TRANSFER took part in the 2015 Connect-EU day

27.10.2015 By: Transfer LBC

The welcome session to the Connect-EU Day was held by representatives of the Catalan Government and the European Commission. The seminar was conducted by Mr. Amadeu Altafaj, permanent representative of the Catalan government in the EU.
During this session, the main innovations of Horizon 2020 were presented. Horizon 2020 program is the European program of research and innovation with the highest budget in history, almost € 80,000m to finance projects through competitive tenders that are open during the period 2014-2020. The calls to be opened in the period from 2016-2017 have a budget of approximately € 20,000m.
On this day the various financing alternatives for R & D offered at European level with funds from, among others, the Horizon 2020 program, were presented.
The representatives of the leading financial institutions explained the little-known financial instruments for innovation and the best way to access them.
In the afternoon, five seminars were offered in parallel sessions:

- SME instrument, funding of innovative projects of SMEs
- Relationship researchers and industry, encouraging innovation (Marie Sklodowska - Curie Actions)
- Manage a successful European project: 10 essential keys
- The design and value innovation projects
- FET program, the future of technology

The Transfer LBC team has participated in the session where the atmosphere of the meeting yielded information on the topics covered by the call and the strategies of specialization. In addition, there was a day of direct counselling with representatives of the EU Commission.

The topic is of great interest to Transfer LBC given its evolution in the design, installation, development and management proposals based on technological innovation and environmental impact. The day was an opportunity to dive into the development of new proposals within this program.

To see the program of the day you can click here.

Below the pictures of the day.