Conference: The impact of EU research and innovation on your daily life | Brussels, Belgium

27 November 2018 to 28 November 2018
Brussels, Belgium

Discover how EU research and innovation improves everyday life in a conference organized by the European Parliament and the European Commission.

On Tuesday 27 November, the Parliament will host a conference on how research and innovation affect everyday life.

Over the last 30 years, the EU has invested €200 billion in research and innovation projects improving life for everyone. From Galileo - the European GPS - to Casper, a robot that helps children fighting cancer, the benefits of research are wide-ranging. Last year, more than 60% of completed projects funded by the European Research Council (ERC) were considered major scientific breakthroughs.

The conference will bring together researchers and politicians to reflect on past and present achievements and debate the challenges lying ahead.

There will be panels on:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Sustainable environment
  • Putting innovation on the market
  • Safe and secure society for all

Several EU funded projects will present their results to the wider public, including BBI JU project FIRST2RUN, presented by project coordinator Luigi Capuzzi in Session 2 (webstreaming at this link).

First2Run is showing how oil extracted from seeds from hardy, non-food crop can be refined on a commercially viable scale to produce products such as bioplastics, cosmetics, lubricants, fertilisers, herbicides and animal feed.

Webstreaming of the entire event is available and you can find the different links to each session in this page:

To join the online discussion on research and innovation, use the #ResearchImpactEU hashtag.