MARINA Conference 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS now open!

Now open the call for papers for the MARINA Annual Conference, titled “Marine Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society”, to be held in Tartu, Estonia, 17-19 September 2018, hosted by the Science Centre AHHAA. The deadline for abstract submission is 5 of June, the deadline for paper submission: 15 of June.

The second annual conference of the MARINA project aims at presenting cases studies highlighting examples where the implementation of RRI dimensions, principles and topics, made a difference in the impact of the research and innovation in the context of the H2020 societal challenges.

and-im-yoursThe concept of Responsible Research and Innovation is relatively recent and it is part of the Europe 2020 strategy. Its vision is to promote a stronger collaboration among scientists from different disciplines, societal actors, citizens and policy makers in order to achieve a wider dimension of science and innovation and enhance the role of society in dealing with its challenges.
With this focus, the conference will cover and systematize case studies and experiences developed in several past and running research activities and projects on RRI on within another context in relation to marine issues. This portfolio of experiences will also include examples of guidelines, approaches and good practices dealing with different aspects of RRI and marine challenges. These themes will help fill the gap in the present literature.
The conference overall aim is to establish, organise and activate an RRI community on the marine challenges, which involves scientists and societal actors working together during the whole research and innovation process. with the common goals of aligning both the process and its outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of the society and integrating citizens visions, needs and desires into science and innovation.

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Start-up and SME Booster Call 2018

EIT RawMaterials can help you to create and develop new, innovative business ideas in the raw materials sector – covering every stage from initial ideas to business creation and business growth.

EIT RawMaterials aims to significantly enhance innovation rates in the (mineral and metallic) raw materials sector through any therefore needed Incubator & Business Creation Services, via its Network and Collaboration Activities, as well as by Financial Support. Biotic and non-biotic materials will be valued against their properties as a substitute for metals and minerals.

EIT RawMaterials focuses on metal and mineral raw materials. Bio-based and polymer materials are covered in view of their potential as substitute material. Other materials are also considered in the context of multi-material product recycling. As a result of our broad membership base, EIT RawMaterials has the flexibility to address critical as well as non-critical raw materials.

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Pre-announcement of a new 2016 Joint Call by Water JPI and FACCE JPI

The Water Joint Programming Initiative ( Water JPI) and the Agriculture Food Security and Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative (FACCE JPI) published, on 15 of January 2016, a pre-announcement of the upcoming call for multi-national collaborative research projects. The topics of the call are the following and applicants must address at least one of them:  Sustainable management of water resources in agriculture, forestry and freshwater aquaculture sectors by:

  • Increasing the efficiency and resilience of water uses;
  • Monitoring and reducing soil and water pollution;
  • Integrating social and economic dimensions into the sustainable management and governance of water resources.

The budget of the call amounts to 26M€. It is primarily funded by 26 funding organisations from 23 countries (see the table with participating countries below) , with 7.9 M€ support coming from the WaterWorks 2015 ERA-NET Cofund. The WaterWorks2015 ERA-NET Cofund was launched in January 2016 in support of the Water JPI. It is funded by the European Commission under H2020 and aims at tackling water challenges at European and international levels through the development of transnational and transdisciplinary research and innovation actions.

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First calls for proposals from the Danube Transnational Programme 2014-2020 to be launched

The Danube Transnational Programme will invest EUR 202,3 million from the ERDF and EUR 19,8 million from IPA II for transnational projects in the Danube basin territory. Eligible partners will, therefore, come from 9 EU countries – Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany (only Baden-Württemberg and Bayern), Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia; and 5 non-EU countries – Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, part of Ukraine.

The Danube Transnational Programme (2014-2020) is built around four thematic priority axes:

  1. Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
  2. Environment and culture responsible Danube region
  3. Better connected and energy responsible Danube region
  4. Well-governed Danube region

The first call for proposals will be implemented in two steps. The timeline of the first step is 23 September 2015 till 3 November 2015. Details about the call will be announced at the programme kick-off event on 23 (entire day) and 24 (half day) September 2015 in Budapest

More information can be found on: www.danube-region.eu

Source : http://www.eip-water.eu/water-innovation-news