22 May 2018

Blue Point Brussels

80 Bd A. Reyers Ln, 1030 Brussels


EU Green Week took place around Europe. The opening event took place in Utrecht on Monday, 21st of May, followed by the Green Cities Summit and conference in Brussels, and concluded in Madrid on the 25th of May 2018.

EU Green Week’s Green Cities Summit was aimed at sharing the challenges and success stories of cities aiming to focus on a more eco-friendly future. As cities produce around 80% of the pollution then this year’s Green Week was geared on exploring how to make cities greener and more environmentally friendly. The aim of the event was to bring together various stakeholders to listen, learn and share their experiences.

4 May 2018

Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170

Brussels, Belgium


The LIFE 2018 Information and Networking Day gave an overview of the changes in the LIFE programme in terms of simplification of the application process by setting up a 2 stage application process. In addition to sharing their successes and achievements, the common problems of the projects were discussed, and the financial aspects of the budget received a good overview.

Maja Mikosinska (Head of Sector Unit LIFE and Eco-Innovation, EASME) introduced the new 2 stage application process:

1 .Preparation of Concept Note – only 10 pages via e-Proposal
2. Preparation of full proposal

25 April 2018

Members’ Salon, European Parliament




Industry is central to Europe’s economy. Europe’s industrial sector has long been the engine for the sustainable growth of its economy and the main contributor to job creation. Industry is typically the largest source of business R&D, has larger technological and economic multipliers than other sectors, and is closely linked to knowledge-intensive services”

24th April 2018
Hotel Renaissance
Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Bruxelles

Frontiers hosted their second Annual Data Services Workshop this week in Brussels. The aim of the event was to discuss and share the developments and success stories in the sphere of big data technologies and artificial intelligence (AI). The event was designed to tie these developments with health research and to also discuss policy challenges. Of course, the financial challenges were also noted during event, as well as the time lag of the innovation or research reaching the public sphere.

14 November 2017

Albert Borschette Congress Centre

Rue Froissart 36 – 1040 Brussels


“The aim of the work programme 2018-2020 is to address the concerns of the European citizens regarding migration, the fourth industrial revolution and the challenges of governance by providing objective scientific elements of assessment regarding these phenomena and formulating elaborate policy options or applicable solutions in order to help better tackle these complex issues and inform citizens objectively” (Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies Work Programme 2018-2020).

10 October 2017

Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU

Square de Meeûs 30 – 1000 Brussels



The Education Research and Innovation sector deserves the utmost priority because it contributes largely to the individual, social and economic well-being of a country and the European Union as a whole.

This seminar took place at the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU and focused on the fact that Research and Innovation funding on education and training has been rather limited on the EU-level.

In this regard, panel discussions were organized in order to promote a more ambitious and structured approach for Education Research and Innovation in the next EU Framework Programme FP9.

23-25 October 2017

European Commission, Charlemagne Building

170 Rue de la Loi -1000, Brussels



The Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days presented the new funding opportunities offered by the Energy Work Programme 2018-2020 “Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy”.

This year the content of the event was structured across three days:

  • Day 1: introduced the overall policy background, launched the work programme and covered Global Leadership for Renewables, Decarbonisation of Fossil Fuels, and cross-cutting issues;
  • Day 2: presented Smart Cities & Communities and Energy Systems;
  • Day 3: focused on Smart & Efficient Energy.

More information and all the presentations can be found here.

3-4 October 2017

European Commission, Charlemagne Building

170 Rue de la Loi -1000, Brussels



The Industrial Innovation Information Days 2017 took place in Brussels on 3 and 4 October.

The aim of the event was to:

  • Build the basis for the future of Industrial Research in Europe
  • Inform relevant Industrial Technologies providers & users about EU activities in the field
  • Enhance cooperation among Industrial stakeholders.

3 July 2017

European Commission, Charlemagne Building

170 Rue de la Loi -1000, Brussels


Against the backdrop of the Commission’s White Paper on the future of Europe, the conference “Research & Innovation – shaping our future“, hosted by Research, Science and Innovation Commissioner Carlos Moedas, brought together policymakers from EU institutions, nearly 700 stakeholders and interested actors to discuss the role of research and innovation for Europe’s future.

Pascal Lamy, the chair of the High Level Group on maximising the impact of European research and innovation programmes, presented the Group’s vision and recommendations for the future, based on the results of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020. Visionary speakers included captains of industry, researchers and innovators at the frontier of progress, politicians and movers and shakers in society but also young people who have expectations for the(ir) future.