2013 FTP JOINT PARTNERING EVENT FOR Horizon 2020
AND COST ACTIONS
IN THE AREA OF THE FOREST-BASED BIO-ECONOMY
Martin Reichel (Bayfor) - Horizon 2020 the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
Johan Elvnert (FTP) - The role of the Forest-based Sector ETP and the European research funding landscape
Ulrich Leberle (CEPI) - European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials
Melae Langbein (COST) - COST - European Research Networking. Innvation through Cooperation
Sector specifics on tentative Horizon 2020 calls:
Call topics: Carol Grossmann / Jeanine Ringman-Beck / Johannes Kappen
Organised by FTP and COST with the support of EFI, EFPRO, InnovaWood and PTS
When? 15 November 2013, from 10:00h to 17:00h (CET)
Where? MUNICON Conference Centre, Munich Airport, Germany
Objective – Goal of the partnering event:
This event offers a unique opportunity to obtain actual information on tentative topics in the first call for proposals under the upcoming European Framework Programme for Research Horizon 2020. Participants can present ideas for European projects and discuss them with potential partners. They will also have the opportunity to give feedback and to support and supplement each other’s ideas. Such events are usually starting points for building consortia and core planning teams in order to submit research and innovation proposals at a later stage. Additionally, participants are invited to present and discuss ideas and proposals for COST Actions within the COST Domain ‘Forests, their Products and Services’.
Who should participate?
All forest, forestry and forest-based sector related researchers from European Union Member States and from Associated countries (Norway, Switzerland, Israel etc.), as they can fully participate in Horizon 2020 projects and the COST Programme.
- enterprises (large, small or medium-sized)
- federations and associations
- private or public research institutes
- public bodies,
interested in participating in research projects and/or COST Actions are welcome to this partnering event. The activities, competences and interest can range from forest ecology, climate change and forest management to forest-based products and forest-based industry processes.
New calls for project proposals concerning collaborative research and innovation to be funded under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme which are expected to be launched in the coming 3–6 months. This partnering event is dedicated to calls relevant to the forest-based sector, to enhance industrial Leadership and address societal challenges as set out in the draft work programmes of Horizon 2020, as well as to the open call for COST Action proposals.
How does it work?
Partnering events are ideal platforms for people, working in similar areas, to meet, discuss and even start ideas for proposals. It will provide project coordinators with an opportunity to discuss project ideas with potential partners, so that consortia can be set up or strengthened, and proposal preparation can be supported.
The partnering event is structured in 3 parts (see PROGRAMME here):
- Welcome and introduction to tentative Horizon 2020 topics and COST (for the forest-based sector)
- Flash presentations of project ideas or competences by participants (max 2-4 mins; time allocated will depend on overall number of presentations)
- Moderated parallel partnering meetings