The national launch of the European Union’s new programme for research

and innovation to create new growth and jobs in Europe.

 10th December 2013, the Convention Centre, Dublin 1.

9.30am Registration opens

10.30am Event opening

10.35am Seán Sherlock T.D. Minister for Research & Innovation  Opening address 

10.40am Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science

                    The European perspective on research and innovation

10.50am Dr Brendan Hawdon Head of Unit “Framework Programme and Simplification” EU Commission,

Directorate-General for Research and Innovation

                   The challenges facing EU society and the opportunities for industry

11.00am  Screening of launch video – Horizon 2020 – opportunities for Ireland’s economy and society

 11.15am   Aidan Gough, Strategy and Policy Director, InterTrade Ireland

North / South cooperation to increase all-island participation in Horizon 2020

11.20am  Dr Imelda Lambkin, Enterprise Ireland and Director of the Irish National Support Network for Horizon 2020

Invitation to ‘Meet the European Advisors’ the first point of contact for newcomers to EU research and innovation                  programmes.

11.25am  Meet and exchange contact details with the European Advisors in the key research areas. A light lunch will be served during  this networking session.

1pm:    Event Closes

To book in, please contact Allan in the Chamber office.   info@northkildarechamber.ie and 045 894074