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Helsinki 24.5.2019

H2020 Brokerage event info and training

Team Finland House
Porkkalankatu 1, Helsinki  

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Outi Kauppinen
Tel. +358 40 820 4141
outi.kauppinen (at)

Horizon 2020 Funding for Bio and Circular Themes

Brokerage Event Info & Training – A Tool for European R&I Collaboration

In preparation for:

Horizon 2020 Info Day on SC2* calls and BioHorizon Brokerage Event, 3.-4.7.2019 Brussels
Horizon 2020 Info Day on SC5** calls and Brokerage Event, September 2019 Brussels

*SC2: Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy 
**SC5: Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials

Is your organization active in the bio and circular theme and are you interested in European funding opportunities? The EU Research and Innovation Funding Programme Horizon 2020 has earmarked around 500 million euros for bio and circular topics in the upcoming 2020 calls.

Finding the right consortium partners is key for a successful proposal. Business Finland’s Bio and Circular Finland Program, with the assistance of Horizon 2020 National Contact Points, wants to help you make the initial connections. We will prepare you for Info Days and Brokerage Events in Brussels, where you can hear detailed information on upcoming calls as well as connect with your future consortium partners. Business Finland will help you prepare for these events so that you can make the most of them. While the Brussels event themselves are free, participants will have to cover their own travel costs.

If you plan to participate in the upcoming calls, the prep event on May 24th is for you!

Follow the live stream of the event here >> 
You can also check the video recording of the event later.


9.30              Registration & Coffee

10.00            Welcome – Opening words                      
                      Bio and Circular Finland program manager Outi Suomi,
                      Business Finland

10.05            Horizon 2020 in Brief                      
                     National Contact point NCP Outi Kauppinen, Business Finland

10.15             Upcoming Bio and Circular Calls in Horizon 2020                       
                      NCP Jaana Lehtimäki, Academy of Finland

10.30             Insight for Brokerage Event Participation: Make the most of it!          
                      NCP Sigrun Olafsdottir, Rannis Iceland

11.00             Case: Our Story of European Networking                        
                      Senior Manager, External Research Collaboration,
                      Marko Komssi, F-Secure

11.20             The ABCs of Successful Pitching                        
                      Senior Director Risto Huhta-Koivisto, Business Finland

11.45             Discussion

11.55             Next Steps                      
                     NCP Heini Günther, Business Finland

12.00             Event ends