ERA-Can+ invites you to learn about Horizon 2020

January 14, 2014

The Canadian partners* to ERA-Can+ invite you to learn about Horizon 2020, a European funding opportunity that is accessible to Canadians working in science, technology, and innovation.

Horizon 2020 is a multi-year (2014-2020) program for science and technology funded by the European Commission. With a budget of almost €80 billion (CAD $118 billion) Horizon 2020 forms a central part of the EU's economic policy agenda. The program's main goals are to encourage scientific excellence, increase the competitiveness of industries, and develop solutions to societal challenges in Europe and abroad.

ERA-Can+ has been established to help Canadians access Horizon 2020 funding. Building on several years of successful collaboration, ERA-Can+ will encourage bilateral exchange across the science, technology, and innovation chain. The project will also enrich the EU-Canada policy dialogue, enhance coordination between European and Canadian sector leaders, and stimulate transatlantic collaboration by increasing awareness of the funding opportunities available.

The European Commission released its first call for proposals under Horizon 2020 in December 2013. Canadian and European researchers and innovators can submit proposals for projects in a variety of fields including personalized health and care; food security; the sustainable growth of marine and maritime sectors; digital security; smart cities and communities; competitive low-carbon energy; efficient transportation; waste management; and disaster resilience. Further calls for proposals will be released later this year.

You are invited to attend one of four upcoming information sessions on Horizon 2020 opportunities for Canadians. These sessions will explain the structure of research funding in Europe and provide information on upcoming funding opportunities and the mechanisms by which Canadians can participate. Martina De Sole, Coordinator of ERA-Can+, and numerous Canadian partners will be on hand to share their expertise on these topics. Participants also will have the opportunity to learn about current and developing collaborations between Canadian and European researchers and innovators.

ERA-CAN+ Information Session Dates - Precise times to be confirmed.

Toronto: Morning of January 28th
MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street
Register

Kitchener-Waterloo: Morning of January 29th
Canadian Digital Media Network, 151 Charles Street West, Suite 100, Kitchener
Register

Ottawa: Morning of January 30th
University of Ottawa; precise location on campus to be confirmed.
Register

Montréal: Morning of January 31st
Intercontinental Hotel, 360 Rue Saint Antoine Ouest
To register, please contact Émilie Tremblay.

This session is organised in partnership with the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science, de la Technologie du Québec.

For further information please contact eracanplus@ppforum.ca.

* ERA-Can+ Project Partners
APRE - Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea (Italy)
AUCC - Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (Canada)
CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
DFATD - Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (Canada)
DLR - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
PPF - The Public Policy Forum (Canada)
ZSI - Zentrum für Soziale Innovation (Austria)

Source: Canada's Public Policy Forum