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Embedding digital into societal challenges

Belgium

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A conference on embedding digital solutions into the societal challenges of the current and upcoming EU research and innovation (R&I) programme, while showcasing Estonian scientists’ contributions in addressing emerging barriers.

This conference, which will take place in Brussels, aims to provide input towards policy discussions relevant to policy makers and decision-makers in EU institutions, member states, and stakeholders. It relates to some of the barriers to embedding digital solutions into the societal challenges posed by the EU Horizon 2020 the EU's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, and the upcoming framework programme. Another aim is to showcase Estonian scientists’ and research-based enterprises’ contributions in addressing these obstacles. The conference will also be an opportunity to find partners for cooperation. 

Background

EU science, research and innovation policy plays an important part in merging the physical and digital worlds by matching digital technologies with innovative solutions to societal challenges. Societal challenges are one of the key priorities of Horizon 2020 and the next framework programme. This priority focuses on areas like health, food, energy, transport, climate, and innovative and secure societies. Many solutions are already in place, but there are growing opportunities and challenges.

Agenda

The conference is divided into panel discussions that are illustrated with showcases of scientists’ contributions in addressing emerging barriers and followed by the Q&A from the audience.

More information about the programme is available in the agenda (PDF, 710 KB).

Additional information about the speakers is available in the detailed agenda (PDF, 4.7 MB)

Registration

Registration for the conference is open until 4 December on the Estonian Research Council website.

Organisers

The Estonian Research Council and its Estonian Liaison Office for EU Research and Technical Development in Brussels, the Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU and the Ministry of Education and Research in Estonia, Science|Business as well as the Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA).

Target group

Primarily policy makers and decision-makers at EU institutions, including high officials from the European Commission, representatives of relevant professional associations, R&I offices, attachés from member states, representatives of universities, and others in the field.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact the Estonian Liaison Office for EU RTD at brussels@etag.ee.

There will be a live stream of the event.

All times in agenda are CET.

Agenda

12.30-13.30

Registration and light lunch

13.30-14.00

Welcome and opening speeches

14.00-15.30

Session I

Data as a key enabler for Europe’s future

15.30-16.00

Coffee break

16.00-17.30

Session II

Societal acceptance of digital solutions

17.30-17.40

Conclusions

17.40

Networking reception

Location

Residence Palace

Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi 155, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

Links

Files

Partners

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