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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

22 - 23 November 2018,  Brussels, Belgium

4th BioHorizon interactive training on the EIC instruments, 6th Bio-NCP meeting and 4th BioHorizon advisory board meeting

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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

Horizon 2020- SC2 calls 2019 are now open

17.10.2018

The updated Work Programme 2018-2020 provides details of the calls for proposals for 2019 and indicates the deadlines and specificities applicants need to follow on their applications.

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Events


20

NOV

2018

FTP Conference "Vision 2040: The future role of the forest bioeconomy in Europe"

Vienna, Austria

International speakers will discuss the future of bioeconomy, sustainable development goals, research and innovation needs of the forest-based sector in Europe.

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21

NOV

2018

FAO International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers

Rome, Italy

The FAO International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers: Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is a direct and firm response to member countries’ enthusiastic encouragement for FAO to play a strong catalytic and supporting role to empower family farmers through innovation.

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22

NOV

2018

4th BioHorizon training, 6th Bio-NCP meeting and 4th BioHorizon advisory board meeting

Brussels, Belgium

Only for officially nominated Bio-NCPs: Participate in the interactive training on ‘The EIC instruments for innovation’, the meeting of the H2020 National Contact Points for 'Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine and Maritime and Inland Waters Research and the Bioeconomy' and the 4th BioHorizon advisory board meeting!

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