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Horizon 2020 – National Launch

Tuesday 10th December 2013 sees the launch of Horizon 2020, the European Union’s new programme for research and innovation to create new growth and jobs in Europe.

Hosted by Enterprise Ireland, the event will take place from 10am until 1pm in the Convention Centre, Dublin 1.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science and Sean Sherlock T.D. Minister for Research & Innovation will outline the opportunities Horizon 2020 offers industry and researchers in Ireland.

Meet the Irish experts …

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Horizon 2020 Video Message to IRDG from Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

Take a few moments to see this short video message from EU Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn as she congratulates IRDG on reaching 21 years in business, and continues on to talk about the new Horizon 2020 programme.

Commencing in 2014, over €80bn will be available to companies right across Europe to participate in R&D projects and add value to their companies and the wider EU economy. There are a variety of opportunities available, and companies should take the time to explore …

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“EITHER WE INNOVATE OR DIE”

On Monday, 25th June, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, wrote in the Irish Times.  A summary of the key points she made are as follows:

  • EU does not have enough entrepreneurs turning scientific breakthroughs into new products and services – we have an innovation gap and we must close it
  • The FP7 is the largest publicly funded research programme in the world
  • The last FP7 call for proposals worth €8 billion takes place in July
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