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The EPN Consulting Newsletter No. 9 - May 2011 

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FP7 & other Calls shortly expiring
New Calls recently published
Next Professional Events in Europe
The Website of the Month

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Dear Subscriber,   

We hope that you had a nice Easter holiday. The UK-based companies enjoyed one of the longest period of holiday as the Royal Wedding and the May Day Bank Holiday helped prolong the Easter break.
You know how much EPN Consulting is committed to reduce CO2 emissions and to make better use of Public Trasport.
Last month we advertised the EU Sustainable Energy Week both on the newsletter and on our website homepage. As we like being a bit ahead of others we have already started advertising the European Mobility Week that will happen next 16 to 22 September. We think that a  successful event is well prepared when enough time is available and this IS a particularly important event.
The following paragraph was taken from the European Mobility Week website:
The European Mobility Week is an awareness raising campaign aiming at sensibilising citizens to the use of public transport, cycling, walking and at encouraging European cities to promote these modes of transport and to invest in the new necessary infrastructures. [...]
The overall aim of the European Mobility Week campaign is to encourage public awareness of the need to act against pollution caused by the increase in motorised traffic in the urban environment. In fact, it is not just a question of fighting atmospheric pollution or noise but also of improving the quality of urban life.


More details about this campaign are here.  
Continuing with transport issues, please be informed that next 18-19 July 2011 in Brussels there will be Info Days regarding the new FP7 Transport call. This will be a good opportunity to learn useful information from the Commissioners themselves as well as to meet potential partners. If you would like that EPN Consulting represents you in some ways (i.e. to search for specific partners), please let us know.
On  the Environmental side, it is worth knowing that the Eco-Innovation call was launched at the end of April and will be open until 8th Sept 2011. Taken from the Eco-Innovation website:
With 3.4 million jobs in eco-industries and a growing demand for environmental products and services, Europe has the potential to meet the environmental challenges of the future. The EU's Eco-innovation initiative was set up to tap this potential to the fullest by giving clever ideas and new environmentally-friendly solutions a chance to reach an EU-wide market. Eco-innovation boosts economic growth whilst protecting the environment.

The cross-cutting initiative provides funding for projects in various sectors that mitigate environmental impacts or promote a more efficient use of resources. Priority areas include material recycling, buildings, the food and drink sector as well as greener business.

EPN Consulting can help you assess your project idea, search for  partners and prepare the proposal. Please get in touch for any question you may have.
As you can see there is a lot of effort put in Europe to improve the quality of our lives. We shouldn't forget that a lot depends also on each of us during our daily life.
If you have got ideas on how to contribute to this process, get in touch. As you know, 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.
Last but not least: 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 fruitful May!


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FP7 & other Calls shortly expiring 
European Projects
This month there are close deadlines of following calls for proposals:
Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) - 12 May 2011
- "The Impact of ICT R&D in the Large Scale Deployment of Electric Vehicle - Smart" - 31 May 2011

If you would like to be advised on how to prepare and submit project proposals within the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) and/or other Programmes, 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 ProjectsClouds for Science and Public Authorities - from 16 Apr 2011 to 06 June 2011

- CIP/EIP Eco-Innovation Call - from 27 Apr 2011 to 08 Sept 2011

- Clean Sky JTI 2011-02 - from 28 Apr 2011 to 28 July 2011

- Joint Technology Initiatives (Annex IV-SP1) - from 03 May 2011 to 18 Aug 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
02-06 May 2011 - Hannover (DE) - TRA - CeMAT - The World's Leading Fair for IntraLogistics

03-04 May 2011 - Herrsching (DE) - ICT - MS-CC 2011 - 8th International Workshop on Multi-Carrier Systems & Solutions

04-05 May 2011 - Rostock (DE) - BIZ+ENE+ENV - BALTIC FUTURE 2011 - 3rd International Maritime and Offshore Wind Energy Trade and Congress Fair

04-06 May 2011 - Budapest (HU) - ICT+INN - FET11 - The European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition

04-06 May 2011 - Copenhagen (DK) - ICT+ITS+TRA - "Signalling and Train Control 2011"

04-06 May 2011 - Verona (IT) - ENE+ENV+INN - SOLAREXPO 12th Edition - International Exhibition and Conference on Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation

04-06 May 2011 - Verona (IT) - ARD+CIV+ENV+INN - GREENBUILDING 5th Edition  - International Exhibition and Conference on Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Architecture

05 May 2011 - Milan (IT) - ICT+TEC - M2M FORUM 2011

05 May 2011 - London (UK) - ENE+ICT+TRA - Intellect Electric Vehicle Conference: "from a Smart Grid to the Electric Car"

05-07 May 2011 - Budapest (HU) - ENE+ENV - 5' RENEXPO CENTRAL EUROPE - International Trade Fair and Congress for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

06-08 May 2011 - Brussels - INN - SCIENTIX European Conference 

Find out more events on the EPN Consulting Events Section.

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The Website of the Month: ELTIS 

ELTIS logoThis month EPN Consulting has chosen ELTIS, the Urban Mobility portal that was recently revamped.


ELTIS facilitates the exchange of information, knowledge and experiences in the field of urban mobility in Europe. It is aimed at individuals working in the field of transport as well as in related disciplines, including urban and regional development, health, energy and environmental sciences.

ELTIS supports the creation of urban transport systems, which use less energy and produce less emissions, while improving the competitiveness of urban areas and the mobility and quality of life of its citizens.

The EPN Consulting's CEO, Dr Ing Stefano Mainero, is one of the "Friends of ELTIS".


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