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  • Out Now: New Funding Opportunities in Horizon 2020

    The official Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-2020 was released on October 27, 2017. With this new and final Work Programme, the EU is investing further €30 billion in research and innovation. It provides €1.3 billion of new funding opportunities for the Societal Challenge 2 (SC2) on ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry,...

  • Meet the most relevant Agri-Innovation Actors in Europe – and TomGEM is part of it

    From October 11-12, 2017 Portugal hosts the Agri Innovation Summit 2017 (AIS) with 500 EU agri innovation actors expected.

  • World Food Day 2017

    The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is celebrating World Food Day 2017 on 16 October. The day is celebrated every year around the world to raise awareness of the issues behind poverty and hunger. WFD was established in 1979 and takes on a different theme each year in order to highlight areas needed for action. In...

  • Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 Infoweek including high-level policy events

    From November 14-17, 2017 the EC organises an information event in Brussels dedicated to H2020 Societal Challenge 2 (SC2): ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’. The Infoweek will deliver first-hand information about the up-coming EUR 1,3 billion funding...

  • Harnessing Research and Innovation for FOOD 2030

    The European Commission is organizing a one day conference to disseminate successful European Research and Innovation initiatives in the area of Food Nutrition and Security. The conference will provide a stakeholder platform to assess the current state of European research, innovation and investment, and explore future needs relevant to the Food...

  • SOLCUC 2017: It’s Hort time!

    The XIV Solanaceae and III Cucurbitaceae Genomics Joint Conference (SOLCUC) will take place in Valencia/ Spain from September 03-06, 2017. This joint event aims to reunite the Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae scientific communities for the first time since 2011. As part of the local organizing committee, the Valencian TomGEM partner CSIC is...

  • International Summer School in Bordeaux

    From July 15-30, 2017 fifteen graduate students from all over the world successfully completed the International Summer School organised in Bordeaux by the TomGEM partner institution University of Bordeaux in cooperation with the French National Institute for Agronomy (INRA).

  • Go East! TomGEM at the ICPM conference

    The 4th International Conference on Plant Metabolism (ICPM 2017) will take place from July 16-20, 2017. The meeting venue will be the city of Dalian, which is a major seaport located in the Northeast of China. ICPM was launched eight years ago with the ambition to investigate how plant research can help improving human nutrition and health. As...

  • Some like it hot! TomGEM Project Brief on CommBeBiz Website

    An overview of the TomGEM project is now available on CommBeBiz, a platform that works with FP7 and H2020 projects and aims to provide a connection from bioeconomy research to the business world. They provide a range of support actions to their members such as networking, training and capacity development, business coaching as well as helping on a...

  • From the laboratory to the field: Summer School on agricultural challenges in Bordeaux

    Following the success of last year, the TomGEM partner institution University of Bordeaux in cooperation with the French National Institute for Agronomy (INRA) jointly organises an international Summer School from 15th - 30th July in Bordeaux.