Vision2020: Horizon 2020 for SMEs

  • Imperial College London Exhibition Rd London, England, SW7 United Kingdom

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.