27 June 2017
Webinar: Developing Effective Horizon 2020 bids

Join us for an online seminar to discuss strategies and gain advice on how cities can develop proposals for Horizon 2020 bids. Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness, driving economic growth and creating jobs.

This webinar is open to cities, private sector, academia and civil society and draws on the expertise and experience of UN Global Compact – Cities Programme partners –  RMIT Europe  – and our European Global Advisors. It will provide practical advice and insight into developing bids to Horizon 2020, how to develop a competitive bid and the types of projects that are eligible. It will demonstrate the link between Horizon 2020 and other European programs such as FP7, URBACT, INTERREG and CIVITAS and provide example case studies of European urban regeneration case studies that have been supported by these types of programs.

Horizon 2020 aims for a major increase in breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts through taking “great ideas from the lab to the market”. This high impact investment in research is the largest EU Research and Innovation programme, with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020), multiplied with private sector co-contribution.

We encourage you to register quickly as numbers are limited.

When: Tuesday 27 June, 11:00am-12:00am Barcelona / 7:00pm-8:00pm (Australian EST)   


To register for the webinar please click here.


This webinar will be hosted and facilitated by Michael Nolan – Chair of the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme.

Dr Hartmut Fünfgeld

Hartmut is an Associate Professor in Sustainability and Urban Planning and a researcher in the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University. He leads RMIT Europe’s business and partnership development on the theme of Urban Futures in Germany.

Marta Fernández

Marta is the Executive Director of RMIT Europe and leads the expansion of RMIT’s global reach across research, industry and student mobility in Europe. She oversees the effective implementation of the University’s research strategy as well as the development of strong industry partnerships to support the quality and relevance of RMIT education and research. Her focus is also on fostering collaborative postgraduate academic programs and growing opportunities for student exchange within Europe.

Mike Barker

Mike Barker is a freelance consultant specialised in the social and environmental impact of energy. He has been involved in European project work since 1996, developing, participating in and coordinating energy related projects; and working directly for the European Commission in proposal evaluations, project reviews and expert groups.

Sergio Tirado

Sergio is a researcher associated with RMIT’s Centre for Urban Research. He is investigating the social and environmental dimensions of the transition to sustainable energy futures and works in identifying opportunities and creating partnerships for advancing RMIT’s urban research agenda in Europe.

Dr Malcolm Borg

Malcolm is an urban planner by profession and is currently engaged in project management and funding. He is the Regional Liaison for the cities and regions of Malta for the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme. He also holds a Global Advisor role.