‘Horizon 2020’ European Union’s largest research and innovation initiative, with nearly €80 billion in funding.

Horizon 2020 is the European Union’s largest research and innovation initiative, with nearly €80 billion in funding allocated for over seven years. The program focuses on three overarching priorities: excellent science, industrial leadership, and solutions to global challenges. Horizon 2020 is open to participants from anywhere in the world as the program recognizes the growing importance of internationalizing how knowledge is produced and used.

Please join our speakers to hear their testimonials and to learn about the different types of international cooperation that Horizon 2020 supports, namely on an individual, collaborative, or program level. The presentations will also address in detail the main elements of Horizon 2020 with regards to content, types of activities funded, forms of participation, and application procedures.

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Agenda 6:30 – 6:40 p.m. Introduction Dr. Joann Halpern, Director of the German Center for Research and Innovation 6:40 – 7:10 p.m. Overview of Horizon 2020 Dr. Mary Kavanagh, Minister-Counselor, Research and Innovation Delegation of the European Union to the USA 7:10 – 7:20 p.m. Testimonial: Dr. Brian Gibney The experience of Dr. Brian R. Gibney as a partner in the EUfunded project: PEPDIODE – Petide based diodes for solar cells 7:20 – 8:00 p.m. Discussion, Q&A with the audience 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. Networking reception

German Center For Research & Innovation (GCRI)

One of the GCRI’s goals is to provide a forum for international experts to network, exchange ideas, present their research, and collaborate in order to address some of the critical challenges of the 21st century.  In this spirit, we encourage institutions and individuals interested in confronting these challenges to plan an event with the GCRI. We welcome interesting cross-disciplinary event topics as well as innovative event formats.

The German House, located at 871 United Nations Plaza in Midtown Manhattan, offers several event spaces, including smaller conference rooms, a large auditorium, and a restaurant. Catering for all events in the German House is offered in-house by Elderberry Catering Company.

To plan an event with the German Center For Research & Innovation (GCRI), please fill out our 2017 application for a co-sponsored event. In 2017, the GCRI will give preference to event proposals in the areas of mental health, biotechnology, cyber security, and social innovation.

Event application deadlines:
March 15, June 15, September 15, and November 15.
Applicants will be informed within one month.

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