BioHorizon

COOPERATION BETWEEN NCPS IN ORDER TO IMPROVE THEIR PROFESSIONALISM ACROSS EUROPE

CONTACT
Christophe Cotillon (Actia)
Tél. : 33 (0)1 44 08 86 15

COORDINATION
IPPT Pan (Poland)

Partners

16 participants:
Belgium (Brussels Enterprise Agency), Croatia (Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes), Czech Republic (Technologicke Centrum Akademie ved Ceske Republiky), France (Actia and Inra), Germany (research center Jüelich), Greece (Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas), Iceland (The Icelandic Centre for Research Rannis), Israel (Matimop-Iserd), Italy (Agenzia per la promozione della ricerca europea), Moldova (Center of International Projects), Poland (Instytut Podstawowych Problemow Techniki Polskiej Akademii Nauk), Portugal (Fundaçao para a ciencia e a tecnologia) , Switzerland (Verein euresearch), The Netherlands (Ministerie van Economische Zaken), Turkey (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey).

BEGINNING OF PROJECT
March 2015

DURATION
48 months

Reference

Grant agreement no: 652637

Objectives

To facilitate transnational cooperation within a network of National Contact Points (NCPs) for Horizon 2020, within the scope of Societal Challenge 2 (SC2) “Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy” and the Key Enabling Technology “Biotechnology” (KET-B) with a view to identify and share good practices in order to improve general standard of support to programme applicants.

BioHorizon will take into account the diversity of actors, including newcomers, to improve the standard of services provided to the applicants to SC2 and KET biotechnology.

Actions

Improved and professionalized Bio-NCPs services and establishment of a more consistent service across Europe through training and common tools.

Improved cohesion of the Bio-NCP network through network activities.

Simplify access to H2020 calls through joint trans-national activities.