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15 Jan 2016 - SAVE THE DATE EIT Digital Conference and Partner Event 2016, Brussels From 12-14 April 2016, the EIT Digital Conference and Partner Event 2016 will be organised in Brussels. Venue: the Egg 13 Jan 2016 - FET Proactive funding opportunities – first calls in 2016 The aim is to mature four novel areas (with a total of 10 related subtopics) by working towards structuring emerging communities and supporting the design and development of transformative research themes. 13 Jan 2016 - Creative industry - Knowledge Innovation Mapping (KIEM) The Creative industry - KIEM programme aims to encourage and facilitate public-private partnerships in the domain of the Creative industries. Senior researchers can apply for funding via KIEM on behalf of consortia of companies and researchers. Researchers ('lectoren') working at 'hbo' institutions can be co-applicants. 13 Jan 2016 - Vanessa Evers ready for the Summit in Davos Vanessa Evers is giving a talk at the World Economic Forum Davos in the Nature IdeasLab section. She’ll be talking about socially intelligent robots. The World Economic Forum is from 20 till 23 January in Davos- Klosters in Switserland.

The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.
11 Jan 2016 - European summit on robotics at UT campus What are the main opportunities and strengths of European robotic research? What do road maps look like, around themes like health care, manufacturing industry and security? From 12 to 15 January, about 100 leaders from science and industry come to University of Twente’s campus to discuss public-private partnerships in robotics. At the end of the week, there will be the kick-off of an innovative project, led by UT, about robots that will improve biopsy for cancer diagnostics. 7 Jan 2016 - €150,000 for research into ethical and legal aspects of drones Drones are a new force to be reckoned with in our society, and things are just getting off the ground. These devices can offer enormous benefits. Just think of fire fighting, crowd control or nature management. However, there is still much uncertainty regarding the ethical and legal aspects of the use of drones. Who, for example, is ultimately responsible if a drone wrongly concludes that a fire has been fully extinguished? What about privacy concerns? And in which situations can drones be deployed safely? Scientists working at the CTIT and IGS research institutes at the University of Twente have received a grant of €150,000 from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) to develop a ‘tool’ to link ethical, social and legal aspects to the development, testing and deployment of drones. The researchers hope that this project will form the prelude to a national centre of expertise devoted to this fascinating field. ‘All the relevant expertise is present right here in Twente.’  17 Dec 2015 - 25 January 2016: Info Day about Horizon 2020 ICT-LEIT (Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies) opportunities for research funding grants On 25 January 2016, an Info Day will be organised about Horizon 2020 ICT-LEIT (Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies) opportunities for research funding grants. The calls will be opened soon. 16 Dec 2015 - Save the date for the EIT Digital Conference & Partner Event 2016 EIT Digital Conference & Partner Event 2016, April 12-14