Introduction to Horizon 2020

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Date(s) - 09/12/2013
9:45 am - 3:00 pm



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Are you ready for Horizon 2020? Do you want to find out how your business can make bids for European funding?

When this €70 billion European Horizon 2020 fund launches in January 2014, the European Bioenergy Research Institute at Aston University wants businesses to be in the best possible position to be able to apply for funding.

Horizon 2020 aims to support research and innovation and drive the creation of new growth and jobs in Europe. It runs from 2014 to 2020 and will:

  • Target SMEs showing a strong ambition to develop, grow and internationalise, regardless of whether they are high-tech and research-driven or non-research conducting, social or service companies.
  • Strengthen the EU’s position in science by boosting top level research in Europe and increasing funding for the European Research Council
  • Strengthen industrial leadership in innovation through major investment in key technologies, greater access to capital and support for SMEs
  • Address major societal challenges such as climate change and making renewable energy more affordable.

To equip businesses with the knowledge they will need to make bids to this fund, EBRI is organising an event on Monday 9th December 2013 to help West Midlands businesses gain the vital information they will need.

The event will provide expert advice on:

  • Horizon 2020 and Collaborative Research Funding
  • How SMEs can benefit from the Horizon 2020 funding programme
  • A focus on biotechnology
  • Access to a range of projects to become a partner in
  • An extensive question and answer session.

The event will include presentations and advice from Steve Bradley, UK National Contact Point for SMEs and Ewa Bloch, UK National Contact Point for Industrial Biotechnology and Eco-innovation.

There will also be an opportunity to tour the Gasifier/Pyroformer Power Plant at the European Bioenergy Research Institute. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.