E&E Research Funding Weekly Drop-In Session: Tuesday 11th April, 2.30-5.00pm, Ellison B103

Andy Pearce (Pre-Award Coordinator) will be available on Tuesday 11th April between 2.30 and 5.00pm in Ellison B103. If you’re a member of academic staff, a postdoc or a research student in Engineering and Environment, come along to ask us a question about research funding, future calls for proposals or to discuss a specific bid in development. 

To book a slot please go to our Doodle poll, type your name, click on one timeslot and click ‘Save’. Once you have done this you will be booked in at the chosen time (please note you will not receive a confirmation email about this booking). The room is on the floor directly above the Castles restaurant in Ellison Building on City Campus.

For more information about these sessions, a suggestion of possible topics we could discuss and a listing of all forthcoming sessions, please see this post or check the table below:

Date Location Book a place
11/04/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll
18/04/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll
25/04/2017 Ellison Building B103 CANCELLED
02/05/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll

 

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E&E Research Funding Weekly Drop-In Session: Tuesday 4th April, 2.30-5.00pm, Ellison B103

David Young (Research Funding and Policy Manager) and Jess Scott (Pre-Award Manager) will be available on Tuesday 4th April between 2.30 and 5.00pm in Ellison B103. If you’re a member of academic staff, a postdoc or a research student in Engineering and Environment, come along to ask us a question about research funding, future calls for proposals or to discuss a specific bid in development.

Question mark block by Jared Cherup CC BY-NC 2.0

To book a slot please go to our Doodle poll, type your name, click on one timeslot and click ‘Save’. Once you have done this you will be booked in at the chosen time (please note you will not receive a confirmation email about this booking). The room is on the floor directly above the Castles restaurant in Ellison Building on City Campus.

For more information about these sessions, a suggestion of possible topics we could discuss and a listing of all forthcoming sessions, please see this post or check the table below:

Date Location Book a place
04/04/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll
11/04/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll
18/04/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll
25/04/2017 Ellison Building B103 CANCELLED

 

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H2020 Info Day and Brokerage Event “Innovative by Nature: Responding to Societal Challenges through Nature-Based Solutions and Cultural Heritage, 8 Dec, Brussels.

The European Commission has recently launched new Horizon 2020 calls for projects related to nature-based solutions for inclusive urban regeneration, heritage-led rural regeneration and nature-based solutions for hydro-meteorogical risk reduction.

An information and brokerage day will be held on the 8th December for those interested in applying to these calls. The event aims to:Funds

      • Present the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for the 2017 “Innovating with Nature and Culture” calls. Keynote speakers and Commission officers will provide tips and information on: innovative nature-based solutions in cities; cultural heritage as a driver for sustainable growth; nature-based solutions for hydro-meteorological risk reduction
      • To facilitate networking, information exchange and the development of new project partnerships during the afternoon brokerage event.

The event is free to attend but you need to register in advance to secure your place. Further information including the programme, a list of speakers and the registration link are available here.

 

 

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UK Information Day on H2020 Societal Challenge 5 2017 Calls

partnershipThe Enterprise Europe Network, in partnership with Innovate UK, is organising a National Information Day on the 2017 round of calls for Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 – Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials on 23 November in Birmingham.

The event will introduce the content of the forthcoming calls, present insights and priorities from the European Commission, provide information on the support available to UK applicants and offer networking opportunities to help find new project partners. In addition, National Contact Points (NCPs) from the UK, Ireland, Poland and Cyprus will be present to answer questions and help develop new collaborations. There will also be an opportunity to pitch ideas and expertise to representatives of industry and research organisations.

The event is free to attend but you must register in advance. More info is available on the event website.

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Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 National Information Day, 23 Nov, Birmingham

kbbe-illu-smThe UK National Contact Point for EU Horizon 2020 – Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials (Societal Challenge 5) is holding an information day on 23 November in Birmingham.

The day will feature presentations from a number of speakers including the European Commission, National Contact Points from the UK, Ireland, Cyprus and Poland, Enterprise Europe Network and the Knowledge Transfer Network. The event will give lots of useful information about the themes of the upcoming calls under Societal Challenge 5 as well as related priorities under Societal Challenge 2. The day will also include a best practice UK SME speaker, and an opportunity to pitch your project idea or collaboration opportunity.

The event is free to attend but you must register in advance.

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EC’s LIFE programme now has post-Brexit funding guarantee

brexitUKRO has informed us that UK organisations that bid directly to the European Commission for LIFE projects will have the payment of their awards underwritten by the Treasury, even when the project continues after the UK leaves the EU. This is reassurance that UK organisations can continue to bids to this programme up to the Brexit date with a funding guarantee for successful projects. LIFE is the EU’s funding programme for climate action, nature conservation and the environment.

This news follows the August statement from the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Treasury confirming that EU funding will be guaranteed beyond the date the UK leaves the EU. The statement provides assurance that “where UK organisations bid directly to the European Commission on a competitive basis for EU funding projects while we are still a member of the EU, for example universities participating in Horizon 2020, the Treasury will underwrite the payments of such awards, even when specific projects continue beyond the UK’s departure from the EU”. It was also reiterated that British universities and research organisations should therefore continue to apply for EU funding through mechanisms such as Horizon 2020 while the UK remains a member of the EU.

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RCUK Global Challenges Research Fund- what we know so far…

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries through:

  • challenge-led disciplinary and interdisciplinary research
  • strengthening capacity for research and innovation within both the UK and developing countries
  • providing an agile response to emergencies where there is an urgent research need.

Below are some slides summarising what we know so far…

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Malaysia-UK Research and Innovation Bridges Competition

Innovate UK, Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Malaysia Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) are to invest up to £14.4 million in collaborative research and development projects to stimulate innovation in response to Malaysia’s urbanisation challenges.

The aim of the competition is to bring together companies (small-to-medium-sized companies and/or larger businesses), research and technology organisations, academics, public sector bodies and charities from Malaysia and the UK for the joint industrial research to develop innovative products, processes or services that meet critical challenges existing within the following five sectors:

  •  health well-being
  • improving environmental resilience and energy security
  • future cities
  • agritech (used to solve explicit urban food and nutrition issues)
  • digital, innovation and creativity

Registration for the competition closes on 30th September 2015 (12:00) and applications must be submitted by 7th October 2015 (12:00).

Further details on the Innovate UK website.

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