Funding News

With the upcoming Work Programmes, the Horizon 2020 information days (and weeks) will have an added significance. The Work Programmes 2018-2020 cover the final three years of H2020, the largest single integrated programme of publicly funded research and innovation, and will be published for most H2020 funding instruments in October 2017. With the key priorities laying on topics such as climate action, digitisation and security, other research areas like Health, Food, ICT and Manufacturing will also continue to be funded. We have selected some of the most relevant events for researchers and industry happening in the upcoming months.

Energy Info Days 2017

The Energy Info Days 2017 will be taking place in Brussels from 23 to 25 October, with the registration opening in September. For proposers, these information days will provide guidance on how to apply for funding and offer dedicated workshops for each funding area. As always, there will also be ample time for networking and finding suitable project partners. The event will focus on three big topics: Smart cities & communities, energy systems, and smart & efficient energy.

The full agenda is available here (PDF).

Who should attend?

Anybody interested in funding opportunities offered by the Energy Work Programme 2018-2020. There is a broad range of attendees expected, from academia to industry. Anybody interested in the event but not being able to attend on-site can stream the presentations live and ask questions via social media. Each recording will also be available for download at a later date.

Raw Materials Week

Following the successful first event, the 2nd Raw Materials Week will be held in Brussels from 6 to 10 November (although the first day unfortunately has been cancelled). The main event (from our point-of-view) will take place on 9 November: The societal challenge 5 infoday and brokerage event.

The full agenda for each event is available here.

Who should attend?

The Raw Materials week is not a single event. There will be 15 events spread across four days. Each event has its own registration and there will be more than 1000 expected participants. Anybody interested in securing a sustainable supply of raw materials will be welcomed at the event.

Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 Infoweek

This event will kick off with a Horizon 2020 Information Day on the 14th November. The second day will give attendees the chance to find potential partners for new proposals. The first two days make up part 1 of the Infoweek (funding opportunities and how to benefit). Part 2 of the event (16 and 17 November) will be discussing the broader EU policy context.

For more details visit the official site.

Who should attend?

This event is for anyone wanting to propose to the calls for projects under the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 (Food, security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy).

ICT Proposers’ Day 2017

Finally, we recommend the ICT Proposers’ Day 2017. The event will be held in Budapest on 9 and 10 November. The agenda is once again filled with information, networking events and workshops. Most importantly, the Topics of the Work Programme 2018-2020 will be discussed and there will be stands handing out information on the ICT-related topics of the upcoming Work Programme.

For more details visit the official site and the registration is now open.

Who should attend?

This event is for all potential proposers in the fields of Information & Communication Technologies and Future and Emerging Technologies (FET). The ICT Proposers’ Day is an excellent opportunity to build quality partnerships from all over Europe.

Further Info Days have been announced, such as the Health Info Day on the 8th December 2017, and more information will be available soon.