Panel Discussion – "Successfully addressing and implementing innovation activities within Horizon 2020"

Berlin, Germany

Horizon 2020 is a very attractive and flexible programme to develop creative solutions to incorporate intellectual assets into proper business strategies. However, experiences from the first rounds of calls for proposals clearly demonstrate that - far too often -proposers do not fully grasp the innovation dimension of Horizon 2020 projects and hence don’t meet the expectations of the European Commission and expert evaluators. Obviously, the first 18 months of Horizon 2020 implementation reveal a long list of misunderstandings, wrong interpretations and misperceptions. Those could partially be reduced by improving communication, guidance and sharing best-practice in implementing innovation in Horizon 2020 projects.

It is in this context that Jörg Scherer was invited to participate in a high-level panel discussion within the framework of the 25th KOWI annual meeting. Further participants were MEP Dr. Christian Ehler, Spokesman for H2020 in the European Parliament as well as Susanne Burger, Head of Unit in the German Ministry for Education and Research and Herman Behrens, DIN - German Standardisation Office.

Panel discussion
Panel discussion

Tags: Horizon 2020