The Future of Food, organized by SONAE in collaboration with main partners such as Vision2020, Business France, ICEX Spain and the UK Science & Innovation Network is an event designed to promote the engagement of different organizations around the key challenges and opportunities shaping the future of food. It aims to be a catalyst in establishing new relationships among participants and contribute to the design of future R&D and innovative, collaborative projects and the building of project consortiums. More information here.
Vision2020: Events Programme
The event was hosted by The University of Leeds and water@leeds as lead of the Water Helix. The main purpose of this two-day event was to bring together academics, researchers and colleagues from business and industry working in the Water field, to form new collaborations across the whole sector in readiness for the forthcoming Horizon 2020 calls (2018 – 2020).
Hosted by University College Cork, This event for all of Vison2020's RTO members focused on discussions regarding the upcoming FP9.
Wales House, Brussels
Hosted by Cardiff University, this event focused on collaboration building for upcoming Horizon 2020 Energy calls.
Vision2020: The Horizon Network held a Horizon 2020 International Health Event on 20-21 October 2016 at the University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The event was hosted by the University of Ljubljana and co-organized with KU Leuven. It predominantly looked at Personalised Medicine and Rare Diseases calls, ICT related topics and infectious diseases calls. The objective of the event was to promote networking between researchers and business representatives in order to form consortia for forthcoming Horizon 2020 funding opportunities.
Vision2020 held a free Horizon 2020 Manufacturing 4.0 Event on 26-27 September 2016 at the University of Navarra, San Sebastian, Spain. This free collaboration event was hosted by CEIT-I4K, LEITAT, Fraunhofer IWU, EEN and the Basque regional government, and focused on opportunities in manufacturing, materials, and digital manufacturing under Horizon 2020.
Day 1 of the event was open to Vision2020 members only. Day 2 of the event was public, with over 150 delegates in attendance and a matchmaking platform (B2Match) in operation that facilitated over 300 face to face meetings.
Vision2020: The Horizon Network held its second Climate Helix Event at University of Valencia Botanic Garden, on 29th and 30th June, kindly hosted by Institute for Ceramic Technology (ICT) and Climate KIC Spain.
The objective of the event, which was free to all attendees, was to promote networking between researchers and business representatives in order to form consortia for the forthcoming Horizon 2020 funding opportunities.
Vision2020: The Horizon Network held an RTO Members' event, dedicated to our university & research and technology organisation members, at IBM Technology Campus in Dublin on 27th May 2016. The aim of this event was to discuss Vision 2020's activities and future developments, exchange information on best practices for Horizon 2020 and establish potential collaborations. This year's event focused on driving innovation and reviewing industrial engagement in Horizon 2020, as we approach the half-way stage of the programme's implementation. This event also saw the public launch of the Crowdhelix collaboration platform, which has been designed to support Vision2020's growing activity levels.
Politecnico di Milano kindly hosted a Horizon 2020 Security Helix Event on April 14th-15th in Milan. The event predominantly focused on networking and collaboration in anticipation of the 2016-2017 Horizon 2020 Security calls.
Vision 2020: The Horizon Network held its second Horizon 2020 training workshop in Central London on Friday 4th March 2016. View event flyer.
This workshop was delivered by three expert organisations:
- LEES Accountants delivered a session on Financial Management in Horizon 2020 projects, including monitoring, reporting and auditing.
- Quinz Attorneys delivered a session focusing on Contract Management in Horizon 2020, covering the core Grant Agreement, agreements between consortium members and agreements with third parties.
- Patrade IPR Attorneys concluded with a session focusing on effectively protecting and using Intellectual Property in Horizon 2020 initiatives.
Vision 2020: The Horizon Network held a Horizon 2020 International Energy Efficiency Event in London on 25-26 February, hosted by Cardiff University and Brunel University London.
Over the first day representatives of industry, academia and the public sector discussed the priority areas of the 2018-19 Energy Work Programme. The second day of the event focused on the planned Energy Efficiency calls in 2017 to identify common areas of interest and support emerging collaborations.
Vision2020: The Horizon Network held its first Climate Helix Event in Castellón, Spain, on 9th and 10th November, kindly hosted by Institute for Ceramic Technology (ICT).
The aim of the event was to share best practice and discuss forthcoming Climate and Environment calls in order to identify common areas of interest and further collaboration opportunities between Vision2020 members.
In response to circa 2 billion euros of Health and ICT innovation-based funding about to be launched by the European Commission, Vision 2020: The Horizon Network hosted London's Horizon 2020 Health-Tech event on 29 and 30 October 2015. This event was co-organized by UCL, KU Leuven, MedCity and Research Media.
The Health-Tech 2020 event was held at London's prestigious City Hall and themed around Horizon 2020 success (day 1), and thematic discuss/network around the upcoming H2020 calls collaborations (day 2).
We had an excellent line-up of speakers from the Mayor’s Office of London, the European Commission, Imperial College London, King's College London, MedCity, Fujitsu, UCL Partners and a number of successful Health Tech SMEs who have already succeeded in Horizon 2020.
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Vision 2020: The Horizon Network held the RTO Members' Event on 1st and 2nd October 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland, hosted by CERN.
The programme included a tour of CERN facilities and updates on Horizon 2020 and the Vision2020 network.
Vision 2020: The Horizon 2020 Network held its firstHorizon 2020 Training Event in central London on 4th September 2015.
The focus of this workshop was the Innovation Management. The workshop was split into two parts: the first part provided the theoretical background to innovation management, and was delivered by internationally recognised innovation expert Eugene Sweeney. The second part involved participating in a mock evaluation and consensus panel, as well as putting into practice the knowledge gained from the morning session.
Vision 2020: The Horizon Network held its first Energy Cluster event on 22-23 July 2015 in Cardiff, hosted by Cardiff University.
Over the first day representatives of industry, academia and the public sector discussed the Research & Innovation challenges within the ‘European Energy Union’ and the opportunities within the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge ‘Clean, secure and efficient energy’.
The second day of the event was focused on the planned Energy calls in 2016 to identify common areas of interest and support emerging collaborations.
Vision 2020: The Horizon 2020 Network held its first Manufacturing Cluster event on 14-15 July in Dresden, Germany, kindly hosted by Fraunhofer IWU. Over the event, representatives of industry and academia discussed shared interests and collaboration ideas for the 2016 Factories of the Future calls.
On 4th June 2015 Vision 2020: The Horizon 2020 Network and Trinity College Dublin held a Trinity Research and Innovation Event, aiming to better understand how SME/Academic collaboration can be facilitated and supported within the framework of Horizon 2020. Vision2020 and Enterprise Ireland presented on how to better develop partnerships with SMEs in order to access the many opportunities available in the Horizon 2020 funding programme.
Vision2020: The Horizon Network held a networking and information event for our research organisation members in Milan on 23rd and 24th April 2015, hosted by Politecnico di Milano. The aim of the event was to share best practice for submitting successful Horizon 2020 proposals. Also there was a training session focusing on ethical issues in research.
Vision2020: The Horizon Network held its first Security Cluster event on 20th April 2015 in London, hosted by the Institute for Security Science and Technology, Imperial College London. The aim of the event was to share best practice and discuss forthcoming Security calls in order to identify common areas of interest and discuss further collaboration between Vision2020 members.
In association with Enterprise Europe Network, Vision2020 held a networking meeting for its Expert Members in London on 2nd December 2014, to discuss how to enable collaboration between members and make available high quality and integrated support services.
LEITAT Technological Center hosted the first Vision2020 NMP Cluster (Nanotechnologies, advanced materials and production) meeting in Terrassa, Barcelona on 30th and 31st October 2014. Aside from discussions focusing on addressing the Horizon 2020 NMP 2015 calls for proposals, the programme included a session on 'Proposal Success in Horizon 2020' led by the Vision2020 Expert Member Pera Technology, as well as talks by several invited speakers from the EU and industry. The first day of the event was for Vision2020 members only, and the second day was an open event.
KU Leuven hosted Vision2020's first Horizon 2020 Health Thematic Event in Leuven, Belgium, on 8th and 9th September 2014. The aim of the event was to discuss, and prepare position papers for, three priority areas of the next set of Horizon 2020 Work Programmes: Infectious diseases, Oncology and Drug Discovery. The event was open to Vision2020 members only.
Vision2020: The Horizon Network and Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) co-organised a Horizon 2020 matchmaking event at the Euroscience Open Forum in Copenhagen on June 26th 2014. The event provided companies, universities, scientists and organisations the opportunity to meet and find potential partners for future cooperation and projects. The focus for the matchmaking event was calls in Horizon 2020 within the areas Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges. The matchmaking event was an official part of the ESOF 2014 (EuroScience Open Forum) conference in Copenhagen.
A Q&A about how to succeed in Horizon 2020, with Robert-Jan Smits, Director General for Research and Innovation, European Commission.
In January, the European Union began its largest-ever research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020. Excellent science, industrial leadership, societal challenges -- all are areas for new ideas and projects that the EU is funding. But the new programme is different from its smaller predecessors. How? Why? And most of all: What guidance can the Commission offer to applicants?
This Q&A with the top administrator for the programme, moderated by Science|Business CEO Richard L. Hudson, took place during a Horizon 2020 partner-matchmaking session organised by Enterprise Europe Network, Vision2020, and Science|Business.
Vision2020: The Horizon Network held its third Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) information event in Barcelona on 4th April, hosted by LEITAT Technological Center. The theme of the event was connecting SMEs with research and technology organisations in order to win funding from the €79 billion Euro Horizon 2020 European funding programme.
Samuel Maenhout (Policy Officer from DG Research & Innovation) was the keynote speaker presenting opportunities in Horizon 2020 for SMEs, alongside representatives from the Spanish National Contact Point for SMEs, representatives of SMEs that are active in European research and innovation and a representative of the Vision2020 platform. This event was free for SMEs.
The first Vision2020 event of 2014 was hosted by Vision2020 member The University of Leuven (KU Leuven) on Monday 17 February from 13:00 to 18:00, entitled "Horizon 2020: what’s in it for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs)?". It was a great success, with over 200 participants including more than 160 representatives of SMEs.
Speakers included Bernd Reichert (Head of SME Unit in DG Research & Innovation, European Commission) who explained the novel and attractive funding opportunities for SMEs in Horizon 2020, and Thierry Langer (CEO of Prestwick Chemical, Strasbourg) who provided tips & tricks to new applicants based on his experience as an FP7 evaluator.
The event concluded with a networking reception with KU Leuven Business Developers from various disciplines (Health, Food, Energy, Transport, Materials, ICT, Manufacturing, Nanotechnologies, Biotechnology, Production/processing), Vision2020 members and collaborators from across Europe.
Vision2020: The Horizon Network held its first Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) information event in London on 25th October 2013, hosted by Imperial Consultants (ICON). The theme of the event was connecting SMEs with research and technology organisations in preparation for the upcoming €70 billion Euro Horizon 2020 European funding programme. Bernd Reichert (Head of SME Unit in DG Research & Innovation, European Commission) was the keynote speaker presenting opportunities in Horizon 2020 for SMEs, alongside representatives from the UK Government's Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, representatives of SMEs that are active in European research and innovation and representatives of the Vision2020 platform. This event was free for SMEs and was the first in a series of Vision2020 SME outreach events that have been held across Europe since.
Vision2020: The Horizon Network hosted a launch event at University College London on Friday April 19th, 2013 from 11:00 to 16:30 to officially launch the network, at which Alan Cross (Deputy Head of Unit, Framework Programme, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission) spoke about forthcoming opportunities under Horizon 2020 and Eric Badiqué (Deputy Head of Programme Coordination Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission) provided an overview of the European Commission's research agenda in the area of Information Communication Technologies. An afternoon session was dedicated to discussions around how the network will be structured, operationally managed and how actors can potentially participate in the network at organisational, departmental or individual level. Each member organisation of Vision2020: The Horizon Network was invited to send a representative to this event free of charge.