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LeWeb'13 Paris–Pullman Dock, 50 Avenue du President Wilson, 93210 La Plaine Saint-Denis

Agenda

14.00

Horizon 2020 – what's in it for you?

Gerard DE GRAAF

DG CONNECT

Horizon 2020 is the new EU funding programme for research and innovation. It aims to foster entrepreneurship, drive innovation and attract a new constituency.

14.10

Horizontal innovation actions

Viorel PECA

DG CONNECT

ICT Innovation actions for 2014-15 will include: projects designed to improve the EU's ICT innovation ecosystem, funding for innovative SMEs, and support co-investments with business angels.

14.30

ODI/SME instrument

Pierre MARRO

DG CONNECT

Under Horizon 2020, €2.8 billion will be available for SMEs, to fund early-stage businesses and to accelerate the exploitation of innovations.

14.55

Q&A

 

 

15.10

EUHUB platform

ACE project

Margaret MULLIGAN

EBN

EUHUB is a platform that provides support services to entrepreneurs and start-ups.

ACE aims to help start-ups grow internationally.

15.30

ATALANTA project

Ricardo MARVAO

BETA-I

ATALANTA gathers accelerators designed for improving services for start-ups to drive innovation and facilitate technology transfer.

15.45

OPENAXEL project

Sanyu KARANI

ECONET

OPENEXEL aims to improve cooperation between key stakeholders to help select the best start-ups and link them with investors across the EU.

16.00 – 16.30    - Networking session during Coffee break

16.30

Support to Web entrepreneurs

Isidro LASO BALLESTEROS,

DG CONNECT

In the first call of Horizon 2020, €10 million will be available to accelerate web entrepreneurship in Europe. The challenge is to create an environment that encourages more web entrepreneurs (those who use web and mobile technologies as main components) to start businesses and to grow them internationally.

17.00

Other relevant calls for proposals

Viorel PECA

DG CONNECT

A selection of H2020 calls relevant for ICT entrepreneurs

17.20

Presentations from winners of LeWeb tickets

Agne ZAKAREVICIUTE

          SVEIKASVAIKAS

Egidijus PILYPAS

           EXACASTER

Katina SCHNEIDER

           MATCH RIDER

Three representatives from SMEs who won tickets to LeWeb will present their companies and explain the challenges they face when growing businesses in Europe.

17.40 - 18.00

Q&A and closing remarks