bridges Issue: Volume 37 - May 15, 2013

Noteworthy Information

bridges vol. 37, May 2013 / Noteworthy Information Mark your calendar for the 5th annual Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC), hosted by the Canadian Science Policy Center. This year's conference will take place in Toronto, Ontario, and has the theme: "Incubating Innovation and Ingenuity." Proposals for panels are currently being accepted. For detailed information, please visit: http://www.cspc2013.ca/Evaluation/ Proposals must be submitted online by end of day on Friday, May 31, 2013. Forms are available here.
bridges vol. 37, May 2013 / Noteworthy Information The Fulbright competitions for 2014–2015 are now open. Up to 24 grants, including one research grant, 20 teaching grants with research options, one Distinguished Chair teaching award, and one artist-in-residence award are available for US scholars interested in research in Austria. Detailed information on these grants, which cover almost all academic disciplines, is available at: http://catalog.cies.org/searchResults.aspx?wa=&dc=AU&di=. Information on application procedures, review criteria, and timelines can be found at: http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/. Application deadline for the 2014–2015 academic year is August 1, 2013. In addition, the Web site for the US student program has been…
bridges vol. 37, May 2013 / Noteworthy Information On Thursday, July 11, 2013, a one-day conference in New York City, organized by 21st Austria and Advantage Austria, will explore growth opportunities in Europe with a special focus on the Austrian as well as Central Eastern European economies, where Austria has traditionally had strong ties. Claus J. Raidl, president of the Austrian Central Bank, and Christian Kesberg, trade commissioner for Austria in New York, will be making luncheon presentations at the conference.
bridges vol. 37, May 2013 / Noteworthy Information Experts from the world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will be in Vienna as guests of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber May 22–23, 2013. As part of the MIT Europe Conference 2013, international academics, business leaders, and technology experts will address the question of "Remaking Manufacturing." Europe and the US have higher labor costs than many other economies do. If they are to compete in manufacturing in the global market, they need to be more innovative and efficient – by creating new paradigms in manufacturing, something especially important to SMEs. Leading MIT…
bridges vol. 37, May 2013 / Noteworthy Information International Scientific STI Policy Evaluation Conference organized by Austrian Platform Research and Technology Evaluation IFRIS – Institut Francilien Recherche, Innovation et Société Manchester Institute of Innovation Research Date: November 14-15, 2013 Location: Vienna, Austria