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24 Feb 2015 - EIT.ICT Labs: Pre-Call Workshops To support the EIT ICT Labs Call 2016 process, the Innovation Action Lines organised, or are organising pre-call workshops around the Co-location Centres. Here you find an overview of the EIT ICT Labs pre-call 2016 workshops to date.  23 Feb 2015 - Neelie Kroes to give University of Twente Innovation Lecture With 800 successful spin-off companies to its name, the University of Twente (UT) leads Europe in terms of start-ups. Neelie Kroes, the recently appointed government ambassador for start-ups in the Netherlands, will make a special appearance at the university on 2 June 2015. The former EU Commissioner will take a closer look at start-up developments in Enschede with a view to establishing links with other high-tech hubs in the Netherlands. Dr Kroes is determined to make the Netherlands one of Europe’s top 3 start-up hubs and is hard at work putting the country firmly on the map as a StartupDelta. On 2 June 2015, she will share her experience, expertise and ambition as the keynote speaker at the University of Twente’s annual Innovation Lecture. 23 Feb 2015 - AAL Call expected soon The next AAL (=Ambient Assistant Living) Call: ”Living active and independently at home. The contribution of ICT/technologies to integrated solutions for supporting active and independent living of older adults in their homes” will most probably be opened on February 27, 2015. Also the budgets of the participating countries, that contribute to the program, will be announced, as well as the eligibility criteria (information in Dutch). 23 Feb 2015 - NWO Call Smart Urban Regions of the Future (SURF) NWO has opened a new Call: :"Smart Urban Regions of the Future (SURF)". It is a Call for large, multidisciplinary projects (between 750 k-euro to 1.5 M-euro), mainly humanities, with technology aspects (a.o., smart grids). (Information in Dutch). 23 Feb 2015 - 25-26 March 2015: Net Futures, Brussels On 25-26 March 2015, the EU organises the Net Futures 2015 Conference. Net Futures is the successor of the FIA Conferences, which have run for 11 years. Net Futures 2015 IS the place to be if you’re looking at designing the future of technological R&I and exploring new business opportunities. And to kick off this two-day rally: the Concertation meetings, which concern you and your partners directly. 20 Feb 2015 - NWO Call Energy Systems Integration open Currently, a NWO Call Energy Systems Integration has been opened. This program promotes challenging scientific research in the medium- and long-term in the area of energy system integration. Researchers can request funding for technological and social innovations in this area. 20 Feb 2015 - Call for NWO-Vici proposals open! Currently, the Call for pre-proposals for NWO Vici Grants is open. This personnel grant is meant for excellent senior researchers, max. 15 years after their defence. 20 Feb 2015 - Pervasive Systems group acquired a NWO KIEM Grant! The EEMCS/Pervasive Systems group acquired a NWO KIEM Grant (Public-private partnership) for their proposal "Design of a Wireless Sensor Network for high resolution monitoring and control of river basins and dikes". This project is a cooperation with TerraTeq, WUR, InTech and Umwelt-Geräte-Technik GmbH).