WELCOME HORIZON EUROPE – The Styrian kick-off event for the new EU framework program

GOAL of the event

This information event on the new EU framework program gives an initial insight into the goals and structure of the world’s largest and most ambitious funding program for R & D & I. It is aimed at researchers, innovators and decision-makers of start-ups, SMEs, large companies, non-university research institutions, technical colleges and universities.

Due to the corona situation, this information event will be handled as a hybrid event. There are max. 144 participants admitted on site, while for all other participants, the event will be streamed live on the web.

The so important networking of the regional R & D & I community will unfortunately fall victim to the restrictions imposed on all public events.

This year we are fully focused on passing on current information and background knowledge about the supporting program and explaining the regional and national support structures. This enables us to give the Styrian R & D & I community an information advantage, as all other information events on this topic can only take place in 2021.

With these prospects, Styria claims to be Austria’s number 1 innovation province.


Location and Date

Date: November 19, 2020

Time: 13.30 – 17.00

Location: Europasaal der Wirtschaftskammer

Körblergasse 111-113

8010 Graz




13:30 Registration, admission and allocation of fixed seats.

13:55 Start of the live stream (the URL for this will be sent to the registered participants in good time)

14:00 Welcoming of the participants by LR Barbara Eibinger-Miedl, WK GF Karl-Heinz Dernoscheg and FFG GF Henriette Egerth

14:10 Overview of the structure and goals of Horizon Europe by Doris Schröcker, Directorate General Research and Innovation of the EC, Head of Unit “Industrial R&I agendas” (via video conference)

14:40 Horizon Europe in detail – spotlights from the 3 pillars “Open Science”, “Global Challenges and Industrial Competitiveness” and “Open Innovation” by the National Contact Point at the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG.

15:10 Ways of support for researchers and innovators before and during the application or during the project implementation? National contact point at FFG, Styrian Economic Development, Enterprise Europe Network, research service points of Styrian universities.

15:30 end of the event


This event was carried out with the support of the WK Styria and the Styrian universities.