Horizon 2020 EU funding for Security Research

Date(s) - 07/11/2013
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

1212, Livingstone Tower, University of Strathclyde

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Horizon 2020 – EU Security Research Funding 2014-2020

SICSA have organised a workshop on the topic of Horizon 2020 funding bids for academics and industry to equip themselves to take advantage of the huge funding opportunities that exist over the next 6 years.

0900-0930 – Coffee and Registration
0930-0940 – Welcome, Bill Buchanan
0940-1030 – Horizon 2020 Security Programme, Derek Gallaher
1030-1100 – Coffee
1100-1130 – Being successful at getting EU grants, Bill Buchanan
1130-1200 – EU collaborative grants from an SME perspective
1200-1300 – Light lunch

Talk profile: Derek Gallaher, TSB National Contact Point for Security

The European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 for short) is currently Europe’s main vehicle for funding Research & Development activity across a wide range of industry sectors. However, FP7 will close at the end of this year. It will then be replaced by a new programme, Horizon 2020, scheduled to launch in December 2013.

Derek Gallaher, the UK FP7 National Contact point for Security at the Technology Strategy Board will discuss the shift from the current EU FP7 Programme to the new Horizon 2020 Programme which runs for the next seven years. In comparison to the FP7 programme, the new programme puts greater emphasis on innovation and will support research which brings end users closer to its process and outputs. The rules for participation for Horizon 2020 will bring greater simplification to the application process, unified funding rates and quicker decision making on grants funding. The new programme will be organised around three main “pillars”: Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership, and Societal Challenges. The third pillar includes “Secure Societies – Protecting the freedom and security of Europe and its citizens” where security research topics are located.
This presentation will give an insight into the likely content of the new Secure Societies Challenge Work Programme and the timescale of forthcoming calls for proposals.

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