Luxinnovation is organising an information day on 20 October for Horizon 2020, the European funding programme for research and innovation. The event intends to demonstrate how European programmes can be used to enhance the competitiveness and innovation of the Luxembourg economy.
The event is relevant to researchers at all career levels and staff, policy makers, members of the Luxembourg competitiveness clusters, SME owners and staff, EU project managers, and other interested parties.
About Horizon 2020
Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, funds collaborative projects in research and innovation. Research organisations, universities, and companies are all eligible to participate. Launched in 2014, Horizon 2020 has been funding around 6.000 projects each year. Since 2014, Luxembourg entities have benefitted from around 40 million euros of Horizon 2020 funding, participating in or running over 120 projects.
Date and time: Thursday, 20 October, 14:00 – 17:30
How to register
13:45 – 14:00: Registration, coffee
14:00 – 14:10: Welcome by Ministry of Higher Education and Research
14:10 – 14:25: Linking national priorities to EU funding: H2020 opportunities in 2017 by Luxinnovation
14:25 – 15:15: How we made H2020 work for us – H2020 participants from Luxembourg
15:15 – 15:30: Coffee break
15:30 – 16.30: Parallel sessions – Opportunities
16:30 – 17.30: Parallel sessions – Techniques
Luxinnovation, the National Agency for Innovation and Research, was established in 1984 and subsequently constituted as an Economic Interest Grouping (EIG) in 1998. It combines initiatives of:
- The Ministry of the Economy
- The Ministry for Higher Education and Research
- The Chamber of Commerce
- The Chamber of Skilled Trades and Crafts
- Fedil – Business Federation Luxembourg
Luxinnovation offers a wide range of integrated and personalised services, which are based on a sectoral approach and provided free of charge to businesses of any size, to innovative start-ups and to public research organisations.
The Agency’s key strengths lie in the complementarity of its internal competencies and in the quality of its national and European networks, enabling it to provide efficient and all-inclusive support that meets its clients’ needs.