3rd ETNA2020 Training for Transport NCPs & stakeholders, Rome (IT), 7 June 2017

ETNA 2020 organizes the third training to National Contact Points and stakeholders in Rome (IT) on 7 June 2017. The main topic of this training is Joint Undertakings (JUs) and more specifically JUs in Transport related thematic areas.

Shift2Rail, CESAR & Clean Sky are Transport JUs, which offer many opportunities for stakeholders in both Research and Industrial Communities with a focus in specific transport fields (rail, aviation, aeronautics).

The objectives of the training event are the following:

  • Have a better understanding of each JUs priorities and future strategic plans
  • Become aware of each JU’s legal framework and possible financial specificities
  • Receive information of the past and future activities of each JU

JU’s high-level representatives will present all relative information. You can find attached the draft Agenda.

Presentations from the training are available at http://www.transport-ncps.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/PPT_2017-06-07.zip

More information on the training are available at: http://www.transport-ncps.net/events/3rd-etna2020-training-for-transport-ncps-stakeholders-rome-it-7-june-2017/

Trans – Atlantic symposium on ICT Technology and Policy, Minneapolis (US), 19–20 June 2017

This “Trans-Atlantic Symposium on ICT Technology and Policy – 5G Networks, Big Data, Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems for a Smart Society”, organised by the European Commissionfunded PICASSO project, hosted by the Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota, and co-sponsored by additional EU and US organisations, will cover the spectrum from research assessments via commercialisation opportunities to policy issues in information and communication technologies (ICT) such as 5G networks, Big Data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) / cyber-physical systems (CPS). In addition to PICASSO, session organisers include BILAT USA 4.0, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, and Clean Energy Economy Minnesota.

Comprising a combination of plenary and parallel sessions, the symposium will set focus on impacts for a smart society and related industry sectors.

For further information and for the registration (mandatory) https://goo.gl/L3Li3l

Workshop on EU Funding for Highly Innovative Small Businesses, Poole (UK), 18 May 2017

As part of the European Commission (EC) Directorate General for Maritime Affairs’ (DG MARE’s) European Maritime Day (EMD) event being held in Poole, UK on 18th and 19th May 2017, ETNA 2020 will be coordinating a workshop for highly innovative small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with mature products or services that need support to take these to the market-place. SMEs that are EU-based or established in a country associated to Horizon 2020, can get EU funding and support for projects that will help them grow and expand their activities into other countries – in Europe and beyond. The dedicated SME instrument’s supports close-to-market activities, with the aim to give a strong boost to breakthrough innovation. Highly innovative SMEs with a clear commercial ambition and a potential for high growth and internationalisation are the prime target.

This workshop will explain what the SME Instrument is and how businesses can apply for it. It will also feature top tips for writing a successful application from an official Evaluator. The Workshop will be held on the afternoon of 18th May at 15:15 as part of the EMD and will be open to all who have registered for the full conference (register at http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/maritimeday/en/poole-2017).

Meet Etna2020 team at European Maritime Day Matchmaking Event, Poole (UK), 19 May 2017

ETNA2020 will attend the Enterprise Europe Network matchmaking event in Poole, join us and register for Maritime Days!

European Maritime Day Matchmaking Event 2017 is a fantastic opportunity to connect with key professionals in Europe’s maritime industries. Add you profile online and book meetings with your next potential collaborative partner

The Maritime Matchmaking event will be taking place on the second day of European Maritime Day, 19th May and is specifically designed for innovative companies, universities, researchers, public authorities and other organisations interested in sharing new project ideas and finding collaboration partners.

More information and contact details here european-maritime-day-2017-flyer

2nd ETNA2020 Forum, Poole (UK), 17 May 2017

ETNA 2020 will host its second forum in Poole (UK) on the 17th of May 2017, in conjunction with the European Maritime Days 2017 (http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/maritimeday/en/poole-2017  ).

During the event different topics will be addressed, following two main strands:

–         ETNA2020 Activities and Services

–         Horizon2020 and other EU programs, focusing on maritime related initiatives

Since ETNA2020 forum will serve as a place to exchange best practices and experiences and improve the implementation of the NCPs services, we would like to remind you that the latter are open to all formally appointed H2020 Smart, green & Integrated transport NCPs, even if not members of ETNA2020 project.

More information on the Forum are available at http://www.transport-ncps.net/events/2nd-etna-2020-forum-poole-uk-17-05-2017/


Dear SC4 NCPs,
You are invited to the following event:

ETNA2020 Webinar: Transnational Access and Services to European Research Infrastructures

Attend Event

Event to be held at the following time and date:

Thursday, 30 March 2017 from 11:00 to 12:00 (CEST)

We are glad to announce the second ETNA2020 webinar on:

Transnational Access and Services to European Research Infrastructures

The webinar equally targets NCPs in Societal Challenge 4 – Smart Green and Integrated Transport and NCPs for Research Infrastructurs. The webinar is organised by ETNA2020, the NCP Network for Societal Challenge 4 in collaboration with RICH2020, the network of NCPs for Research Infrastructures in Horizon 2020.

Date and time:

Thursday 30th March 2017, 11:00 CET

Duration: 60 minutes


Monique BOSSI

NCP for Horizon 2020 Research Infrastructures, APRE, Italy

Training Objectives:

The Research Infrastructure’s (RI) Programme has a broad scope and covers all scientific themes in Horizon 2020, including Societal Challenge 4 “Smart, green and integrated transport”. A thorough understanding of opportunities for Research Infrastructure programme can be important for the SC4 NCPs proposals. More specifically, the webinar will focus on Transnational Access and Services (TAS) to European Research Infrastructures, which has relevant content with Societal Challenge 4.

Target Group:

Horizon 2020 NCPs in SC4 & Research Infrastructures

Information about access in the webinar are given after the registration process. Please register by March 28th.

This webinar will be recorded and your presence will be visible to other attendees and future viewers. Registering in the webinar, you agree with the terms.
We hope you can make it.

The Collaborative innovation days

The COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION DAYS are a series of events aimed at assessing major advances in key areas of Freight Transport and Logistics and Transport Infrastructure.
The objective of these events is to consolidate progress and draft future visions and plans, as well as to facilitate collaboration and cross-fertilization among the projects.
Results of the thematic workshops will be presented in final conferences addressing a wider attendance and are aimed at enhancing awareness of the progress made in the sectors and at fostering further exploitation and implementation of research results.


DRONE-DAYS 2017, Brussels (BE), 10th – 12th March 2017

The third edition of the Drone Days will be held in March at the Brussels expo. The event, dedicated to the civil drones, will include also a matchmaking session during the first two days (10th and 11th March),  flight demonstrations by specialists, drone photography exhibitions and much more.

All the information related to the event are available on the official website http://www.drone-days.be/en/drone-days .

The B2B Matchmaking – organized by Enterprise Europe Brussels c/o impulse.brussels in collaboration with Drone Days Expo, software.brussels, screen.brussels, lifetech.brussels, ecobuild.brussels and greentech.brussels  – is a unique opportunity for SMEs, large companies, clusters, research institutes/ Universities, security operators, start-ups, entrepreneurs, public authorities and municipalities to:

  • Target potential tech & business partners in pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings
  • Present, discuss and develop new collaborations under different perspectives
  • Find out and discuss about market trends and innovations
  • Boost your business with qualitative meetings
  • Initiate cross-border contacts and long-lasting co-operations (clients/partners/end-users)

The registrations for the bilateral meetings are managed through the B2Match platform on the following page https://www.b2match.eu/dronedays2017

MARTERA BROKERAGE EVENT, Brussels (BE), 15th February 2017

MarTERA, an ERA – NET cofund scheme of Horizon 2020, is organising a brokerage event open to all potential partners from all sectors who could be interested in being involved in collaborations on development and competitive breakthroughs of marine and maritime technologies.

In December, MarTERA opened a joint call of 30 million Euro for transnational research and innovation projects on marine and maritime technologies; the call initiated by 18 funding organisations will close the 31st March 2017.

For interested parties It is possible to proceed with the registration to the brokerage event through the following link https://www.b2match.eu/martera.

Rethinking Container Management System (RCMS) Final Conference, Brussels (BE), 31st January 2017

The RCMS consortium organizes a conference focused on the key innovative features of the Rethinking Container Management System, a pioneering and groundbreaking robotic parking system able to efficiently manage and handle more containers per square- meter than traditional systems used in port and inland terminals.

The event, that will last all day, will cover the following topics through intensive conference sessions:

  • The future of vertical storage
  • Advanced operational concepts
  • Exploring the benefits of the automated vertical storage
  • Comparison between state of the art technologies and the vertical storage solution
  • Key factors for success when designing for RCMS vertical storage solution

Further information about the project are available at the following link http://www.rcms-project.net/

For the registration to the event https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rethinking-container-management-system-final-conference-tickets-30521105448

The agenda is consultable on this page .

“Building common understanding and best practices on transport” – Training for NCPs – Brussels – 20 December 2016

How maximize collaboration between NCPs (transport and SMEs) and EEN?, in particular, how to develop new tools to improve quality of SME instrument proposals in the transport sector?

ETNA2020 in collaboration with EEN and Access4SME project will organize a training on Building common understanding and best practices on transport to understand the role of each network in the SME instrument project life cycle, from the project idea to the project implementation to maximize collaboration between the 3 networks for a high quality of proposals.

More information and registration could be found on training website.

2016 CEF Synergy call

INEA is launching the first call for proposal to support synergy actions between the transport and energy sector, with a total budget of €40 million.

Actions selected under this call will support the deployment of sustainable and efficient transport and energy infrastructure by contributing to achieving the following specific objectives:

Transport sector

  • Ensuring sustainable and efficient transport systems, by supporting a transition to innovative low-carbon and energy-efficient transport technologies and systems, while optimising safety.

Energy sector

  • Increasing competitiveness by promoting the further integration of the internal energy market and the interoperability of electricity and gas networks across borders.
  • Supporting projects promoting the interconnection of networks in the Member states;
  • Removing internal constraints;
  • Decreasing energy isolation;
  • Increasing the interconnectivity in electricity and achieving price convergence between the energy markets.

Deadline for submission: 13 December 2016

More information on https://ec.europa.eu/inea/en/connecting-europe-facility/2016-cef-synergy-call

How to participate to H2020 Transport projects? – 2nd Training for Stakeholders – Novo Mesto (SL) – 10 November 2016

The second ETNA2020 training for stakeholders will take place in Novo Mesto, Slovenia on the 10th of November, following the Transport and Research in the Danube Conference.

The subject of the training will be how to go from the innovative idea to a H2020 Transport proposal. Participants will be trained by Transport NCPs and project management experts.

The training will be divided into several sessions, giving the participant a wide overview on the topic.

If you wish to participate, please register by the 30th of October. As the number of attendees is limited, participants will be served on a first come, first served basis.

The registration is available on the event website.

For any issues related to the training, do not hesitate to contact rafal.duczmal@kpk.gov.pl (registration issues…) or isaline.chaumier@ifsttar.fr (programme and logistics…).



Re-Industrialisation of the European Union 2016 – Bratislava – 26-28 October 2016

International Conference REinEU2016 will be a prestigious event in the field of nanotechnologies, advanced materials, biotechnology and manufacturing technologies. The event aims to emphasize and discuss the role of science, research and innovation in sustainable development of the European economy in general and the implementation of the re-industrialisation of Europe – which means, to increase the share of the manufacturing sector in the EU’s GDP from the current 16% to 20% in 2020, as set in the communiqué of the EU “For a European Industrial Renaissance”. It focuses on the impact of research and innovation on the support and the growth of the production in the more “traditional” manufacturing sectors.

The conference aims to attract the attention of a broad European and international community of research and innovation, including important representatives of the business sector. The event will be financed from the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (NMBP). It will take place in Bratislava (Slovakia) from 26th to 28th October 2016 with an expected participation of 1,000 participants. It will be one of the largest events during the Slovak presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of 2016.

The Conference represents a unique opportunity for Slovakia to present the local view of the calls of Horizon 2020, which will be open in mid-2016, in the context of one of the new EU Member states and bring forward solutions tailored to these countries. The conference will include matchmaking event, poster sessions, site visits around Bratislava, workshops and competitions for students. The conference program also wishes to draw the attention on the cooperation of the Danube Region and V4 issues.

An important outcome of the conference should be a final strategy document as a basis for policy making for the next EU Presidency. The event is prepared in the close cooperation with the European Commission, as well as similar events organisers of the previous period (the Luxembourg and Dutch EU Presidency).

Centre of Scientific and Technical Information directly managed by the Ministry of Education, science, research and sport of the Slovak Republic was entrusted with the preparation of the event, in the role of coordinator. Implementation of the project started on September 1, 2015.

Air TN NextGen Final Network Meeting & Workshop – Bratislava – 11 October 2016

AirTN NextGen is a support action funded under the 7th Framework Programme that aims at encouraging transnational cooperation in the aviation field for Research and Innovation, research infrastructures related activities and education related activities.

AirTN NextGen organises a final network meeting & workshop on the 11th October in Bratislava. The event is meant to present the results of the project and to discuss future cooperation possibilities.

The meeting target participants are representatives from:

  • member states & associated countries,
  • economy, transport and education (or other relevant) ministries,
  • funding agencies,
  • ACARE national mirror groups,
  • regional governments, and
  • clusters in the field of aviation (e.g. aeronautics and air transport – AAT).

More info at: http://airtn.eu/event/3rd-airtn-nextgen-network-meeting/

Brokerage Event and Transport InfoDay – Brussels 28/9

We would like to invite you to the Brokerage Event that will take place in the afternoon during 2016 Information Day on the Horizon 2020 ‘Smart, green and integrated transport’  in Brussels on 28 September 2016. To find more information and registration please use the following link.

We also invite you to take part in morning session of Information Day. Please register early in order to secure your seat in the conference venue.
We would like to inform also that regisration for Infotmation Day is mandatory for brokerage participants.



In the framework of the ILA Business Days https://www.b2match.eu/ila2016  @ the Ila Berlin Air Show  http://ila-berlin.de/ila2016/home/index_e.cfm ETNA 2020 and Enterprise Europe Network  jointly organise a training on Horizon 2020 opportunities in Aviation with a special session dedicated to Clean SKY.

For more information about event and registration procedures please visit Future Events section or use direct link.

SEATs AVAILABLE at NCP Academy trainings

Dear all,
in the frame of the collaboration with NCP ACADEMY project http://www.ncpacademy.eu/  (the network of Legal & Financial National Contact Points), we are glad to invite you to attend the following trainings events:

The Meet & Exchange Workshop on Access to risk finance” will take place next June 9th in Brussels.

Are you puzzled with ERA?” will take place on the 29th – 30th June in Vienna.