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Marie Curie IAPP Conference January 2008 - European University

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    Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways

    The second call for proposals for the Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways funding programme has been published with a budget of ?45 million.

    Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) are partnerships between public and private research organisations based on a common research project. They promote the exchange of skills and knowledge by supporting staff mobility between the public and private sectors.

    Each IAPP project involves at least one enterprise from the private sector and at least one university/research centre in the public sector. The private partners may range in size from the smallest micro-companies with a research capability to very large multinational enterprises.

    Funding is typically for 4 years and is up to 100% of the costs of the project. No matching financing is required and a large advance payment is available immediately. For SMEs: research equipment can also be funded.

    Conference: 14 January 2008

     A one day conference will be held in Brussels on 14January 2008. This conference is designed

    to enable applicants get the maximum benefit from their industry-academia collaboration and to help potential applicants understand the scheme better and prepare a high quality IAPP proposal.

The conference will be opened by Janez Poto─Źnik, Commissioner for Science and Research and

    several top level speakers are confirmed.

The agenda and registration form are available below.

    Attendance is free of charge and open to any interested parties but numbers are limited to 250 participants therefore it is advisable to register early.

More information and the call for proposals: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/people/industry-

    academia_en.html

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    Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways

    Conference Agenda

    14 January 2008

    Charlemagne Building

    Rue de la Loi 170

    Brussels

9.30: Registration

    10.00: Opening Session

    - Industry participation in the Framework Programme

     Commissioner Janez Poto─Źnik

    - Objectives of the meeting

     Mr Dius Lennon Director

    - IAPP overview

     Dr Begoña Arano Head of Unit Marie Curie Actions - Networks

    10.45: The Innovation Process: The Role of IAPP

    Dr Sean McCarthy, Hyperion Ltd.

11.15: Coffee

11.45: ‘Knowledge Transfer and Industry Academia Collaboration’

    Dr Bob Keown, Beta Technology

12.15: Optimising Industry Academia Collaboration Panel Discussion

     Chair: Dr Paul V.U. van Grevenstein, STI Management

    Panelists: Dr Carmen Vela, Ingenas

    Dr Thorunn Rafnar, DeCode Genetics

     Dr Jane Matheson, Unilever HPC R&D

    Dr George Vulpescu, Total Petrochemicals Research

    Prof Sergey Mikhalovsky, University of Brighton

    Mr Vincent Tilman, Eurochambers

13.15: Lunch

14.30: First workshop parallel session (Workshop A and Workshop B)

15.30: Coffee

15.45: Second workshop parallel session (Workshop B and Workshop C)

    16.45: Workshop Summaries and Closing address

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Workshop A: Case Studies of Successful Industry-Academia Collaborations

    Three case studies of successful industry-academia projects

Case Studies: Dr Bernard Dieny Spintec

    Dr Anil Kokaram TCD

    Dr Kate Hornsby Universitaet Duisburg-Essen

Workshop B: Proposal Preparation and Submission

    - identification of research partners

    - project design

    - writing a proposal

    - submission overview

    Chair: Dr Dragana Avramov (Chair) - Population and Social Policy Consultants Panelists: Dr Thorunn Rafnar, DeCode Genetics

    Marie Curie National Contact Point

    IPR Helpdesk

Workshop C: SME participation in IAPP

    - IPR

    - staff secondment issues for SMEs

    - accessing international collaborators

    - structuring your research to fit the IAPP action.

Chair: Dr Bob Keown, Beta Technology

    Panelists: Dr Julie Maguire, Daithi O'Murchu Marine Research Station

    Mr Stéphane Waha, SME NCP Wallonie

    Dr Jan E. Anker, NUMECA International

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    Registration Form

Please complete the form below and then click on the "save and send" button to submit your

    registration.

First name:

    Family name:

Contact Details

    Email address:

    Telephone number including country and area codes:

    Postal address for correspondence:

Professional Details

    Job title:

    Organisation:

    Sector please select as appropriate:

     ; private company SME

     ; private company other

     ; national organisation operating on a commercial basis

    ; university

    ; public non-commercial research centres

    ; non-profit or charitable organisation

    ; international European interest organisations

    ; the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

    ; International organisation

    Security Details (for entry to Commission buildings) Passport/Identity card number:

    Date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy):

By clicking on the button below your application will be automatically submitted and a

    copy will be saved in your outlook sent mail. Alternatively you can email the document

    directly to rtd-mariecurie-actions@ec.europa.eu

    Thank you!

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