The 2016 Science|Business Horizon 2020 Conference - 4th Edition


This year, 2016, marks a turning point for Horizon 2020, the world’s second largest civilian research programme. After a strong start in 2014 with a funding rise and a surge in applications, the €77 billion programme is beset with questions about its future: Will its overall, annual budget be cut in this year’s EU funding review? How can it deal with the continuing tide of grant applications? What can applicants do to increase the odds of success? At the conference, Horizon 2020 experts will deliver tips and advice to perform better.

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The 2016 Horizon 2020 Conference - 4th Edition, Brussels, 16 February 2016

Event partners



Autoworld, Parc du Cinquantenaire 11, 1000 Brussels


Featured guests

Carlos Moedas

Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, European Commission

Tuula Teeri

President, Aalto University

Rolf-Dieter Heuer

Member, EU Scientific Advice Mechanism; Former Director General, CERN

Celia Caulcott

Vice-Provost (Enterprise), University College London

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

President, European Research Council

Nathan Myhrvold

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Intellectual Ventures

Raymond J. Hegarty

Managing Director, Intellectual Ventures

Robert-Jan Smits

Director-General, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission

Muriel Desaeger

General Manager of Technology Trends Analysis, Toyota Motor Europe

Fabrizio Gagliardi

Chair, EU-ACM Europe

Peter Dröll

Director, Innovation Union and European Research Area, DG RTD, European Commission

Gunnar Bovim

Rector, NTNU

Ann Katherine Isaacs

Rector’s Delegate for European Programmes, University of Pisa

Jean-Claude Burgelman

Head of Unit, Science Policy and Foresight, DG RTD, European Commission

Howard Chase

Director Government Affairs, Dow Europe GmbH

Monica Dietl

Director, COST Association

Pekka Soini

Director General, Tekes

Christian Ehler

Member, European Parliament

Dennis Hayter

VP, Intelligent Energy

Walter Weigel

Vice President, Huawei European Research Institute

Ric Henschel

Partner, Foley & Lardner

Thorsten Hornung

CEO, Susteen Technologies

Shiva Dustdar

Head of Innovation Finance Advisory, European Investment Bank

Robert Sorrell

Vice President for Public Partnerships, BP

Brian Graves

Brian Graves, Director of Business Development, Imperial Innovations

Micke Paqvalén

CEO, Kiosked


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