As Horizon 2020 will reach its halfway point in 2017, the European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation is seeking for the contribution of all citizens and organizations who participate in the Framework Programme to produce an interim evaluation.
Europa Media will participate in this public consultation, and as peer proposal writers and EU project managers, we would like to encourage you to do the same. On this page you can find all relevant information and the link to the online questionnaire. To have a better idea of what interim evaluations typically look like, you can still check the one produced for FP7 in 2010 here.
As for the second half of Horizon 2020, the 2018-2020 Work Programme is still a work-in-progress, but you can monitor the latest developments on this page and, more specifically, for the following topics so far:
With four more years to go in Horizon 2020, keep working on your proposal writing skills and ensure your language can fully and clearly express your excellent and innovative research ideas: secure now your place in our 2-day course on Proposal Development. You may practice call analysis and proposal development, as well as improve your knowledge on dissemination, exploitation and IPR with our guest lecturer Arnaud Gasnier, a qualified European Patent Attorney.
We hope to see you there!
We Start Lisbon: MY-WAY Project & Digistart collaborate to inspire studens in Lisbon for SEC2U
We Start Lisbon was a fun, interactive student entrepreneur event held at Universidade Nova in Lisbon, organized by Startup Europe projects MY-WAY and Digistart for SEC2U ((Startup Europe Comes to Universities).
On 21st October 2016, students interested in entrepreneurship gathered at Universidade Nova in Lisbon for a day of inspiring talks, and a fun interactive treasure hunt & pitching game with prizes. The event was organized as part of the first ever SEC2U (Startup Europe Comes to Universities) week, a cross-border initiative that aims to showcase the commitment of European universities to create a culture of entrepreneurship.
Public consultation: have your say on Horizon 2020
The European Commission has launched a public stakeholder consultation which will feed into the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020. This interim evaluation will help improve the functioning of Horizon 2020, and will also be an important element in preparations of a next EU research and innovation programme.
SME Instrument: € 9.1 million to be invested in 189 innovative businesses
The funding is provided under Phase 1 of the instrument, which means that each project will receive € 50,000 to finance feasibility studies for new products that can disrupt the market. They can also ask for up to three days of free business coaching.
The 189 SMEs that will receive funds proposed 182 projects in total (multiple SMEs can be involved in one project). The SMEs will receive € 9.1 million in total for this cut-off.
This agreement indeed has been signed with the scope to ease and simplify collaboration between the US and EU partners in an H2020 project. The Partners are only expected to complete bureaucratic or reporting requirements of their respective funding programmes. That is the good news.
10 ways you can use social media in your Horizon 2020 project
1. Engage your stakeholders in a live dialogue during a conference
2. Pin a tweet to maintain it on top of the page even as you continue tweeting in the next days
3. Tag other users on pictures: they will receive a notification and will want to check you out!
1 - 10 November 2016 Berlin, Germany
Berlin Science Week 2016
5 - 8 December 2016 Brussels, Belgium
European Summit on Digital Innovation for Active & Healthy Ageing
5 - 6 December 2016 London, UK
A Sustainable Food Future 2016
24 - 25 November 2016 Vienna, Austria
2-day Workshop - Practice developing the key parts of a Horizon 2020 proposal
24 November 2016 Vienna, Austria
1-day Horizon 2020 Proposal Development Workshop
25 November 2016 Vienna, Austria
The Key Factors of Impact in Horizon 2020 - Dissemination, IP and Exploitation
2 December 2016 Vienna, Austria
FP7 & H2020 - Fast Track to Financial Reporting and EC Audits
8 - 9 December 2016 Vienna, Austria
Horizon 2020 Project Management and Financial Reporting
EU budget & funding for regions & cities - MOOC by the European Committee of the Regions