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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

Public consultation on modernising and simplifying the common agricultural policy (CAP)

20.02.2017

DG AGRI has launched a consultation as part of a broad consultation process and an impact assessment of the CAP. The consultation is open until the 2nd May 2017.

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You can find an overview of all news articles here.



Events


21

FEB

2017

Bioeconomy Impact 2017

London, UK

Bioeconomy – from research to innovation

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27

FEB

2017

European Industry Day

Brussels, Belgium

400 participants, key industrial players, global trend shapers and high-level policy makers will inspire debate on the future of European industry.

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02

MAR

2017

Webinar on data management in Horizon 2020

online

Fit for Health 2.0 webinar on data management in Horizon 2020

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