H2020 Reasearch and Innovation in the food sector

Ticketed event: entry to this Pre-Congress Symposium is subject to a 15€ fee

A coffee break and a light lunch will be provided


Paolo Neri (Warrant Group Srl)

Rationale & Background

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation programme ever. It will lead to more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market. Almost € 80 billion of funding is available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private and national public investment that this money will attract

Horizon 2020 works coupling research to innovation and focusing on three key areas: excellent science, industrial leadership and societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science and technology that drives economic growth. The work program and call for proposal for the three-year period 2018-2020 will be published next October

The purpose of this Pre-Congress Symposium is to provide participants with an overview on the European Commission plans for research and innovation on food, as well as some anticipation on specific topics which will be published soon. The overall objective of this multi-annual Work Programme will be to set Europe on a solid basis to sustain food security, the natural resource base and sustainable growth path, adapting and innovating to find resilient and efficient alternatives to our fossil-based economy. It will test, demonstrate and transfer effective solutions to major challenges affecting the bio-economy on land and sea, across the agri-food chain from soil to society. European research and innovation will unlock the potentials of available bio-resources in the different bio-economy and blue-economy sectors in a sustainable and socially responsible way