Brussels, Belgium, 21 October, 2011
Rue de Namur, 82 – 1000 Brussels
The conference will bring together scientists and stakeholders involved in EU-Russia scientific cooperation and will offer the opportunity to present and discuss the tools and services developed within the E-URAL project.
One of the main outcomes of the project is the Russian ENV Expertise Database, aimed at mapping leading Russian scientific expertise and infrastructures and including more than 200 profiles of Russian researchers working on environmental topics. Moreover, the conference will present which are the main current Russian research needs in the environmental area, identified as result of four thematic workshops organized in Russia by the E-URAL project and other specific project surveys.
A round-table will be organized within the conference, with the aim of discussing and outline future perspectives on EU-Russia cooperation in the field of environmental research. Coordinators of European projects targeting EU-Russia scientific cooperation, as well as EC representatives will be invited to contribute to this discussion.
If you are already involved in EU-Russia scientific cooperation or are interested in discovering more opportunities in this field, do not miss the E-URAL Final Conference!
There is no participation fee for the conference, but a maximum number of 50 participants will be allowed (“first come, first served” policy).
The cooperation between Russia and Germany in the field of biotechnology will be supported with 1,1 million Euro by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research until the end of 2013.
The primary objectives of the Network are to initiate and establish cooperation between companies and scientific institutions in both countries and furthermore to provide a systematic and sustainable basis for cooperation in traditional fields, as for example molecular biology or biochemistry, as well as in younger research areas such as the environmental and resource management.
4TH POLICY STAKEHOLDERS' CONFERENCE: "EU-EECA COOPERATION IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION: THE WAY TOWARDS 2020", 15-16 NOVEMBER 2011, WARSAW
The partnership between the countries of the European Union and Eastern Europe & Central Asia (EECA) is of utmost importance for the political, economic and social development of both regions. The EECA countries have significant potential both in terms of their strong academic community and of well-known S&T institutes in a variety of scientific disciplines.
This conference will allow scientists, industry representatives and policy makers to exchange views on current state, define present challenges, expectations and recommendations for future research and innovation cooperation policy. The event planned under the Polish Presidency is the fourth, with previous conferences having taken place in Athens (2009), Moscow (2010) and Astana (May 2011).
The Conference is organised within FP7 project: S&T International Cooperation Network for Eastern European and Central Asian Countries (IncoNet EECA).
This catalogue includes all projects which have so far been funded under the Environment Theme of FP7's Specific Programme "Cooperation" between 2007 and 2011, presenting them according to key research areas.
The East-West Science Centre (OWWZ) offers training courses on innovative research and development. The offer is addressed to experts in politics, administration, research and teaching in Eastern European countries.
Skills will be taught in the following areas:
The development and application of new technologies
1. Environmental Technologies for Solid Waste and Wastewater Management: Opportunities for EU-Russia Collaboration
Arkhangelsk, Russian Federation.25-27 May 2011
The sustainable management of urban and industrial solid waste and waste water represents one of the major environmental challenges, which is closely related to the re-use/recycling of materials.
The workshop brought together scientists, experts and local stakeholders working on relevant projects about environmental technologies related to solid waste and waste water management in Europe and Russia.
The workshop presented current funded research activities in Russia and EU on the topics, in order to identify common interests or main gaps, and to define available collaboration opportunities and new cooperation ideas.
It also showcased how these scientific developments fit into the local needs of Archangelsk and the surrounding area in terms of waste and wastewater management and the impact they could have on sustainable development.
The training “How to participate in FP7-ENV projects?” was to provide researchers from the Northern Arctic Federal University and other stakeholders in Russia with a basic knowledge on the opportunities for Russian researchers to participate in the “Environment” theme of the 7th Framework Programme.
The content of the trainings was based on the training needs of Russian researchers & multipliers as identified through a questionnaire to a large number of Russian researchers that was carried out prior to the training.
3. E_URAL FP7 Environmental Research Brokerage Event
Brussels, Belgium, 17 June
This FP7 brokerage event focused on the five challenges which are forming the key research priorities for the ENVIRONMENT 2012 Work Programme.
Attendees had the opportunity to get background information about the upcoming call on Environment, meet potential collaboration partners , also from Russia, on specified issues especially in environment research areas, facilitate the setup of FP7 project consortia.
They also presented, discussed and developed new project ideas on Environment at international level, in particular with Russian researchers and organisations.
In the context of the largest European trade show for Biotechnology – BIOTECHNICA 2011 – that will take place in Hannover the East-West-Science Center Hessen (OWWZ), University of Kassel (Coordinator of the German-Russian Cooperation Network Biotechnology) together with Deutsche Messe Hannover and the National Contact Point of Russia for Biotechnology, Agriculture and Food will organize a German-Russian Forum Biotechnology (10 October). The Forum will focus on the following topics:
2. The 11th European Forum on Eco-Innovation: Working with Emerging Economies on Green Growth
The 11th European Forum on Eco-innovation will look to identify global opportunities for eco-innovation and opportunities for green trade between developed and developing nations. The forum will review practical examples of making trade work on the ground with the intention of identifying the challenges and generating recommendations for policies that create a new platform to increase the global green market. These recommendations will contribute to the development of the EU position at the Rio+20 conference.
3. Aquaculture Europe 11, “Mediterranean Aquaculture 2020”
Aquaculture Europe 2011 will bring together research institutions, academia and the industry. Sessions will address vital questions affecting the development of Mediterranean aquaculture over the next decade, with reviews of the importance of aquaculture in EU food production; the sustainability of aquaculture feeds and the implementation of selective breeding strategies in aquaculture.
The conference will include an international trade show, a Farmers' Day and a student workshop. It will also provide a platform to showcase European initiatives in aquaculture.
EEN-Korea is to organize an international technology brokerage event, "Renewable Energy Technology Transfer Day: Seoul 2011", on October 20th (Thursday), incidental to the "Renewable Energy Korea 2011" hosted by the Korean Energy Management Corporation.
The AquaMatch is an international brokerage event focused on water technology and innovation. The event organised by NL Agency and Enterprise Europe Network, the largest business support network in Europe, takes place at Aquatech Amsterdam on November 3rd, 2011.
The biggest expo of green technologies and new lifestyles, a special forum where businesses in the environmental and sustainability sectors can meet institutional stakeholders, trade associations, local/central government, NGO's and all types of industries and goods manufacturers, to discuss new models of economic growth driven by a focus on innovation, clean technologies and a new approach to urbanization and social contexts.
Ecobusiness cooperation event will offer companies, universities and research institutes the opportunity to meet potential partners in pre-arranged face-to-face meetings in order to establish and/or evaluate business co-operations and technological partnerships (commercial agreements, manufacturing and licensing agreements, joint ventures, European R&D projects, etc.)
The sector focuses of the matchmaking events are bioenergy, waste management, energy recovery and recycling.