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This year, 2016, marks a turning point for Horizon 2020, the world’s second largest civilian research programme. After a strong start in 2014 with a funding rise and a surge in applications, the €77 billion programme is beset with questions about its future: Will its overall, annual budget be cut in this year’s EU funding review? How can it deal with the continuing tide of grant applications? What can applicants do to increase the odds of success? At the conference, Horizon 2020 experts will deliver tips and advice to perform better.
09.00 – 10:30 What is EIC? An open, pan-European dialogue on the future shape of the European Innovation Council
Q&A with Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research and Innovation and Richard L. Hudson, CEO & Editor, Science|Business.
The European Innovation Council, what can it be? Presentation of a Science|Business Network report to the Commissioner
EIC: does it make sense? An open discussion
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 The 3 Os: Open Innovation, Open science, Open to the world - Three parallel sessions on the policy priorities set by Commissioner Moedas
Everybody talks about it, but what models for open innovation can really work?
Moderator: R. Frederic Henschel, Partner, Foley & Lardner
Can digital technologies and openness propel a new scientific revolution for Europe?
Moderator: Éanna Kelly, News editor, Science|Business
Open to the World:
Can science diplomacy work?
Moderator: Abdelhamid El-Zoheiry, President, EMUNI
12:00 – 12:20 What role for the EU’s scientific advisory panel? A Q&A with Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Member, EU Scientific Advice Mechanism; Former Director General, CERN
12:20 – 13:00 ERC = Science²
Plenary session launching the ERC’s outreach campaign with the participation of Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President, European Research Council
13:00 – 14:00 Networking lunch
14:00 – 14:45 The Science|Business Lecture by Nathan Myhrvold, Founder & CEO, Intellectual Ventures
14:45 – 15:45 Stakeholder Dialogues
(Parallel sessions organised by partners)
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:30 The future of Horizon2020: Budget, politics and survival strategies
Moderator: Richard L. Hudson, CEO & Editor, Science|Business
Moderator: Roy Pennings, CEO, 3dImpact
17:30 – 18:30 Networking reception
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