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Commission moves to foster wireless innovation through sharing of radio spectrum
(3 September 2012) The European Commission today unveiled plans to deal with the exponential growth in mobile and wireless data traffic by enabling wireless technologies, including broadband, to share the use of the radio spectrum. With new technologies it is possible to share radio spectrum amongst several users – such as internet providers – or use the spectrum available between TV frequencies, for example, for other purposes. National spectrum regulation often does not reflect the new technical possibilities, leaving mobile and broadband users at risk of poor service as demand grows, and preventing a single market for investment in such communications markets. A coordinated European approach to sharing spectrum will lead to greater mobile network capacity, cheaper wireless broadband, and new markets such as tradable secondary rights for a given spectrum allocation.
Maximising radio spectrum efficiency by sharing it – Frequently Asked Questions:http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/12/636&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en
LINQ 2012 – Innovations and Quality: How do they fit together?
23 October 2012 Brussels, Belgium
This event will cover topics such as Lifelong Learning, Technology-Enhanced Learning, quality standards and certification, human resources development, competences and skills, as well as learning, innovation and quality management systems. Experts from Learning, Education and Training are expected to join this dialogue. Registration for the event is open until the 30th of September, however seats are limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation
19 September 2012 Pisa, Italy
This information day will focus on the new research and innovation area “Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation” (CAPS) under the ICT workprogramme 2013. CAPS are ICT systems leveraging the emerging “network effect” by combining open online social media, distributed knowledge creation and data from real environments (Internet of Things), in order to create new forms of social innovation. They are expected to support environmentally aware, grassroots processes and practices to share knowledge, to achieve changes in lifestyle, production and consumption patterns, and to set up more participatory democratic processes.The event will provide first-hand information on the call, discuss some initial examples, and give voice to any participant interested in presenting and discussing her/his own ideas on the subject. Participation is free of charge.
Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation:http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/collectiveawareness/index_en.htm
Workshop on the usage of Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) in High-Performance Computing (HPC)
21 September 2012 Brussels, Belgium
The workshop aims to initiate a technical dialogue with all potentially interested suppliers on both the technical challenges related to energy efficiency and the practical implementation of a PCP process in the context of HPC.
Commission Communication and Staff working document on Pre-commercial Procurement: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/tl/research/priv_invest/pcp/documents/pcp_brochure_en.pdf
Exploitation of R&D Results in the 7th Framework Programme (FP7)
17 October 2012 Paris, France
This workshop is addressed to scientists and project managers in SMEs, research institutes and universities, as well as hospitals in the fields of health, life sciences, genomics and biotechnology. The workshop will be dedicated to valorisation strategies for R&D results generated during, or at the end of FP7 projects. It will provide practical, easy-to-use information on IPR aspects as well as on further financial resources from Venture Capitalists and Bank specialists.
ICT Proposers’ Day 2012
26 September 2012 – 27 September 2012 Warsaw, Poland
This event will offer a networking platform to build quality partnerships for participating in the new ICT Work Programme for 2013. Presentation of project ideas, first-hand information from European Commission officials, guidance on how to submit a successful proposal and much more will be provided during the event. The on-line networking features, available on the event’s website, allow participants to log on to the website, create their profiles, find out about Workprogramme objectives with the possibility to leave comments, submit or browse presentations, find out about project ideas and start networking with other proposers. Registration is open until 20 September.
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NESSI Members Day 2012
28 September 2012 Warsaw, Poland
Event organised just the day after the ICT Proposers’ Day 2012. The event will provide the participants with a unique opportunity to meet key actors in the Software and Services sector and to support the creation of project consortia in response to the calls of the FP7 ICT Work Programme 2013. High-level participants from the private and public sectors have been invited to this Members Day, which is dedicated to discussing relevant NESSI topics such as the first Work Programme of the upcoming framework programme for research and innovation Horizon 2020, developments for PPPs and ETPs in the next framework programme and research activities in areas like Future Internet, Big Data and Cloud Computing.
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Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda: Take your chances – Europe needs you
Opening of the academic year 2012-2013, University of Technology, Delft, 3 September 2012
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