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IGLO summer reception 1 juni 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 1 December.

IGLO OPEN 5 DECEMBER 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 1 December.

IGLO OPEN 7 NOVEMBER 2017

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 brussels@kowi.de 

IGLO EVENT 12 OCTOBER 2017

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”.

Agenda:

•           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: https://iglo-open-october.eventbrite.com

IGLO EVENT 1 JUNE 2016

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.

Venue:
‘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)