The EU’s €95.5 billion Horizon Europe research and innovation programme is now opening its doors to more researchers from beyond Europe. A change in the contracting rules makes it easier now for researchers to join Horizon projects from developed countries like the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Korea. They can join with funding from their own governments (“associated partner” status), or in special cases with EU funding. As the Commission often claims: no other government research programme in the world operates quite as openly as Horizon Europe.
This Science|Business Network event opened with an explanation of the hows and whys of participation from the Commission, then proceeded with a practical discussion of what does and doesn’t work best in these international groupings – courtesy of international researchers and associates with direct experience. The session also marked the start of a wider Science|Business effort on international engagement in 2023, useful for our members in Europe and beyond.
The event is for Science|Business members or invited guests, and was organised as an event with online participation only.
15:00 – Introduction, Richard L. Hudson, Editorial Director & Vice-Chair of the Board, Science|Business
15:05 – Participating in Horizon research as a non-European: the Commission. Florent Bernard, Science Counsellor, EU Delegation, Washington DC.
15:15 – Case study: MIT, US. Michael Leskiw, Associate Director, and Rainer Frost, Strategic Transactions Officer, Office of Strategic Alliances & Technology Transfer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
15:25 – Case study: McGill, Canada. Martha Crago, Vice-Principal for Research and Innovation, McGill University.
15:35 – Case study: RIKEN, Japan. Toshiyasu Ichioka, Director, RIKEN Europe Office.
15:45 - Case study: New Zealand. Isaac Holliss, Counsellor, Science and Innovation, Europe, New Zealand Mission to the EU.
15:50 – The European perspective: CNRS. Guido Pintacuda, Director of Research, Institute of Analytical Sciences, CNRS.
16:00 – Open discussion and questions.
16:30 – Close.
As this is a private Network event, Network members will receive a separate registration link.
For more information, please contact Giovanni Bastianelli at [email protected]