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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

Registration 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.

Draft  Agenda:

09:00   Tea/Coffee/Registration

09:30   Welcome and Overview of non-academic participation in FP7 MCA
Jennifer Brennan, MSCA National Contact Point, Irish Universities Association

09:45   MSCA Opportunities for the non-academic sector
Kamila Partyka, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG Education and Culture

10:30   Small company perspective on FP7 MCA
Breda Moore, Technical Director, T.E. Laboratories

10:45   Intellectual Property Rights Issues
Joe Doyle, IP Manager, Enterprise Ireland

11:00   Large company perspective on FP7 MCA
Senad Bulja, Bell Labs Ireland (Alcatel Lucent)

11:15   Refreshment and Networking Break

11:45   Horizon 2020 Opportunities for SMEs
Sean Burke, SME National Contact Point, Enterprise Ireland

12:00   EURAXESS Services for Business
Jennifer Cleary, EURAXESS Ireland

12:15   European Enterprise Network (EEN) Services
Jan Gerritsen, Manager, EEN, Enterprise Ireland

12:30   Finding a Research Partner/Collaborating with Irish Higher Education Institutions
Barry Fennell, Programme Manager, Knowledge Transfer Ireland

12:45   Q&A

13:00   Light Lunch & Networking

14:00   Close of Event

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Enterprise Ireland
East Point Business Park, Dublin 3
Tel: +353 1 727 2000 | Fax: +353 1 727 2020

  • The Department for Agriculture Food and the Marine
  • The Environmental Protection Agency Ireland
  • Health Research Board
  • Higher Education Authority
  • Irish Research Council
  •  Irish Universities Association
  • The Marine Institute
  • Science Foundation Ireland (SFI
  • The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Horizon 2020 national support network led by Enterprise Ireland