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January 2020

Forest Innovation Workshop and Rosewood Final Conference

January 15 @ 08:30 - January 16 @ 18:00
Florence Italy + Google Map

The Forest Innovation Workshop is a biennial European initiative which promotes networking and exchanges among regions and the community of forestry and wood industry innovators and actors. It focuses on the following four thematic areas: Managing Impacts related to Climate Change; Supporting Wood and Biomass Mobilization; Supporting the Provision of Ecosystem Services; Improving Sustainable Forest Management Approaches and Tools. The 2020 workshop edition will be hosted by the ROSEWOOD Network, a Horizon 2020 funded Coordination and Support Action which main…

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February 2020

Horizon 2050 : Towards a greener, smarter world

February 4
Brussels Belgium

The incoming European Commission’s policy agenda is arguably its most ambitious to date. During its five year term, the Commission will seek legally binding commitments to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, unlock €1 trillion in green transition financing by 2030, and take a global leadership role in the governance of artificial intelligence, among other headline goals. It will also launch Horizon Europe, its largest ever research and innovation programme, with a clearly defined range of impact targets. In…

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International Conference on Forests for Biodiversity and Climate

February 4 @ 09:00 - February 5 @ 18:00
Brussels Belgium

Forests cover approximately 30% of the Earth’s land area, host 80% of its biodiversity; support the livelihoods of around a quarter of the world’s population. At the EU level, forests cover approximately 42% of the land area. In addition to providing economic and job opportunities to local communities, forests are an irreplaceable biodiversity reservoirs and carbon sinks; they prevent soil erosion; they provide clean water through filtration; they clean the air; they play a central role in risk reduction measures…

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Workshop: Smart grids in the new programming period

February 6
Brussels Belgium

This workshop is jointly organised as part of the Stairway to Excellence (S2E) project and the Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy (S3PEnergy) initiative, managed by the JRC, in close cooperation with DG REGIO and DG ENER. This workshop aims to test approaches to improve transnational networking in the area of smart grids and draw lessons to build a more diversified approach to cooperation across territories and European actors in a RIS3 context in the smart grids sector. This event will…

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Industry Clusters Connecting Circular Economy Conference

February 11 @ 08:30 - February 12 @ 17:00
Kemi Finland

Regional Council of Lapland in cooperation with European Commission, Digipolis Oy and City of Kemi, Finland is organising a conference dedicated to “Responsible Industry Leading the Sustainable Development on the example of Industry Clusters Connecting Circular Economy”. Around 130 representatives of local, regional, national and European public authorities together with industry and civil society stakeholders will share their experiences and provide insights into future cluster policies related to circular economy, with a focus on trends, interregional and cross-sectoral collaboration as…

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Paving the way for SMEs’ Artificial Intelligence adoption

February 18 @ 13:00 - February 19 @ 17:30
Brussels Belgium

Artificial Intelligence has a high potential for European SMEs, but they often struggle to keep up with the pace of digital transformation and industrial transition. To tackle this, policy initiatives supporting AI adoption are of utmost importance. EASME and DG GROW will host their high-level conference on “A European perspective on Artificial Intelligence (AI): Paving the way for SMEs’ AI adoption in key industrial value chains” next 18-19 February. The two-day event will gather decision-makers, SMEs, AI innovators and academics…

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1st policy Hackathon on smart construction & smart mobility to get carbon neutral cities by 2030

February 27 @ 11:00 - 16:00
Brussels Belgium

The European Innovation Ecosystems Unit of the European Innovation Council at DG R&I is organising the first ever policy hackathon at the Directorate General of Research and Innovation (DG R&I) at the European Commission, and is looking for startups or investors in the areas and smart construction or smart mobility that might be interested. The objective is to hack 2 major challenges that our societies face: How to get a carbon neutral city by 2030 by employing Smart Mobility Solution.…

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March 2020

CANCELLED: Workshop & S3P-Industry 6th Steering Committee Meeting

March 4 - March 5
Milan Italy

The S3P-Industry 6th Steering Committee Meeting will take place in Milan, Italy on the 4th and 5th of March 2020. This event will be kindly hosted by the Region of Lombardy. The S3P-Industry invites its 21 partnerships as well as the Energy and Agri-Food S3 partnerships, and relevant European Commission services to meet and exchange during two days in Milan: 1) 4 March 2020 - Workshop in the framework of the SC meeting The main aim of this first day will be to…

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CANCELLED: Smart Specialisation for Sustainable Development Goals

March 5 - March 6
Brussels Belgium

The main aim of the event is to present practical experience and advances in applying Smart Specialisation (S3) as a methodology driving the achievement of the SDGs through the establishment and implementation of transformative localised, place-based, innovation-driven strategies/roadmaps in a number of countries and sub-national territories. This includes EU Member States, regions and cities that are already implementing Smart Specialisation strategies targeted towards SDGs and non-EU countries that chose to adopt the S3 methodology as policy framework and/or reference methodology.

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Bioregions Facility Launch

March 9
Bilbao Spain

This event will start transregional cooperation on shaping and implementing a sustainable and integrative forest-based circular bioeconomy among dedicated regions. The initiative aims to share knowledge and develop cooperation around the topics of innovation, institutions, infrastructures and investments to make a sustainable bioeconomy a reality. The Bioregions Facility is a new EFI initiative in which regions work together, connecting science knowledge to action in order to move from a fossil economy towards a circular bioeconomy where sustainable forests and wood…

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