The European Commission hosted a two-day event entirely dedicated to the MSCA community in Toulouse, France, this July. Mattias from qBionano was one of the invited speakers to the “How to Engage with Policy-Makers” session.
How can we facilitate and advance Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) across Europe? Both for the current funding programme Horizon 2020, but also for the upcoming Horizon Europe?
qBioNano will be represented at the upcoming Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF 2018) which will be held in Toulouse this year.
Registration is still open and can be found at https://www.esof.eu/en/
Videos and photos from the “Science is Wonder-ful!” event hosted in Brussels are now available online: https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/science-is-wonderful_en#3
During this event qBioNano was highligted as one of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions-funded projects of this year.
The European Commission announced via a press release on March 7, 2017 that Mattias Björnmalm of qBionano is one of the “thirty highly-promising researchers [that] have been selected to showcase the EU’s actions dedicated to excellence and worldwide mobility in research”. More info can be found in the booklet (PDF).
Photos from the award ceremony can be found here.
From the press release:
Today the European Union is celebrating the one hundred thousandth fellow benefiting from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. To mark this milestone in the history of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, 30 highly promising researchers have been selected to showcase the EU’s actions dedicated to excellence and worldwide mobility in research. Since the launch of the programme 20 years ago, the share of female participants has been exceptionally high and 18 of the selected researchers are women.
The 30 chosen researchers represent the 100 000 fellows who have been supported by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions over the past two decades. The group includes 28 European nationals, one from each EU Member State, one from Colombia and one from New Zealand. Their research topics cover a wide spectrum, ranging from tackling climate change and ground breaking research on fighting cancer to the prevention of violent radicalisation. The 30 researchers have outstanding potential: they achieved the highest evaluation scores in the 2016 call for proposals for individual fellowships. They competed with 8916 proposals submitted by other researchers; of which nearly 1200 proposals were selected for funding.