Call for participation in Lab Surfing workshops

We hereby request applications from Young Researchers (at most 6 years after their PhD) for the participation in six regional networking, training and brainstorming Lab Surfing workshops of the new FP7/FET EYE (Empowering Young Explorers) project. These workshops will offer young researchers a unique opportunity to learn about the most advanced future and emerging technology (FET) research, brainstorm about future research areas, jointly elaborate new high risk scientific ideas, partner with peers, and also develop scientific administration and leadership skills. Travel and accommodation costs of selected participating young researchers will be covered by the EYE project (for up to 30 participants per workshop). Young researchers from the following countries are invited to participate in one of local Lab Surfing workshops organised in six regions across Europe:

Region and country Date and place Thematic focus Application

North and Irish Sea: Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands and UK
11-12 February
2014, Brussels
technology: Energy and ICT

Application deadline: 20.01.2014 More details and application via:

Eastern Central Europe: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Russia and Slovakia
25-26 February
2014, Bratislava
Dynamic Business

Application deadline: 22.01.2014
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Western Balkans: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia
11-12 March
2014, Belgrade
Smart, green and efficient
Application deadline: 30.01.2014
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Black Sea and South Mediterranean: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Romania and Turkey
25-26 March,
Knowledge discovery driven by large-scale computer modelling
Application deadline: 07.02.2014
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Western Mediterranean: France, Italy, Malta, Spain, Switzerland and Portugal
15-16 April
2014, Milan
Innovation and technologies for a better living
Application deadline: 14.02.2014

Young Researcher ideas will be reviewed by top experts in the field. After a series of regional Lab Surfing events, teams of young researchers with the most promising ideas will be invited to attend the Europe-wide Blue Sky Conference and the Science Incubator summer school, where they could further consolidate collaborative research ideas and network more widely at a European level. For more information about the EYE Lab Surfing workshops and the related application procedures, please visit

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Nordics and Baltics: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden
06-07 May 2014 [tbc] Application deadline: 21.02.2014
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