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Horizon Europe: New Parliament, new Commission, new agenda

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A public Science|Business conference


The autumn brings a major transition period in Brussels, between a new Parliament taking office in July and the next Commission to be appointed by year end. In the research and innovation (R&I) domain, budget discussions and strategic planning will inevitably headline the agenda. Yet beyond the legislative processes, a range of public dialogues will address the impact targets for Horizon Europe in line with long-term EU goals and global challenges.   


This Science|Business conference - ahead of DG Research's major stakeholder event in late September - offers an opportunity for the wider European R&I community to debate the right strategy and ambitions for Horizon Europe. On one level, it will invite reflection on the legacy of and lessons learned from Horizon 2020. More importantly, however, it will look to the future and gather high-level recommendations for the incoming Parliament and Commission on what Horizon Europe might realistically be expected to deliver through to 2030.

Draft Programme

08:00 - Registration and coffee


09:00 - Welcome


09:05 - Taking stock, looking forward: The legacy of Horizon 2020

Perspectives from Carlos Moedas, Commissioner, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Followed by panel discussion


10:15 -  Coffee break


10:45 - Strategic planning: Co-creating Horizon Europe

Q&A with Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Followed by panel discussion


12:00 - Regenerating Europe: Can circular economy be achieved by 2030?

Opening presentation followed by panel discussion


13:00 -  Networking lunch


14:00 -  Value-based healthcare: How technologies can improve care across the EU

Fast evolution in care is driven by artificial intelligence, personalised or targeted therapies, health apps and remote patient monitoring. This panel will bring voices from research, patients, industry and policy to take stock of the inexorable progress of medical technologies over the years, assess their added-value for patients, clinicians and researchers and draw recommendations on how Horizon Europe can accelerate research and innovation for these technologies to save more lives.

A panel discussion based on a Science|Business special report supported by COCIR


15:00 - Coffee break


15:15  - Roadmaps to success: R&I agendas for the next decade

 Sponsored platforms and/or workshops on cross-cutting themes (tbc) such as:

  • The future of industrial partnerships
  • Defence & space
  • Next generation computing
  • Cultural and creative industries

16:15 -Nightmares and dreams: what are the best and worst case S&T scenarios for Europe in 2030?

Followed by panel discussion

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Lysiane Pons
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