IST-Africa Horizon 2020 Workshops

Introduction to Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 will commence in January 2014 as the new Framework Programme to implement Research and Innovation with funds of €80 billion from 2014 - 2020.

Horizon 2020 will address all research and innovation funding that was previously provided through the Framework Programmes for Research and Technical Development (e.g. FP7), Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) and European Institute of Innovation and Technology.

Three main priorities:

- Excellence Science - Research Infrastructures, Marie Curie (Mobility Grants), Future and Emerging Technologies

- Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT) - Components & Systems, Advanced Computing, Future Internet, Content Technologies and Information Management, Robotics, Micro and Nano-electronics and photonics

- Societal Challenges - Health, Food Security & Agriculture, Energy, Transport, Climate action and Environment, Innovation and Reflective Societies and Secure Societies

The Work Programmes for 2014 - 2015 are scheduled to be published on 11 December 2013. Click here to download the Work Programmes for LEIT, eInfrastructures, Marie Curie and Societal Challenges

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Upcoming IST-Africa Horizon 2020 Workshops

IST-Africa is organising a series of national Horizon 2020 and Living Labs Training Workshops during the coming months:

- 11 & 12 November, University of Lesotho, Maseru, Lesotho (organised by Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology, Lesotho)

- 14 & 15 November, Nampower Convention Centre, Windhoek, Namibia (organised by National Commission on Research, Science and Technology, Namibia). Download Agenda for Horizon 2020 Workshop and Living Lab Workshop

- 21 & 22 November, Mokolodi Nature Reserve, Gaborone, Botswana (organised by Ministry of Transport and Communications, Botswana). Download Agenda for Horizon 2020 Workshop and Living Lab Workshop

- 28 November, Cyber Tower 1, Ebene, Mauritius (organised by National Computer Board)

- 02 & 03 December, Higher Institute for Public Administration, Av. Karl Max, Maputo, Mozambique (organised by Instituto Nacional de Tecnologias de Informacao e Comunicacao, Mozambique)

- 05 & 06 December, Ghion Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (organised by Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Ethiopia). Download Agenda for Horizon 2020 Workshop and Living Lab Workshop

- 16 & 17 December, City of Science, Tunis, Tunisia (organised by Ministere de l'Enseignement Superieur et de la Recherche Scientifique) Download Agenda for Horizon 2020 Workshop and Living Lab Workshop

Joint IST-Africa CAAST-Net Plus Horizon 2020 Workshops (East Africa)

- 20 January 2014, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (organised by Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology). Dowload Agenda for Horizon 2020 Workshop

- 21 January 2014 (tbc), Nairobi, Kenya (organised by Ministry of Education, Science and Technology)

- 22 January 2014, Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda (organised by Uganda National Council for Science and Technology). Download Agenda for Horizon 2020 Workshop

- 24 January 2014, Lilongwe, Malawi (organised by National Council for Science and Technology)

While there is no charge for participation at the IST-Africa Workshops, pre-registration is required. Please contact for more information. All participants are responsible for any travel costs incurred.