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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

28 September 2017, online:

BioHorizon Webinar “How to maximize your matchmaking opportunities” for NCPs and brokerage event participants

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6 November 2017, Prague, Czech Republic:

2nd BioHorizon Regional Brokerage Event dedicated to the 2018 Sustainable Food Security (SFS) call within the Societal Challenge 2

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15 November 2017,  Brussels, Belgium

3rd BioHorizon International Brokerage Event dedicated to the 2018 calls within the Societal Challenge 2

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14 - 17 November 2017,  Brussels, Belgium

Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 Infoweek 2017 organised by the European Commission, including the 3rd BioHorizon International Brokerage Event

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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

UK commitment to H2020 projects

16.08.2017

A recent speech by UK Science Minister, Jo Johnson reaffirmed the parameters of the UK Government’s underwrite of Horizon 2020 funding, in which the Government has committed to underwrite the funding for all successful bids for competitive EU funding made by UK participants that are submitted before the UK leaves the EU.

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Events


14

SEP

2017

Safe Food for Europe: 6th FOODSEG Symposium and Brokerage Event

Vienna, Austria

Platform for personal meetings and discussions on future cooperations and common projects along the whole feed and food chain in order to secure food safety and quality for the consumers.

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18

SEP

2017

NCP Academy training on ERA Instruments

Brussels, Belgium

The aim of the training is to deliver a general overview to NCPs of the most relevant ERA Instruments and their (potential) role in shaping the research and innovation eco-systems of EU regions and member states.

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25

SEP

2017

International Trade Fair POLAGRA FOOD 2017 and business matchmaking event

Poznan, Poland

The International Trade Fair for Food POLAGRA FOOD offers a preview on trends in the food industry.

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