Trans – Atlantic symposium on ICT Technology and Policy

19th – 20th June 2017, Minneapolis (US)

The “Trans-Atlantic Symposium on ICT Technology and Policy – 5G Networks, Big Data, Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems for a Smart Society”, organised by the European Commission-funded PICASSO project, hosted by the Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota, and co-sponsored by additional EU and US organisations, will cover the spectrum from research assessments via commercialisation opportunities to policy issues in information and communication technologies (ICT) such as 5G networks, Big Data, and the Internet of Things (IoT)/cyber-physical systems (CPS).

In addition to PICASSO, session organisers include BILAT USA 4.0, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, and Clean Energy Economy Minnesota.

Comprising a combination of plenary and parallel sessions, the symposium will set focus on impacts for a smart society and related industry sectors.

The event will also present “opportunity reports”, including prioritisation of R&D and application needs, and recommended areas for EU-US collaboration, that have recently been prepared by the PICASSO Expert Groups in IoT/CPS, 5G networks, Big Data and Policy.

For further information and for the registration please visit the event website.



2nd SEREN3 Training for stakeholders on PCP/PPI in Secure Societies

30th of May 2017, Warsaw

Instytut Podstawowych Problemów Techniki PAN - IPPT PAN, Pawińskiego 5b Street, 02-106 Warszawa

We would like to kindly invite you to the 2nd SEREN3 Training for stakeholders on PCP/PPI in Secure Societies. It will be organized on the 30th of May 2017 in Warsaw. The main objective of the training is to raise the awareness about PCP - PPI instruments in Secure Societies calls under Horizon 2020.

The main topics which will be addressed during the training are following:

  • introduction to innovation procurement - state of play around Europe;
  • funding opportunities in Horizon 2020 focus on Secure Societies Calls;
  • about the EAFIP initiative;
  • the economics of innovation procurement;
  • innovation procurement – main steps and pre-requisites;
  • innovation procurement – the complementarity between PCP and PPI. Innovation partnerships;
  • policy rationale & Value Engineering;
  • innovation procurement in the Security sector – case examples and lessons learned.

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Third SEREN 3 webinar on Dual-use Technologies: EU funding opportunities

We are glad to announce the third SEREN 3 webinar on: Dual-use Technologies: EU funding opportunities

The webinar equally targets NCPs in Secure Societies and Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) advisors interested to improve their knowledge in dual-use technologies and the available EU funding opportunities.

The webinar is organised by SEREN 3, the NCP Network for Secure Societies in collaboration with the EEN Sector Group Aeronautics, Space and Dual-Use Technologies.

Date and time: Friday 31st March 2017, 11:00 CET 

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B2B Matchmaking event (Ocean Business 2017) and conference on dual-use technologies (Maritime & Defence Dual-Use)

Southampton, 4-5 April 2017, organised by Marine South East, UK and the European Commission

Maritime and Defence Dual-Use Conference 2017, 4th April 2017

This conference will target maritime dual use opportunities in autonomous systems and satellite applications in the Solent region. The goal of the conference is to highlight innovation priorities and initiate relationships across defence and civil organisations, involving major companies and SMEs. The conference will take place on 4 April 2017, preceding the Ocean Business trade event. View the agenda and register here.

International B2B Matchmaking at Ocean Business 2017, 5th April 2017

Enterprise Europe Network is organising a B2B matchmaking event on Wednesday 5 April 2017, during Ocean Business 2017 and its associated event Maritime & Defence Dual-Use. Register here. 

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DRMKC workshop presenting research projects on critical infrastructure protection

16-17 March 2017, Brussels

Venue place: BERLAYMONT building, Schuman meeting room

The Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC) is pleased to invite you to a research result presentation workshop that will bring together representatives of FP7 and H2020 research projects funded under the safety, security and environment subjects. It will bring together representatives from various European Commission DGs and stakeholders from EU Member States. The workshop will take place in Brussels on 16-17 March 2017.

Representatives of 14 projects that focus on geophysical hazards, cascade effects and extreme weather will present how their results can be used in practice, collect feedback from participants and propose common recommendations for the follow-up as well as for the implementation of European policies in the areas of disaster risk reduction, critical infrastructure protection and societal resilience.

The workshop will provide an inter-disciplinary forum for researchers, European and national policy-makers and risk management authorities, as well as owners/managers of critical infrastructures to review the current state of knowledge and the needs of different stakeholders. Furthermore, it will showcase the most recent scientific and technical developments that may be deployed in practice for the protection of critical infrastructures against geophysical and hydro-meteorological hazards and for the case of cascading effects. Common policy recommendations from the scientific community are among the principal outcomes expected from the workshop. The round-table discussions will also identify knowledge gaps and research needs for increased resilience of infrastructures and societies.

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CLOSEYE Project Final Event

February 23rd at Museo Picasso, Malaga, Spain

On behalf of the Consortium CLOSEYE, we kindly invite you to attend CLOSEYE Final Event to be held in Malaga on February 23th at Museo Picasso. It will be a one day event finishing not after 15:00pm. 

The main purpose of the CLOSEYE Event will be to inform the institutions, industry and stakeholders attending the event about the outcomes, lessons learnt and conclusions obtained after several years of work.

The event agenda can be dowloaded from the following link.


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