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30th March – Cardiff
Welsh Government’s Horizon 2020 Annual Event


Having already secured in excess of €50m, Horizon 2020 is providing real opportunities for Welsh businesses and universities to be at the forefront of research and innovation, and to collaborate with leading organisations across Europe and the world.

This year’s event, hosted by the Welsh Government’s Horizon 2020 Unit, will address how maximising EU research and innovation funding opportunities will help Welsh organisations thrive now and well into the future. This is recognised in Wales’ White Paper ‘Securing Wales’ Future: Transition from the European Union to a new relationship with Europe’ (available online at, that was launched jointly by the First Minister of Wales and the leader of Plaid Cymru on 23 January 2017. The White Paper underlines the economic benefits and partnerships which have been created through Horizon 2020 and that the UK should continue to participate in this programme or a successor programme beyond 2020.

Researchers, businesses, practitioners and policy makers alike will have the unique opportunity to hear presentations from key note speakers such as Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government and Wolfgang Burtscher, Deputy Director General, European Commission during the morning session, whilst the afternoon will provide a number of exceptional workshops.

A draft agenda is overleaf and we would be delighted if you could join us for the morning session. We would welcome your response by registration here: [email protected]

Please don’t delay as spaces are limited.

Click here to view the agenda.

WHEN: 30th March
WHERE: Cardiff


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