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Mondragon Group and University seeking academic and industrial partners in SA
28 August 2015, 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Cape Town International Convention Centre, room 2.41/3 (second level)
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As you might know, The International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) General Assembly takes place 23-29 August in Cape Town. One of the global manufacturing experts attending the CIRP GA is Professor Pedro-José Arrazola from Mondragon Group and Mondragon University. He is seeking to discuss possible collaboration with South African universities, research centres or companies in the field of manufacturing, but particularly in the machining of steels, cast iron, titanium alloys and nickel-based alloys in various sectors like automotive, aeronautics, rail, health, etc. Sheet metal forming, forging and casting are also areas of interest. RSVP to

European Union Funding Opportunities for the Humanities and Social Sciences
15 September 2015, Durban, South Africa
Discussion programme | WSSF 2015
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) will be hosting a panel discussion entitled "European Union Funding Opportunities for the Humanities and Social Sciences" at the World Social Science Forum 2015.

Horizon 2020 Information Session at the UKZN College of Humanities
17 September 2015, University of KwaZulu-Natal College of Humanities, South Africa
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Horizon 2020 is the European Union's (EU) Framework Programme for research and innovation. It stems from the combination of "Europe2020" and the "Innovation Union" and is a successor to the 7th Framework Programme, providing investment support on research and innovation. Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). Horizon 2020 is open to all researchers, with a simpler structure than previous programmes, thus reducing 'red tape' and time so that participants can focus on what is really important. This approach helps new projects to get off the ground quickly and achieve results faster. Thanks to its ambitious budget Horizon 2020 offers South African researchers important opportunities to find finance, networks and partnerships for research and innovation. South Africa's excellent track record in European Framework Programmes is recognised throughout Europe and beyond.

World Social Science Forum 2015
13-16 September 2015, Durban, South Africa
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A broad range of topics will be addressed under theme "Transforming global relations for a just world", many of which are open to interdisciplinary and comparative interrogation. These topics include amongst others – global inequalities as it relates to governance, patterns of production and consumption, cultural exchanges, quality health and education, climate change and adaptation, and human rights and social justice. The action oriented nature of the theme will allow the Forum to demonstrate the relevance of social science for public policies and social intervention.

ICT 2015 - Innovate, Connect, Transform
20-22 October 2015, Portugal
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ICT 2015 is the biggest ICT event on the EU calendar. Delegates converge on this event to network, follow interesting debates in the conference, hear the latest news on the new European Commission's policies and initiatives with regard to R&I in ICT, and find information about funding opportunities. Are you ready to showcase the results of your innovative project? Eager to connect with other ICT researchers? Prepared to share your digital transformation? Submit your proposal by 31 March 2015 for displaying your project/company at the ICT 2015 Exhibition.

20-23 October 2015, London, United Kingdom
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Aerodays, the 7th European Aeronautics Days, is the European flagship event in aviation research and innovation which takes place once, during each EU Research Framework Programme. Designed to present strategic perspectives for aviation, including research and innovation, the goal is to share achievements of collaborative research and innovation in aeronautics and air transport within Europe and world-wide international co-operation.

Space Week 2015
21-23 October 2015, Rome
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Between 2014 and 2020, over EUR 12 billion will be spent on the implementation of the EU’s space programmes: Satellite Navigation: The Galileo and EGNOS programmes which provide positioning, navigation, and timing information world wide. Earth Observation: The Copernicus programme which provides Earth observation data and information. Space Research: Part of the Horizon 2020 programme focuses specifically on space technologies, applications (e.g. GNSS and Earth observation), weather, sciences, exploration, and other space related topics. These are the main topics that our event is going to cover.

Advanced WIPO Summer School on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer
30 November - 11 December 2015, Durban, South Africa
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The two-week Summer School on Intellectual Property (IP) and Technology Transfer (TT) is offered jointly by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy, the Department of Science and Technology through the National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO), the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) and the KwaZulu-Natal Regional Office of Technology of Transfer. The summer school provides an opportunity for senior students and young professionals to acquire deeper knowledge of IP and TT. The programme includes lectures by experts in the field of IP and TT. Registration closes on 31 August 2015.

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