The  YEAR Annual Conference 2015 took place on 11-12 May in Espoo, Finland.

The two-day annual conference of the Young European Associated Researchers was hosted by VTT and co-funded by FOSTER. This year’s topic was Open Science in Horizon 2020.

Presentations can be viewed from links below.

Conference Day 1


Conference Day 2

  •  YEAR Awards. The young researchers defend their project ideas relying on, or promoting open research data/open science aspects. The two most outstanding project ideas defended and developed during the Conference Day 2 were awarded. The YEAR Awards consist of a European Project Management training course and 5000 euros each to further develop the project ideas.

Here are a few examples of the presented project ideas:

    • Open Access Academy – Slobodan Radicev (contact)
    • Demand side management for transmission system operator – Davy Geysen (contact)
    • The BAT-concept in value chain perspective: that’s GOOD – Philip Marynissen (contact)
    • Integration of ocean energy techniques for productivity improvements – Shrey Joshi (contact)
    • Development of open source CFD code for fire toxicity analysis based on advanced laser measurements – Chen Huang (contact)
    • Solids processing data platform – Roeland Geurts (contact)
    • Smart global system manager – Joaquin Alvarez Agudo (contact)
    • Enabling realtime distribution and visualization of climate data – Bjørn Magnus Mathisen (contact)


Winners of YEAR Awards 2015:

  • Oliver Zendel (AIT): Towards an Open Peer-Review Process
  • Helena Henno (VTT): Fluvoid – a Smartphone-based Solution

 If you have any questions, please, send an email to contact@year-network.com





Supported by the EU FOSTER Project

The conference is co-funded by YEAR, FOSTER, and VTT. Co-organisers are YEAR, VTT, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, KNOW Center Graz and SINTEF.