Horizon 2020 ICT Information and Consortia Building Event

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Cardiff City Hall

Cathays Park


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This free to attend event is co-organised by the Welsh Government, Innovate UK, Knowledge Transfer Network, and Enterprise Europe Network, and will give details about forthcoming Horizon 2020 ICT call topics, specifically Software related Research and Innovation Actions.

Horizon 2020 is the European Union’s Research and Innovation Programme with the 2020 ICT Work Programme representing a budget of around €1billion.

The event will provide delegates with the opportunity to:

  • Gather information on forthcoming 2020 topics;
  • Discuss and refine your project ideas with potential partners;
  • Join consortia forming around forthcoming 2020 topics;
  • Prepare for the main ICT proposers day in Helsinki, 19-20 September.

Calls to be covered

ICT-38-2020: Artificial Intelligence for manufacturing

ICT-50-2020: Software technologies

ICT-51-2020: Big data technologies and extreme scale analytics

ICT-40-2020: Cloud computing: towards a smart cloud computing continuum

ICT-54-2020: Blockchain for the next generation internet

ICT-56-2020: Next generation Internet of Things

SU-ICT-02-2020: Building blocks for resilience in evolving ICT systems

Who should attend

The event is suitable for anyone with an interest in participating in European projects in the forthcoming 2020 ICT topics. Delegates from all European Member States are encouraged to attend the event.

Outline Agenda

09:45 Registration

10:15 Welcome (KTN / Welsh Government)

10:25 UK Participation in H2020 - Stephen Alexander, National Contact Point for Legal and Financial Issues

10:35 H2020 ICT 2020 Call Topics - Stafford Lloyd, National Contact Point for ICT and Future and Emerging Technologies

11:30 Tea/ Coffee

11:45 Hints & Tips: How to Write a Good Proposal - Nick Batey, Expert Evaluator

12:05 Networked European Software and Services Initiative (NESSI) - Colin Upstill, NESSI / Information Catalyst

12:25 Compound Semiconductor Expertise Wales - Wyn Meredith, Director, Compound Semiconductor Centre

12:45 Project Idea Pitches from Delegates

To download the pitch template, click here. Deadline for returning pitches to is Thursday 29th August 2019. In order to prevent oversubscription, pitches will be allocated on a balance of UK and EU, Business and Academia. There will be a maximum of 10 pitches based on the time slot available

13:15 Lunch and Opportunity for 1:1 Meetings with NCP / KTN / EEN

14:30 Collaboration Support Landscape - Lawson Coombes, Enterprise Europe Network & Viola Hay, KTM – European Programmes, Knowledge Transfer Network

15:00pm: Next steps and close - Viola Hay, KTM – European Programmes, Knowledge Transfer Network

Important information

We will operate an Expression of Interest scheme and endeavour to confirm your space at the event within 10 working days from submission of your registration. Selection of delegates is on the basis of alignment with the topics covered by the event, experience, type of organisation and geography. We reserve the right to limit participation to one representative per organisation if required.

Registration will remain open until 28 August 2019 unless fully booked prior to that date.

You will be assigned a working group based on the information you provide us with during registration. We endeavour to match you with other partners with similar interests in order to get the most value from the collaboration. The working groups are potentially the starting point to a consortium - a REAL consortium. You may swap working groups if you realise that your expertise/interest is more in line with another group/call topic.


Should you need any further information and support please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Other events of interest:

19 – 20 September 2019: Digital Excellence Forum @ ICT Proposers' Day, Helsinki. Find out more here.

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