ISE event

Is there a funding gap on collaborative research in Europe?

7 April 2016

KOWI, Brussels

The aim of the meeting is to evaluate views and evidence on collaborative research funding within the context of the upcoming Horizon 2020 mid-term review and beyond, as well as to identify funding gaps and sketch options on how they can be addressed.

Work by ISE presented at the meeting suggests that due to the focus on higher technology levels, the societal challenges part of Horizon 2020 misses out the potential from projects that are anchored in basic research and would likely lead to ground breaking solutions for today's and future challenges. A further contribution to the debate will come from recent evaluation study on EUROCORES, a fund-ing scheme on collaborative research run by the European Science Foundation (ESF) until 2012.