All-Island Information Day & Partnering Event - [15/10/2017 ]

The next 21.10.2017 will take place in Belfast, United Kingdom, the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 (Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy) event. This event will be organized by InterTradeIreland; the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & the Marine, the Marine Institute; and the Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs.

The event is intended to support collaboration in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Europe.

Promoting the funding opportunities available for each SC2 area through Horizon 2020, the EU’s largest research and innovation funding programme, with over 1 billion Euros earmarked for calls in 2018-2020.

Since June 2016, the eligibility of UK partners to apply remains the same, and in addition, the UK Treasury has agreed to underwrite all UK participation including Horizon 2020 proposals that are awaiting evaluation after the date of BREXIT.  As a result, this event will provide an excellent opportunity to scope out the potential to create cross-border partnerships.

Delegates can expect:

- to hear from the European Commission, National Experts and successful Horizon 2020 applicants to SC2;

- pointers and tips on achieving success in Horizon 2020;

- valuable insights on topics around the Societal Challenge 2 to be funded by the EU in 2018 and 2019; with some preliminary indications for 2020;

- an overview of the support available locally and nationally to develop applications.

The event is addressed to industry; researchers; and organisations seeking funding for research, innovation and coordination and support activities across all of the SC2 thematic areas.

To register please, here