The European Commission’s Directorate General for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is pleased to announce that the European Cluster Conference 2016 will be held in Brussels on 30 November – 2nd December 2016. The conference will take place on 1-2 December 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel with a European cluster matchmaking pre-event on 30 November 2016.
This event is framed within activities of the Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy (S3PEnergy) and is oriented to facilitate cooperation among regions including smart grids as priority of smart specialisation.
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.
It is the second major event organised by the European Assistance for Innovation Procurement (eafip) initiative, launched by the EC to mainstream, promote and assist the implementation of Innovation Procurements in Europe.
From smart specialisation to investment projects for industry modernisation session organised by DG GROW in the frame of the 14th European Week of Regions and Cities13/10/2016 13/10/2016
From Smart Specialisation to investment projects for industry modernisation session organised by DG GROW in the frame of the 14th European Week of Regions and Cities
The event aims at reaching a shared vision on knowledge-based energy policy priorities in Member States and regions and will discuss a strategic agenda for design and implementation of Smart Specialisation Strategies in the field of energy. This event is also an effort to promote awareness and strategic cooperation between European regions aimed at increasing their capacity for innovation and the development of a strategic market for Europe.
The European Commission will present its FOOD 2030 research and innovation policy stocktaking exercise to be followed by four prospective discussion panels, each exploring how R&I policy should contribute to shaping tomorrow's sustainable food systems, with respect to healthy and sustainable diets, climate resilience and circularity of food systems, user-centric innovation, new business models and investment.
An information and brokerage event related to smart specialisation and blue growth, organised by the Interreg funded project Smart Blue Regions and the National Contact Point Network for Horizon 2020
The triple-helix conference on bio-based economy "Supporting the development of bio-based economy partnerships in the Danube Region through a triple-helix approach" is one of the major events of the Danube-INCO.NET project. Its main objective is to support the university-business-government cooperation (triple-helix model) to enhance the establishment and development of bio-based economy partnerships in the target countries, tackling societal challenges in the field of food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, water research, bio-based economy and bio-energy.
This joint event organised by the Technology Region Karlsruhe and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) discussed how regions and local communities could contribute to reaching ambitious and sustainable greenhouse gas emission reduction targets in the energy sector. The event addressed representatives of the local and regional government level in different European regions, scientists and experts as well as representatives of the European Commission to discuss good practices and innovative concepts for smart energy solutions at local and regional level.
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