UC researchers attend an informative talk about the Horizon 2020 program

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As an important opportunity to inform, clarify doubts and publicize the processes and forms of application, the UC Research Directorate presented the European Union research program in the Auditorium of the Innovation Center.

Horizon 2020 (H2020) is the program that finances research and innovation projects in various subject areas in the European context that has almost € 80,000 million for the 2014-2020 period, where researchers, companies, technology centers and public entities participate and which is open to researchers from all over the world.

IT was with a breakdown of the definition of the H2020 program, its goals and objectives, that Maria Mesonero, Coordinator of the UC Internationalization Agreement and H2020 Project Coordinator, highlighted important points of the research program such as the 3 sub-programs in which its reading, how to structure a project, how to apply and implement it.

The program revolves around three priority areas: “Excellent science”, “Industrial leadership” and “Challenges of society”; and its strategic objectives are: To create a science of excellence, which makes it possible to strengthen the position of the EU in the world scientific panorama; Developing technologies and their applications to improve European competitiveness; and Investigate the major issues that affect European citizens.

Mesonero also reiterated how H2020 contributes directly to addressing the main challenges of society, creating and maintaining industrial leadership in Europe, as well as reinforcing the excellence of the scientific base, essential for the sustainability, prosperity and well-being of Europe in the long term .

As a complement to the talk, two conferences oriented to International Projects and Competitions were held: “International Project Management” presented by Catalina Gerstmann, International Grants Management Specialist at Vice-PResidency for Research Affairs Office, and Sebastián Flores, Coordinator of the Internationalization Agreement, presented a “Presentation of the catalog of international competitions”.