Challenges and opportunities under Research and Innovation and Mobility schemes in the Fields of Pharmaceutical and Medical Biotechnologies

20 June 2012

ENEA - Rue de Namur 72, Bruxelles

ENEA in collaboration with CLORA, CNR, KOWI, UNICA (Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe) and the Santander Group of European Universities network is organizing a one-day information and networking event for researchers to get acquainted with future funding opportunities in the specific sector as well as to explore research needs in the area of pharmaceutical and medical biotechnologies. Moreover there will be time to debate and share experiences and foster cooperation with other institutions.

The event will not only cover related forthcoming calls of FP7 but also future related initiatives in Horizon 2020 and other international funding programmes. The aim is to facilitate and get researchers familiar with the various financial opportunities available at European and International level and help them to identify the most appropriate funding instruments where they could apply within their research field.

The meeting is divided in two sessions, with the morning dedicated to representatives from International Organizations who will be presenting forthcoming financial opportunities, best practices and running projects and infrastructures, and future R&I direction, while the afternoon session foresees the networking phase among the participants through pre-arranged working groups (WG) meetings, followed by the wrap-up from the moderators of each WG and a final speech from one of the Institutions.


green arrowAgenda


green arrowMarie Curie Actions
Alessandra Luchetti
, Head of unit EAC C3 - People Programme

green arrowIMI - Innovative Medicine Initiatives
Maria Teresa De Magistris, Scientific Officer IMI

green arrowEuropaBio - The European Association for Bioindustries
Pauline Bastidon - Manager, Healthcare Biotech, EuropaBio

green arrowEuropean Research Infrastructures
Brigitte Sambain and Jean-Emmanuel Faure, EC, DG RTD, ERA, Research Infrastructure

green arrowCOST - European COoperation in Science and Technology
Caroline Whelan, Scientific Officer, MPNS (Materials, Physics and Nanosciences), COST

green arrowBracco Foundation
Fulvio Uggeri, Director Bracco Imaging Research Centre and Gaela Bernini, Responsible Scientific and Social Programmes Division

green arrowNATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme
Deniz Beten, Senior SPS and Partnership Cooperation Advisor, NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division

green arrowWHO and public health research
Roberto Bertollini, Director WHO Brussels

Katrien Swerts, Scientific Advisor, Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology in Flanders (IWT)