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EPoSS General Assembly & Annual Forum 2013

You are cordially invited to participate in the EPoSS General Assembly & Annual Forum 2013 which for the first time will be a joint event with the annual Consultation and Concertation Workshop on Micro-Nano-Bio Convergence Systems. The event will be held in Cork, Ireland, 24-26 September 2013, with the MNBS Workshop on 24-25 September, the EPoSS General Assembly on 25 September and the EPoSS Annual Forum on 26 September 2013.

  • General Assembly & Annual Forum
When 24 September 2013 09:30 AM to
26 September 2013 07:30 PM
Where Tyndall National Insitute, University College Cork, Lee Maltings, Dyke Parade, Cork, Ireland
Contact Name Petra Weiler
Contact Email
Contact Phone +49 30 31 00 78-155
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Download the event flyer including the Call for Presentations!

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This year the EPoSS General Assembly & Annual Forum and the concurrent meetings of the EPoSS Expert Working Groups will for the first time be held in conjunction with the annual MNBS Workshop.

MNBS 2013: 24-25 September 2013

EPoSS General Assembly & Annual Forum 2013:
25-26 September 2013

The joint event is an excellent opportunity for the Smart Systems community to benefit from synergies in terms of
  • community building, networking and brokerage, as well as
  • opinion building and consolidation of a joint strategy towards Horizon 2020.

By co-locating the EPoSS Annual Forum with its industrial and applications driven character and its high percentage of participants from industry and the MNBS Workshop which traditionally attracts many representatives from research organisations, we achieve a perfect match of participants, covering the full value chain from education, through basic research, to successful product launch. This will further be supported by the opportunity to exhibit, present and discuss posters and demonstrators.

The motto of this year’s EPoSS Annual Forum and the respective Call for Presentations is “Geared up for Horizon 2020: Smart Systems Satisfying Societal Needs, Meeting Market Requirements & Exploiting Cross-Cutting Technologies”. You are invited to submit your presentation proposal by 31st July 2013. CALL IS CLOSED NOW !!!

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Throughout the 3-day event, there will be a poster and demonstrator exhibition that will illustrate Smart Systems projects, and showcase innovative products and technologies. A COWIN Marketplace will be organised on all three days, and attendees will have the opportunity of guided site visits of the facilities at Tyndall National Institute.

1st Day – Tuesday, 24th September 2013: MNBS 2013

MNBS 2013 (starting at 9:30) will kick-off with an Opening & Keynote session, followed by a session on MNBS project presentations in the area of in-vitro MNBS & Lab on Chip, a poster session and a session with presentations from industry and an industry round table discussion session. A reception in an exquisite location will conclude the first day.

2nd Day – Wednesday, 25th September 2013: MNBS 2013 & EPoSS General Assembly 2013

Day two will start at 9:00 with a meeting of the EPoSS Working Group “Applied MNBS” which is open to all interested participants, including those who are not members of EPoSS. After the meeting, MNBS 2013 will continue with a session on project presentations in the area of in-vivo MNBS and a session organised by the EPoSS Working Group “Key Technologies”– again open to all. MNBS 2013 will close with a wrap-up and dedicated consultation session.

The EPoSS part of the event will start at 16:00 with the EPoSS General Assembly 2013, which is open 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, the activities of the EPoSS Working Groups, and a presentation of future strategies and priority areas. A particular emphasis this year will be on the implementation of the new Strategic Research Agenda on Smart Systems Integration as well as on strategies for the take-up of Smart Systems Integration in Horizon 2020 and other strategy and policy issues of the platfoAula Maxima at UCCrm.

The traditional EPoSS gala dinner will take place in Aula Maxima at University College Cork, and some very special surprises are planned for the evening.

3rd Day – Thursday, 26th September 2013: EPoSS Annual Forum 2013

The EPoSS Annual Forum 2013 is open to all stakeholders. It will comprise high-level keynote speeches and selected presentations from the EPoSS Call for Presentations as set out in the event flyer. Representatives from industry and research will present on Smart Systems satisfying societal needs, meeting market requirements and exploiting cross-cutting technologies, thereby addressing the three pillars of Horizon 2020. The conference will begin at 9:00 and end at 17:00. The three-day event will finish with parallel meetings of the EPoSS Working Groups and a social event for those staying till the next day.

For a detailed programme of the EPoSS Annual Forum 2013, see >>here

Call for Presentations

Flyer_EPoSS Annual Forum 2013_CfP.pngA Call for Presentations was launched for the EPoSS Annual Forum 2013 “Geared up for Horizon 2020: Smart Systems Satisfying Societal Needs, Meeting Market Requirements & Exploiting Cross-Cutting Technologies”  on 26th September 2013. Deadline for abstract submission is 31st July 2013. To view the Call for Presentations and the rules for participation, go >>here

Poster & Demonstrator Exhibition

Flyer_Joint Event 2013_EPoSS Annual Forum and MNBS_Posters-Demonstrators.pngParticipants are invited to exhibit and present posters and demonstrators on Smart Systems research, products and technologies.
This year we explicitly invite the Smart Systems community to bring demonstrators, and particularly encourage „live“ demonstrations in the exhibition room. For more information on the poster and demonstrator exhibition and the rules for exhibiting and presenting posters and demonstrators, please go >>here

COWIN Marketplace

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 A COWIN Marketplace will take place throughout the 3-day event. For more information, please go >>here



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Participation in the EPoSS General Assembly & Annual Forum on 25th-26th September 2013 is free of charge for EPoSS members and speakers. The fee for non-members is 400 EUR which includes the dinner on 25th September 2013.

Participation in MNBS 2013 on 24th-25th September 2013 is free of charge for all invited participants.

Registration is mandatory for all participants. Online registration is available >>here


Venue 1

The event will take place at:

Tyndall National Institute
University College Cork
Lee Maltings, Dyke Parade
Cork, Ireland
 Venue via Google Maps

More Information

A Flyer can be downloaded >>here

The Call for Presentations is available >>here

For information on the Poster & Demonstrator Exhibition, go >>here

For a more detailed Programme, go >>here

For more information on the COWIN Marketplace, go >>here

A list of Hotels is available >>here

Online registration is available >>here

Information on the Gala Dinner on 25th September 2013 and the Social Event on 26th September 2013 is available >>here


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 in Smart Systems Integration.


Contact for EPoSS General Assembly & Annual Forum 2013

EPoSS Office / IRISS Coordinator
Petra Weiler
VDI/VDE Innovation+Technik GmbH
Steinplatz 1
10623 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 310078 -155

Contact for MNBS 2013

Tyndall National Institute
Dr. Eric Moore
University College Cork
Cork, Ireland
Phone: +353 21 4904451


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