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Upcoming events

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.

ESASTAP Plus Innovation Conference
21 October 2015, Sheraton Pretoria Hotel, Pretoria, South Africa
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The ESASTAP Plus project will host a "South Africa (SA) – European Union (EU) Conference on Innovation" especially intended for policy-makers, cooperation facilitators and innovation managers interested in discussing the latest developments and possible future scenarios of the EU-South Africa cooperation in the fields of Innovation (RTDI). The goal of the conference will be to:
  • provide feedback from researchers, businesses and business support structures to policy makers and notably to discuss the barriers, challenges and good practices experienced by businesses and researchers involved in EU-South Africa collaboration in Innovation,
  • exchange on recommendations on policy measures in order to overcome barriers and enhance EU-South Africa innovation collaboration; and to
  • present best practices on Innovation cooperation between South Africa and Europe.

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.

Science Forum: South Africa – 2015
8-9 December 2015, CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa
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On 8 and 9 December 2015, the South African Department of Science and Technology, will be honoured to host the first edition of the Science Forum South Africa at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria. Organised as the initiative of South Africa's Minister of Science and Technology, Minister Naledi Pandor, the organisation of the Forum is inspired by renowned international events such as the European Science Open Forum (ESOF), the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Science Agora in Japan. The objective of the Forum is to ignite a vibrant discussion on the role of science in society, between all stakeholders, the scientific community, government, industry and most importantly civil society at large.

The Forum programme will comprise of plenary lectures and discussions by and involving leading South African and international scientists, experts and thought leaders. A strategic focus will be to highlight and critically interrogate the role of science in advancing sustainable growth and development, especially in fighting poverty, inequality and unemployment; within the South African national, African continental, as well as global contexts. Harnessing science, technology and innovation partnerships to bolster Africa's growth and development agenda will indeed be at the heart of the Forum's deliberations.

  European Commission FP7