The H2020 Information Days 2018, a series of information & training sessions focusing on collaborative research opportunities under the EU's Framework Programme for Research & Innovation HORIZON 2020, took place in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia from 26 January to 1 February. The event was organised by the International Cooperation Service Facility of the EC with the support of EURAXESS ASEAN and local partner agencies.
The Singapore-leg was supported by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research with a welcome address by Ms Ang Ee Luang, Deputy Executive Director, A*STAR Graduate Academy. 85 researcher from Singapore's universities and research institutes received detailed information on the opportunities for research collaboration with European partners that are available under the programme's current work programme 2018-2020.
The Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia kindly provided support for the H2020 Information Days in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with participation of over 140 researchers from across the country. Two National Contact Point, Mr Dalibor Drljaca and Dr (Ms) Corina Abraham-Barna, provided detailed training on how to benefit from the funding and collaboration opportunities offered by Horizon 2020. EURAXESS ASEAN chaired a roundtable with Malaysian researchers currently participating in H2020-funded research consortia who encouratged their peers to use the opportunity to join hands with the research community in Europe.
More than 140 researchers from across Indonesia joined the last leg of the Horizon 2020 Info Days in Jakarta. Participants travelled from as far away as Aceh, Papua, and Kalimantan for detailed training by the two European experts. Prof Dr Ocky Karna Radjasa, Director of Research and Community Services, RISTEKDIKTI delivered a keynote address to the participants. In a roundtable chaired by EURAXESS ASEAN, Indonesian researchers with prior Horizon 2020 and FP7 shared their opinions on the benefits of participating, and offered tips on how to be successful in applying for Horizon 2020 funding.
EURAXESS ASEAN looks forward to a big increase in the number of successful proposals coming from researchers in the region.
Presentation slides are availble for download.
Dr Kostas Glinos, Horizon 2020_Work Programme 2018-2020 (10.8 MB)
EURAXESS ASEAN, EURAXESS-YOUR GATEWAY TO RESEARCH IN EUROPE (11.81 MB)
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