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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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28 June 2016,  Brussels, Belgium:

BioHorizon international brokerage event for the 2017 SC2 and KET-B calls

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27 - 29 June 2016,  Brussels, Belgium:

European Commission's Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 Info Week

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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.

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Open Public Consultation on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2: Work Programme 2018-2020


Have your say! The open public consultation is your chance to influence and shape the future Horizon 2020 SC2 Work Programme for 2018-2020.  All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation!



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Plant Biology Europe Congress 2016

Prague, Czech Republic

Joint event by the European Plant Science Organization and the Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology.





EU-AU-IIASA Evidence and Policy event on the Water-Energy-Food nexus

Joint Research Center, Ispra, Italy

The European and African Union Commissions together with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) are organizing a highly participatory evidence and policy event in the field of the Water-Energy-Food nexus.