4th Annual Meeting of European Scientific Diasporas in North America

    07/12/2018 - 08:30
    United States, Washington
    07/12/2018 - 20:00
    EURAXESS North America





Launched in 2015, the aim of the European Scientific Diasporas (ESD) annual meetings is to allow leaders and members of European Scientific Diasporas in North America to meet, discuss and exchange concepts about their research projects, professional and personal experiences in their respective diasporas and overall career path. Each year, a topic is chosen based on our interactions with the European Scientific Diasporas and their respective councils to address areas of most relevance, interest and impact to the advancement of science. You may explore the reports for each of our 1st Annual Meeting at the Spain Arts & Culture Center in 20152nd Annual Meeting at the Embassy of Slovakia in 2016 (Theme: Mentoring), and 3rd Annual Meeting at the Embassy of France in 2017 (Theme: Science Communication).

The overarching theme for ESD18 is ‘Innovation to Society’. This one-day event will celebrate and promote Europe as a hub for scientific research and innovation impacting society. It will hold a series of panels discussing the various roles and achievements of European Scientific Diasporas in North America as well as the opportunities and resources available for them to connect and collaborate with Europe. We are expecting 120-150 participants.

Objectives of the event:

  1. To promote ERA as a pioneer in innovative solutions for global societal challenges
  2. To valorize EURAXESS as a gateway to ERA
  3. To feature European led strides and achievements in the field of innovation in 2018
  4. To increase the EURAXESS North America membership base through success stories from European Scientific Diaspora leaders on the role of EURAXESS in facilitating their efforts in research career development in North America
  5. To provide a networking opportunity for the European and North American scientific communities and science policy makers

Target audience: The event will be open to all researchers in North America, this includes European researchers as well as current, previous and potential North American (Canada/US) researchers who have or would like to benefit from European research grants to further their careers. Representatives from European Embassies, North American universities, industry & partners are also expected to attend and participate.

An EXPO will be availbale thourought the day for interested participants.

The EXPO registration is CLOSED. No more tables are available. 

 Smart Specialisation: Reconnecting European Science & Innovation Diasporas



The inter-institutional poster developed by the Joint Research Center Seville, EURAXESS North America and the University of Colima “Integration of the European Science and Innovation Diaspora into the Smart Specialisation Entrepreneurial Discovery Process across and beyond Europe” has been presented during the 4th Annual Meeting of European Scientific Diasporas in North America taking place in Washington, DC on 7 December 2018.




Pod DC Hotel

627 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Metro Station, Red Line: Gallery PI - Chinatown

STATUS: Fully booked



Our Partner and Co-host 

Office of Science and Technology Austria [OSTA]

OSTA provides services for all stakeholders in the areas of Science, Technology, and Innovation. We can plug you into a large network of the brightest Austrian minds in North America, as well as the most relevant STI stakeholders and decision makers in Austria. OSTA is your gateway to this large and vibrant pool of innovation and talent. Making connections that really matter, we achieve our goal of constructing bridges between Austria and North America in the areas of Research and Innovation.



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