Horizon 2020 Day - Your Roadmap to Success

Date: 02/10/2015
Place: Technoport, Luxinnovation 9 av. des Hauts Fourneaux, Belval

Horizon 2020 is funding thousands of projects each year. New project opportunities are being defined and will be published in September. This is the ideal moment to become familiar with calls and start planning your participation in Horizon 2020! We invite you to learn from successful project partners and discover opportunities for your organisation or business.

This is a privileged opportunity to share experience and meet internationally-minded peers. 

What you can expect

Based on experience from the first two years, we will introduce new opportunities for 2016-2017 and invite successful project partners to share their experience and tips with us. In parallel breakout sessions, we will not only present project opportunities per domain, such as ICT, Energy, or Health, but are also eager to listen to any questions or ideas you might have. Finally, in a separate afternoon session, we will dive into the details of proposal writing to give participants the best possible odds to succeed! 

Morning plenary session

We are pleased to welcome these deserving panelists that will share with the audience their experience with Horizon 2020 projects

  • Dr. Tonie M. van Dam. Professor, Faculté des Sciences, de la Technologie et de la Communication, partner in the  EGSIEM project (European Gravity Service for Improved Emergency Management)
  • Evangelos Papadopoulos. Founder & CEO, TheMarketsTrust, coordinator of the  CoCoBondsValuation project (Horizon 2020 SME instrument)
  • David Evaristo. Transport & Logistics expert, LIST, coordinator of the SUCCESS project (Sustainable Urban Consolidation CentrES for conStruction)
  • Camille Feyder. Research & Innovation Technologist, DELPHI Automotive Systems, partner in the  REWARD (REal World Advanced Technologies foR Diesel Engines)  and GasOn projects (Gas-Only internal combustion engines)

Thematic parallel break-out sessions: 2016-2017 project opportunities in your domain

These sessions are hosted by Luxinnovation experts. We will present concrete project opportunities, give insider tips, and listen to your ideas. Join the session that fits you best. Please note that these sessions will take place simultaneously

  • Session 1: ICT, security and space
  • Session 2: Energy, transport, environment
  • Session 3: Socio-economic sciences
  • Session 4: Health
  • Session 5: Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing

Proposal writing course

While overall success rates may stagnate, candidates can significantly improve their chances to obtain a grant. In the three-hour afternoon session, we will give important pointers as to how applicants should present their project ideas in order to increase their chances of being shortlisted for funding. 

  • Calls and funding types: Reading call texts to understand the funding body’s objectives. Understand different funding tools and how they match specific projects
  • The idea phase: learn how to frame your idea to make it fit a Horizon 2020 call.
  • Characteristics of a successful proposal: understanding the Horizon 2020 rationale
  • Practicalities: some practical tips on the proposal preparation process and timeline

The course is currently fully booked.

Who should attend

Interested participants are invited to attend, in particular

  • Newcomers to European R&I projects, especially from the private sector
  • Researchers interested in joining an EU project
  • SMEs looking to fund their innovative project idea
  • Experienced project managers looking for opportunities of exchange

Place and time

The event will take place Friday, 2 October, 2015. The plenary and parallel sessions in the morning will be hosted by Technoport. The training session in the afternoon will take place at Luxinnovation (Belval). 


The event is free of charge but registration is mandatory. You can register by following this link.

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Programme in brief

  • Plenary session and panel of successful project participants
  • Thematic sessions on ICT and Security, Energy and Environment, Health, Social Sciences, Space, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing 
  • Proposal writing course


Download the agenda

H2020 Day 2 October 2015 Agenda.pdf

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