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Laying the foundations in the UNECE region for economic integration and sustainable development towards 2030
26 - 27 October 2016
Minsk, Republic of Belarus
Organized by UNECE and the Government of Belarus
ANIMA EMEA Business Forum
02 - 03 November 2016
Organized by ANIMA Investment Network and the Mediterranean Economic Week
ECCP2016 – From Lab to Market European Conference & networking on Conductive Polymers and composites
8 - 10 November 2016
Organized by Unioncamere Piemonte, Piedmont Region and PROPLAST
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Public Engagement for Research, Practice and Policy: Exploring Policy Options for Responsible Research, Sustainability and Innovation“Public Engagement for Research, Practice and Policy: Exploring Policy Options for Responsible Research, Sustainability and Innovation” is a conference jointly organized by CASI and PE2020 project consortia.Interested stakeholders will gather at the Committee of the Regions premises in Brussels, Belgium on the 16th and 17th of November.
The conference focuses on the intersection of public engagement and sustainable innovation, and will feature a debate on good public engagement and sustainable innovation practices with an ambition to identify common European priorities on how to stimulate societal engagement for sustainable innovation activities in European regions, scientific institutions, SMEs and other societal actors. The initiative will bring together a broad range of experts, stakeholders, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, regional authorities and Commission officials.
To register and indicate your preferences for workshop sessions and dietary options please click here.
More information about the conference is available at this page.
“Start-up Nations – Innovative Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development” will be the topic of the International Conference promoted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe – UNECE (INSME Member) and the Government of the State of Israel.
On the 2nd of November innovators both form public and private sector will meet in Geneva, Switzerland to celebrate the power of disruptive innovation in aligning economic growth with ecological sustainability and social inclusion and discuss how to further exploit the untapped potential beyond innovation.
Following the opening session with Mr. Christian Friis Bach, Executive Secretary at UNECE and the keynote speech given by Mr. Eugene Kandel, CEO of Startup National Central and former Chairman of the National Economic Council of Israel, high level speakers will contribute to the discussion and share their expertise in the following sessions:
- Start up stories – Innovation for Impact
- The role of large companies in the start-up ecosystem
- The changing role of the public sector – From framework setting to defining challenges to co-creation.
The conference will be free of charge, but interested participants are invited to register at the following link.
The IIA Mapping Project is a joint initiative developed by UNCTAD (INSME Member) and universities worldwide to map the content of International Investment Agreements.
IIA Mapping Project database has been recently updated covering now an additional 500 treaties. Policy makers and researchers can now analyze more than 1,900 investment agreements based on 100 options for treaty design. The platform also allows to:
- select treaties based on elements of interest, such as qualifiers for Fair and Equitable Treatment - FET, the scope of the expropriation clause or Investor-State Dispute Settlement - ISDS;
- deepen the analysis by country, type of agreement, status and year;
- view the complete mapping for any specific treaty of interest.