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1 EUROPEAN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION OFFICE Michael Browne Head of European Research & Innovation University College London

2 Presentation Structure -Introduction to UCL -UCL’s strategy for Horizon 2020 -Connecting with innovation actors on a European (global) scale -Examples of how Research Technology Organizations & SMEs can work together

3 A bit about me/UCL London’s Global University More than 700 FP7 projects Total cumulative budget of €400M 110 ERC Projects Europe’s lead HEI in Health research Consistently ranked in top 5 HEIs in Europe across all of FP7 UK lead in collaborative research Plan to be Europe lead in collaborative research HORIZON 2020 REPRESENTS A SIGNIFICANT OPPORTUNITY

4 UCL’s Horizon 2020 Mission Statement Dedicated Proposal Writing Support Service

5 Horizon 2020 = €80 billion: Focus areas 5 Seamless Connections International Cooperation European Research Area Simplified Access Coherent with other EU and MS actions Common rules, toolkit of funding schemes Europe 2020 priorities Tackling Societal ChallengesCreating Industrial Leadership and Competitive Frameworks Excellence in the Science base Health, demographics and wellbeing Food security and sustainable bio-resources Secure, clean and efficient energy Smart, green and integrated transport Resource Efficiency and Climate Challenge Secure and inclusive societies Leadership in enabling technologies (ICT, nanotech, bio-economy, manufacturing, space & biotechnology Access to risk finance Integrating research, education and innovation (EIT) Innovation in SMEs Frontier research (ERC), FET Skills and career development - Marie Curie Priority research infrastructures

6 Vision2020: connecting research and innovation actors across Europe Key objective for UCL is to work with other sectors across Europe Primary focus is SMEs – from all thematic areas (focus on innovation) Vision2020 is central to UCL’s strategy to connect with SMEs – this is already happening – Kitforkids, Cell2b and iQur

7 Thank you! www.ucl.ac.uk/reseach/europe michael.browne@ucl.ac.uk Michael Browne


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