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05 Jan
FOSTERING erc - Workshop 05 - 06 January

In this workshop (January 5th), we will discuss the ERC and panel specifics for the scientific proposal (B1 & B2) and Principal Investigator (CV + track records).

The second day (January 6th) is offering some 2015 Starting Grant participants of Day 1 the opportunity to book an hour clinic with one of the trainers to discuss their project concept and CV for the 2015 call.

06 Mar
Junior Scientist & Industry Annual Meeting 2015 - 7th edition 06 March

The Junior Scientist and Industry annual meeting (JSIam) is a one-day event dedicated to junior scientists (PhD students and post doc) and industry members.

It is an excellent opportunity for both to get to know each other. It is a great opportunity for industry members to keep up to date with new research results in the academic environment, but also to find new skills and to identify potential future employees for their businesses. Simultaneously, junior scientists can form a better idea about their opportunities to integrate the industrial world and to discover other possible career paths.

11 Mar
"Natural and biomimetic materials: from biophysical studies to application in tissue engineering" 11 - 13 March

The 2nd ERC Biomim meeting workshop aims to bring together researchers working on multidisciplinary topics, at the interface of materials science, microtechnologies, cell biology and biochemistry.

13 Apr
The Hive Big Data Think Tank (France) 13 April

Silicon Valley based The Hive Big Data Think Tank with over 7000 members is hosting its first event in Grenoble on 'Applications and Opportunities in Big Data'.

Key speaker:

  • T.M. Ravi, Co-fondateur The Hive (Palo Alto, Californie)
  • Sebastien Tricaud, Principal Security Strategist, Splunk (San Francisco, Californie)
  • Antoine Level, co-fondateur et Président, Squadrone System
28 Apr
BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE : main messages from and key challenges for IPCC and IPBES assessments 28 April

Location: Amphi WEIL - place centrale Domaine universitaire, Saint-Martin d’Hères

Speaker: Paul LEADLEY (Université Paris-Sud) Coordinateur du chapitre "Biodiversité" du Groupe de travail #2 du GIEC)


The most recent IPCC report released in 2014 reinforces messages concerning observed and potential future impacts of c limate change on biodiversity. These include large changes in species distributions and abundance, some of which could lead to substantial degradation of ecosystem services or global species extinctions. Impacts of changing climate are already visible in vulnerable systems such as coral reefs and arctic tundra and are projected to become severe if warming progresses beyond 2°C above preindustrial levels.

18 May
Small Angle Neutron and X-ray Scattering from proteins in solution 18 - 22 May

This EMBO Workshop will cover the use of small angle scattering (SAS) of both neutrons and X-rays for the determination of the structures of biological macromolecules. Particular attention will be paid on this course to sample preparation and the analysis and interpretation of SAS data in a biological context.

04 Jun
Academia – Industry Matching Event on Cryogenics 04 - 05 June

HEPTech, together with CNRS, CEA, Grenoble University, Lanef and ILL, in close partnership with CERN, the University of Twente, and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, is organizing an Academia Industry Matching Event on Cryogenics, in Grenoble at the CCI (“Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Grenoble”)

This event aims to explore the subject of Cryogenics and its impact in society and research. It will cover topics like:
• Cryogenic Systems for HEP at accelerators, neutron facilities, and related applications
• Cryogenics for Astrophysics/HEP in Space
• Industrial spin-offs: MRI, NMR and energy-related applications

15 Jun
French American Workshop 15 - 16 June

GIANT will be sporting the colours of the United States during the French-American Workshop hosted by Maison MINATEC from 15 to 16 June 2015 within the framework of the GIANT International Internship Programme.

The fourth edition of this scientific event is supported by the U.S. Consulate General in Lyon, the French Embassy in Washington and the Nanosciences Foundation. It brings together key players from the academic, research and business communities and seeks to enhance French-American networking centered on opportunities in the field of Research and Industry.

22 Jun
Workshop IRT/C2MI - Paradigms for 3D Integration 22 June

As the part of their collaboration, C2MI (Micro Innovation Collaborative Center) from Bromont (Quebec) and IRT Nanoelec propose a seminar with a panel of experts in 3D integration.


This workshop will happen in Minatec on June 22 2015 for the first time. It will be dedicated to 3D technology with a special focus on new paradigms for 3D integration and packaging. This event will be co-organized during the LETI days in Grenoble with IRT, CEA LETI, C2MI and Sherbrooke University. The workshop will be co-located with D43D’2015 event (overview of recent trends in 3D, from technology to CAD tools, architecture and applications).

The objective is to bring experts from both the industry and the academia to share recent results on 3D technologies (program below).

The registration (200€ VAT including lunch) and technical program are now available on line : http://www.letidays.com/2015/ .

If you want to participate to the workshop D43D and the workshop IRT/C2MI Paradigms for 3D we propose a special rate: 300€ (VAT excluded) for the 2 workshops (gala evening not included).

24 Jun
Non-conventional imaging workshop for Industry 24 - 26 June

The European Synchrotron invites industrial scientists or engineers to discover all the X-ray imaging techniques available at the ESRF, and how they can benefit your research.
All participants will be given the opportunity of doing practical work on a real X-ray beamline to apply their new knowledge.
The workshop is made for industrial scientists or engineers from all fields: material conception, metallurgy R&D, biotechnology, micro- and nano-electronics...

24 Jun
LETI DAYS 2015 24 - 25 June

Themes for this year’s gathering include Internet of Things-augmented mobility, and Leti’s technological breakthroughs in silicon technologies, sensors, telecommunications, power management in wearable systems, health applications, the transport market up to the factory and cities of the future. The focus will be on how to bring increases in performance, efficiency and security to these fields and markets.

29 Jun
Journées Boîtes Quantiques 29 June

The aim of this meeting is to provide a forum on quantum dots for scientists from different research branches including physics, materials science and engineering to discuss fabrication techniques, optical and transport properties as well as applications of quantum dots.

Note that this conference will be free of charge. The language of the conference will be english.

Save already the date on your agenda. You are invited to submit your abstract to JBQ2015 before 17 april 2015.

29 Jun
Workshop - Sensing Beyond Deafness 29 June

Loss of hearing is hypothesized to cause neuronal plasticity in other sensory systems, like vision and somesthesis. Auditory plasticity is also involved when hearing is partially recovered by the use of prosthetic devices, like cochlear implants. In this workshop, we will address issues related to the way deaf people sense beyond their deafness.

06 Jul
International symposium on “ Advances on Diamond Materials and Devices” 06 July

The Observatory for micro & nanotechnology (OMNT) is a joint unit of CNRS and CEA, aiming at performing a scientific and technological survey for these two institutions, but also for the benefice of public authorities and scientific and economic communities related to micro and nanotechnology and energy. The present project, submitted by OMNT concerns a one-day symposium on « Advances on Diamond Materials and Devices ». This conference will be held in Grenoble, the 6th of July 2015. The main objective of this scientific event is to gather scientists, engineers and students along with companies who share the need to better understand the technological challenges of diamond materials and devices, which impacts on today’s society. This symposium will be organized around 14 plenary lectures given by French and international recognized experts in the field. These comprehensive presentations will discuss the state of the art as well as the latest results of emerging devices.

06 Jul
2d French Microtubule Network meeting 06 - 07 July

In the same spirit as the last meeting in Marseille, the aim of this conference is to bring together French microtubule specialists and to favour scientific exchange and collaborations, through informal discussions. Moreover, it will be an opportunity for young scientists to present their work, as they will have priority for the vast majority of the oral presentations, selected from the submitted abstracts.