Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

The European Science Awards 2007: Celebrating Excellence in European Research

18.02.2008
WHAT? The European Science Awards 2007
- Descartes Prize for Transnational Collaborative Research
- Marie Curie Excellence Awards
- Science Communication Prize
WHO? Janez Potoènik, European Commissioner for Science and Research
Mojca Kucler Dolinar Slovenian Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology
Leading European Scientists and Science Communicators


WHERE? Brussels, Belgium

WHEN? 12 March 2008

Leading European scientists and science communicators will converge in Brussels on 12 March with the hope of taking home one of Europe's prestigious science prizes. The annual celebration of excellence in European research will reward outstanding scientific and technology results in 2007 as well as exceptional science communication.

Speakers at the high-level award ceremony will include Janez Potoènik, European Commissioner for Science and Research and Mojca Kucler Dolinar Slovenian Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology. With a prize fund of 1.8 million Euros, the European Science Awards are among Europe's most coveted science prizes.

The European Science Awards are composed of three key categories, the Descartes Prize for Transnational Collaborative Research, the Marie Curie Excellence Awards and the Science Communication Prize.

The prestigious Descartes Prize for Transnational Collaborative Research will honour leading research teams who have achieved outstanding scientific or technological results through collaborative, pan-European research in any field of science, including economics, social sciences and humanities. Three winning teams will share this year's €1.36 million prize.

The Marie Curie Excellence Awards will give public recognition to exceptional achievements of scientists who have benefited from the Marie Curie mobility scheme for the training of researchers. This year 5 Marie Curie Excellence Awards will be presented with each winner receiving a prize of €50.000.

The Science Communication Prize will reward Europe's most innovative science communicators for their role in engaging the European public, in particular young people, with science and research. The prize reflects the objectives of the EU to boost scientific culture, support the communication of research results and encourage the uptake of scientific careers. There are 3 science communication prize categories: the Communicator of the Year; the Writer of the Year; and the Audiovisual Documentary of the Year. Three laureates will receive €60.000 each and two finalists will both receive €5.000.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE PRESS

Journalists will be the first to discover the winners of the European Science Awards 2007. The names of this year's prize winners will be unveiled in avant premire at the official press conference where prize winners and Jury Presidents will be present. An exclusive press lunch will be held following the press conference to provide journalists with an opportunity to meet and interview new laureates.

Journalists are also invited to attend the prestigious Awards Ceremony where Commissioner Potoènik and Minister Dolinar will address an audience of leading European scientists and representatives of major European research organisations. The European Science Awards will provide an ideal occasion to keep abreast of ground-breaking European research.

Link to the European Science Awards' Website: http://ec.europa.eu/research/science-awards/index_en.htm

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE "European Science Awards"

Patrick Vittet-Philippe
Press and Information Officer
DG Research
Tel: + 32 2 296 9056
E mail patrick.vittet-philippe@ec.europa.eu

TO REGISTER, please complete and return the attached registration form before 3 March 2008 TO:

Loc van Innis
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
EU Contractors for this event
Tel: +32 2 545 6615
E mail: loic.vaninnis@ogilvy.com

Loc van Innis | Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwid
Further information:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/science-awards/index_en.htm

More articles from Awards Funding:

nachricht Ultrasound Connects
13.11.2018 | Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau

nachricht Improving the understanding of death receptor functions in cells
07.11.2018 | Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

All articles from Awards Funding >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: UNH scientists help provide first-ever views of elusive energy explosion

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have captured a difficult-to-view singular event involving "magnetic reconnection"--the process by which sparse particles and energy around Earth collide producing a quick but mighty explosion--in the Earth's magnetotail, the magnetic environment that trails behind the planet.

Magnetic reconnection has remained a bit of a mystery to scientists. They know it exists and have documented the effects that the energy explosions can...

Im Focus: A Chip with Blood Vessels

Biochips have been developed at TU Wien (Vienna), on which tissue can be produced and examined. This allows supplying the tissue with different substances in a very controlled way.

Cultivating human cells in the Petri dish is not a big challenge today. Producing artificial tissue, however, permeated by fine blood vessels, is a much more...

Im Focus: A Leap Into Quantum Technology

Faster and secure data communication: This is the goal of a new joint project involving physicists from the University of Würzburg. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds the project with 14.8 million euro.

In our digital world data security and secure communication are becoming more and more important. Quantum communication is a promising approach to achieve...

Im Focus: Research icebreaker Polarstern begins the Antarctic season

What does it look like below the ice shelf of the calved massive iceberg A68?

On Saturday, 10 November 2018, the research icebreaker Polarstern will leave its homeport of Bremerhaven, bound for Cape Town, South Africa.

Im Focus: Penn engineers develop ultrathin, ultralight 'nanocardboard'

When choosing materials to make something, trade-offs need to be made between a host of properties, such as thickness, stiffness and weight. Depending on the application in question, finding just the right balance is the difference between success and failure

Now, a team of Penn Engineers has demonstrated a new material they call "nanocardboard," an ultrathin equivalent of corrugated paper cardboard. A square...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

“3rd Conference on Laser Polishing – LaP 2018” Attracts International Experts and Users

09.11.2018 | Event News

On the brain’s ability to find the right direction

06.11.2018 | Event News

European Space Talks: Weltraumschrott – eine Gefahr für die Gesellschaft?

23.10.2018 | Event News

 
Latest News

Purdue cancer identity technology makes it easier to find a tumor's 'address'

16.11.2018 | Health and Medicine

Good preparation is half the digestion

16.11.2018 | Life Sciences

Microscope measures muscle weakness

16.11.2018 | Life Sciences

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>