HORIZON 2020 (Including Year 1 Review)

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

The Programme runs until 2020 with a budget of approximately €80 billion

Who is the workshop for?

This free workshop is aimed at a range of sectors including: local and central government, research bodies, NGOs, not for profit organisations, the agri-food sector, business/industry and, in particular, the SME sector.

Who is speaking?

The event will be opened by the Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan, and includes talks by the Northern Ireland Horizon 2020 Manager, InterTradeIreland, NI Contact Points who will cover various topic areas related to environment and climate change and the event will include case studies on successful projects.

Networking opportunities?

Networking is an essential element for developing successful bids for EU funding. This event will give participants the opportunity to meet potential project partners, organisations that can provide help and support and many of those who have been involved in successful EU projects.

There will also be an opportunity to meet the speakers and other officials on a one to one basis.

How do I register?

The event is FREE. However, places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To reserve your place please contact the DOE Barroso

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Thursday 20 November 2014

The Great Hall, University of Ulster,
Magee College,

Draft Programme

  • 09.00 – 09.30 Registration with Tea/Coffee
  • 09.30 – 09.45 Welcome and Introduction – Mark H Durkan, Minister of the Environment
  • 09.45 – 10.00 Horizon 2020 (including Year 1 review) – Dr Simon Grattan, NI Horizon 2020 Manager & NICP Network Coordinator
  • 10.00 – 10.15 Cross-Border Support – Carrie Small, EU Programme Manager at InterTradeIreland
  • 10.15 – 10.30 Societal Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials) – Caroline Barry, DoE, NI Contact Point
  • 10.30 – 10.45 SME Instrument – Paul Matthews, Invest NI, NI Contact Point
  • 10.45 – 11.00 Questions
  • 11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break & Networking
  • 11.30 – 11.45 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions – Dr Suzanne Miller-Delaney, Irish Universities Association (IUA) (TBC)
  • 11.45 – 12.05 FP7 Case Study: GLANAM – Dr Paul Dunlop, University of Ulster
  • 12.05 – 12.25 Horizon 2020 Case Study: REMEDIATE – Prof. Mike Larkin, Patricia McCrory, Queens University Belfast
  • 12.25 – 12.45 SME Case Study: [TBC]
  • 12.45 – 13.00 NI Support in Brussels – Ben Martin, Office of the Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels, European Liaison Officer
  • 13.00 – 14.00 Networking Lunch
  • 14.00 – 15.30 One to one appointments with experts and networking opportunities

Experts Available:

  • Dominic Mclarnon, University of Ulster, Energy NICP
  • Ciarán Prunty, QUB, Engineering NICP
  • Caroline Barry, DOE, Environment NICP
  • Mark Sweeney, Enterprise Ireland, Environment European Adviser (TBC)
  • Paul Matthews, Invest NI, SME NICP
  • Suzanne Miller-Delaney, IUA, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions European Adviser (TBC)
  • Simon Grattan, DETI/ InterTradeIreland, NI Horizon 2020 Manager
  • Carrie Small, InterTradeIreland, North South support
  • Ben Martin, Office of NI Executive Brussels, European Liaison Officer