2014 saw the launch of the first work programmes under Horizon 2020, which is now among the world’s largest funding instruments for collaborative research and innovation. Major events on global collaboration included the 4th Africa-EU Summit which took place in Brussels on 2-4 April. May saw the election of a new European Parliament which will have responsibility for major legislation affecting collaborative research and innovation, such as the Data Protection Regulation and the Transatlantic Trade and Innovation Partnership.
Looking ahead to 2015, the coming months present significant opportunities to build on the progress made in 2014. In March 2015, ISC will convene the conference “EU Science: Global Challenges, Global Collaboration” (ES:GC2) which will take place at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. The event will build on the successful ES:GC2 conference, held on 4-8 March 2013 at the European Parliament in Brussels, inaugurated by the Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. The conference was an associated event of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The ES:GC2 2015 conference will be one of many conferences to take place in 2015 which offer the chance to advance global collaboration, particularly in the context of new calls under Horizon 2020 and related funding instruments.
Major milestones for the year ahead are outlined below.
Events such as these will present significant opportunities to advance scientific research and collaboration and inform science policy at a global level.
All those interested in discussing how best to harness opportunities for collaboration are invited to contact ISC by emailing Declan.Kirrane[at]iscintelligence.com or by calling +32 3 8888109.
First MeerKAT antenna and high-tech data centre launched in the Karoo
7 April 2014, Brussels, Belgium
AERAP Seminar on the occasion of the EU-Africa Summit
4 April 2014, Brussels, Belgium
Neurobiotech Press Conference at the European Parliament
2 April 2014, Brussels, Belgium
Joint media statement: outcomes of the First Ministerial Meeting of SKA African Partner Countries
31 March 2014, Brussels, Belgium
Belgian Senator Tilmans Meeting: solutions to getting young people involved in space sciences
31 March 2014, Brussels, Belgium
AERAP: Ideal platform to advance investment in innovation in Africa
11 March 2014, Brussels, Belgium
Transformational Science with the SKA Symposium
17 - 21 February 2014, Stellenbosch, South Africa
TSF in New York
17 January 2014, New York, U.S.A.
Transatlantic Science Forum - Rome
10 January 2014, Rome, Italy
Arab Forum for Scientific Research and Sustainable Development
20-22 December 2013, Tunis, Tunisia
“Greece EU Council Presidency: Science Priorities” Breakfast Briefing
5 December 2013, Brussels, Belgium
Transatlantic Science Forum high-level policy meeting
12 November 2013, Brussels, Belgium
I-LOFAR: a driver for smart and sustainable growth in Europe’s regions
5 November 2013, Brussels, Belgium
Third Implementation Workshop for the AERAP Framework Programme for Cooperation
4 - 5 November 2013, Brussels, Belgium
AERAP Diplomatic Networking Event
1 October 2013, Brussels, Belgium
BBMRI-ERIC Inauguration Conference
16 - 18 September 2013, Graz, Austria
URSI in AFRICON Conference in Mauritius
16 September 2013, Pointe Aux Piments, Mauritius
AERAP recognized for its efforts in promoting partnerships between Africa and the EU at SA-EU Summit
18 July 2013, Pretoria, South Africa
Global Science Collaboration: Science Capacity Building & the Implications for the Development Process" seminar
27 - 28 June 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
First Implementation Workshop for the AERAP Framework Programme for Cooperation
18 - 19 June 2013, Brussels, Belgium
LOFAR to bring cutting-edge network of radio telescopes to Ireland
6 June 2013, Dublin, Ireland