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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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6 November 2017, Prague, Czech Republic:

Save the date: 2nd regional BioHorizon brokerage event dedicated to the 2018 Sustainable Food Security (SFS) call within the Societal Challenge 2

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15 November 2017,  Brussels, Belgium

Save the date: 3rd international BioHorizon Brokerage Event during the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 Infoweek

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14 - 17 November 2017,  Brussels, Belgium

Save the date: Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 Infoweek 2017

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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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ComBeBiz Bioeconomy photo competition


Researchers from across Europe are invited to submit images which provide an inspired, imaginative and informative insight into the world of Bioeconomy research. The competition is organized by the CommBeBiz project which aims to support bioeconomy researchers across Europe on their quest to transfer their research knowledge to commercial, social and policy arenas.


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BBI Online Meetings 2017


The BBI Online Meetings enable stakeholders to follow-up the initial meetings that took place at the2017 BBI Open Info Day and to schedule more meetings with new consortia candidates.





High-Level Ministerial and Scientific event: “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.