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ASTUTE 2020 Update September 2020

Here at ASTUTE 2020, we can support your business throughout this period of uncertainty. Our world-class academics and technical experts from across our strong Welsh Universities partnership are available to support you through research and innovation activities. If you wish to discuss opportunities for working with us e.g. to modify your production to develop solutions to support the fight against COVID-19, you can contact us via email.


Horizon 2020 - Innovation Funding for SMEs Workshop

Horizon 2020 - Innovation Funding for SMEs Workshop


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This is your opportunity to find out more on how your business can benefit from Horizon 2020 funding, with a focus on the SME Instrument and the British Business Bank.

The SME Instrument provides grants from €50,000 to €2.5 million to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) that have ground-breaking new ideas that have been demonstrated to work. It seeks companies with plans to access international markets, whether their product is based on research, technology or service innovation.

Welsh organisations have already secured €76 million through the Horizon 2020 programme and organisations in the North West of England have won over €214 million.

The event is free to attend and delegates can expect valuable insight into the topics, tips on achieving success and information the support available to develop your applications.

The UK government has committed to underwrite the funding for all successful bids made by UK participants for Horizon 2020 projects that are submitted before EU exit.

09:15   Coffee and Registration

  Welcome and Introduction

  Mr Geraint Green, Head of Horizon 2020 Unit, Welsh Government


  Horizon 2020 National Contact Point for SMEs and for Secure Societies, Innovate UK

  - Dr Helen Almey, National Contact Point


  Horizon 2020 - An Evaluator's View:

  - Professor Vic Grout, Glyndwr University


  Case Study:

  - to be confirmed

10:55   Q&A
11:05   Coffee

  Horizon 2020 Innovfin

  - to be confirmed


  Support available:

  - Welsh Government Innovation - Gwion Williams

  - Enterprise Europe Network, Wales - Jamie Sheridan

  - Enterprise Europe Network, North West England - Fiona Hall/Viney Chauhan

  - SCoRE Cymru Grants - Horizon 2020 Unit


  Lunch and networking 

Directions:  Upon entering the site via the main college entrance turn left, the road bears sharp right – follow it round and turn right into the rear parking area. The entrance doors to the building are dead ahead and the registration area for the event is immediately inside.

A bus stop is situated outside the main college campus on the B5129 with up to 5 buses an hour between Flint and Chester at peak times. Flint and Shotton are the closest rail stations. Shotton train station is 2 miles away to the east and is 10 minutes from Chester by rail, with links to the UK rail network.

For more information on Horizon 2020, visit Welsh Government and UK Government