Following the successful event on EU Funding for Turkey (which took place in Ankara on May 4th), the AER is now pleased to announce the launch of the “Cities of the Future 2017” Brokerage Event which will be held in Brussels on the 26th and 27th of October 2017. The so-called event is organised by the “Turkey in Horizon 2020”, a consortium formed by International Development Ireland LDT (IDI), the Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI) of Austria, the European Business Innovation Centers Network (EBN) of Belgium, Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovaçao (SPI), and G&G Consulting (Turkey).
What is it about?
The event will bring together up to 400 researchers, industry professionals, government officials and policy makers from Europe and Turkey, targeting the following H2020 topics:
- “Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Cities” and “Energy Efficient Buildings”
- “Circular Economy (SPIRE, Raw Materials and Water)
- “Mobility for Growth,” “Automated Road Transport” and “The European Green Vehicles Initiative”
- “Smart Energy Systems and Consumers”
Purpose of the event
The Cities of the Future 2017, according to the program description, is meant as a “wider concept that encompasses cities’ overall energy and resource efficiency with profound economic, social and environmental impacts, resulting in a better quality of life. In this context ‘Green Vehicles’ play an essential role, as well as further advances in ‘Factories of the Future’ or ‘Sustainable Process Industries’, for increased resource efficiency, new markets, and new jobs.”
What’s in for regions?
As stated by the EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, “Turkey is a much-valued partner. Its dynamic business environment is a perfect test bed for the development of innovative products and services – making cooperation a win-win for researchers and enterprises on both sides.”
This event then provides an excellent opportunity for AER members to build up linkages not only with Turkish and European researchers but also with highly qualified research-performing SMEs, expand networks and create new partnerships for the upcoming calls in Horizon 2020.
For more information, just visit the event website: http://turkeyinh2020.eu/news/be3/
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