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Cambridge Global Challenges


This event is a unique opportunity for SMEs, research organisations 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, Enterprise Europe Network, Knowledge Transfer Network 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.

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.


Please read more and apply here.

Tuesday, 26 September, 2017 - 09:30 to 18:30
Event location: 
Glaziers Hall, SE1 9DD London
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.

Funding Opportunities

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