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The EPN Consulting Newsletter No. 7 - Mar 2011 

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FP7 Calls shortly expiring
New Calls recently published
Next Professional Events in Europe
Latest Speech of the EPN Consulting's CEO
Latest News from EPN Consulting Members: GIST
The Website of the Month

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We have entered a busy period with many conferences, information days, workshops and deadlines to comply with.
Technology has also shown lots of innovations such as "The Daily" web magazine that was launched last 2nd February. This new source of information will be available for iPads only and this represents a total change with the past when items of information were printed on paper and then were published (partially or entirely) online (firstly on websites designed for computers only then also on mobile editions designed for smartphones).
Exactly one month later the new Apple iPad2 was launched. It is thinner and lighter than the previous one, it has got a faster processor and front and rear cameras. Some analysts predict that in the short terms the netbooks (i.e. smaller laptops) will disapper from the market due to the wide choice of tablet PCs now available.
In the EC projects field a number of new calls have been recently launched (as listed below) and many others will be by Summertime. This means new opportunities for us to design the world of the future that will hopefully be safer, greener and more comfortable.
EPN Consulting is available to provide assistance to public and private organisations that would like to see their ideas converted into a sound proposal to be submitted. We are also an ideal partner for your project consortium as we have got a lot of experience in dealing with EC projects. Contact us to know more about how we can help you.
EPN Consulting is a front runner within this fast evolution process and its network of professionals generates a lot of excellent know-how. If you are not a member yet, don't wait any longer and join us: a number of exclusive services are waiting for you.
If you are already an EPN Consulting Member, please remember that if you introduce new members both of you will receive a discount on your membership fees!
We wish you a bubbling March!


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FP7 Calls shortly expiring 
European Projects
Within the 7th Framework Programme there are close deadlines of a number of calls:
- PEOPLE-2011-CIG - 08 Mar 2011
- ERC-2011-ADG_20110310 - 10 Mar 2011
- PEOPLE-2011-IRSES - 17 Mar 2011
- PEOPLE-2011-EURAXESS-II - 30 Mar 2011
- ERANET Electromobility+ - 31 Mar 2011
- NMP-2011-EU-RUSSIA - 31 Mar 2011
- ARTEMIS-2011-1-  31 Mar 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.

Notice: EPN Consulting Members enjoy discounts on EU projects assistance as well as a fantastic 20%-discount on Training Courses packages. Join us!

New Calls recently published 
European Projects

- SME Initiative for Digital Content and Languages - from 01 Feb to 28 Apr (28 Sept - Second stage) 2011 

- ENIAC Call 4  - from 23 Feb to 21 Apr (16 June - Second deadline) 2011

- CLEAN SKY JTI  - from 10 Feb to 03 May 2011

LIFE+ - from 26 Feb to 18 July 2011

- ICT-PSP - from 01 Mar to 01 June 2011


Notice: if you become an EPN Consulting Member you will receive earlier and bespoke information about launches of new calls! Join us.

Next Professional Events happening in Europe

08-09 Mar 2011 - Geneva (CH) - IAMF 2011 - International Advanced Mobility Forum

08-09 Mar 2011 - London (UK) - BIZ+ICT+INN+TEC - IET Event - 4th Annual Smart Metering Conference

08-11 Mar 2011 - Paris (FR) - ENE+ENV - THE EUROPEAN  FUELS CONFERENCE - 12th Annual Meeting

10 Mar 2011 - Deadline to submit proposals within the ERC-2011-ADG_20110310 Call  (Life Sciences (LS) Domain)

10 Mar 2011 - Manchester (UK) - BIZ - UKIBC (UK-India Business Council) ANNUAL SUMMIT 2011

10-11 Mar 2011 - Düsseldorf (DE) - ENV+EUP+ICT+INN - Successful R&D in Europe - 3rd European Networking Event

11 Mar 2011 - London (UK) - ENE+ENV+EUP - LIFE+ INFORMATION SESSION 2011

11 Mar 2011 - Ankara (TR) - EUP+INN - Marie-Curie Road Show 2011 - Turkey

14-17 Mar 2011 - Brussels (BE) - ENE+TEC - EWEA 2011 - Europe's Premier Wind Energy Event

15-16 Mar 2011 - London (UK) - BIZ+ICT+INN+ITS+TRA - MOBILE FINANCIAL SERVICES 2011 Conference

16 Mar 2011 - London (UK) - TRA - Lecture on "Intelligent Mobility: a national need and opportunity"

16-17 Mar 2011 - Brussels (BE) - BIZ+ICT+TEC+TRA - THE FUTURE OF EUROPEAN RAIL Conference

16-18 Mar 2011 - Athens (GR) - GIFTS 2011 - 1st International ICST Conference on Green Intelligent Future Transport Systems



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 (Event Sponsor) or even become an Event Section Sponsor (Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze packages available). Please drop us an email if interested and we will provide you with all information.


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Latest speech of the EPN Consulting's CEO

smLast 2nd March Dr Ing Stefano Mainero, who was recently elected to the grade of Chartered Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT(UK)), gave a speech on:

"The Evolution of Intelligent Transport Systems and European Projects in the last 20 years" within a conference organised by CAP SpA in Rozzano (Milan, Italy) concerning the following topic: "How to access National and European funding programmes dedicated to ITS and e-ticketing".


Information on the conference (in Italian) are on this webpage.

Latest news from EPN Consulting Members - GIST

GIST-Universidad de CantabriaOne of our members, The Grupo de Investigacion de Sistemas de Transporte (GIST) of the University of Cantabria (Spain), was proud to see one of their works published on the EC's DG Environment News Alert Service.

The new research explored public expectations of Public Transport. Surveys of Spanish citizens revealed that existing bus users have different expectations of transport quality compared to non- or "potential" users. The results may help to inform future public transport policy and campaigns which encourage more people to use public transport.


The entire article is available here.


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The Website of the Month: Engadget 


This month EPN Consulting has chosen Engadget, a web magazine with obsessive daily coverage of everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics (as they describe themselves).

It is one of the best websites dedicated to consumer electronics publishing deep analyses of new products just after they are launched on markets; reliable rumours on new products as well as changes in the gadgets industry; and more. if you are passionate about gadgets and consumer electronics, this is a website worthy visiting.



The Engadget name and logo are property of AOL Inc.

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Kind Regards,

Stefano Mainero

CEO, Founder

EPN Consulting Limited
London, UK