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The EPN Consulting Newsletter No. 5 - Jan 2011 

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Featured Message
FP7 Calls shortly expiring
IEE Information Day
TEN-T EA Workshop
Next Professional Events in Europe
New Benefit for EPN Consulting Members
The Website of the Month

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Dear Subscriber,   

This new EPN Consulting Newsletter is delivered to your mailbox to inform you about EPN Consulting news, events, business opportunities, happening in Europe.

All of us are now back to work and full of energy to face new challenges that 2011 will show us. Economic crisis is still there and we have to work hard to create new products, services and find new markets.
EPN Consulting is preparing new services for their members to make their membership even more valuable and rewarding.
From this January 2011 issue the EPN Consulting Newsletter will introduce "The Website of the Month" section where a website considered innovative and worthy visiting is publicised for the benefit of our readers. Last but not least:

- from 01January 2011 until 30 June 2011 the Presidency of the Council of the European Union is Hungarian

- the European Green Capital for 2011 is Hamburg (DE)  


We wish you a prosperous 2011!

The EPN Consulting Newsletter is sent to both members and non-members willing to foster innovation in Europe.

You receive this newsletter because you have been in touch with EPN Consulting or its CEO in the past.
FP7 Calls shortly expiring 
European Projects
Within the 7th Framework Programme there are close deadlines of a number of calls:
- PEOPLE-2011-NIGHT - 12 Jan 2011
- ICT-2011-7 - 18 Jan 2011
- IMI-JU-2010 - 18 Jan 2011
- OCEAN-2011 - 18 Jan 2011
- SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2011-1 - 20 Jan 2011
- KBBE-2011-5-CP-CSA - 25 Jan 2011
- KBBE-2011-5-SME - 25 Jan 2011
- PEOPLE-2011-ITN - 26 Jan 2011
- NMP-2011-CSA-5 - 01 Feb 2011
- SSH-2011-1 - 02 Feb 2011
- SSH-2011-2 - 02 Feb 2011
- SSH-2011-3 - 02 Feb 2011

If you would like to be advised on how to prepare and submit an FP7 project proposal, EPN Consulting is the right consultancy to choose. Visit the EU Projects Consultancy for more information.
Would you like to know more about what an EU project is like? Attend one the tailored training courses that EPN Consulting organises for its clients. Visit the Training courses and Seminars section.
IEE Information Day 
European Projects
Next 18 January 2011 in Brussels there will be the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) Information Day.

The IEE is part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) that supports innovation activities (including eco-innovation), provides better access to finance and delivers business support services in the regions. It encourages a better take-up and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and helps to develop the information society. It also promotes the increased use of renewable energies and energy efficiency.


Registrations to the event are now closed, however it will be possible to watch the event in web streaming at this address

TEN-T EA WorkshopEuropean Projects
Next 15 and 16 February 2011 in Brussels there will be the 2011 Project Management Workshop organised by the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency. The event aims to gather its beneficiaries together to discuss key topics relevant for successsul cooperation and provide more information on:
  • Mid-Term Review of the Multi-Annual Programme
  • 2011 Calls for Proposals
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Financial and Project Management practices

 Registration is open until 01 Feb 2011

Next Professional Events happening in Europe

10 Jan 2011 - Bristol (UK) - ICT - IET Event - "Human Computer Interaction and Virtual Reality"

13 Jan 2011 - Malm´┐Ż (SE) - ENV+EUP+TRA - InterReg IVB North Sea Region Programme - Transnational Project & Cluster Development Workshop: Getting Ready for the 6th Call

18-19 Jan 2011 - Bucharest (RO) - ENE+ENV - WIND POWER ROMANIA - Driving Wind Power Development for Romania

19 Jan 2011 - Delft (NL) - EUP+ITS+LEG+TRA - 2nd P3ITS Workshop: "Understanding the Legal Aspects of Pre-commercial Procurement for Intelligent Transport Systems

19-20 Jan 2011 - Brussels (BE) - ENE+LEG - EU ENERGY LAW & POLICY - 6th Annual Conference

19-21 Jan 2011 - Brussels (BE) - ENE+ENV - NUCLEAR NEW BUILD VENTURES - European Plans and Perspectives

20 Jan 2011 - Welwyn Garden City (UK) - PRO+TEC+TRA - IET Event - "High Speed Rail"

20-21 Jan 2011 - The Hague (NL) - INN+LEG+PRO - 2nd International Expert Meeting: "Innovation Procurement by SBIR and PCP"


Find out more events on the EPN Consulting Events Section.

There is a new fantastic business opportunity for you. It is now possible to sponsor one or more events or even become an Event Section Sponsor (Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze packages available).
EPN Consulting members enjoy a 20% discount on sponsoring packages. Please drop us an email if interested and we will provide you with all information.
New Benefit for the EPN Consulting Members

Holiday Inn logoEPN Consulting is delighted to inform their members that the 2011 starts with a new benefit. EPN Consulting has negotiated exceptionally discounted rates exclusively for those members that need to stay in London overnight on business and/or on leisure. Discounted rates are available at the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum Hotel perfectly situated in one of London's most luxurious and beautiful areas within South Kensigton. The hotel is just 2 minutes walk from Gloucester Road tube station for convenient travel to Hyde Park, London Eye, Tower Bridge, plus more of London's top attractions.  There are also easy and direct links to some major transport hubs including Victoria, Kings Cross St Pancras, Paddington and Heathrow.

In the next days all members will receive more information on how to book at the discounted rates.

The Website of the Month: The Clean Vehicle Portal
CleanVehicle logo

This month EPN Consulting has chosen "The Clean Vehicle Portal".

It is  a new web-database aims to ensure a level of demand  for clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles and encourage manufacturers to invest in development of vehicles with low energy consumption, CO2 emissions and pollutant emissions.

The Clean Vehicle Portal offers access to a large and innovative database system of vehicle data. Feel free to use the vehicle-search above and achieve comparable listings of vehicles in order to your search terms and procurement requirements.


Please contact us for any question about becoming an EPN Consulting member, proposing business offers, informing us on your business specialties, et cetera.
Kind Regards,

Stefano Mainero

CEO, Founder

EPN Consulting Limited
London, UK