Save the date! Horizon 2020 Space Information Days

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06 September 2016
With a budget of nearly EUR 80 billion, Horizon 2020 is the EU’s biggest research and innovation programme ever.

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) set to launch the third call for Horizon 2020 proposals with a dedicated information day in Prague together with the European Commission and COSMOS2020.

To introduce the third call for Horizon 2020 proposals, on October 4 – 5, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is hosting a special H2020 Information Day in Prague. The event, which will be held in the City Hall of Prague, is a unique opportunity to learn more about the proposal and selection process, along with hearing first-hand success stories from current H2020 Research projects.  

With a budget of nearly EUR 80 billion, Horizon 2020 is the EU’s most ambitious research and innovation programme ever. As a result of this investment, it promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by helping usher great ideas into the lab and onto the market. This third call for proposals encourages the latest wave of entrepreneurs to step forward and learn more about how to turn their GNSS-related business ideas into reality.

The first day of the event will focus on the Horizon 2020 programme in general, including rules of participation and lessons learned. In addition, representatives of the GSA will join other EU officials to provide updates on the Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus programmes. On the second day, the focus will shift towards the benefits of participating in Horizon 2020, as told by currently funded projects.

In a session entitled The Added Value of Galileo and GNSS Funding Opportunities, participants will learn more about the Galileo Initial Services, its synergies with Copernicus, and how it will benefit such mass market applications as Smart Cities and Social LBS. During the Fostering Entrepreneurship in Space and its Applications session, the focus will be on European Business Incubation Centres, Horizon 2020 financial instruments, SME instruments and the European Trade Association for Business Angels.

The event will also include a unique brokerage session where participants can meet one-on-one with session speakers.

More information on the event, including a full agenda and details on registration, can be found here.

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Updated: Sep 12, 2016