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Singapore Space Symposium

In October 2018, EPIC will be present at the Singapore Space Symposium, where some European Union success stories will be showcased and discussed. The Symposium will be a great opportunity to share ideas and start potential collaborations. 

Reserach Bazaar

The Research Bazaar is a free, 3-day intensive festival and conference where researchers come together to up-skill in next generation digital research tools and scholarship. In the spirit of a marketplace or bazaar, ResBaz is a highly participatory event where researchers from many different disciplines can learn, share knowledge and skills, and have fun. ResBaz Sydney will be hosted by Macquarie University, 3-5 July, 2018.


EPIC will be represented by the project coordinator Erich Prem who will join the event through a skype session. 

For more information about the event click here


H2020 Info Days Australia

Horizon 2020 information events will be held in three Australian cities this March to provide an overview of the European Framework Programme and give information on how Australian organisations can participate. The event in Perth will also include a specific presentation of the EPIC project and discuss on  ICT related R&I cooperation opportunities in Horizon 2020.

  • Perth, 19 March 2018 
  • Melbourne, 21 March 2018 
  • Brisbane, 22 March 2018 

Registration & Agendas

Breakfast Workshop - Digital Data Economy

Data is the currency of today's digital economy and data protection is at the heart of the move to a digital single market. The European Data Protection Reform aims to build a strong basis to help Europe make better use of innovative digital services like big data and cloud computing.

Kiwi companies at the forefront of innovative digital product development will be impacted by new regulations as they grow their global offer. 

On January 25th (7.30-9.00 am) at Callaghan Innovation, Erich Prem, EPIC's coordinator will talk you through the European Digital Single Market, new Data Protection rules and explore the opportunities and impacts for New Zealand businesses arising from Europe’s changing regulatory environment.

If you are exporting digital products or services to Europe, then this is a must attend event.

From the end of geo-blocking to the right to explanation on algorithmic decision-making, new copyright framework and VAT rules, Dr Prem will share policies that change the playing field for companies around the world, including EU companies’ international partners and businesses exporting digital products and services to the region.


Research Cooperation Workshop - Singapore

On January 29th, EPIC will organize a Research Cooperation Workshop at the A*STAR Infuse Theatre in Singapore.

Session 1 (09-10:30): New opportunities in a changing EU - Research in changing competitive international environments

Session 2 (11-12:30): International collaboration workshop - preparing EU-Singapore research cooperation

more information and agenda

Please register here: info(at)epicproject.eu

EmTech Asia

Join us at EmTech Asia from January 30th to 31st in Singapore - the showcase for the emerging technologies with the greatest potential to change our lives and an access point to the most innovative people and companies in the world. Glimpse the future and understand the technologies that will change the face of business and drive the new global economy.

The EPIC Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Human Robot Interaction

 EPIC Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Human-Robot Interaction (Book Sprint) from January 3rd to 9th in Westport, New Zealand. 
The goal of the workshop will be to conduct a Book Sprint.

ISPIM Innovation Summit - Melbourne

 EPIC partner RMIT is co-organising the ISPIM Innovation Summit from December 10th to 13th in Melbourne, Australia. 

Researchers, managers, executives and consultants are invited to:

  • Engage with top innovation leaders from Asia-Pacific and beyond
  • Learn about the Melbourne innovation scene
  • Network with innovation experts across industries and continents
  • Experience well-orchestrated social events in inspiring, fun venues

EPIC Research Cooperation Workshop Melbourne

On December 14th 2017 at RMIT in Melbourne, this one-day seminar provides researchers interested in collaborative projects with hands-on training on how to prepare winning projects and writing successful grant proposals for competitive call schemes. The seminar will cover finding the right call topic, creating successful partnerships, developing winning arguments and addressing the often-puzzling policy requirements of public programme calls.  

The trainer, EPIC coordinator Erich Prem, is a research strategist and RTDI manager with decade-long experience in grant preparation and management. He is a frequent evaluator for national and international research programmes; an advisor to research policy makers and an evaluator and reviewer for the European Commission’s international research activities.  

Session 1: Writing Successful Proposals for Collaborative Research Projects - How to prepare a winning research bid in competitive international environments (09:00 - 13:00)

Session 2: Digital Disruption Workshop - Preparing EU-Australian research cooperation in digital disruption (14:00 - 16:30)

more infos


EPIC will take part at TECHINNOVATION, a technology-industry brokerage event organised by IPI in Singapore from September 19th to 20th. It brings together international and Singapore technology providers and seekers to explore technology and business collaboration opportunities through open innovation. 

Canterbury Tech Summit

On September 14th 2017, EPIC will be present at Canterbury Tech Summit. This event in Christchurch, New Zealand is the South Island’s largest annual tech conference that brings together leaders in innovation, technology and business to share ideas, grow their networks and be inspired. 

RMIT Futures Conference - Research Requires Collaboration

The RMIT Futures Conference 2017 on September 4th at RMIT city campus, Melbourne will bring together policymakers, leaders in regional and Australian business, academics and pioneering entrepreneurs for a frank debate about the prerequisites to sustain high quality research and innovation in Australia.

Featured topics:

  • Science, technology and the transformation of Australia’s economy in the global limelight
  • Australia’s disrupted funding of international research collaboration
  • Rotating exchange: Fail to prepare, prepare to fail
  • Future driving force of new industries like biotech, energy tech, health tech and e-health
  • Collaboration between the private sector and academia in the global context
  • Australia’s place in an innovative world: How can it compete?

C-Prize - New Zealand

C-Prize is an incentivised technology competition to push the boundaries of what’s possible through technology. Run by Callaghan Innovation every two years, competition entrants are challenged to come up with technology solutions that deliver solutions to real industry problems.

EPIC partner Callaghan Innovation as organisers of the challenge, will host a number of wearable technology workshops in the major centres of New Zealand. These workshops are intended to be a combination of presentations by wearable technology expert speakers (from academia / industry) as well as an opportunity for workshop attendees to discuss and get feedback on ideas they are considering submitting to the challenge competition. These workshops will run on June 12th, 13th and 14th in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland respectively. EPIC is bringing experts from Europe to New Zealand  in order to provide opportunities to establish new collaborations.

Information & Communication Technologies - Singapore

EPIC will be present at the business mission on the information & communication technologies sector organized by EU Gateway | Business Avenues from May 22nd to 27th

The three Business Exhibition Days will take place at the Mission hotel in Singapore. Participants will be able to showcase products and technologies to a targeted audience of potential business partners.