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


14 - 17 November 2017,  Brussels, Belgium

Save the date: Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 Infoweek, including a BioHorizon 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

Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking call 2017 open!


The 2017 Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) call for proposals is now open, addressing 4 strategic orientations: Feedstock, Process, Products, and Market Uptake.


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EIP-AGRI Seminar "Digital Innovation Hubs: mainstreaming digital agriculture"

Kilkenny, Ireland

The general objective of this event is to enable policy makers, research and technology organisations, the agriculture sector and investors to share knowledge, expertise and needs to develop Digital Innovation Hubs for agriculture.





Save the date: “A New Era for Blue Enlightenment”

Lisboa, Portugal

Commissioner Moedas will host a High-Level Ministerial event to celebrate the launch of the South Atlantic Research and Innovation Flagship Initiative between the European Union, Brazil and South Africa.





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

Vienna, Austria

Due to a lack of registrations, the FOODSEG Symposium is postponed from May to September 2017. The suggested new date is 14th - 15th of September 2017 in Vienna, Austria.