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Webinar 3.12.2020

Horizon Europe and Innovation Fund in a Nutshell

Time: 9.00-12.30


The Chemical Industry Federation of Finland, Finnish Forest Industries, Technology Industries of  Finland and Business Finland are organizing together Spinverse and VTT a series of webinars on Horizon Europe program and Innovation Fund to help companies to take advantage of the European programs and funding instruments for R&D, innovation and industrial investments.

The first webinar will take place on December 3rd focusing on the main themes of the first work programs of Horizon Europe, the Innovation Fund and its Call for small projects, and on how to prepare a successful proposal.


9.00 Webinar Opening – Alexandra Perth, The Chemical Industry Federation of Finland
9.10 Horizon Europe in a nutshell – Laura Koponen, Spinverse Oy
9.30 European Innovation Council – What´s in it for SMEs? - Elina Holmberg, Business Finland
9.45 Discussion
10.00 Parallel sessions on the themes of four Horizon Europe Clusters in the first Work Programs

  • A. Health – Riikka Paasikivi, Spinverse Oy
  • B. Digital, Industry and Space – Riikka Virkkunen, VTT
  • C. Climate, Energy and Mobility – Reijo Münther, Business Finland
  • D. Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment – Katariina Torvinen, VTT

10.40 Horizon Europe contracts and funding principles – Sari Federley, Business Finland Discussion

A short break

11.30 Introduction to the second part of the webinar and welcoming the keynote speaker – Mervi Karikorpi, Technology Industries of Finland
11.40 Innovation Fund and the Call for Small-scale Projects – Christian Holzleitner, European Commission, DG CLIMA
12.00 Time for questions and discussion
12.20 Next steps and Closing remarks – Antti Tahvanainen, Finnish Forest Industries
12.30 Webinar ends

Zoom-link to the webinar will be send to participants closer to the event.