Horizon 2020 Connections

The new EU Programme for Research and Innovation - Horizon 2020 beginning in January 2014 offers new funding and networking opportunities for Research & Innovation organizations and SMEs also in the Slovak Republic.

The Slovak Organization for Research and Development Activities, the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, Representation of European Commission in Slovakia, Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information, Technology Centre ASCR are organizing together with BIC Bratislava a launch event for the new EU Programme for Research and Innovations - Horizon 2020 on January 21 – 22, 2014 in Hotel Saffron, Bratislava, Slovak Republic.


The first day of the event is dedicated to the conference Horizon 2020 Connections – a solemn launch of Horizon 2020 in the Slovak Republic with key-note speeches by Mrs. Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science and Minister for Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic – Mr. Dušan Čaplovič. On the second day a matchmaking event will take place. The matchmaking is for researchers and research active SMEs only.

Official language of the Conference and Matchmaking is English. The speeches and presentations will be held in English without interpretation to Slovak. 



Both parts of the event are free of charge for registred participants. Registration for individual days is separate and based on validation by the organizers. 


Hotel Saffron

Congress hall LUX

Radlinského 27, 811 07 Bratislava, Slovakia


City navigation- bus/trolleybus/tram


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