3rd Feb 2015 - Bridging Business and Research - a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Event

3rd February, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, 9am-2pm including lunch.

The European Commission and the Irish Marie Sklodowska-Curie Office are holding an event on Horizon 2020 funding for research-performing companies and other non-academic organisations.

This free event will include information on:

  • Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
  • Horizon 2020 SME Instrument
  • Testimonials from companies successful in FP7
  • Practical issues
    + European support networks for companies and researchers
    + IP Management in Horizon 2020
    + How to find and work effectively with academic partners

Early-bird registration and a draft agenda is available at https://mscabusiness.teamwork.fr/

More Information:

Companies do not necessarily have the facilities, financial resources or human capital to run their research projects as they would like to. Thanks to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), it is now possible for SMEs or other companies to collaborate with academic research organisations, have access to their equipment, and integrate some of their highly skilled researchers within the research projects of the firm.

Transferring cutting-edge science and technology from creative academic groups to SMEs is a key element of successful innovation.

We know that well-trained, entrepreneurially-minded researchers who can move between academic and other settings are essential to this successful collaboration. This is why the MSCA are promoting Business-Academic collaborations that focus on giving researchers adequate skills and opportunities to contribute to SME and other business growth.

In order to give more practical information on how to get involved in our actions, and to present the latest business opportunities under the new Framework Programme for Research Horizon 2020, the MSCA have launched a promotional campaign across Europe.

The application process and concrete examples of partnerships will be explained during these information sessions. Below you can find more details about each planned event, as well as registration instructions.