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EPoSS General Assembly, Annual Forum & Engagement Day 2012

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You are cordially invited to participate in the EPoSS General Assembly, Annual Forum and Engagement Day 2012 to be held in Paris, 26-28 September 2012. Participation is free of charge for EPoSS members.

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When 26 September 2012 09:00 PM to
28 September 2012 04:30 PM
Where Paris, France
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Throughout the 3-day event, there will be a poster exhibition that will illustrate Smart Systems projects, and showcase innovative products and technologies, as well as a COWIN Marketplace.

1st Day – Wednesday,
26 September 2012

The EPoSS General Assembly (starting at 3 pm) is dedicated to EPoSS members and all those who intend to become a member. It will comprise reporting on the platform’s activities, operational and financial issues, and the activities of the EPoSS Working Groups, a presentation of future strategies and priority areas, as well as elections of the EPoSS Chairman and Vice Chairmen. Dedicated EPoSS Working Group meetings and a dinner event will complete the first day‘s programme.

2nd Day – Thursday, 27 September 2012

The EPoSS Annual Forum is open to all stakeholders. It will comprise high-level keynote speeches and selected presentations from the EPoSS Call for Presentations as set out below. Representatives from industry and research will present on Smart Systems contributing to industrial leadership and solutions for societal challenges. The conference will begin at 9:00 am and end at 4:30 pm. Following this, there will be a meeting of the EPoSS Key Technologies Working Group, a specialist tour of the poster exhibition, and a reception for those staying for the EPoSS Engagement Day.

3rd Day – Friday, 28 September 2012

The EPoSS Engagement Day (ending at 4 pm) will focus upon how Smart Systems providers can better connect with user communities. It will start with a COWIN Tutorial on regulation compliance, followed by sessions on the medical devices aspect of Micro-Nano-Bio Systems, the Internet of Things and a review of roadmaps for the exploitation of Smart Systems.

EPoSS Annual Forum 2012 - Flyer.png

This year’s 3-day combined Conference and Engagement Day is an excellent opportunity to

  • Meet with key representatives from industry, research and the European Commission
  • Learn about and get involved in areas where Smart Systems contribute to European industrial leadership and to solving societal challenges
  • Join the EPoSS Community in the discussion on approaches to Smart Systems products and services leading tomorrow’s markets
  • Take on an active role in defining research priorities and roadmaps for future research
  • Make use of the opportunity to disseminate results from your research projects and to promote your innovative products or technologies at the poster exhibition
  • Benefit from a special tutorial on regulation compliance as a success factor for innovative projects and a marketplace organised by the COWIN project.

Call for Presentations

EPoSS Annual Forum 2012_CfP.pngA Call for Presentations was launched for the EPoSS Annual Forum 2012 "Industrial Leadership and Solutions for Societal Challenges" on 27 September 2012. Deadline for abstract submission is 5 August 2012. To view the Call for Presentations, go >>here

Poster Exhibition

EPoSS Annual Forum 2012 - Poster ExhibitionThis year, participants have the opportunity to exhibit a poster illustrating a project, product or technology, using the exhibition as a targeted dissemination activity in the case of funded research projects, to attract partners for new projects, and as a showcase for innovative products and technologies that should interest and stimulate the Smart Systems community. For more information on the poster exhibition, please go >>here

COWIN Tutorial & Marketplace

COWIN Tutorial & MarketplaceAt the EPoSS Engagement Day on 28 September 2012 COWIN will organize a COWIN Tutorial. Additionally, a COWIN Marketplace will take place throughout the 3-day event.


EPoSS Annual Forum 2012_Registration.pngOnline registration is available for the event. Participation is free of charge for EPoSS members, speakers and poster presenters. For non-members, the fee is 400 EUR. To register online, go >>here


Campus des Cordeliers_1.JPGThe event will take place at:

Campus des Cordeliers
21, rue de l‘école de médecine
F-75270 Paris Cedex 06

Venue via Google Maps

More information

A Flyer can be downloaded >>here

For a more detailed programme, go >>here

For more information on the COWIN Marketplace and the COWIN Tutorial "Regulation compliance as a success factor for innovative projects", go >>here.

A list of Hotels will soon be made available >>here

Information on the Dinner Event on 26 September 2012 will be made available in due time >>here


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The event is organised by

The FP7 Coordination and Support Action IRISS "Implementation of Research and Innovation on Smart Systems Technologies" will largely contribute to the event in terms of engagement, coordination and dissemination activities on opinion building, roadmapping and priority setting in Smart Systems Integration.
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