South Australia's Government

Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC) International Cooperation

Opportunities for South Australian Researchers: Presentation on Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the EU’s new programme for research and innovation which will run from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of nearly EUR 79 billion. It includes 12 areas that will be a focus for action in 2014-15:

• Personalising health and care (2014 budget: €549 million)
• Competitive low-carbon energy (€359 million)
• Sustainable food security (€138 million)
• Energy Efficiency (€98 million)
• Blue growth: unlocking the potential of seas and oceans (€100 million)
• Mobility for growth (€375 million)
• Digital security (€47 million)
• Waste: a resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials (€73 million)
• Smart cities and communities (€92 million)
• Water innovation: boosting its value for Europe (€67 million)
• Overcoming the crisis: new ideas, strategies and governance structures for Europe (€35 million)
• Disaster-resilience: safeguarding and securing society, including adapting to climate change (€72 million)

The relationship between the Australian Government and the European Union is strategically focussed on strengthening research and innovation collaborations to address societal (global) challenges and enhancing industrial leadership. The development of cooperation road maps with a variety of key partners is a key component of the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program and forms part of the EC’s International Strategy for Research and Innovation.

On Wednesday 9 April 2014, a number of speakers conducted presentations on Horizon 2020 - the European Union’s major Research Program which offers opportunities to the Australian research and innovation community to collaborate with Europeans on large scale projects.

Adjunct Professor Nicola Sasanelli AM, Director, Greater Europe and R&D Collaborations DPC South Australian Government
HE Mr Sem Fabrizi, Ambassador and Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to Australia and New Zealand
Professor Don Bursill, Chief Scientist for South Australia
Mr John Tuckwell, Delegation of the European Union to Australia (Power point presentation)
Professor Peter Langridge, Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (Power point presentation)
Dr Barbara Vanhoecke, Marie Curie International Fellow (Power point presentation)
Mr David Morfesi, Director of the Europe Centre, University of Adelaide (Power point presentation)
Associate Professor Jennifer Rutherford, Director of the Europe Centre, University of South Australia (Power point presentation)

Horizon 2020- an overview

Last update May 2014