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Upcoming events

EU Horizon 2020 Information Session
25 April 2016, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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You are invited to attend a Horizon 2020 information session presented by the Department of Science and Technology. The session will focus on open and forthcoming calls within the following themes: Climate Action, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials; Energy; Food security, Sustainable Agriculture & Forestry; Marine, Maritime & Inland Water Research; and ICT. Horizon 2020 is the largest EU Research and Innovation Programme ever with a budget of €80 billion available from 2014 to 2020.

South Africa-EUREKA Smart Cities Partnering Event
26 April 2016, Stockholm, Sweden
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The South African smart cities partnering event will take place during EUREKA Innovation Week. A delegation of South African researchers and innovators will pitch their project ideas for EUREKA endorsement. South Africa will also be exhibiting, to showcare South African expertise and market South African institutions as preferred international partners for EUREKA projects. South Africa has already expressed interest in submitting EUREKA projects with many countries under the bilateral agreement partnership and this is an opportune time to facilitate partner matching between South African innovators and researchers to strengthen SA-EU bilateral cooperation. Contact Ms Tugela Matubatuba on for more information.

Marine Research Seminar
29 April 2016, Cape Town, South Africa
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The Department of Science and Technology (DST) will be hosting the European Commission (EC) Directorate-General for Research and Innovation delegation on 29 April 2016 in Cape Town. South Africa and the EC have a strong collaboration in research. The marine research seminar will bring together experts, researchers and delegations from both South Africa and the European Union. The main objectives of the seminar are to share information on the South African and European marine landscape, and to showcase the South African FP7/Horizon 2020 funded marine projects.

South Africa Finals of Famelab "South Africa's Pop Idols of Science"
4 May 2016, Cape Town, South Africa
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You are cordially invited on behalf of the British Council, SAASTA and Jive Media to attend the South Africa Finals of Famelab "South Africa's Pop Idols of Science". This year the finals take place as part of the Going Global International Higher Education conference and will be an opportunity to network with International HE delegations. It also promises to be fun, entertaining and engaging as the contestants from leading science and research institutions vie for the title of South Africa's Top Young Science Communicator.

IST-Africa Week 2016
10 - 13 May 2016, Durban, South Africa
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IST-Africa Week provides a unique forum to exchange knowledge about research and innovation being undertaken in Europe and Africa focused on eInfrastructures, eHealth, Technology-enhanced Learning, eAgriculture, eGovernment, Digital Libraries, Cloud Computing and International Cooperation. It also provides an important opportunity to identify potential partners for future research and innovation cooperation under Horizon 2020 including the ICT-39-2017 Call which is focused on African ICT related research and innovation challenges. This year's Advance Programme incorporates two plenary sessions and 42 parallel sessions in the scientific programme featuring over 180 presenters from 31 countries.

EU-AU-IIASA Evidence and Policy Event
30 August - 2 September 2016, Ispra, Italy
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In a world marked by complexity, evidence-based policymaking is critical to enhance the effectiveness of public policies and thus ensure the well-being of citizens. To develop the necessary skills for improving practices in better integrating evidence into policy-making, the European and African Union Commissions together with IIASA will be co-organising a capacity development event. Its purpose is for African and European scientists and policymakers to better understand the constraints and demands from both the scientific and the policy-making perspective and to develop together new skills in using evidence for policy. The call for applications for participation close on 29 April 2016.

  European Commission FP7