Workshop: Horizon 2020 – Speakers from the EU Commission, 12th November 2013


MURG / WHEB workshop on Horizon2020

Tuesday 12th November 2013

Welsh Higher Education Brussels, Wales House, 6th Floor, 11 Rond-Point Schuman, Brussels B1040



9:00 – 9:30

Coffee and registration

9:30 – 10:15

AGM and re-branding launch – MURG will be changing its

name to the Research and Enterprise Network for Universities


Professor Peter Strike, Vice Chancellor, Cumbria University



Welcome: Chair of 1st session: Prof Hefin Rowlands,

Dean of Research & Graduate Studies | 

Deon Ymchwil ac Astudiaethau Graddedigion,

University of South Wales | Prifysgol De Cymru


10:20 – 11:10

Horizon 2020: overview of opportunities and practicalities; and outline of Societal challenges under pillar 3.


Alan Cross, Deputy Head of Unit A3 -  Framework Programme and Simplification,  DG Research and Innovation, European Commission –confirmed


11:10 – 11:25


11:25– 12:00

Principles for Innovative Doctoral Training in Europe


Adeline Kroll, Directorate B – European Research Area: Knowledge-Based Economy

Unit B.2- Skills confirmed


12:00 – 12:30

Horizon2020 Priority 1 Excellent Science: Interactions with the European Research Council


Benjamin Turner, Policy Analyst in the Support to the Scientific Council unit of the European Research Centre (ERC). – confirmed


12:30 – 12:40


12:40 – 1:40

Networking Lunch

1:40 – 1:45

Welcome: Chair of 2nd Session: Prof Neil Forbes, Director of Research, Coventry University

1:45 – 2:15

Key Enabling Technologies and Industrial Leadership in Horizon 2020, including the role of universities.


Nicholas Deliyanakis, Deputy Head of Unit in RTD G1 (Industrial technologies,  Horizontal aspects) – confirmed


2:15 – 2:25


2:25 – 2:55

Joint Programming Initiatives


Julia Lewis, UK representative on the High-Level Group on Joint Programming (GPC), Assistant Director, European Research Policy, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills – confirmed


2:55 – 3:25

The EU Commission Joint Research Centre  – Overview and Activities


Jocelyne Gaudin, Head of Unit Scientific support to Innovation Union, Foresight and International relations. European Commission -Joint Research Centre. – confirmed





Member: £155 (2+ places £124 each)

Non-member: £225 (2+ places £180 each)

Postgraduate: £50 (2+ places £40 each)


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