4th HBP Student Conference on Interdisciplinary Brain Research – 21 January 2020, Pisa, Italy

[Source: Research & Innovation] The human brain is such a complex system that it can only be understood by combining knowledge and practices from multiple scientific fields. The 4th HBP Student Conference provides an open forum for the exchange of new ideas among young researchers working across various aspects of science relevant to the Human Brain Project (HBP). The conference offers a space for extensive scientific dialogue, both intra- and interdisciplinary, among peers and faculty through a variety of discussion sessions, lectures and social events. We invite original high-quality submissions describing innovative research in all disciplines addressed in the HBP. These contributions can emphasise theoretical or empirical works relating to a wide spectrum of fields including but not limited to: neuroscience, computer science, robotics, medicine, psychology, cognitive science or philosophy. We particularly encourage submissions with a potential to inspire collaboration in the research community by introducing new and relevant problems, concepts, and ideas, even if the work is at an early stage of development. Source

European Innovation Council – European Commission awards €210 million to 108 innovative projects to help them access the market faster

[Source: Research & Innovation] 108 innovative projects have been selected for funding under the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot in the latest funding round. The total amount to be distributed to the projects under the EIC Accelerator and the Fast Track to Innovation strands of the EIC pilot is €210.2 million. Source

Low Emission Development Strategies around the World: Linking climate action and sustainable development based on the experience of two EU-funded projects – 27 September 2019, Brussels, Belgium

[Source: Research & Innovation] This conference will bring together stakeholders, policy experts and two ground-breaking EU-funded projects that have been working in this area to present the project results and discuss implications for climate, energy and development policies.
CD-LINKS is a H2020 project focused on linking climate and development policies. It has brought together leading institutes from G20 countries and beyond to improve the global knowledge base, strengthen the global research network and reinforce each country’s capacity to build global and national low emission pathways.
Africa-LEDS has been working with 7 African countries on Low Emission Development Strategies. It focuses on working with policymakers to demonstrate how NDC implementation can contribute to socioeconomic priorities.Venue: Borschette Conference Centre (Room 3A), Brussels Source

Events – Horizon Europe Lunch Workshop – European Health Forum Gastein 2019 – 3 October 2019, Bad Hofgastein, Austria

The Commission is preparing Horizon Europe, the next and most ambitious EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027) with a proposed budget of €100 billion, in an intensive codesign process. The co-design process ensures that Horizon Europe is directed towards what matters most, improves our daily lives and helps turn big societal challenges into innovation opportunities and solutions for a sustainable future.

By bringing together speakers from the EHFGs ‘four pillars’ and drawing on the Forum’s expert participants from health and other relevant sectors and stakeholder groups, an interactive, outcomes-oriented session will be shaped. DG RTD will showcase the outcomes of the co-design process (focusing on the Health-related impacts), to reach a full range of stakeholders and gather feedback on the projected direction of the Horizon Europe.

Maggie DE BLOCK, Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health, and Asylum and Migration, Belgium, Belgium

Irene NORSTEDT, Director of People Directorate (health and social sciences), Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), European Commission

Fiona GODFREY, Secretary General, European Public Health Alliance

Nathalie MOLL, Director-General, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) (tbc)

Moderated by Nick FAHY, Senior Researcher, Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford

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Horizon Europe Lunch Workshop – 22nd European Health Forum Gastein – 3 October 2019, Kursaal C – European Health Forum Gastein

[Source: Research & Innovation] The Commission is preparing Horizon Europe, the next and most ambitious EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027) with a proposed budget of €100 billion, in an intensive codesign process. The co-design process ensures that Horizon Europe is directed towards what matters most, improves our daily lives and helps turn big societal challenges into innovation opportunities and solutions for a sustainable future. By bringing together speakers from the EHFGs ‘four pillars’ and drawing on the Forum’s expert participants from health and other relevant sectors and stakeholder groups, an interactive, outcomes-oriented session will be shaped. DG RTD will showcase the outcomes of the co-design process (focusing on the Health-related impacts), to reach a full range of stakeholders and gather feedback on the projected direction of the Horizon Europe. Maggie DE BLOCK, Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health, and Asylum and Migration, Belgium, Belgium
Irene NORSTEDT, Director of People Directorate (health and social sciences), Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), European Commission
Fiona GODFREY, Secretary General, European Public Health Alliance
Nathalie MOLL, Director-General, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) (tbc)
Moderated by Nick FAHY, Senior Researcher, Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford Source

Events – ICSD 2020 : 8th International Conference on Sustainable Development – 9-10 September 2020, Rome, Italy

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Canadian Institute of Technology will organize the 8th ICSD 2020 International Conference on Sustainable Development, with particular focus on Environmental, Economic and Socio-Cultural Sustainability.
The Conference theme : Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: Research, Practice and Education
The 8th ICSD 2020 will be an excellent opportunity to share your ideas and research findings relevant to the Sustainability Science, through the European network of academics. This interdisciplinary forum is for scholars, teachers, and practitioners from any professional discipline who share an interest in—and concern for— sustainability in an holistic perspective, where environmental, cultural, economic and social concerns intersect. Papers will be published in Open Access EJSD Journal (Thompson Reuters) and Proceedings. This ambition will proceed in a multidisciplinary way across the various fields and perspectives, through which we can address the fundamental and related questions of Sustainable Development. We invite you to submit an abstract in the range of the following streams within the ICSD 2020 program: 1. Economic Sustainability: Financial Sustainability, SME, MicroFinance Emerging Countries, International Trade 2. Environmental Sustainability: Water and Soil conservation, Healthcare, Renewable Energies, Food and Enviromental Legislation 3. Socio-Cultural Sustainability: Sustainable Urbanism, Education, Human Development, Psychology, Sociology We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, posters/exhibits, or virtual presentation. Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered. For more information about the ideas and themes underlying this community send an e-mail at: icsd@ecsdev.org Virtual participation is available for those who are unable to attend the conference in person.
9- 10 September 2020, Roma Italy
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Research Headlines – Neural networks could reveal how the brain understands time

ImageEU-funded researchers have developed a framework for understanding how we record memories by creating a model that simulates the behaviour of single neurons across different timescales. The research could help build on our understanding of how human memory works and lead to developments in the burgeoning field of artificial neural networks, as well as areas as far-reaching as genetics and ecology.
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Employability & Skills for the Dairy Industry – Future needs? – 17 September 2019, Luxembourg

[Source: Research & Innovation] Green Skills, Digital Skills, Lifelong Learning and Recruitment in the dairy sector. These are the 4 topics of the conference, which are a result of a vast research conducted in 14 European countries to identify the skills gaps between the dairy industry and the dairy educations. With a draft report on recommendations to the sector based on the analysis of the research, the organizers invited expertise input to these recommendations before the report is finalized – hence this expertise conference. Source

Events – Science Café with Luděk Hynčík – 3 October 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Czech Liaison Office for Research, Development and Innovation (CZELO) and its partners are pleased to announce that the fifteenth Science Café, an unconventional open discussion with scientist, will take place on 3 October 2019 in the Pilsen House in Brussels.
Our guest will be Luděk Hynčík, the Vice-Rector for Research and Development and vice director of the New Technologies – Research Centre at the University of West Bohemia. He is also vice president of the International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies (FISITA) and Visiting Professor at the Tianjin University of Science & Technology, China. His research interests include human body modelling, biomechanics and mechanics of discrete systems. He focuses on virtual human body models used for injury analysis related to vehicles impact. The debate will be followed by a glass of wine.

More information here https://bit.ly/2kk9QRq and registration here http://geform.tc.cz/science_cafe15 . Science Café is jointly organized by the CZELO, Czech Centre Brussels, Representation of the South Moravian Region to the EU, Representation of the Pilsen region in Brussels, Delegation of Prague to the EU and Embassy of the Czech Republic to the Kingdom of Belgium.
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Science Café with Luděk Hynčík – 3 October 2019, Brussels, Belgium

[Source: Research & Innovation] Czech Liaison Office for Research, Development and Innovation (CZELO) and its partners are pleased to announce that the fifteenth Science Café, an unconventional open discussion with scientist, will take place on 3 October 2019 in the Pilsen House in Brussels. Our guest will be Luděk Hynčík, the Vice-Rector for Research and Development and vice director of the New Technologies – Research Centre at the University of West Bohemia. He is also vice president of the International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies (FISITA) and Visiting Professor at the Tianjin University of Science & Technology, China. His research interests include human body modelling, biomechanics and mechanics of discrete systems. He focuses on virtual human body models used for injury analysis related to vehicles impact. The debate will be followed by a glass of wine. More information here https://bit.ly/2kk9QRq and registration here http://geform.tc.cz/science_cafe15 . Science Café is jointly organized by the CZELO, Czech Centre Brussels, Representation of the South Moravian Region to the EU, Representation of the Pilsen region in Brussels, Delegation of Prague to the EU and Embassy of the Czech Republic to the Kingdom of Belgium. Source