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The Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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UK Info day on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge – Funding for cities, climate change

This event is a unique opportunity for research organisations, SMEs and cities interested in working on projects relating to sustainable cities, nature-based solutions, water and cultural heritage. You will hear directly from the European Commission on the background and content of the opportunities. The UK National Contact Point, EEN, KTN and Future Cities Catapult will provide information on the help available and new ways in which we can support UK organisations. Case study speakers will give further hints and tips on how to become successful applicants. We will also announce a new travel grant support offer for organisations wishing to travel to other European info days.
When Sep 26, 2017
Where Glaziers Hall, SE1 9DD London
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Morning Session (9.30am - 1pm) - Information on European funding opportunities and UK support tools available.

  • European policy and priorities: Cities, nature-based solution and cultural heritage - Dr Ugo Guarnacci, European Commission, DG RTD
  • European priorities: Water - Ewa Bloch, Innovate UK
  • UK Case study: An innovative city - Manchester Climate Change Agency and GROW GREEN project, Dr Jonathan Sadler
  • Insights into H2020: Participation conditions, Brexit clarifications - Ewa Bloch, Innovate UK
  • Support in the UK - including announcement on travel grants available for organisations
  • Introduction to Enterprise Europe Network, the Knowledge Transfer Network and Future Cities Catapult  
  • UK Case study: What’s in it for an SME
Afternoon session (1pm - 4pm) – Interactive session with experts providing guidance on proposal development and requirements for the relevant calls and consortia building.

Drinks Reception (4pm - 6.30pm) – Networking with international organisations to develop partnerships.
This event is free of charge; however places are limited and early booking is advised.

Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.


Find out about open funding opportunities, pre-call announcements, responsive calls, studentships and awards relevant to the global challenges agenda.

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