Research funding opportunity for UK companies

02 August 2013 #SMMT News

The European programme, Horizon 2020, is set to fund €80bn of research between 2014-2020. To support the automotive industry’s engagement with the programme, SMMT, Transport KTN, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership and Technology Strategy Board have come together to develop a set of activities to help UK companies maximise the benefits.

The first of these is a webinar that will be held on Wednesday 14 August, 12:00-13:00. The webinar will explain Horizon 2020, which is replacing the Framework Programme 7 (FP7), and how the funding could help businesses with research projects.

Webinar agenda

  • Neil Ridley, Director of the Transport KTN will give an overview of Horizon 2020 and what it could mean for UK businesses.
  • There will also be an opportunity to get to grips with the draft Transport Work Programme, a document that outlines which areas of research will be supported in 2014/15, courtesy of a presentation from Cliff Funnell, the UK’s National Contact Point for Surface Transport.
  • The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session to discuss the funding and work programme.

During the coming months SMMT will run a number of other webinars and activities to cover a range of topics to help businesses successfully engage with Horizon 2020. These will cover the benefits of being involved, how to find partners and how to write successful applications.

For more information on Horizon2020 and to keep up to date with all the latest developments, visit the Horizon 2020 website. To register for the webinar click here.

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