We are pleased to announce that Vision2020: The Crowdhelix Network, will be holding its annual RTO Members' event on the 6th and 7th of November 2018, kindly hosted by the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. This event is dedicated to our university & research and technology organisation members and it will be a good opportunity to connect with like-minded institutions from all over Europe. This year's topic will be "Open Innovation: Europe’s New Horizon”, focusing both on the significant opportunities that remain under Horizon 2020, and the upcoming successor programme "Horizon Europe". Click here to register.
Vision2020: Events Programme
UCL, in collaboration with Vision2020: The Crowdhelix Network, will be hosting its 2nd Horizon 2020 Coordinators’ Workshop, which includes a day’s training and capacity building session on enabling leadership under Horizon 2020. Please note that this programme is targeted towards Coordinators only. The session will be split into two parts:
Part 1: A training session from recognised experts in the areas of research excellence, innovation and impact, and implementation.
Part 2: An interactive session where we will ask people to introduce their proposal and identify perceived needs. We will then use the knowledge from the day’s Horizon 2020 experts / facilitators and the broader Vision2020 network to address those needs.
Due to limited capacity we will only be able to accept 2 persons per organisation and we will then confirm your participation within 5 working days. Click Here to Register
Taking place at Sabanci University in Turkey, this event is an international meet & match event focused on Robotics, Digital Technologies for Factories and Smart Technologies for Everything and we will host related researchers, business partners, suppliers and intermediaries. University College London as one of the leading research centres focused on Robotics and Autonomous Systems will be represented with their new project proposal ideas for H2020 Calls under ICT Work Programme 2018-2020. This will be great for new collaboration opportunities between technology companies and institutions based in Turkey, UCL and extending into the Vision2020 Network. Click here for more information.
In association with new Maritime & Marine Helix leaders, the University of Malta, Vision2020 hosted this Helix’s launch event on 27th-28th September, 2018. The event will facilitated collaborations for upcoming Blue Growth calls, and showcased ERC research conducted in this area.
At the event, Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, kindly welcomed delegates by video and set out the European Union’s strategic priorities in this area. You can view the recording of this video here.
Along with Energy Helix leaders, Cardiff University and Climate Helix leaders, the University of Bergen, Vision2020 hosted a joint energy and climate event in Brussels on 17-18 September. The purpose of this event was to facilitate matchmaking for Horizon 2020 energy and climate calls during the 2018-2020 Work Programme.
Vision2020 co-hosted an event with Brunel University London as they took the leadership role as the head of the new Food Helix. This event also focused on topics related to food and agriculture across Horizon 2020 Work Programmes.
The European Research Music Conference took place at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona from June 11th to the 13th, 2018. It brought together a significant number of the projects funded by the European Research Council that have music as their focus. These projects come from diverse research domains and exemplify the wide variety of high-quality research related to music that is being carried out in Europe. The European Research Music Conference was supported by ERC=Science², of which Vision2020 is a partner. More Information.
UCL, in collaboration with Vision2020, hosted a day’s training and capacity building session on enabling leadership under Horizon 2020. The programme was targeted towards Coordinators only, who had identified a Horizon 2020 collaborative call and have an initial proposal concept.
Vision2020 network members gathered in Belgrade for a workshop with Vision2020 Director, Abdul Rahim on 25 April, 2018. This workshop focused on ways Serbian academic institutions, research organisations and businesses can participate in and benefit from Vision2020 membership and how to best engage with other network members both on Crowdhelix and at Horizon 2020 themed collaborative events.
On April 9-10 2018, Vision2020 co-hosted an event with Klagenfurt University. This event gave us a chance to kick-start our new Society Helix, while also focusing on migration topics across Horizon 2020 Work Programmes.
Vision2020 hosted an ICT/Digital brokerage event on April 3-4 in Laval, France as part of an International fair on Virtual Reality with more than 300 exhibitors and 9,000 visitors. This event was focused on building consortia for upcoming ICT/VR calls under the 2018-2020 work programme.
Along with Energy Helix leaders, Cardiff University, Vision 2020 held a Horizon 2020 Energy event at Wales House in Brussels on March 5th and 6th. The purpose of this event was to facilitate matchmaking between academia and industry for Horizon 2020 energy calls during the 2018-2020 work programme.
Along with Materials Helix leaders, LEITAT Technological Centre, and the FCO, Vision2020 held this Biotechnology event in Barcelona, Spain on February 22-23, 2017. The purpose of this event was matchmaking between academia and industry on upcoming Biotechnology calls during the 2018-2020 work programme.
In association with Applied Research Solutions, ICB Software Innovation and the Enterprise Europe Network, Vision2020 held an ICT event at the Microsoft Innovation Centre in Sofia, Bulgaria. This event was a chance for members of Bulgarian industry and academia to meet and discuss their involvement in Horizon 2020 ICT calls during the 2018-2020 work programme.
Vision2020: Horizon 2020 International Health event. Vision2020 and KU Leuven, together with EIT Health and CELSA held a European Health Innovation Event on December 7th at KU Leuven, Belgium. This thematic event took place before the Health Info day (held by the European Commission on December 8th in Brussels) and was an excellent opportunity for researchers, scientists and business representatives to discuss calls of the Health 2018-2020 Work Programme
The EC’s ICT Proposers‘ Day was held in Budapest from Thursday 9 – Friday 10 November 2017.
The Vision2020 Digital Helix, led by University College London, hosted a working dinner with Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) on Thursday 9th November, following the first day of the ICT Proposers‘ Day. We encouraged Vision2020 members interested in the digital calls, especially those calls under the ICT Work Programme, to attend the EC’s ICT Proposer’s Day for an overview of the sub-topics and calls, and join Vision2020 for a working dinner to identify calls of interest, and potential coordinators and partners.
The Future of Food, organized by SONAE in collaboration with main partners such as Vision2020, Business France, ICEX Spain and the UK Science & Innovation Network was an event designed to promote the engagement of different organizations around the key challenges and opportunities shaping the future of food. It acted as a catalyst in establishing new relationships among participants and contributed to the design of future R&D and innovative, collaborative projects and the building of project consortia.
The event was hosted by The University of Leeds and water@leeds as lead of the Water Helix. The main purpose of this two-day event was to bring together academics, researchers and colleagues from business and industry working in the Water field, to form new collaborations across the whole sector in readiness for the forthcoming Horizon 2020 calls (2018 – 2020).
Vision2020: The Horizon Network held a Horizon 2020 International Health Event on 20-21 October 2016 at the University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The event was hosted by the University of Ljubljana and co-organized with KU Leuven. It predominantly looked at Personalised Medicine and Rare Diseases calls, ICT related topics and infectious diseases calls. The objective of the event was to promote networking between researchers and business representatives in order to form consortia for forthcoming Horizon 2020 funding opportunities.
Vision2020 held a free Horizon 2020 Manufacturing 4.0 Event on 26-27 September 2016 at the University of Navarra, San Sebastian, Spain. This free collaboration event was hosted by CEIT-I4K, LEITAT, Fraunhofer IWU, EEN and the Basque regional government, and focused on opportunities in manufacturing, materials, and digital manufacturing under Horizon 2020.
Day 1 of the event was open to Vision2020 members only. Day 2 of the event was public, with over 150 delegates in attendance and a matchmaking platform (B2Match) in operation that facilitated over 300 face to face meetings.
Vision2020: The Horizon Network held its second Climate Helix Event at University of Valencia Botanic Garden, on 29th and 30th June, kindly hosted by Institute for Ceramic Technology (ICT) and Climate KIC Spain.
The objective of the event, which was free to all attendees, was to promote networking between researchers and business representatives in order to form consortia for the forthcoming Horizon 2020 funding opportunities.
Vision2020: The Horizon Network held an RTO Members' event, dedicated to our university & research and technology organisation members, at IBM Technology Campus in Dublin on 27th May 2016. The aim of this event was to discuss Vision 2020's activities and future developments, exchange information on best practices for Horizon 2020 and establish potential collaborations. This year's event focused on driving innovation and reviewing industrial engagement in Horizon 2020, as we approach the half-way stage of the programme's implementation. This event also saw the public launch of the Crowdhelix collaboration platform, which has been designed to support Vision2020's growing activity levels.
Vision 2020: The Horizon Network held its second Horizon 2020 training workshop in Central London on Friday 4th March 2016. View event flyer.
This workshop was delivered by three expert organisations:
- LEES Accountants delivered a session on Financial Management in Horizon 2020 projects, including monitoring, reporting and auditing.
- Quinz Attorneys delivered a session focusing on Contract Management in Horizon 2020, covering the core Grant Agreement, agreements between consortium members and agreements with third parties.
- Patrade IPR Attorneys concluded with a session focusing on effectively protecting and using Intellectual Property in Horizon 2020 initiatives.
Vision 2020: The Horizon Network held a Horizon 2020 International Energy Efficiency Event in London on 25-26 February, hosted by Cardiff University and Brunel University London.
Over the first day representatives of industry, academia and the public sector discussed the priority areas of the 2018-19 Energy Work Programme. The second day of the event focused on the planned Energy Efficiency calls in 2017 to identify common areas of interest and support emerging collaborations.
Vision2020: The Horizon Network held its first Climate Helix Event in Castellón, Spain, on 9th and 10th November, kindly hosted by Institute for Ceramic Technology (ICT).
The aim of the event was to share best practice and discuss forthcoming Climate and Environment calls in order to identify common areas of interest and further collaboration opportunities between Vision2020 members.
In response to circa 2 billion euros of Health and ICT innovation-based funding about to be launched by the European Commission, Vision 2020: The Horizon Network hosted London's Horizon 2020 Health-Tech event on 29 and 30 October 2015. This event was co-organized by UCL, KU Leuven, MedCity and Research Media.
The Health-Tech 2020 event was held at London's prestigious City Hall and themed around Horizon 2020 success (day 1), and thematic discuss/network around the upcoming H2020 calls collaborations (day 2).
We had an excellent line-up of speakers from the Mayor’s Office of London, the European Commission, Imperial College London, King's College London, MedCity, Fujitsu, UCL Partners and a number of successful Health Tech SMEs who have already succeeded in Horizon 2020.
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Vision 2020: The Horizon 2020 Network held its firstHorizon 2020 Training Event in central London on 4th September 2015.
The focus of this workshop was the Innovation Management. The workshop was split into two parts: the first part provided the theoretical background to innovation management, and was delivered by internationally recognised innovation expert Eugene Sweeney. The second part involved participating in a mock evaluation and consensus panel, as well as putting into practice the knowledge gained from the morning session.