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New Opportunities on the Horizon – Horizon 2020 National Launch Event
New Opportunities on the Horizon – Horizon 2020 National Launch Event
10 October 2013
Modified: 14 December 2017
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The National Innovation Office (NIH) in cooperation with the Ministry of National Economy is organizing the Hungarian National Launch Event for Horizon 2020, the framework programme for research and innovation of the European Union running from 2014 to 2020. Date of the event: 26 November, 2013.

The aim of the conference is to help Hungarian research organizations, universities, enterprises in preparing for Horizon 2020, which is going to determine the research, development and innovation policies of the EU in the coming seven years.

The Horizon 2020 programme has been approved with a budget larger than ever, reaching almost €70 billion. The new single programme bringing together three separate initiatives (FP7, CIP and EIT) promises simpler administration and an innovation oriented approach.

The funds of the Horizon 2020 programme coming directly from Brussels will be provided on the basis of excellence and international competitiveness. The new funds mean additional opportunities for Hungarian institutions, besides the other – regional – sources of the EU budget made available at national level.

The National Innovation Office (NIH) has declared facilitating Hungarian institutions in the successful participation in Horizon 2020 as one of its firm intentions. This aim is served by the Horizon 2020 Launch Event which is to be followed by several information days, consultation possibilities and practice-oriented trainings in Budapest as well as in the regional centres of Hungary.

Live streaming video by Ustream

26 November, 2013.
VAM Design Center, H-1061 Budapest, Király utca 26. (map)

Draft conference programme:

9:15 – 10:00

Welcome coffee

10:00 – 10:15
Opening address
Dr. Zoltán Cséfalvay, Minister of State for National Economy

10:15 – 10:35
Keynote speech: the vision on Horizon 2020
Mr. Wolfgang Burtscher, Deputy Director General for DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

10:35 - 12:10
New features of Horizon 2020
10:35 - 10:40
A success story in fund raising PDF (6 209 KB)
Mr. Endre Dévai, Innomed Zrt.

10:40 – 11:00
Supporting innovation (the new SME instrument, the Innovation in SMEs programme and Access to Risk Finance) PDF (2 086 KB)
Ms. Clara de la Torre, Director, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation

11:00 – 11:20
Simplification measures in H2020 PDF (1 274 KB)
Horizon 2020 - User-friendly presentation of calls & topics PDF (1 391 KB)
Mr. Peter Haertwich, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation

11:20 – 11:35
European Institute of Innovation and Technology in Horizon 2020 PDF (2 919 KB)
Dr. José Manuel Leceta , Director, EIT

11:35 – 11:50
Questions and answers

11:50 – 13:15

13:15 - 15:00
Supporting Excellent Science

13:15 – 13:20
Dr. Attila Mócsai, ERC Starting Grant Holder

13:20 – 13:40
European Research Council PDF (3 881 KB)
Ms. Ágnes Kulcsár, Senior Scientific Officers and Call Coordinator for Synergy Grants, ERCEA

13:40 – 14:00
Focusing on human resources in research - Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions PDF (1 633 KB)
Mr. Bodo Richter, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, DG EAC

14:00 – 14:20
Widening participation and synergies between H2020 and Structural and Investment Funds PDF (2 921 KB)
Ms. Clara de la Torre, Director, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation

14:20 – 14:40
National support measures and instruments in H2020 PDF (12 399 KB)
Mr. László Korányi, Vice President of National Innovation Office

14:40 – 15:00
Questions and answers

15:00 – 15:30

15:30 - 17:30
Parallel session 1: Energy Research in H2020 and the EURATOM Programme
Energy research and innovation in H2020
The Work Programme of 2014, The Euratom Framework Programme, Experiences in the transport and energy projects PDF (2 416 KB)
Dr. András Siegler, Director, DG Research and Innovation

Success stories

Mr. István Pári, Geonardo Ltd Hungary

Support Services to the International Learning Network PDF (1 249 KB)
Ms. Gabriella Lovász Europa Media Non-profit Ltd

Pime’s Concerto PDF (27 030 KB)
Mr. Károly Matolcsy, ÉMI Non-profit Ltd.

EURATOM - Experiences in fusion - participation in big science PDF (3 140 KB)
Mr. Sándor Zoletnik, MTA Wigner Research Centre, Vice chairman of EURATOM Science and Technology Advisory Committee (STAC)

Panel Discussion – Q&A
Moderator: Ms. Kinga Lorencz, National Contact Point for H2020 Energy, National Innovation Office

Dr. András Siegler, Director, DG Research and Innovation
Mr. Sándor Zoletnik, MTA Wigner Research Centre
Mr. Csaba Horváth, Hungarian representative of the Energy Programme Comittee, Head of Department of Domestic Affairs, National Innovation Office
Ms. Gabriella Lovász, Europa Media Non-profit Ltd.
Mr. Károly Matolcsy, Research director, ÉMI Non-profit Ltd.
15:30 - 17:30
Parallel Session 2: ICT and FET in H2020
ICT in Horizon 2020 PDF (8 902 KB)
Ms. Annalisa Bogliogo, DG CNECT

Questions and answers

EIT ICT Labs Budapest in Horizon 2020 PDF (1 604 KB)
Dr. Zoltán Horváth, EIT ICT Labs, ELTE

Success story: CloudSME in the EU I4MS programme PDF (821 KB)
Prof. Péter Kacsuk, SZTAKI

Success story: EU collaboration projects with the eye of a Hungarian SME PDF (1 400 KB)
Ms. Eszter Viszlai, Search-Lab

15:30 - 17:30
Parallel Session3: Health in H2020
Health in H2020 PDF (5 135 KB)
Mr. Jeremy Bray, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

16:15 -16:30
Questions and answers

16:30 – 17:30
Panel Discussion
Moderator: Dr. Tamás Kiss, Programme Committee Member for H2020 Health, National Innovation Office

Dr. Gábor Németh, Mediso Ltd.
Dr. Arnold Fehér, Convincive Consulting Ltd.
Mr. József Répási, Ubichem Ltd.
Dr. András Apjok, Solvo Biotechnológiai Zrt.; tbc

The conference language is English. No interpretation is provided. Registration closed.

Updated: 14 December 2017
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