Improving noise reduction
The Silentwood project has developed sophisticated noise-reducing wall panels and doors. In addition to spurring growth and jobs in the doors/panels application sector, Silentwood will provide direct economic and health benefits to the EU.
EuResist - Enhancing HIV treatment with more precise patient modeling
HIV is not curable but it is treatable, states Dr Francesca Incardona, CEO of EuResist Network GEIE and research area manager at Informa Srl, the SME responsible for coordinating the EuResist project.
SILCO - Doing away with bacteria in water systems
The SILCO project has developed an innovative monitoring device that senses the elimination process of complex bacterial communities
known as biofilm and unsafe bacteria from drinking water systems. The prototype successfully killed legionella bacteria at a natural source spa in Slovakia
FIRELI - New hose equipment to increase safety of firemen
Every year, fires affect large areas of forest in Europe - mostly in the Mediterranean countries, where an average of
around 500,000 hectares are destroyed annually. That is the equivalent of 50 times the land area of Paris.
The economic cost is estimated at between €600 and €800 million per year.
Smart irrigation technology set to reduce costs and save water
Due in large part to inefficient water irrigation systems, the agriculture industry wastes 60% of the water it uses each year, or 70% of the world's freshwater. WaterBee has developed a smart irrigation system to reduce this wastage, thereby saving money and increasing both crop quality and yield.
NANORAY - A portable x-ray machine
X-ray technology has existed for more than 100 years, but in spite of repeated efforts no one has found a way of solving the problems involved
in making X-ray machines portable. Now, thanks to an innovative European Union (EU) funded multinational research project, that breakthrough has
at last been achieved.
CleanHatch - New high-tech solution to clean fish hatcheries
Due to increased market pressure to produce high quality and low cost fish, the aquaculture industry has been forced to develop technologies that reduce the level of risk to investors yet maintain reliable production output.
Let there be sight
Transplanting the human cornea (1) can enable a blind person to see. But it requires the perfect human donor match and there are no guarantees of success. A group of EU-funded SMEs and researchers, however, has developed an artificial cornea that offers failed transplant patients a potentially life-changing alternative.
|9:00 – 9:30||Arrival of participants - Welcome Coffee|
|9:30 - 10:10||Welcome / Introduction – Horizon 2020: what's in it for SMEs? Clara de la Torre, Director of Directorate C, Research and Innovation, DG RTD|
|10:10 - 11:50||SME support under Horizon 2020 Bernd Reichert, Head of Unit, and Igor Jelinski, Policy Officer, Unit C.4 SME, DG RTD|
|11:50 - 12:30||SME Participation in Collaborative Projects: the Case of Industrial Technologies Kristiina Urpalainen-Menon, Policy Officer, Unit G.1 Industrial Technologies, Horizontal Aspects, DG RTD|
|12:30 - 14:00||Lunch break.|
|14:00 - 14:30||SME participation via the Horizon 2020 Participant Portal: a preview Peter Haertwich, Deputy Head of Unit, Unit M.2 Business Processes and Simplification, DG RTD|
|14:30 - 14:55||Access to Risk Finance for SMEs under Horizon 2020 Ignacio Puente Gonzalez, Policy Officer, Unit C.3 Financial Engineering, DG RTD|
|14:55 - 15:15||Participation through Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: how to raise SME potential through EU researcher mobility Carmela Di Santo, Unit C.3 Training and mobility of researchers; Marie Curie, DG EAC|
|15:15 - 15:45||Coffee break|
|15:45 - 16:10||The Eurostars Joint Programme / 2014-2020 Magda de Carli, Deputy Head of Unit, Unit C.4 SME, DG RTD|
|16:10 - 16:30||Enhancing Innovation Capacity of SMEs under Horizon 2020 / Cluster animated projects for new industrial value chains Patrick De Smedt, Deputy Head of Unit, Unit D.2 SME Access to Markets, DG ENTR / Carsten Schierenbeck, Policy Officer, Unit D.5 SMEs: Clusters & Emerging Industries, DG ENTR|
|16:30 - 17:00||Final Q&A|