular Economy’
  • ‘The European Green Vehicles Initiative’
  • ‘Factories of The Future’

“Cities of the Future 2016” is meant as a wider concept that encompasses cities’ overall energy and resource efficiency with profound economic, social and environmental impacts, resulting in a better quality of life. In this context ‘Green Vehicles’ play an essential role, as well as further advances in ‘Factories of the Future’ or ‘Sustainable Process Industries’, for increased resource efficiency, new markets, and new jobs.

Some funds are available for travel and accommodation for European participants. 

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6th International Conference ECOLOGICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY 2017 (EEC-2017)

Event Date: 2017-03-02


The 6th International Conference ECOLOGICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY 2017 (EEC-2017) will be held in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova on March 2-3, 2017.

The EEC-2017 is an important international event, which attracts scientists and engineers from Europe, NIS, U.S.A. and other countries.

It will provide opportunities to exchange the latest ideas, to present and discuss recent results on the physical-chemical and biochemical aspects of processes, which take part in the ecosystem - soil, air and water, and promising approaches of sustainable development including engineering and modeling, as well as social and educational implications. The aim of the conference is to encourage and facilitate the interdisciplinary communication among scientists, engineers, economists, teachers and professionals working on environmental issues and sustainable development.

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Zika Virus Conference in Washington DC 28-30 September 2016

Event Date: 2016-09-28


The International Zika Virus Conference (iZIKVc) is set to happen in Washington, DC on September 28-29, 2016, followed by all-day hands-on workshops on the 30th, Nordtree officials announced today. The event will be held at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel in Herndon, Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC.
iZIKVc's delegates will be able to understand the Zika virus infection, replication, pathogens and transmission. Participants will have first-hand insights on the research efforts to combat Zika outbreaks and its consequences.
iZIKVc will focus on latest preventions, preparedness, responses and recovery measures being developed to address the transmission of Zika virus. The speakers and exhibitors are selected to represent the widest possible range of perspectives, including not only human, bust also physical, environmental, and socio-cultural factors.

The 2-day event is open to all interested governmental agencies, organizations, and businesses from all countries. To register, call us at 703-745-5412, or download a registration at
Those interested in making presentations related to the Zika virus or ZIKV risk-based preparedness & response, please contact our research department through

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2nd World Congress on Controversies in Breast Cancer

Event Date: 2016-09-08


CoBrCa will continue the tradition of directly addressing controversial issues in breast cancer faced by clinicians in their daily practice. The congress will address these key issues in the format of debates and discussions, allowing ample time for speaker-participant interaction. 

The conference will take place from 8 to 11 September 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.

The programme can be accessed via the link below.

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Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation Information Session

Event Date: 2016-09-15


09:30 – 13:00

MCST, Villa Bighi, Kalkara

The Malta Council for Science and Technology will be organising an information session on the Horizon 2020 “Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation” Programme.

Significant disparities in research excellence and innovation exist between one Member State and another. These disparities were identified in the Innovation Union Scoreboard. In order to address these challenges, Horizon 2020 has introduced specific measures for spreading excellence and widening participation. These measures target low-performing Member States (including Malta) in order to increase their competitiveness through a number of Actions which will be presented in this information session:

The Teaming Action will support the creation of new (or upgrading of existing) Centres of Excellence in low R&I performing Member States on the basis of partnerships with internationally leading institutions.

The Twinning Action aims to build on the huge potential of networking for excellence through knowledge transfer and exchange of best practice between research institutions and leading partners.

The Information session will be held on Thursday 15th September at Villa Bighi in Kalkara.

Dr Stefan Weiers, DG Research and Innovation, will deliver the main presentation for the session.

Draft Agenda

Registration and Welcome Coffee

Welcome and the role of MCST and services offered

Anthea Fabri, Horizon 2020 National Coordinator, MCST


Horizon 2020 Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation (Teaming and Twinning)

Dr Stefan Weiers, DG Research and Innovation, Unit B5, EC




Coffee Break


Maltese Success Stories in Teaming and Twinning

Teaming, Phase 1 – TEMARA Project

Ms. Josephine Farrugia, Ministry for Tourism (TBC)

Twinning Success Story - FOWARIM

Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (TBC)


COST Programme

Dr Melchior Cini, Malta Council for Science and Technology

Q&A Session

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Event Date: 2016-11-08


ECOMONDO, the Green Technologies Expo, will take place in Rimini, Italy, on 8-11 November 2016.

Ecomondo is:

  • The ideal place to meet Green and Circular Economy operators, strike new business deals, generate value and acquire new customers.
  • The largest showcase in the Euro-Mediterranean area for advanced and sustainable technology for processing and recycling all kinds of waste; treating and reclaiming water, waste water and polluted marine sites; efficient use and transformation of raw and processed materials and the promotion of renewable raw materials.
  • The place where businesses can meet competitors in complementary markets and leading players in public research in Europe and the Mediterranean area to establish national and international partnerships in the implementation of a knowledge-based Green and Circular Economy.
  • The right place to find out exactly how to access national and European funds.

Ecomondo guides companies in pursuing the objectives determined by the Seventh General European Action Programme:

  • Achieve 70% recycling of paper, plastic, metal and glass present in SUW by 2030
  • Achieve 80% total recycling of packaging between 2025 and 2030
  • Achieve 5% total landfill by 2030
  • Prohibit heat treatment of recyclable material
  • Separate landfill from the various methods of recycling inert materials

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Horizon 2020 Information Day & Brokerage Event "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials"

Event Date: 2016-09-14


14 September 2016, Brussels.

The European Commission is organising an Information Day & Brokerage event on the upcoming calls for proposals which will be launched in autumn 2016

Who should attend: representatives of the research community, businesses and public administration.

The morning plenary sessions and the parallel sessions will be webcast live. The links will be published here, and access is free and does not require prior registration.

After the event, video recordings with sound and integrated slide presentations will be made available online, on this page.

The programme and other information can be accessed via the link below. Registration is also to be done online (now open).

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FOOD 2030 Conference Research and Innovation for Tomorrow's Nutrition and Food Systems

Event Date: 2016-10-12


Brussels, 12-13th October 2016

The FOOD 2030 high level event will provide a platform for dialogue that seeks to build on the political momentum for a coherent research and innovation policy framework for Food and Nutrition Security. The conference is an important step towards boosting future investment in research and innovation in support of impactful nutrition and food systems research breakthroughs, market-creating and open innovation, open science and multi-actor engagement, building of capacities and skills; and strengthening global collaboration for improved research policy alignment.

FOOD 2030 will explore what is needed to transform and future-proof our food systems to be sustainable, resilient, competitive, diverse, responsible and performant in their provision of accessible, healthy and sustainable food and diets for all. Furthermore, FOOD 2030 will investigate how research and innovation systems can be scaled-up to better contribute to the above Food and Nutrition Security priorities.

Who should attend: high level officials, industry, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and civil society organisations. 

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Brokerage Event: Blue Growth and Transport research proposals in Horizon 2020

Event Date: 2016-09-19


You are cordially invited to participate in brokerage event addressing the open calls for Blue Growth and Transport research proposals in Horizon 2020.

The ‘Be Smart, Think Blue’ Conference and BioHorizon Brokerage Event 2016 is a two part event taking place in the beautiful Polish city of Gdansk on the 19th and 20th September 2016. The event offers the full range of stakeholders in the area of marine and maritime research the opportunity to interact with the Smart Blue Regions initiative (19th September 2016) and to establish contacts with potential partners to address open calls for Blue Growth research proposals in Horizon 2020 (20th September 2016).

The first day of the event, 19th September 2016, will provide attendees with comprehensive insights into smart blue specialisations, including examples of success stories and reflections on the major current challenges in the Baltic Sea region and across Europe. The presentations on the day will draw on the work carried out as part of a number of recent and ongoing projects and other initiatives promoting research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3).

The ‘Be Smart, Think Blue’ BioHorizon Brokerage Event 2016 on 20th September 2016 offers a full day of opportunities to establish contacts with potential project partners. In the morning researchers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders are invited to present their project idea in 5 minutes flash presentations. During the event attendees will also be able to meet with international national contact point staff (NCPs) from the BioHorizon and ETNA2020 projects able to provide support in relation to the rules of participation, partnering, proposal writing.

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IMI Stakeholder Forum 2016

Event Date: 2016-09-28


Attention: policy makers, academic teams, pharmaceutical industry and other sectors in healthcare, SMEs and mid-sized enterprises, patient representatives and regulators, representatives of other public-private partnerships and research funding organisations with an interest in Innovative Medicines Initiativeprojects to join us for this event.


28 & 29 September 2016

Start time: 13:00, 28 September28 September / Day 1

IMI will present the topics of its upcoming 10th Call for proposals and offer partnering opportunities for potential applicants.
We are delighted to announce that Raju Kucherlapati, Paul C. Cabot Professor of Genetics and Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, will provide a keynote speech on public-private partnerships leading innovation.

- 29 September / Day 2

The event will feature four parallel consultative workshops on research areas of strategic importance to IMI:

•  Advanced Therapies  

• Biopreparedness  

•  Digital Health 

• Oncology

Join us and share your view to help us shape the future of the IMI programme!

The pdf of the draft agenda is available on IMI’s website. Registration for the IMI Stakeholder Forum will open soon via the IMI website. Participation in this event is free of charge.

To stay up to date, sign up to our newsletter, join our LinkedIn group, or follow us on Twitter at @IMI_JU. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.

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Virtual event: NMPTeAm Partner Search Tool

Event Date: 2016-07-04


The NMPTeAm is organizing a virtual event which will be focused on NMPTeAm Partner Search Tool, scheduled for the 12th of July at 14.30 PM (CET). 

Ingo Rey and Eva Brockhaus, NMP NCPs from Jülich , Germany, NMPTeAm beneficiary, will make a presentation about NMPTeAm partner search tool, how it works and what are the advantages of use it.


14:30 Opening

14:40 NMBP Partner Search

15:00 Questions and Answers from the registration form

15:15 Live questions

15:30 Closing

The participation is free of charge.For registrations, please fill the Registration Form before 8th of July. Organizers kindly ask you to pose any questions you have about Partner Search in the registration form. Nonetheless, the speakers will also be available to reply to any questions that may arise during the event. More information on how to get connected to the virtual conference tool will be sent on 11th July for registrants.

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Blue Economy Business and Science Forum – Hamburg Summit 12-13 September 2016

Event Date: 2016-09-12


Join us for the first Blue Economy Business and Science Forum – Hamburg Summit on the 12th & 13th September, 2016 where leaders and professionals who are passionate about the Blue Economy will examine opportunities and barriers to innovation while celebrating scientific and industrial achievements.

Enjoy two full days of inspiring talks and discussions at the International Maritime Museum, Hamburg, including key note speeches from EU Commissionerfor Research, Innovation, and Science Carlos Moedas and EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella. The wide range of speakers and panellists can be viewed on the Summit programme available here.

The Blue Economy Business Awards 2016 will also be hosted during the Summit's Gala Dinner which aims to showcase the excellent practices from industry and to recognise and reward individuals and organisations that have made a specific contribution to developing innovation in the Blue Economy. More information on the Blue Economy Business Awards 2016 is available here.

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21st International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2016

Event Date: 2016-09-14


The congress is the perfect platform to exchange the latest information, to meet your business partners and to get easy access to new potential clients.This top quality congress in battery recycling will focus on: Effectiveness and efficiency of the newest Batteries DirectivePreparation of the revision of the Batteries DirectiveResults of EU Recycling Efficiency MethodologyEnd user behavior vs. battery collectionEconomic aspects of take backSafety aspects in lithium batteries transport and storageUrban mining of batteries: A source of raw materialsEco-design: An important issue for batteries removability?New concerns under REACH: Substances in articlesCan electric mobility respond to the EU 2020 Energy Policy?Energy storage: Opportunities for a second use of batteries?New trends in battery recycling: Primary and rechargeableBest available technologies for battery recycling An exhibition area is integrated into the conference facilities, where vendors meet their clients. Cocktail receptions and a networking dinner create an excellent atmosphere to get in touch with business partners and colleagues.The congress is also organizing plant tours to leading reycling companies in the vicinity.

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Opportunities for intersectoral mobility of Researchers and the new call for proposals of TALENTS³ Fellowship Programme

Event Date: 2016-06-22


AREA Science Park will be organising an event aimed at presenting tools and opportunities at European, national and regional level to support the international and intersectoral mobility of researchers and to strengthen their employability in enterprises and private research centers. During the event, the second call for proposals of TALENTS³ Fellowship Programme will be presented. The Programme, managed by AREA Science Park and funded by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region through the European Social Fund, envisages the assignment of 7 mobility fellowships to expert researchers. A National Contact Point for the Marie Curie Actions and representatives from EASME (the Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises of the European Commission) and CRUI Foundation - Conference of Rectors of Italian Universities, together with 2 TALENTS first call researchers, will animate the roundtable focus on programmes, instruments and experiences on human capital valorization. One-to-one meetings with the NCP for Marie Curie Actions (from 2 to 4 p.m.) will be available upon reservation on first-come first-served basis.

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