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This project has received funding from the European Unionís Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 652637.
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Events

08 March 2017, 10:00 CET, online:

For NCPs only: BioHorizon webinar on 'European Research Infrastructures'

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Societal Challenge 2

Activities under H2020 SC2 ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’ aim at making the best of our biological resources in a sustainable way.

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KET Biotechnology

Key Enabling technologies (such as nanotechnology, micro- and nanoelectronics including semiconductors, advanced materials, biotechnology and photonics) are the main driving force behind the development of new goods and services.

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BioHorizon: a network of BIO NCPs

BioHorizon is a project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme. Its purpose is to align and enhance the services that National Contact Points (NCPs) for “Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy” (Societal Challenge 2), as well as for the Key Enabling Technology (KET)-Biotechnology provide to potential beneficiaries of European funding in those areas across Europe and worldwide.

The Biohorizon network of National Contact Points assists various parties by providing tailor-made information and also offers support in consortium building by locating suitable project partners and organising matchmaking events.

Our support aims to help improve the quality of research project proposals submitted in the SC2 and KET-B and to lower the barriers for newcomers, in particular new commerce and SMEs.

Finally, BioHorizon aims to improve the quality of NCP services throughout Europe by exchange of best practices, experience and common tools.

Applying for funding from Horizon2020 calls will be made easier for the applicants as they will be able to participate in a series of brokerage events in Brussels and cross-border thematic brokerage events located in different parts of Europe. The brokerage events together with the establishment of a high quality database with potential participant’s profiles will create the foundation for efficient matchmaking between interested parties from industry and academia. In turn, this will facilitate widening participation of the EU 28 and will allow the involvement of new stakeholders.

Current news

Call for Expressions of Interest 2016 for experts to be appointed members of the Scientific Committee of the BBI JU

16.01.2017

Highly skilled, open-minded and independent experts with an innovative vision for the bio-based industries in Europe, who could join the current Scientific Committee, are welcome.

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You can find an overview of all news articles here.



Events


25

JAN

2017

NCP Academy workshop “The Consortium Agreement in Horizon 2020”

Berlin, Germany

The NCP Academy is organising a workshop focussing on the Consortium Agreement preparation in Horizon 2020. This event is specifically dedicated to Horizon 2020 NCPs and is particularly relevant for Legal and Finance NCPs.

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14

FEB

2017

Information session for Horizon 2020 project coordinators

Brussels, Belgium

The European Commission is organising an information session in Brussels for Horizon 2020 project coordinators on legal aspects, business processes and IT tools for project report and grant amendments, with particular attention to the financial aspects and eligibility of costs.

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15

FEB

2017

BiobasedWorld (exhibition and conference)

Cologne, Germany

BiobasedWorld offers an overview of the latest enabling innovations, products, technologies and services - ready to be applied today. ‘Biobased industries at work’ is the title of the accompanying conference.

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