Support for women entrepreneurs in the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument

EMPOWA is a strategic alliance of research, innovation and business stakeholders, aiming to boost the participation of women entrepreneurs in the Horizon 2020-SME Instrument programme. EMPOWA have identified a number of actions which are designed to support women entrepreneurs with innovative companies and potential to successfully apply for the SME instrument. More details can be […]

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€63.1 million secured by Northern Ireland participants in Horizon 2020

The latest Horizon 2020 data released by the European Commission in March 2018 shows that Northern Ireland researchers across academia, the private and public sectors have now successfully secured a total of €63.1 million through Horizon 2020. There has been a total of 191 successful Northern Ireland participations in Horizon 2020 projects with successful applicants […]

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UK participation in Horizon 2020

The UK Government has published a ‘UK participation in Horizon 2020: UK government overview’ document. The document aims to clarify the UK’s eligibility to participate in Horizon 2020 and includes a Q&A section which has been designed to bring confidence to the UK science, research and innovation community to continue participating in and seek funding from […]

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Queen’s UniServer project awarded almost €5 million of Horizon 2020 funding

The UniServer project “A Universal Micro-Server Ecosystem by Exceeding Energy and Performance Scaling Boundaries ” led by Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded €4.8million from the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program and began in February 2016. The principal aim of UniServer is to facilitate the evolution of the Internet from an infrastructure where data […]

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FIND YOUR CALLS

The NICP network has provided a breakdown of the calls for each thematic area in the current work programs. These are specific to each thematic area and can be found here: http://h2020ni.com/latest-calls/ Have a look at the area that best fits your research area and contact the NCIP for that area for further information.

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QUESTIONNAIRE Review of NI support mechanisms for Horizon 2020

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) has contracted Technopolis |group| to undertake a Review of the Northern Ireland Executive’s approach to supporting participation in Horizon 2020.  An introductory letter from DETI is available here: http://info.technopolis-group.com/DETI/. The aim of the Review is to ensure that policies, programmes and resources are optimally effective and appropriately targeted to help […]

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Horizon 2020 recent events

The Northern Ireland Contact Point network recently held a number of workshops on the upcoming work programs of Horizon 2020. These included: Biotechnology and Engineering work program launch. This event on the Focused on the Engineering and ICT calls in the Biotechnology and nanotechnology areas. Attendees received information about the programs and details of specific […]

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The importance of the NICP Network

Professor Neil Hewitt of Ulster University explains the need for energy storage in Northern Ireland and the importance of the role of the NICP network in supporting successful applications to the fund. http://www.energyireland.ie/the-need-for-energy-storage-in-northern-ireland/

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Cyber Security Brokerage Event in Brussels

DETI in conjunction with the ERRIN network hosted a Cyber Security brokerage event in the offices of the Northern Ireland Assembly in Brussels on the 30th September. Over 60 cyber security experts from across Europe heard up to date information on the upcoming Cyber Security calls in Horizon 2020. Case studies showcasing cyber security successes in H2020 […]

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Northern Ireland SME secures €1.2Million from Horizon 2020

MOF Technologies, a Northern Ireland SME has secured funding of €1.2Million from Horizon 2020. The company has collaborated with industry giants such as IBM and General Motors in securing the funding for clean tech gas storage systems. This fantastic success story highlights the expertise in the local Northern Ireland SME community and how local companies can […]

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