Event details

To respond to the urgency and ambition of the European Green Deal objectives, Horizon 2020 will soon launch a call worth close to €1 billion. The call will be opening in mid-September and will close end of January 2021. Organisations that are successful in winning Horizon 2020 funding will continue to receive their funding from the Commission after UK departure from the EU in December 2020.

Projects are expected to deliver tangible and visible results relatively quickly and show how research and innovation can provide concrete solutions for the Green Deal main priorities. For more information on the Green deal please click here.

Who should attend?

The event is suitable for anyone with an interest in participating in European projects in the forthcoming H2020 Green deal related topics. Delegates from all European Member States are encouraged to attend the event.

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Keynote Speakers

  • Louise Mothersole - UK Horizon 2020 UK National Contact Point Transport

Louise has been a National Contact Point for Horizon 2020 since 2014 after a 20 year career working in both public (Ministry of Defence) and private (QinetiQ and General Dynamics) Innovation roles. She helps UK organisations from the transport and mobility sector to participate in international collaborative projects both globally and within Horizon 2020 and its successor initiative Horizon Europe. 

  • Abishek Ramesh - UK Horizon 2020 National Contact Point Advanced manufacturing and processing

Abishek is the UK’s Horizon 2020 National Contact Point (NCP) and Global Innovation lead for Advanced Manufacturing & Materials programmes at Innovate UK. He works closely with UK’s manufacturing sector and public bodies to provide specialist advice and practical information on grant funding and help build strategic international research and innovation partnerships.

  • Jane Watkins - European Programmes Knowledge Transfer Manager, KTN

Jane joined KTN in June 2019 as part of the European Programmes team. Prior to her current role Jane was the National Programme Coordinator for EUREKA and Eurostars. Jane has over 15 years’ experience as UK National Contact Point for EU programmes and developed a broad knowledge of the Framework Programmes.  Jane has been fortunate to work in both public and private sectors and she has engaged extensively with government, academia and business stakeholders.

  • Emma Fenton - UK Horizon 2020 National Contact Point Clean Growth and Infrastructure

Emma became a National Contact Point for Horizon 2020 in 2019 following roles in air quality and the environmental sciences for the public and third sectors. She is the National Contact Point covering Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials, responsible for helping UK organisations to access European funding through the Horizon 2020 programme – including the Green Deal call – and it’s successor programme, Horizon Europe as well as international collaboration.

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11:00 Welcome and introduction

Jane Watkins

11:05 Background to the Green Deal

Abishek Ramesh,

11:10 UK Participation

Louise Mothersole

11:15 Indicative call topics: Green Deal

Emma Fenton

11:35 Q&A

11:50 Next steps

  • Building consortia opportunities
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  • KTN events October
Abishek Ramesh

11:55 Support available

Louise Mothersole

12:00 Close

Jane Watkins

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