Utilising Horizon 2020 Funding to Produce Excellence in Research

Utilising Horizon 2020 Funding to Produce Excellence in Research

The European Commission aims to strengthen excellence in research and science through Horizon 2020 with a budget of almost £60 billion (€80 billion). The funds will be allocated through a competitive process, with over 14,000 UK applications submitted so far. This means RCUK Global Uncertainties Programme will need to learn the step-by-step process on how to develop a successful application to receive the funding.

With this in mind, Inside Government would like to invite you and your colleagues to attend Utilising Horizon 2020 Funding to Produce Excellence in Research on Wednesday 10th February 2016 in Central London.

By attending our bespoke Horizon 2020 event you will hear from expert speakers and examine best practice case studies on how to access funding, and be part of innovative cross-sector partnerships. In addition, you will learn how Horizon 2020 funding bidders can demonstrate their project’s impact and outcome to the European Commission.

Morning Keynote by Martin Penny, Head of Physical Sciences and Engineering Unit at European Commission
‘Funding World-Leading Research Through Horizon 2020’

  • Evaluating achievements and impact of the first €5.5 billion of Horizon 2020 funding given out so far
  • Tackling the major challenges Europe faces in the future through science, research and innovation
  • Understanding current and future priorities for the Commission and what application evaluators will focus on
  • Demonstrating the impact of research to Horizon 2020 in order to increase application success chances
  • Assessing what the future of Horizon 2020 will look like and future plans for the remaining funding budget

Afternoon Keynote by Dr Jane Watkins, Horizon 2020 UK National Contact Point for SMEs at Innovate UK
‘Using Horizon 2020 Funding to Promote UK Business’

  • Supporting UK businesses to attract Horizon 2020 funding for their R&D
  • Utilising the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument of €3 billion of funding to commercialise innovation and break into international markets as an SME
  • Understanding and making the most out of Phases 1-3 of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument
  • Finding the right partners for SMEs to submit joint proposals to Horizon 2020
  • Submitting Horizon 2020 proposals that demonstrate suitability as a university spin-off enterprise.

For information and to register visit the event website.


To registration your attendance at this event please complete the online registration form below.

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