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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

25 - 26 June 2018, Brussels:

European Commission's H2020 SC2 Infoday and BioHorizon's 4th 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

BBI JU Call for proposals 2018 is open

13.04.2018

BBI JU's call 2018 is the fifth in a total of seven for the period between 2017 and 2020 and is built around 4 strategic orientations: Feedstock, Process, Products, and Market uptake.

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Events


02

MAY

2018

AgriResearch Conference - Innovating for the future of farming and rural communities

Brussels, Belgium

Large conference organised by the European Commission (DG AGRI) to take stock on the implementation of the strategic approach to EU agricultural R&I under Horizon 2020, as a follow-up to the 2016 "Designing the path" conference.

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04

MAY

2018

LIFE Information Day 2018

Brussels, Belgium

The European Commission is organising an Information & Networking Day on the 2018 LIFE call for project proposals.

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30

MAY

2018

EIP-AGRI workshop ‘Connecting innovative projects: Water & Agriculture’

Andalusia, Spain

Only for invited participants.

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