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23 Mar 2021

Horizon Europe - Launch Event for Ireland

Building on the achievements of Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe offers a broad range of opportunities for Irish researchers, innovators and Irish companies of all sizes in the pursuit of new discoveries, scientific and technological advancement and innovation.

This event will provide an overview of the Horizon Europe programme, and offer practical advice for researchers and innovators on submitting competitive applications in Horizon Europe.


09.30: Opening Address - Garrett Murray, National Director Horizon Europe, Enterprise Ireland

09.35: Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

10.00: Simon Harris, Minister for Further & Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science

10.20: The Perspective of a Mission Board Member with Prof. Kevin O'Connor; UCD Professor & Member of Horizon Europe Mission Board on Climate Change

Overview of Horizon Europe Programme

10.40: Pillar 1 Excellent Science

11.00: Break

11.15: Pillar 2 Global Challenges & European Industrial Competitiveness 

  • Health
  • Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Society
  • Civil Security for Society
  • Digital, Industry & Space
  • Climate, Energy & Mobility
  • Food, Bio-economy, Natural Resources, Agriculture & Environment

12.15: Pillar 3 Innovative Europe, Prof. Mark Ferguson, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland & Chief Scientific Advisor to the Government of Ireland & relevant NCPs

12.35: Widening Participation and Strengthening the European Research Area

12.40: Panel Discussion - Success Stories from Horizon 2020 & Key Considerations for Competitive Applications in Horizon Europe 

  • Peter Kidney, CFO, Hibergene
  • Dr Sinead O'Keeffe, Health Research Institute, University of Limerick
  • Gal Weiss, EU Programs & Partnerships Manager, IBM Research - Ireland
  • Giorgos Fagas, Head of EU Programmes, Tyndall National Institute
  • Dr. Margaret Brennan Fournet, Materials Research Centre, Athlone Institute of Technology
  • Tony McEnroe, CEO, Sirius XT

Moderated by Elaine Burke, Editor of Silicon Republic

13.30: Closing Remarks - Joanne Sheahan, NCP Legal & Finance Rules, Enterprise Ireland


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