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Innovative Europe and Widening Participation


 


Innovative Europe and Widening Participation

 

Programme


08:30–10:00

European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) in Horizon Europe

 

About the session:

European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has offered a great deal of opportunities for Universities and researchers through their Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC’s) during Horizon 2020.

In this session we aim to clarify EIT’s position and role in Horizon Europe (HEU), learn more about the different KICs, and reveal first-hand experience from NTNU employees who have had projects funded by KICs.

 

Programme:

Workshop moderators

Maria Wallin, NTNU EIT Raw Materials coordinator and Lars Reyes-Gjølme, NTNU EIT Climate-KIC coordinator

Welcome

Pro-Rector Toril A. Nagelhus Hernes

Opening remarks

Mr. Salvatore Amico Roxas, Policy Officer, EIT strategy, Economic and Societal Impact, DG EAC

Experiences & Opportunities with EIT Climate-KIC

Kirsten Dunlop, CEO Climate-KIC: How can researchers get involved

Dirk Ahlers, Senior Researcher, NTNU: Learnings from project development with Climate-KIC

Lars Reyes-Gjølme, NTNU EIT Climate-KIC coordinator: Get involved with innovation focused SMB’s

Q&A from the audience

Experiences & Opportunities with EIT Raw Materials

Théo Berthet, EIT Raw Material Educational Officer

Maria Wallin, NTNU EIT Raw Materials coordinator: How to get involved in EIT Raw Materials projects

Hannes Zedel: Up-Scaling project ReLieVe at NTNU

Q&A from the audience

Experiences & Opportunities with EIT InnoEnergy

Professor Johan E. Hustad, Director, NTNU Energy: Why is EIT InnoEnergy important to NTNU? Confirmed

Dr. Tor Ulleberg, Chief Advisor Equinor: Equinor’s expectations for the collaboration with NTNU and EIT InnoEnergy

Q&A from the audience

 


10:00–10:30 Break


10:30–12:00

The European Innovation Council – EIC

 

About the session:

The success of FET open and innovation initiatives in Horizon 2020 gave birth to the EIC, first as a pilot under Horizon 2020. In Horizon Europe it will be an integral part of Pillar 3, Innovative Europe. The EIC aims to support top-class innovators, entrepreneurs, small companies and scientists with bright ideas and the ambition to scale up internationally. It brings together the parts of Horizon 2020 that provide funding, advice and networking opportunities for those at cutting edge of innovation. In this session we will focus on how this instrument can support and accelerate our research ideas to market. Håkon Haugli CEO of Innovation Norway will share their perspective of this new funding entity and Pål Malm and Lisbeth Vassaas will give a detailed layout of EIC Pathfinder and Accelerator. The participants will also sit down for a panel discussion with a Q&A where Professor Erik Folven shares his experience on how to succeed in FET open.

 

Programme:

Moderator

Senior Adviser Håvard Wibe

Opening remarks

Pro-Rector Toril A. Nagelhus Hernes

Keynote

CEO of Innovation Norway Håkon Haugli

EIC Pathfinder – novel ideas for radically new technologies

National Contact Point Pål Malm, Research Council of Norway

With 5 min Q&A

EIC Accelerator – funding for scale-up and international growith

EU Adviser Lisbeth Vassaas, Innovation Norway

With 5 min Q&A

Panel dialouge:

Professor Erik Folven, Special Adviser Mathias Havgar, Innovation Norway, and NCP Pål Malm share their knowledge and experience on how and why the EiC is important for academia

The panel dialouge ends with a 10 min Q&A session

Closing remarks

Pro-Rector Toril A. Nagelhus Hernes

 


12:00–13:00 Lunchbreak


13:00–14:00

The Reshaping of European Partnerships and Missions

 

About the session:

In the definition process of Horizon Europe, the European Commission have introduced several new instruments to increase potential effectiveness and impact of the investments made in research and innovation. In particular, two of the main novelties are represented by the missions and by the strategic partnerships. Five missions are currently under definition focused on: cancer, adaptation to climate change including societal transformation, healthy oceans, seas coastal and inland waters, climate-neutral and smart cities and soil health and food. Moreover, about 50 strategic partnerships are under establishment in the following areas: Health - Digital, industry and space - Climate, energy and mobility – Food, natural resources, agriculture and environment – EIT KICs. Both represent strategic targets for NTNU involvement. The session aims at providing an overview of the two instruments, and an opportunity to discuss them.

 

Programme:

Opening remarks

Director of NTNU Brussels Office Massimo Busuoli

Reshaping of European Partnerships and Missions

Marnix Surgeon, Deputy head of Unit, EC DG RTD Missions & Partnerships

Questions from the audience

Contributing in mission building: The NTNU Experience

Professor Annemie Wyckmans, Head of NTNU Smart Sustainable Cities

Professor Siri Granum Carson, Director, NTNU Oceans

Closing remarks

Director of NTNU Brussels Office Massimo Busuoli

 


14:00–14:15 Break


14:15–15:45

Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence in Horizon Europe

 

About the session:

Often referred to as the fourth pillar of Horizon Europe, the Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence part of the programme is designed to stimulate collaborations and exchanges with the Eastern and Central European Countries of Europe. With a budget accounting for more than 2 per cent of the total budget of Horizon Europe, the Widening pillar represents interesting opportunities for NTNU to increase cooperation with partners in Eastern and Central European Countries. In this session we will hear from Norway’s National Contact Point and Programme Committee representative for Widening participation about the project opportunities and instruments the Widening programme offers. Possible synergies with the EEA grants will also be presented, as well as examples of project cooperation.

 

Programme:

Opening remarks

Vice Dean Jon Olaf Olaussen

Widening Participation and spreading excellence in Horizon Europe

National Contact Point Aleksandra Witczak Haugstad, Research Council of Norway

Project example:

The SIRAMM project: Eastern European twinning on Structural Integrity and Reliability of Advanced Materials obtained through additive Manufacturing

Professor Filippo Berto and Associate Professor Chiara Bertolin

Professor Liviu Marsavina, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

Questions from the audience

Closing remarks

Vice Dean Jon Olaf Olaussen

Overview programme

 

NTNU employees who want access to the presentations (pdf) and videos from the launch week:

Please log on to Innsida and search for: «Horizon Europe and Erasmus+ Launch week presentations and videos».


Overview NTNU Horizon Europe and Erasmus+ Launch Week:

Monday 16 November
Launch of Horizon Europe and Erasmus+

Tuesday 17 November
Innovative Europe and Widening Participation

Wednesday 18 November
Global Challenges and Erasmus+

– Parallel Cluster sessions 1–6

Thursday 19 November
Excellent Science

Friday 20 November
Strategies and tools


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