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Robotics & Autonomous Systems in Horizon 2020 ICT Call 2

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

ICT call 2 in Horizon 2020 will provide an €83 million opportunity for funding of Robotics and Autonomous Systems and by attending this briefing and networking event, you will get the opportunity to:

  • hear directly from the European Commission on their priorities for RAS and where they are looking to fund proposals
  • understand the UK Government’s perspective on RAS in Horizon 2020 from the Minister for Universities and Science, Greg Clark MP
  • familiarise yourself with euRobotics AISBL, the RAS Public Private Partnerships and how they interact with the EU Commission to deliver activity in Horizon 2020
  • learn from the experience of past projects that have been through previous EU funding schemes
  • discover possible new collaboration opportunities through a series of ‘current issues’ presentations from relevant organisations with a RAS concern


09:00: Registration, Tea & Coffee
10:00: Welcome & Introduction - Lee Vousden, EU Innovation Policy, BIS
10:10: The Horizon 2020 Programme - Khalil Rouhana, Director for Components & Systems, DG CONNECT
10:30: Robotics & Autonomous Systems and the KTN - Ian Osborne, Head of ICT, The KTN

10:50: Tea/Coffee & Networking

11:10: FP7 Project Stories: eCHORD - Tony Pipe, Professor of Robotics & Autonomous Systems, BRL
11:25: FP7 Project Stories: Shoal - Rory Doyle, Deputy Research Director, BMT
11:40: End User Opportunities: Transport - John Downes, Head of Engineering Governance & Services, London Underground
11:55: End User Opportunities: Decommissioning - Sean Morgan, Supply Chain Innovations, Sellafield Sites
12:10: Panel Session - Chaired by Ian Osborne, Head of ICT, The KTN

12:30: Lunch, Demos & Networking

13:30: Ministers Address - Greg Clarke MP, Minister for Universities & Science
13:45: End User Opportunities: Health - Karen Livingstone, Director of Partnerships & Industry Engagement, EAHSN
14:00: End User Opportunities: Smart Cities - Trevor Dorling, Assistant Director, Royal Borough of Greenwich,
14:15: FP7 Project Stories: Petrobot - Andy Graham, Technical Director, OCRobotics
14:35: H2020 - The Details - Peter Walters, ICT National Contact Point, Innovate UK
14:50: ICT 24 Robotics - The Open Call - Anne Bajart, Research Programme Officer, DG CONNECT
15:10: euRobotics AISBL - Geoff Pegman, Managing Director, RURobots
15:30: Panel Session - Peter Walters, ICT National Contact Point, Innovate UK
15:50: Wrap-up & Next Steps - Lee Vousden, EU Innovation Policy, BIS

16:00: Tea/Coffee & Networking
17:00: Close



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BIS Conference Centre

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