IGLO OPEN 5 june 2018

IGLO Open Polish Science Contact Agency, PolSCA is honoured to invite you to a seminar on"MFF and the new Horizon Europe programme"Presentations:  Grzegorz Radziejewski, Member of the cabinet of the Commissioner Jyrki Katainen,  Dominik Sobczak, DG Research & Innovation, B4 - Research Infrastructure. After the seminar we invite you to join us for a light networking lunch. 

Location: KoWi, rue du Trône 98, 1050 Brussels, 5th floor 

From: 11:00 until 13:00

Please register here by June the 1st, 2018.

IGLO summer reception 5 june 2018

The IGLO network would like to invite you to their 2018 Summer Reception on Tuesday 5th June at 17:45 (registration will start at 17:30).Special guest and keynote speaker this year will be the new Director General of DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission – Jean-Eric Paquet.We look forward to welcoming you.

Location Palais des Académies, Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Brussels 

Please register here before 1 june.

IGLO OPEN 8 may2018

Dear colleagues,The Swedish Research and Innovation Office is happy to invite you to an IGLO Open event on gender in research and innovation.  Integrating the gender dimension in research and innovation projects is essential to improve scientific quality and societal relevance of the knowledge, innovation, and technology produced. The European Commission is driving in mainstreaming gender in R&I policy on a European level through for example the analysis Gendered Innovations, consciousness of gender in evaluations, and their calls to support and promote gender equality in R&I policy in Horizon 2020 work programmes. Sweden has the world’s first feminist government, which means that gender equality permeates the government’s priorities. Thus, gender equality is present in developing policies broadly both in the national and international work. This is of course also reflected in R&I policy, where several national R&I programmes and studies work to implement this.  

Tuesday the 8 May, 11.00 – 13.00(welcome coffee from 10.40)

Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union, Square de Meeûs 35, 1000, BrusselsThe main speaker will be Ana Arana Antelo, Head of Unit, Science with and for Society, DG RTD.

We will also have presentations from the Spanish Research Council (CSIC), The Swedish Research Council, and Vinnova on how they work with integrating the gender dimension in their national programmes. After the event we invite you to a networking lunch. Please register via this link before Wednesday 2nd May eob. We look forward to seeing you!

IGLO OPEN 10 april 2018

SwissCore kindly invites you to an IGLO Open on "FET: past, present and future", which will take place on 10 April 2018 at 11:30 at KoWi - Rue du Trône 98 (8th floor).The speaker will be Viorel Peca, Head of Unit Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) at DG Connect, European Commission.After the presentation, there will be a Q&A session with the audience, followed by a sandwich lunch.To confirm your participation, please register until 1 April 2018 at the latest.We look forward to welcoming you.

Location KoWi, Rue du Trône 98 (8th floor), 1050 Brussels

Please register here latest at 1 april.

IGLO OPEN 6 march 2018

From 11:30 untill 13:00

Location Croation Chamber of Economy, CCE, Avenue Palmerston 2, 1000 Brussels

Linkages and synergies between EU Education and R&I programmes,Speaker Ms Sumathi Subramaniam (DG EAC)

IGLO OPEN 5 february 2018

From 11:30

Location: CLORA, Avenue des Arts 8. B – 1210 Brussels

Guest speaker: Ms Julia Taddei (DG RTD, Unit B.3 SMEs, Financial instruments and State Aid) on the latest financial instruments for research organisations and universities (InnovFin Science + the InnovFin Advisory service).

IGLO summer reception 1 june 2017

The next IGLO OPEN event which will take place on 5 december, 11:30 a.m. at the premises of LINO, Lithuanian RDI Liaison Office, Rue Belliard 41-43, 1040 Brussels.

“Mission Driven Research and Innovation”

guest speaker: Dr. Johan Stierna, senior policy officer of the European Commission, headind the RISE secretariat in DG Research and Innovation.
Please register here at latest on 25 april.


The next IGLO OPEN event which will take place on 5 december, 11:30 a.m. at the premises of LINO, Lithuanian RDI Liaison Office, Rue Belliard 41-43, 1040 Brussels.

“Mission Driven Research and Innovation”

guest speaker: Dr. Johan Stierna, senior policy officer of the European Commission, headind the RISE secretariat in DG Research and Innovation.
Please register here at latest on 1 December.


The next IGLO OPEN event which will take place on 7 november, 11:30 a.m. at the premises of KoWi, Rue du Trône 98 (8th floor), 1050 Brussels.

“The Innovative Medicines Initiative”

Hugh Laverty, Head of Scientific Operations, IMI
Please register by 2nd November 2017 by sending a message to 


IGLO would like to invite you to our next IGLO Open taking place on Thursday 12 October at 11am at TUR&BO premises (Avenue de l'Yser 5, 1040 Etterbeek). Our invited speaker is Peter Dröll (Director for Industrial Technologies at DG RTD - European Commission) who will speak about “Support for industrial innovation in FP9”.


•           10.30 - 11.00: Welcoming coffee

•           11.00 - 12.00: Presentation by Peter Dröll followed by a Q&A

•           12.00 - 13.00: Networking lunch (sandwiches)If you would like to participate, please register here:


IGLO Spring Reception

The Informal Group of RTD Liaison Offices (IGLO) organises its annual Spring Reception 2016 on 1 June 2016 in the Palais des Académies in Brussels. This year´s edition is entitled 'Can Europe deliver on innovation? Practitioner and policy perspectives'. European Research and Innovation policy is at a crucial point with the upcoming interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 and an ambitious plan to possibly consolidate the innovation instruments within a European Innovation Council (EIC).

The aim of the IGLO Spring Reception is to showcase the view from the practitioner perspective and bring to the fore concrete ideas and feedback that can be used by the European Commission in further improving programmes, instruments and activities to let innovation flourish in Europe. A keynote speech will be given by Mr. Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General of DG Research & Innovation.

Please register here for the event.


IGLO event 05 may 2015

IGLO Spring reception 2015: About the link between ERA and EHEA

In the framework of their annual Spring Reception on 5 May 2015 in Brussels, IGLO will organise an expert discussion (named ‘ERA in Action’) on the link between the European Research Area (ERA) and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). We would like to show the strategic interest of the stakeholders and to concentrate on two common aspects – qualifications and mobility – of these areas, how they could be better linked.

At the end of the ‘ERA in Action’, conclusions from the expert discussions will be presented by the rapporteurs during the Spring Reception, followed by a debate with key note speakers.

‘ERA in Action’ discussion :  10h – 16h , KoWi premises, rue du Trône 98, Brussels.
Spring reception :  17h – 21h , Palais des Académies , rue Ducale 1, Bruxelles

Attendance: on invitation

ERA in Action Autumn 2014: First experiences with Horizon 2020

A workshop organised by IGLO in order to facilitate and promote interaction and information exchange between institutions and experts from a number of European countries, held on 12th of november 2014 in KoWi premises, rue du Trône 98, Brussels.

Workshop rationale:

Horizon 2020 introduces some great changes compared to FP7, not only in the structure of the  programme but most importantly in the way topics are described, proposals are evaluated and  externalisation is handled. The European Commission (EC) and Executive Agencies (EA) faces many challenges in the implementation of Horizon 2020 and has to deal with a completely different approach to research and innovation funding than was the case before. The aim of the ERA in action workshop is to collect experience and feedback from selected expert, define common problems and solutions and  come forward with concrete recommendations for the implementation of subsequent calls for proposals. The workshop builds upon the data collected by means of a questionnaire on ‘irst experiences with Horizon 2020’. The questionnaire addressed the following topics:

  • Description of topics in work programmes, expectations of applicants and communication with the EC or EA’s services.

  • Technical aspects of the participant portal such as the submission of proposals, the filling up of information and the retrieval of information.

  • First experiences with the evaluation of proposals, the content of Evaluation Summary Reports (ESR) and their links with the description of topics in work programmes.

  • Clarity of legal issues, guidelines and  annotated model grant agreements.

Workshop outcome (PDF)