International Cooperation: Horizon 2020 Day

Luxinnovation is organising an information day on 10 October 2019 for Horizon 2020, the European funding programme for research and innovation. 

Discover funding opportunities under the last year of Horizon 2020. The new framework programme Horizon Europe will take over in 2021. Horizon 2020 is the European flagship-funding programme for research and innovation across Europe.

Learn from successful projects representatives who will share their experience with European funded projects.

Attend 2×4 parallel sessions to know more about funding opportunities in fields such as circular economy, sustainable batteries, ICT, Artificial Intelligence, digital transformation in health and care, smart mobility, and Marie-Sklodowska Curie Action.

Our experts will be happy to answer your questions during several networking times. For longer individual meetings we recommend to fix an appointment for the next weeks.

This event is open to any public and private actor willing to know more about European funding opportunities in the field of research and innovation.

About Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, funds collaborative projects in research and innovation. Research organisations, universities, and companies are all eligible to participate. Launched in 2014, Horizon 2020 has been funding around 6.000 projects each year. Since 2014, Luxembourg entities have benefitted from around 40 million euros of Horizon 2020 funding, participating in or running over 120 projects.

Date, time & location

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 14:00 – 18:00

University of Luxembourg, Maison du savoir, Auditorium 3.370

How to register

Register online


14:00 | Welcome words

Robert Kerger, Director, Ministry of Higher Education and Research
Benjamin Questier, Strategic Advisor & Head of European R&D and Innovation Support, Luxinnovation

14:20 | The Data-Driven Innovation Strategy for the Development of a Trusted and Sustainable Economy in Luxembourg

Mario Grotz, General Director for Research, Intellectual Property and New Technologies, Ministry of the Economy

14:40 | Horizon 2020 NCPs introduce themselves

Sanna Alaranta, Advisor – European R&D and Innovation Support
Charles Betz, Advisor – European R&D and Innovation Support
Géraud Guilloud, Advisor – European R&D and Innovation Support
Stefano Pozzi Mucelli, Senior Advisor – European R&D and Innovation Support

15:00 | Roundtable discussion

Marcin Seredynski, Head of Innovation and Research, Volvo E-Bus Competence
Piero Cavigliasso, Group Innovation Technology Director, Guala Closures
Luca Ratti, Associate professor in European and comparative labour law, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, University of Luxembourg
Jens Kreisel, Vice-rector for research, University of Luxembourg

15:40 | Coffee break

16:00 | Parallel Sessions round 1

AI, data and Software (including blockchain) by Géraud Guilloud
Energy, Environment & Circular Economy by Sanna Alaranta
Health, care and well-being/food, agriculture and bio-economy by Charles Betz
European Innovation Council by Stefano Pozzi Mucelli

16:30 | Coffee break

16:45 | Parallel Sessions round 2

5G and Component and embedded technologies by Géraud Guilloud
Social Sciences & Humanities by Sanna Alaranta
Marie Sklodowska Curie Action & European Research Council by Charles Betz
Materials & Mobility by Stefano Pozzi Mucelli

17:15 | Networking

18:00 | End of the Info Day

About Luxinnovation

Luxinnovation, the National Agency for Innovation and Research, was established in 1984 and subsequently constituted as an Economic Interest Grouping (EIG) in 1998. It combines initiatives of:

  • The Ministry of the Economy
  • The Ministry for Higher Education and Research
  • The Chamber of Commerce
  • The Chamber of Skilled Trades and Crafts
  • Fedil – Business Federation Luxembourg

Luxinnovation offers a wide range of integrated and personalised services, which are based on a sectoral approach and provided free of charge to businesses of any size, to innovative start-ups and to public research organisations.

The Agency’s key strengths lie in the complementarity of its internal competencies and in the quality of its national and European networks, enabling it to provide efficient and all-inclusive support that meets its clients’ needs.

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