Technology Industries of Finland, The Chemical Industry Federation of Finland, Finnish Forest Industries and Business Finland are arranging, together with Spinverse and VTT, a series of webinars on Horizon Europe programme and Innovation Fund. The first webinar is held on 3rd December, 2020 at 9 – 12.30 (EET). Among the speakers is our Managing Director Laura Koponen, and our health sector expert Riikka Paasikivi will be facilitating one of the parallel sessions on the themes of four Horizon Europe Clusters in the first Work Programs.
The webinar will focus on the main themes of the first work programmes of Horizon Europe, the Innovation Fund, and on how to prepare a successful proposal. Mr. Christian Holzleitner, Head of Unit, European Commission, DG CLIMA will attend the webinar and advise on the Innovation Fund Call for small-scale projects expected to be opened at the beginning of December 2020.
The overall purpose of the webinar is to help companies to take advantage of the European programs and funding instruments for R&D, innovation and industrial investments.
PART I – HORIZON EUROPE
9.00 Webinar Opening – Alexandra Perth, The Chemical Industry Federation of Finland
9.10 Horizon Europe in a nutshell – Laura Koponen, Spinverse Oy
9.30 European Innovation Council – What's in it for SMEs? - Elina Holmberg, Business Finland
10.00 Parallel sessions on the themes of four Horizon Europe Clusters in the first Work Programs
A. Health – Riikka Paasikivi, Spinverse Oy
B. Digital, Industry and Space – Riikka Virkkunen, VTT
C. Climate, Energy and Mobility – Reijo Münther, Business Finland
D. Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment – Katariina Torvinen, VTT
10.40 Horizon Europe contracts and funding principles – Sari Federley, Business Finland
A short break
PART II – INNOVATION FUND
11.30 Introduction to the second part of the webinar and welcoming the keynote speaker
– Mervi Karikorpi, Technology Industries of Finland
11.40 Innovation Fund and the Call for Small-scale Projects – Christian Holzleitner, European Commission, DG CLIMA
12.00 Time for questions and discussion
12.20 Next steps and Closing remarks – Antti Tahvanainen, Finnish Forest Industries
12.30 Webinar ends