Challenges for second round of Horizon 2020 calls presented in Vienna
On 22 September 2015 the Austrian launch conference für the second round of Horizon 2020 calls took place in Vienna. The event was organised by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).
Wolfgang Burtscher, Deputy Director General of DG Research and Innovation, presented learnings from the first round of Horizon 2020 and challenges for the next Work Programme period of 2016/17. As some important issues in this context he mentioned the execution of the grant management process, societal impact, success rates, and the balanced participation of different research actors. The EU Performance Monitoring team of FFG gave an overview of Austrian Horizon 2020 participation patterns. The figures presented are based on the latest available data (July 2015) and can be downloaded in the form of an overview report under the following link: tp://era.gv.at/object/document/2077 . Presentations slides of the event are available here.