Friday, October 20, 2017

COFFERS meets FairTax: Joint Perspectives on Fair and Sustainable Taxation - 21 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium

[Source: Research & Innovation] Open research seminar "COFFERS meets FairTax: Joint Perspectives on Fair and Sustainable Taxation" is organized by the FairTax and COFFERS, the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU, the Czech Liaison Office for Research, Development and Innovation and the Representation of the South Moravian Region to the EU. The European Union confronts increasing and persistent inequalities in income, wealth and opportunity and between generations, gender and regions. One common underlying factor is deficiencies in fiscal systems. Horizon 2020 project FairTax tries to find answers how fair and sustainable taxation and social policy reforms can increase the economic stability of EU Member States. Horizon 2020 project COFFERS identifies deficiencies and opportunities for upgrading in tax law, tax policy development, tax administration and enforcement. Registration is free and compulsory.

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Europe in a changing world - Information Day and Brokerage Event - 14 November 2017, Brussels

[Source: Research & Innovation] “The aim of the work programme 2018-2020 is to address the concerns of the European citizens regarding migration, the fourth industrial revolution and the challenges of governance by providing objective scientific elements of assessment regarding these phenomena and formulating elaborate policy options or applicable solutions in order to help better tackle these complex issues and inform citizens objectively” (Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies Work Programme 2018-2020). This international information-day event will highlight research topics covered within the 2018 and 2019 calls for proposals in Societal Challenge 6 Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies of Horizon 2020. Participants will have the possibility to join in a matchmaking event dedicated to the topics of the 2018 Societal Challenge 6 call for proposals. The matchmaking event will give participants the opportunity to join pre-arranged meetings with other participants in order to identify possible collaborators and to facilitate the setup of Horizon 2020 project consortia.

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Research Headlines - Biomarker tests to speed up cancer drug development

[Source: Research & Innovation] EU and industry-funded research into validating more imaging biomarkers for use in cancer drug trials seeks to speed up development of successful new drugs and avoid exposing patients to treatment that does not work for them.

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Science Café with Cyril Höschl - 24 October 2017, Brussels, Belgium

[Source: Research & Innovation] Science Café with Cyril Höschl is an unconventional open discussion on research in the field of neurosciences. Our guest is director of the National Institute of Mental Health in Klecany, Czech Republic, member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and former president of the European Psychiatric Association and the Federation of European Academies of Medicine. Professor Höschl is one of the founders of the psychoneuroendocrinology. His scientific work is focused on biological psychiatry, clinical psychopharmacology, psychoneuroendocrinology and human ethology. Professor Höschl lectures psychiatry at the Third Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University. He is an honorary member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and International Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Science Café is a forum for discussion of current work and interesting scientific issues. It aims to be informal and accessible. Anyone can participate; speaker is there to be questioned and to talk about his work.

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Smart solutions for the regions: UAS applied R&I increasing regional cooperation - 16-17 November 2017, Porto, Portugal

[Source: Research & Innovation] EURASHE will organise a two day seminar in Porto (Portugal) on 16-17 November in cooperation with Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administracao do Porto (ISCAP) and the Portuguese Polytechnics Coordinating Council (CCISP). The aim of the seminar is to present the current topics and new opportunities within the regional R&I cooperation between the higher education institutions and both regional authorities and businesses. The first day will focus on the cooperation between regional authorities/organisations and higher education institutions. It will consist of keynote speeches and a round table on regional aspects of the cooperation. The second day will continue the regional development theme, focusing also on the SME cooperation and the H2020 projects. T he keynotes are followed by parallel workshops on UAS participation in H2020, on increasing regional cooperation and on increasing student entrepreneurship.

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Workshop "European Pilot Production Network" on Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials - 28 November 2017, Brussels

[Source: Research & Innovation] The workshop will introduce the EPPN and the planned activities and engage the pilot upscaling facilities and their users. The EPPN activities include creating an operational map of all European open pilot facilities and services for upscaling of nanotechnologies and advanced materials; connecting technology owners, users, innovation policy and programme managers and investors through a Digital Hub; and establishing an enhanced materials’ innovation ecosystem and attractive business environment for upscaling and innovation.The aim is to fully exploiting the business potential and improve the opportunities for technology uptake, demonstration and market deployment, offered by European upscaling facilities. The EPPN will also support the networking between public and private investors, as well as National and Regional resources and initiatives. The workshop will also show some best practices pilot projects and their impact, as well as examples of pilot projects preparing to provide upscaling services.This should facilitate discussions on how the EPPN can support the pilots, and how the pilots can get involved and contribute to establishing a European innovation eco-system with optimal impact.

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“HEALTHY URBAN LIVING”- H2020 information & matchmaking event 9-10 November - 9-10 November 2017, Utrecht, Netherlands

[Source: Research & Innovation] Interested in setting up an international project with partners from the Netherlands and other countries? University Medical Center Utrecht and regional parties together with the Dutch National Contact Point for Horizon2020 and the Enterprise Europe Network will organise 2 days dedicated to project building for research and technology innovation and funding information. Focus of this Healthy Urban Living event is to build international partnerships and set up projects on novel research ideas. Through site visits, information sessions, demonstrations, pitches, workshops and pre-arranged one-on-one meetings we aim to facilitate your participation in EU Horizon 2020 and Eurostars programmes.

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