Horizon 2020 – ICT Information and networking
Given that ICT has been integrated across all areas in Horizon 2020 (H2020), the event was of interest not only for researchers working on ICT, but also for those planning to submit proposals in any topics with an ICT component.
The event offered the latest information about the H2020 – ICT Work Programme 2018-2020, as well as advice on how to identify possible Topics of interest and find partners to submit proposals. Funding opportunities for universities and companies to innovate together were highlighted.
8 participants presented their research and innovation interest in 4-minute time-slots. The aim was to prepare the participants for similar presentations at information days organised by the European Commission where they could promote their competences and connect with potential patners.
Internal brokerage event
An internal brokerage event was conducted to familiarize the participants with the face-to-face meetings widely used at international networking events. Each participant had 3 face-to-face meetings with other participants to discuss their research and innovation interest, as well as possible ideas for collaboration. Through this exercise, participants got in contact with colleagues from other schools and organisations, which can have positive effects beyond the H2020 calls.