Funding news from Horizon 2020

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The Mobilisation and Mutual Learning workshop « Maritime Cuisine Meets Sustainable Tourism » is organised in the framework of the MARINA project funded by Horizon 2020 programme and hosted by Nausicaa - Centre National de la Mer in France. I

t will bring together European and national representatives from tourism and seafood industry, researchers, policy makers, civil society and citizens.

They will share knowledge and expectations, define a common vision and propose


Published on: Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Digitising agriculture and food value chains

The digital single market offers many opportunities for agriculture and food value chains -up to the consumer- to become smarter, more efficient, more circular and more connected. This event will place Horizon 2020 investments in farm and food digitisation in their broader policy context and showcase successful and inspirational projects.
Le Charlemagne

This event, which forms part of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 InfoWeek, will present existing policy initiatives in the field of digitising European industries and building a European data economy. It will show how these initiatives can bring opportunities for agriculture, food value chains - on land and at sea - and society at large. Finally it will connect digital policy with the investment opportunities under the Horizon 2020 Work programme 2018-2020.


The objectives of the event will be:

  • to raise awareness on initiatives under the Digitial single market strategy which are relevant for agriculture and food value chains up to the citizens;
  • to link these initiatives with the ambitious research and innovation activities which will contribute to achieving the broader EU policy objectives; 
  • to raise awareness on the full span of innovative digital technologies applying to agriculture, food value chains and nutrition, taking stock on what has been supported so far and on future research needs;
  • to provide opportunities for networking to members of the science, innovation, farm, food and IT community involved in these topics, therefore contributing to high-quality proposals under the future Horizon 2020 calls.

Target audience

We expect the attendance of around 400 people including:

  • representatives of the farming and food sectors, including farm advisors;
  • representatives of the agricultural technology, food technology and digital technologies providers;
  • scientists (research institutes, innovation agencies, technology transfer offices etc.);
  • policy-makers (European Commission, European parliament, national governments, managing authorities in particular regions involved in related actitivities under the RIS3 Agri-Food platform);
  • journalists.


The European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural development Phil Hogan will open the event.

The programme will then include:

  • a plenary session highlighting the broader Digital single market policy and major trends in the farm and food sectors;
  • two parallel sessions presenting initiatives in the field of digital innovation hubs and platforms and of data management;
  • A stakeholders panel reflecting on opportunities for the future and on major obstacles to be overcome;
  • three parallel sessions showcasing inspiring examples in the farm, food and marine domains.

The "marine digitisation" session is joint with the "Blue growth and research and innovation" event running in parallel.  

Download the full event programme.

Background documents & useful links

The event concludes a series of events organised in 2017 with a focus on farm digitisation:

  • EIP-Workshop 'Data Sharing: ensuring a fair sharing of digitisation benefits in agriculture' - 4-5 April 2017, Bratislava (SK): event page - final report
  • EIP-AGRI Seminar 'Digital Innovation Hubs: mainstreaming digital agriculture', 1-2 June, Kilkenny (IE): event page - short report
  • Agri-Innovation Summit 2017, 11-12 October 2017, Lisbon (PT): event website

Read the latest publications on successful EU farm digitisation projects:

Browse the relevant EU policy pages:

Practical information

This event forms part of the Horizon 2020 Societal challenge 2 InfoWeek which will take place from 14 to 17 November.

As for other events, participation is free of charge but participants are asked to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. 

Registration will open in the last week of September. A single registration system will be provided for the whole week, allowing participants to select sessions they wish to attend.




European Commission DG Agriculture and Rural development and DG Research and innovation
Conference organisers

Published on: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:55:00 +0000

Your effective FET communication strategy

Would you like to know how to best design a successful communication and dissemination strategy for your FET project? The FET-Open project EFFECT is here to provide you with best practices guidelines during the organized by them communication strategy webinar. The webinar will address researchers and projects coordinators, as well as any stakeholder interested in FET research.
interlinked dots

EFFECT communication experts will help you design a communication strategy to boost awareness, engagement and uptake of your research results, and to support your project sustainability. In line with the H2020 dissemination and communication requirements, the webinar will guide you in choosing the right tools and channels to approach your targets and measure the effectiveness of your strategy.

The webinar will be focused on Communication and Dissemination in Horizon 2020; tips on how to write a Dissemination and Communication Plan and how to define context, objectives and impacts; tips on how to define the target groups and key messages to be delivered; and last but not least, how to choose the right tools and channels and how to measure the effectiveness of your strategy

 The webinar is free of charge. If you are interested in the event and would like to know more details and how to register, please visit the EFFECT website or contact the project at info@fetfx.eu.

FET-Open project EFFECT

Published on: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:01:20 +0000

SAVE THE DATE! 1st European Conference on results from road transport research in H2020 projects

Don't miss it! This conference will be a unique opportunity to get an overview of results from Road Transport research in H2020 projects.
From 29/11/2017 to 30/11/2017
Hotel Bloom, Rue Royale 250, 1210 Brussels

EGVIA & ERTRAC are organising the 1st European-wide conference to showcase the results of selected H2020 funded projects on road transport related areas (Green Vehicles, Mobility for Growth: Road, Urban Mobility, Logistics, Intelligent Transport Systems …). Various technological challenges will be covered in order to highlight the contribution of ongoing EU-funded research projects to meet EU policy goals.  
The selected projects will present their preliminary results giving the participants an overall picture of the achievements of EU-funded research.
Agenda and registration form will follow soon, stay tuned !


Lucie Beaumel

Published on: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:10:58 +0000

Commission supports Poland in improving its research and innovation system

The Commission has presented key policy recommendations that will help enhance the performance of the Polish research and innovation system. This Peer Review of Poland's Higher Education and Science system, requested by the Polish government, was carried out between January and September 2017 by an independent panel of experts under the Policy Support Facility (PSF) of Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme.

Published on: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:19:46 +0000

Research Executive Agency - First class support for European research that matters

Find out more about the Research Executive Agency (REA), a funding body created to maximise the efficiency and impact of EU research and innovation programmes. REA manages large parts of Horizon 2020 as well as of the Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration activities (FP7).

Published on: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:29:39 +0000

September deadline for FET-Open research and innovation actions and innovation launchpad call

The next cut-off date for FET-Open calls for Research and Innovation actions (RIA)(FETOPEN-01-2016-2017) and the Innovation Launchpad (FETOPEN-04-2016-2017) is Wednesday 27 September 2017 at 17:00. There is now just 2 weeks to submit your proposal.

Please note that this will be the last cut-off date for the two calls under the current 2016-2017 work programme.

A FET-Open video is available on the EU Science & Innovation YouTube platform.


Published on: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:10:08 +0000

EU Research Conference – Funding and Policies for Smart Mobility

The Polytechnic University of Turin - in collaboration with Turin's Chamber of Commerce and through the EEN-Enterprise Europe Network - is organising the international conference “EU Research Conference – Funding and Policies for Smart Mobility" to be held in Turin (Italy) next 10 October 2017. The event aims at showcasing opportunities to cooperate in R&I projects in smart mobility.
Lingotto Fiere, Via Nizza 294 - Turin
The Polytechnic University of Turin
Chiara Soffietti

Published on: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:16:31 +0000

EIT Awareness Day in Tallinn

The EIT with the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research is organising an EIT Awareness Day on 13 October 2017 in Tallinn. The event is held as side event to the Estonian Presidency conference on European Research Excellence and aims at raising awareness of the activities, results and achievements of the EIT Community and in particular of the opportunities for engagement. At this interactive, informal event, the EIT Community will provide a general introduction to its activities as well
Tallinn, Harju Maakond
EIT & Estonian Ministry of Education

Published on: Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:48:50 +0000

Commission launches the 2018 edition of the Women Innovators Prize

The European Commission is launching today the fifth edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators to award women entrepreneurs who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market. The first prize is €100 000, with second and third prizes of €50 000 and €30 000 respectively. A special prize of €20 000 will be dedicated to the Rising Innovator Award (30-years-old or younger) for an exceptional innovator at the beginning of her career.

Published on: Tue, 05 Sep 2017 12:08:54 +0000

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