Horizon Europe - Launch Event for Ireland

Horizon Europe - Launch Event for IrelandRunning from 2021-2027, Horizon Europe will be the most ambitious Research and Innovation programme in the world with a budget of €95 billion.

Building on the achievements of Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe offers a broad range of opportunities for Irish researchers, innovators and Irish companies of all sizes in the pursuit of new discoveries, scientific and technological advancement and innovation.

This event will provide an overview of the Horizon Europe programme, and offer practical advice for researchers and innovators on submitting competitive applications in Horizon Europe.

The registration page for the Horizon Europe – Launch Event for Ireland is now OPEN.


09.30: Opening Address & Welcome - Enterprise Ireland
09.35: Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
10.00: Simon Harris, Minister for Further & Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science

Overview of Horizon Europe Programme
10.15: Pillar 1 Excellent Science
10.30: Pillar 2 Global Challenges & European Industrial Competitiveness

  •  Health
  •  Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Society
  •  Civil Security for Society
  •  Digital, Industry & Space
  •  Climate, Energy & Mobility
  •  Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture & Environment

11.30: Break

11.45: Pillar 3 Innovative Europe, Prof. Mark Ferguson, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland & Chief Scientific Advisor to the Government of Ireland & relevant NCPs

12.05: The Perspective of a Mission Board Member - Prof. Kevin O'Connor, UCD Professor & Member of Horizon Europe Mission Board on Climate Change
12.25: Panel Discussion - Success Stories from Horizon 2020 & Key Considerations for Competitive Applications in Horizon Europe

  • Peter Kidney, CFO, Hibergene
  • Dr Sinead O'Keefe, Health & Research Institute, University of Limerick
  • Gal Weiss, EU Programs & Partnerships Manager, IBM Research - Ireland
  • Georgios Fagas, Head of Group - EU Programmes, Tyndall National Institute
  • Tony McEnroe, CEO, Sirius XT

Moderated by Elaine Burke, Editor of Silicon Republic

13.30: Closing Remarks - Enterprise Ireland