The role of Social Sciences in Horizon 2020

 LAUNCHING EU’S NEW FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

January 2014 the European Union is launching the 8th framework programme for research and innovation HORIZON 2020. Horizon 2020 will focus on societal challenges, industrial leadership and internationalisation in order to secure Europe’s global competitiveness and to create jobs and growth.

Copenhagen Business School is hosting a conference with focus on the roles of Social Sciences and Humanities in Horizon 2020 and a wider context. The conference will present  panels under three  headlines  and representatives from the European Parliament, the European Commission, universities, industry, and the Danish Ministry for Science, Innovation and Higher Education will take a closer look at the development of Horizon 2020 and the possibilities for Social Sciences and Humanities in the new framework programme.

The conference is targeting policy makers, stakeholders from industry, authorities and universities, researchers, research managers, research administrators and journalists.

27 SEPTEMBER 2013, 14:00 – 17:30

Welcome and opening remarks

  • Morten ØSTERGAARD, Minister for Science, Innovation and Higher Education
  • Per HOLTEN-ANDERSEN, President, CBS

 

1. PRIORITIES IN HORIZON 2020

  • Prof. Teresa RIERA MADURELL, Member of the European Parliament, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and Rapporteur of Horizon 2020
    Multidisciplinary Perspectives of Horizon 2020
  • Prof. Maria Da Graça CARVALHO, Member of European Parliament, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and Co-rapporteur of Horizon 2020.
    The landscape of European R&D funding: Implementing Horizon 2020
  • Prof. Ineke KLINGE, Director of the EU Expert group Innovation through Gender, Associate Professor of Gender Medicine, Maastricht University
    Gender in research as a mark of excellence
  • Prof. Britta THOMSEN, Member of the European Parliament , Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
    Possibilities for International cooperation in Horizon 2020

 

2. INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP AND INTERDISCIPLINARITY

  • Prof. Maria Da Graça CARVALHO, Member of European Parliament, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and Co-rapporteur of Horizon 2020.
  • Peter HØNGAARD ANDERSEN, Research Director, Lundbeck
    Public Private Partnerships – Fool or Foe

 

3. THE ROLE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

  • Prof. Wolfgang MACKIEWICZ, Chair of the EU Commissions SSH Advisory Board in FP7, Freie Universität Berlin (tbc)
  • Prof. Alan IRWIN, Dean of Research, Copenhagen Business School
    Science in Society: caring for our futures in turbulent times
  • Prof. Vincent F. HENDRICKS, Professor for formal philosophy, University of Copenhagen
    Humanities is not a bystander – literally
  • David BUDTZ PEDERSEN, Co-Director and Research Fellow at the Humanomics Research Centre, Aarhus University, and Strategic Adviser to the Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education
    Humanities in the European Research Area: Excellence, Challenges and Cooperation

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