If you are forward-thinking, attending a funder information event or conference can give you the edge when it comes to applying.
Looking at Horizon 2020 as an example, the following events are a sample taking place over the coming months:
- London, 28/7/15 to 30/7/15 – The Future & Emerging Technologies (FET) Unit will showcase the scheme’s possibilities at the Science and Information (SAI) Conference 2015, which gathers together researchers, industry practitioners and professionals in the fields of Computer Science, Electronics and Communication Technologies.
Brussels, 14/09/2015 to 15/09/2015 – Info Day on the Horizon 2020 Work programme 2016-2017 ‘Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy’
- Strasbourg, 06/10/2015 – EU Brokerage Event on Key Enabling Technologies in Horizon 2020
Lisbon, 20/10/2015 to 22/10/2015 – ICT 2015 – Innovate, Connect, Transform
- Brussels, 24/11/2015 to 27/11/2015 – Info week on Societal Challenge 2 (Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, maritime and maritime inland water research and bio-economy) work programme 2016-2017
Events are added regularly to the Horizon 2020 pages.
If you attend an external funder event of this type, please remember to let your RKEO Facilitator or Officer know. It may be that we can help share information that you obtain with others at BU with similar interests or alert you to others who might be potential partners.
The European Commission will hold an information day on FP7 Information Communication Technologies (ICT) Call 9, specifically focusing on the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) strand. This will take place on 18 January 2012 in Brussels. This is a critical opportunity to not only get top tips on your application, but is a key networking opportunity
The programme will include detailed sessions on the FET Call 9 objectives, providing up-to-date and first-hand information on the four FET initiatives in FP7 ICT Call 9. Sessions will also cover the contractual, legal and administrative aspects of the application process.
The following FET themes will be addressed:
- FP7-ICT-2011.9.9: Quantum ICT (QICT) including ERA-NET-Plus
- FP7-ICT-2011.9.10: Fundamentals of Collective Adaptive Systems (FOCAS)
- FP7-ICT-2011.9.11: Neuro-Bio-Inspired Systems (NBIS)
- Co-ordinating Communities, Identifying New Research topics for FET Proactive initiatives and fostering Networking of National and Regional Research Programmes.
The event will also include a brokerage session where participants will be invited to share their research ideas. It is being held in Brussels on January 18th
Participants must register in advance for this free event. Due to limited space and high demand it is strongly recommended that you register as soon as possible.
The FP7 Security Call will be published on 20 July 2011 and new features to be included in the 2012 Work Programme are:
- a new aspect of the 2012 Security Work Programme is the inclusion of pilot funding for Pre Operational Validation;
- an open topic for SMEs has been included in the 2012 Work Programme: SEC.2012.7.2-1 “Advancing contemporary laboratory forensic methods & equipment”. Under this topic at least 50% of the EC funding needs to go to SMEs;
- assistance in finding partners for FP7 Security proposals will be available on-line at the Partnering Platform website, operated (and quality controlled) by the German National Contact Point.
Slides are available from an ICT Security Info Day which was held at Aston University Business School last week.
On 12 May, the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking held an information day on the 2011 Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) Call for Proposals. The event gave an overview of the FCH JTI, statistics from past calls and details of the current 2011 Call (including the topics, evaluation schedule and funding rates as well as hints and tips). There was also an explanation of the ‘project fee’ and some news on the planned changes to the rules on the ‘correction’ factor currently applied to the European Commission’s funding to the projects. A copy of the presentations can be found on this website.
The slides can be viewed on the Eco-innovation webpage.
If you would like information and guidance about preparing and writing a LIFE+ proposal then this session is for you! Be quick to book though as registration closes on Tuesday 26th April. Further information can be found on our Events page.