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Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 Info Week


Start date: 27.06.2016

End date: 29.06.2016

Location: Brussels

Country: Belgium


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The Societal Challenge 2 Info Week for the 2017 calls will take place on 27- 29 June 2016 in Brussels.

This information week, jointly organised by the Research Executive Agency (REA), DG RTD, DG AGRI and the BIOHORIZON consortium, will give an overview of available funding opportunties under the 2017 calls and updates on research results from projects funded under Societal Challenge 2.

The Information Week is divided into 4 events from 27 to 29 June 2016:

  • Day 1: 27 June: SC2 dissemination event on FP7 and H2020 projects related to the 2017 calls- Venue: Charlemagne building- open to all participants- registration link below
  • Day 2: 28 June: Info Day and Brokerage event - Venue: Charlemagne building
    • Morning session: Info Day on 2017 calls for proposals - open to all participants- registration link below
    • Afternoon session: Brokerage event organised by the BIOHORIZON consortium- open for potential applicants of 2017 calls- registration here
  • Day 3: 29 June:  Coordinators Day on the 2015 calls- open to SC2 project’s representatives of 2014 and 2015 calls only- invitations and practical information sent via email.

On the morning of 28th June 2016, the European Commission will host an open Info Day dedicated to Societal Challenge 2 of the Horizon 2020 programme, "Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy." The focus of the Info Day will be on the work programme for the year 2017. The registration to the Info Day is now open.

Following the Info Day, on the afternoon of 28th June 2016, there will be a corresponding Brokerage Event organised by the EU-funded BioHorizon project. Offered free of charge, the purpose of the brokerage event is to help you find the right partners for the upcoming 2017 calls. The official opening of 2017 calls is planned for October 2016, and the first deadlines will be in February of 2017, making this the perfect opportunity to start building your consortium.The main part of the event will comprise bilateral meetings between wide spectrum of companies, universities and researchers, stakeholders from Europe and beyond interested in the same call topics.

Registration to the Brokerage Event will be open until 6th June or limit reached.

Following successful registration for the event, participants can pre-arrange these bilateral meetings automatically by means of a sophisticated, user-friendly match-making tool based on the profiles and research interests recorded in the system by participants. The event will also provide participants a platform to present their project ideas in 5 minute presentations.

This partnering event in Brussels is a unique opportunity for a wide networking and link creation between different stakeholders and new partnerships for the upcoming calls.



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