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    Energy efficiency data hub with H2020 EeB PPP projects available online

    January 26th, 2017

    The energy efficiency data hub is a new online tool developed by the European Agency for SMEs (EASME). With interactive maps, key data and statistics, this application features the energy efficiency projects co-funded under Horizon 2020 programme.

    Several featured projects deal with buildings, such as the following EeB PPP projects: BERTIM, IMPRESS, InDeWag and MORE-CONNECT.

    The application consists in 3 different modules:
    •a dynamic map showing the beneficiaries of the programme;
    •Beneficiaries and project lists;
    •Statistics.

    With this application it is now possible to simply search and filter projects by topic (buildings, heating & cooling, industry…), country, project type, year (start or end date) and budget range. You can do this by clicking on the blue arrow on the left side of the map.

    Besides this, each project has a summary that includes some information about the project, the participants and a link for their website. Statistics and figures are also available by clicking on the graphic icon on top left menu.

    The application will be updated after each call.


    Shift2Rail Open Calls for Proposals 2017. Submit your proposal by 30 March!

    January 12th, 2017

    The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking Call for Proposals H2020-S2RJU-2017 is now open.

    Proposals for the Call can be submitted from 10 January until 30 March 2017 (17:00 Brussels time).

    Full details are available through the S2R website or the H2020 portal.

    The mission of the S2R JU is to coordinate and manage the Union research and innovation investments in the European rail sector.

    Its main objective is to implement the S2R Programme, research and innovation activities in the railway sector in Europe, through the collaboration between stakeholders in the entire railway value chain, also outside the traditional rail sector, with particular attention to SMEs, research and technology centres and universities.


    TRA 2018 Conference. Call for Abstracts is open!

    January 10th, 2017

    Digitisation, Automatisation and Decarbonisation are major trends that will drastically change the way we live, work and use mobility and transport in the future. Under the heading of “A digital Era for Transport”, the Transport Research Arena 2018 (TRA 2018) to be held on 16-19 April in Vienna, Austria, will explore, discuss and demonstrate these major paradigm shifts specifically directed at important areas of our life, such as transport, mobility, logistics and industrial production.

    The call for abstracts is open. Submit your contribution by 21 March 2017 at: https://www.conftool.pro/traconference2018/

    Important Dates:
    21 December 2016: Call for abstracts opens
    21 March 2017: Abstracts due
    31 May 2017: Abstracts review decision sent to authors
    15 September 2017: Full paper due
    25 November 2017: Full paper review decision sent to authors
    16-19 April 2018: 7th European Transport Research Arena, Reed Messe Wien, Vienna/Austria


    Publication of NTPs Network Newsletter N° 10

    December 2nd, 2016

    The network of the National Construction Technology Platforms has been active in the last weeks within ECTP strategy, organizing a parallel session at ECTP conference, participating at ECTP Steering Committee meeting, participating through PTEC at REFINET CSA www.refinet.eu on innovation in transport infrastructures, etc.

    These activities, together with some ECTP contributions and with collaborations from four NTPs, are summarized in the Newsletter No.10 available: http://www.ectp.org/fileadmin/user_upload/documents/NTPs_network/NTPs_Newsletter_No10.pdf


    Public consultation on H2020 mid-term assessment

    October 22nd, 2016

    Public consultation on H2020 mid-term assessment

    The public consultation on H2020 mid-term assessment has been launched today.

    We kindly invite you to participate to this consultation. The consultation website can be reached at: http://ec.europa.eu/research/consultations/interim_h2020_2016/consultation_en.htm


    ECTP Conference (17-18 November 2016, Brussels). Updated flyer with detailed programme.

    October 20th, 2016

    The 7th ECTP open conference is organised at the Centre for fine arts (23 Rue Ravenstein, 1000  Brussels) on 17-18 November 2016.

    You can download the flyer with detailed programme here.

    The event is dedicated to present and discuss current and anticipated innovation in the built environment field. Plenary sessions with high-level speakers from academia, industry and the European Commission will introduce the global scheme and visions from various stakeholders. Meanwhile, thematic parallel sessions will address diverse specific issues under the five current challenges of the ECTP.

    A hall for booths and posters will exhibit examples of innovation expected from European projects.

    ECTP Members benefit from reduced fees with a code to be asked by email to conference@ectp.org before registering online.

    More information and registration on the Conference website here.


    Join a High Level Group on a potential European Innovation Council

    October 15th, 2016

    The European Commission is inviting Europe’s top innovators to join a High Level Group that will advise on the design of a potential European Innovation Council (EIC).

    The call for applications announcement can be found here . The deadline for applications is 27 October 2016. The High Level Group will have up to 12 members who would start work by the end of 2016.

    Access the news alert here.

    Source news: European Commission – Research & Innovation © European Union, 1995-2016


    EeB-CA2 Matchmaking Event “Energy-efficient Buildings”

    October 10th, 2016

    Innovative stakeholders from across Europe along the whole value chain of energy-efficient buildings and building technologies will get together at the EeB-CA2 matchmaking event on 18 November. From the planning office and research partners of EU projects over manufacturers to municipalities and investors – the EeB-CA2 matchmaking event is your occasion to quickly get in contact and exchange about new ideas for research and innovation projects and business relations.

    How is this matchmaking event organised?
    Register yourself via the event’s website, upload a meaningful profile of your organization, including a cooperation and technology offer or request. Between 1 -14 November you can book in advance bilateral meetings with other registered participants. At the registration desk of the event location you will then receive your individual meeting schedule.

    Further information, registration and an overview of the profiles of all registered participants can be found here: https://www.b2match.eu/eebca2

    Deadline for registration: 14 November 2016

    Bilateral meetings can be booked in advance between November 1-14 2016.

    The event is free of charge. It will be held in parallel to the ECTP Conference – if you would like to participate in this event as well, please register separately via the ECTP Conference website (https://fr.xing-events.com/ECTPConference2016.html).


    ECTP Conference on the Main Challenges of the Built Environment faced by the Construction Sector (17-18 November 2016, Brussels)

    October 1st, 2016

    The 7th ECTP open conference is organised at the Centre for fine arts (23 Rue Ravenstein, 1000  Brussels) on 17-18 November 2016.

    The event will be dedicated to present and discuss current and anticipated innovation in the built environment field. Plenary sessions with high-level speakers from academia, industry and the European Commission will introduce the global scheme and visions from various stakeholders. Meanwhile, thematic parallel sessions will address diverse specific issues under the five current challenges of the ECTP.

    A hall for booths and posters will exhibit examples of innovation expected from European projects.

    ECTP Members benefit from reduced fees with a code to be asked by email to conference@ectp.org before registering online.

    More information and registration on the Conference website here.

     


    Commission proposes increase of €400 million for Horizon 2020

    September 23rd, 2016

    On the occasion of President Juncker’s 2016 State of the Union address, the Commission presented its mid-term review of the multiannual EU budget (2014-2020). The European Commission has proposed increase of €400 million for Horizon 2020.

    – See the news on the Era Portal Austria website here.

    – See the IP/16/2999 Press Release here.

    – See the EC Communication COM (2016) 603 Final here.


    H2020 InfoDay on Research PPPs on 14 October 2016

    September 15th, 2016

    The Info Day on Research PPPs organised by the EC in Brussels on Friday 14 October 2016 will give the research community an overview of ongoing activities and support the preparation of proposals for the 2017 calls. It will also offer opportunities for networking.

    An open EeB brokerage event is organised in collaboration with the E2B Committee of the ECTP Association.

    EeB Project ideas can be submitted in view of a presentation during the event. Submission of ideas take place through the ECTP E2B Committee. You are invited to submit your idea on the dedicated Domain of the ECTP Collaborative Workspace ASAP by 6 October. If you do not have yet an access to the Domain, please consult the ECTP Secretariat to get your access rights.

    Registration on the EC website is compulsory to attend the event.


    Energy Union and Climate Action: Driving Europe’s transition to a low-carbon economy

    September 1st, 2016

    The package of measures presented by the Commission helps Europe to prepare for the future and to stay competitive. It translates the commitments taken by Member States in October 2014 and is primarily addressed to Member States, since they will be in the forefront of deciding how to implement measures to meet the agreed greenhouse gas emission target for 2030.

    All Member States will have national emission targets for 2030 expressed as a percentage reduction from 2005 emission levels as well as access to new flexibilities to achieve those targets cost effectively. Collectively, these national targets give an overall EU reduction of 30% in the sectors covered by the proposal.

    Access the press release here.
    Access the fact sheet here.
    More information on the EC DG CLIMA website.

    Source: EC DG CLIMA © European Union, 2016


    High Level Group for interim evaluation of H2020

    September 1st, 2016

    The call for expression of interest for the establishment of a High Level Group on maximizing the impact of EU Research and Innovation programmes, as part of the Interim Evaluation of Horizon 2020 is now launched.

    More information at: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/other/events/high-level-group_en.pdf

    Source: EC DG Research and Innovation © European Union, 2016


    ECTP Conference (17-18 November 2016, Brussels)

    August 10th, 2016

    The 7th ECTP open conference is organised at the Centre for fine arts (23 Rue Ravenstein, 1000  Brussels) on 17-18 November 2016.

    The event will be dedicated to present and discuss current and anticipated innovation in the built environment field. Plenary sessions with high-level speakers from academia, industry and the European Commission will introduce the global scheme and visions from various stakeholders. Meanwhile, thematic parallel sessions will address diverse specific issues under the five current challenges of the ECTP.

    A hall for booths and posters will exhibit examples of innovation expected from European projects.

    ECTP Members benefit from reduced fees with a code to be asked by email to conference@ectp.org before registering online.

    More information and registration on the Conference website here.


    The EU construction industry in the first quarter of 2016

    July 31st, 2016

    Comparing data for the first quarter of 2015 and 2016, it can be found that production in the EU construction sector grew by 1% thanks to investments aimed at construction of new buildings. At the same time, the number of m2 of useful floor area in residential, non-residential and office buildings which got permits in EU countries increased by 2%, however this indicator is lower than at the end of 2015.

    Access more information from ASM website here.

    Source: ASM – Market Research and Analysis Centre, asm-poland.com.pl