For those of you who were unable to join us on the 26th January for the European H2020 Research and Innovation Funding event, you are now able to access the slides via the link below.  

Link to slides from the European H2020 Research and Innovation Funding

(please note that you must be signed into your university Google account to be able to access these and they should not be shared with anyone outside the university)

Andreas Kontogeorgos from the UK Research Office (fondly known as UKRO) based in Brussels gave us an in-depth briefing on how Brexit may or may not affect our ability to access this funding. The main messages were that we are still able to apply to H2020 and there are positive indications coming through from both the UK Government and the European Commission about this continuing. However, until the final agreements have been made we will have to live with some uncertainty – not that this should discourage you from applying. If you have questions, please do check UKRO’s Brexit FAQs, which are regularly updated.

We also heard about the opportunities available under the three pillars of this massive programme. Of particular interest – the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) are a great way to build and expand your network and get some significant research and innovation done at the same time. Individual Fellowships are perfect for bringing excellent researchers to Portsmouth as well as for Portsmouth-based researchers to undertake an international fellowship and return to Portsmouth for a reintegration phase.

For those of you interested in developing or joining international consortia, you may wish to consider joining running COST Actions to network with others in your area across Europe.

Finally, anyone interested in keeping up to date with European research and innovation landscape – including funding, policies, events and consultations (and more!) – is encouraged to register with UKRO to receive updates via email and to access their helpful factsheets (our subscription allows all our staff to register for free).

If you are interested in any H2020 call please do get in contact with Phoebe Allman-Burt.