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Horizon Europe

SDU Horizon Europe kick-off event 3rd, 4th and 5th of February 2021

Registration and information concerning SDU Horizon Europe

Kick-off event 3rd, 4th and 5th of February 2021

The Horizon Europe framework program for Research and Innovation offers countless opportunities for European funding and collaboration. The program kicks off January 1st 2021 and runs to the end of 2027.

SDU’s research support is organizing an online kick-off event, designed to inform and provide a condensed overview of the framework program, incl. the topics:

  • European overall R&I policy background and aims
  • Collaborative and thematic funding programs
  • Elite basic research funding
  • SDU’s support setup and interface to faculty strategy

Register separately for each online session below before 31st of January 2021.


Program February 3rd

Session 1
SDU in the European research policy landscape, with a focus on the green and sustainable area

09.30-09.40 Welcome & SDU in Europe, Henrik Dam, SDU’s rector
09.40-10.20 The role of universities in European R&I and sustainable development, Connie Hedegaard, Climate mission chair and former commissioner
10.20-10.30 European R&I focus in Horizon Europe, Patrick Child, Deputy Director-General, DG R&I
10.30-10.40 Questions for Patrick Child
10.40-11.00 Questions to and discussion with Henrik Dam and Connie Hedegaard

Session registration.

If you have questions prepared before the event, please send these to Esben latest 31st of January. During the Zoom webinar, questions can only be asked in writing via the chat.

Session 2
Collaborative R&I projects addressing Global Challenges - from Commission priorities to concrete projects
Funding for cross-sectional consortia via thematic calls.

Five parallel thematic sessions with similar program setups:

  • Health (Cluster 1)
  • Societal aspects and SSH-impact (mainly Cluster 2)
  • Digital, Industry and Space (Cluster4)
  • Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)
  • Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6) 

The thematic sessions will be adapted individually by SDU’s cluster driver.
The session on ‘Societal aspects and SSH-impact’ both cover general SSH-aspects and Cluster 2.

Indicative program for each parallel session:
13.00-14.00 Presentation of each thematic area by the National Contact Point from Eurocenter and representatives from SDU’s ‘European R&I policy’ structure
14.00-15.00 Input from experienced SDU projects owners, flash presentations of new SDU project ideas, moderated and supported by SDU’s research support and SDU’s official reference group members
15.00-16.00 Discussions and collegial project development sparring in break-out rooms according to Interests. Input from SDU’s research support on concrete call opportunities

Session 2 - speaker and moderators:


Session 2 registration for individual sessions: 


Program February 4th

European excellence programs and funds
Information about main application types in pillar 1 incl. program overviews, timelines, how to be competitive, and new developments from the last framework program. Incl. Q&A session for each theme.

13.00-14.00 The ERC program, Anne Overgaard Jørgensen, Eurocenter
14.00-15.00 The MCSA program – Individual fellowships and ITNs, Marlis Erichsen, Eurocenter
15.00-15.30 Infrastructures, Ditte Nissen Lund & Franziska Wolf, Forskning og Forskningsinfrastruktur
15.30-16.00 Pathfinder (previously FET open), Lisa Jørgensen, Eurocenter

Session Zoom meeting; (please copy to your calendar).
Registration not needed prior to the event. The session is conducted as a standard Zoom meeting. If you have questions prepared before the meeting, please send these to Esben latest 31st of January.


Program February 5th

Making the most of SDU faculty strategy and research support in European funding and collaboration
Overview of SDU’s R&I support and governance setup incl. the interface to faculty strategy implementation, as well as a chance for dialogue with the pro-rector and the chairman of the RI-council.

10.00-10.05 Introduction, Sebastian Mernild, pro-rector
10.05-10.15 Overview of SDU’s internal research support and policy setup for European opportunities, Esben Flindt, Head of Research Support, SDU RIO
10.15-10.35 The RI-council’s work with R&I and internationalization, the interface to Faculty strategy  and SDU synergies, Henrik Bindslev, TEK dean and chairman of the RI-council
10.35-10.55 SDU national and international visions and development opportunities, Sebastian Mernild, pro-rector
10.55-11.30 Q&A-session and dialogue between SDU’s researchers, the pro-rector and the chairman of the RI-council

Session Zoom meeting: (please copy to your calendar).
Registration not needed prior to the event. The session is conducted as a standard Zoom meeting. If you have questions prepared before the meeting, please send these to Esben latest 31st of January.

Concerning Zoom and cybersecurity
We find Zoom as safe to use as other standard online meeting platforms. The Danish Computer Security Incident Response Team (CERT) is monitoring the security on the Danish national research and education network as part of a DeiC (Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation) service. CERT has provided a security assessment of Zoom to be found here.

On behalf of SDU’s research Support