Knowledge Based Bio-Economy

Info day 2014 Horizon 2020 calls for proposals – Societal Challenge 2 and LEIT Biotechnology

New dates for registration

Charlemagne building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels, 17 January 2014, from 9.00 am till 5.00 pm

Due to the high level of interest raised by the info day, the closing of the registration period has been shortened to 18 December 2013.
After that date, it will no longer be possible to register on-line.
Confirmations will be sent by 23 December at the latest.

Participants who have already registered and whose registration was approved need to signal the sessions they wish to attend.

Those registering for the first time, please follow the instructions on the registration page.
For these, applications will be considered on a “first come, first served” basis.

Programme pdf - 217 KB [217 KB]

Go to the registration page

Group registrations are not possible, nor is it possible to register several persons with the same e-mail address.

The info day will be web streamed via the Bioeconomy website. Links will be made available on the day. 

Info day 2014 Horizon 2020  

What’s in Horizon 2020 for you? What are the new calls and how to apply for funding? 

We invite you to the info day 2014 in Brussels, on 17 January, to get first-hand information on the new EU funding instrument and to find the answer to these and many other questions.

The info day is organised by the Directorate for Biotechnologies, Agriculture, Food to provide full information on the new calls for proposals of Societal Challenge 2 (Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research bio-based industries and the Bioeconomy) and on the call Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEIT) - Biotechnology.

Societal Challenge 2 covers three calls for proposals under which projects can apply for funding:

  • Sustainable Food Security
  • Blue Growth
  • Innovative Sustainable and Inclusive Bioeconomy

In addition, the call under Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies will also be presented:

  • LEIT - Biotechnology

Participation in the Info Day is free of charge but registration is compulsory.

Horizon 2020 is the new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, succeeding FP7.

Running from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of nearly €80 billion, Horizon 2020 is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe.

Horizon 2020 reflects the policy priorities of the Europe 2020 strategy and addresses major concerns shared by citizens in Europe and elsewhere.