IST-Africa presenting opportunities under H2020 LEIT during H2020 EuroMed Launch Event in Cairo, 09 February '14

DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission is organising a Regional Conference in Cairo on 09 February to launch Horizon 2020 in the EuroMed region. The conference aims to discuss the future of international cooperation in Research and Innovation in the EuroMed region under Horizon 2020.

The conference will be formally opened by Dr. Elisabeth Lipiatou, Head of Unit, European Neighbourhood, Africa and Gulf, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission; H.E. Ramzy George, Minister of Scientific Research, Egypt and H.E. James Moran, EU Ambassador to Egypt.

Dr. Elisabeth Lipiatou will then present Horizon 2020.

IST-Africa is presenting opportunities under Horizon 2020 Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEIT) during the session focused on "Research and Innovation in Enabling and Industrial Technologies" at 11:15.

IST-Africa is also being showcased during the Exhibition as a regional Initiative.

In the afternoon there will be parallel Sessions focused on

- Health and demographic change

- Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture

- Energy, transport, water and climate change

- Inclusive societies and Science in Society

The conference will conclude with a panel discussion on Enablers of Further Success: Meeting EuroMed Common Challenges through H2020.

Click here to view the Programme

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology is organising an IST-Africa National Horizon 2020 Workshop focused on ICT and Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT) on Monday 10 February in Smart Club, Smart Village, Cairo. Pre-registration is required. Click here for more information and to download the agenda.