2015 National Information Day on Horizon 2020 SC5

This year's National Information Day for Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 took place on 21st October 2015 at the Herbert Park Hotel, Dublin 4.

This event aims to promote Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 amongst the Irish Research Community and at supporting the active and successful engagement & participation of Irish researchers in Horizon 2020.

The event was aimed at:

Research Community (Academics, NGOs and Companies/Industry)


Programme & Presentations

View the Full Programme & Book of Abstracts here.


Copies of the presenations have been uploaded to SlideShare and can be accessed via the links below:

Session 1: Horizon 2020 & Societal Challenge 5

Master Presentation - Session 1

Horizon 2020 in Ireland - Imelda Lambkin

Societal Challenge 5 - Upcoming 2016/17 Calls - Alison Imrie 

Raw Materials and Upcoming 2016/17 Calls - Milan Grohol

Session 2a: Climate Services

Master Presentation - Session 2a

Climate Knowledge & Innovation Community (KIC) - Aideen O'Hora

Climate Joint Programming Initiative - Anja Skjoldborg Hansen

Flash Presentations:

LIFE the EU Programme for the Environment and Climate Action - Pat Martin

Big Data & Pan-Arctic Net Ecosystems Exchange (PANEEx Model) - John Connolly

Session 2b: Nature-Based Solutions

Master Presentation - Session 2b

Expert Group Report: Nature-Based Solutions and Re-Naturing Cities - Pam Berry

Copy of European Commission Expert Group Report - Nature-Based Solutions and Re-Naturing Cities

Urban Europe Joint Programming Initiative - Jonas Bylund

Flash Presentations:

EU Research Excellence and Capacity for Horizon 2020 Topics SC5-08-2017 - Xavier Dubuisson

EU Research Excellence and Capacity for Horizon 2020 Topics SCC-02-2016-2017 - Xavier Dubuisson

Geological Survey of Ireland Research Programmes Towards 2020 - Aoife Braiden

Cyber Colloids Ltd - Ross Campbell

Coastwatch - Karin Dubsky

Marine and Freshwater Research Centre - Rick Officer

Session 2c: Systemic Eco - Innovation & Raw Materials

Expert Group Report: From Niche to Norm - Raimund Blaischwitz

Copy of European Commission Expert Group Report - From Niche to Norm

Innovating the Raw Materials value-chain - Maria Magdalena Holmgren

Flash Presentations:

FDT Consulting Engineers - Michael Clancy

Nimbus/WSSIC Capabilities - Kevin Fitzgibbon

TelLab - Sandra Lacey

Raw Materials & Eco-Innovation - Lisa O'Donoghue

MicroPro Computers - Anne Galligan

Aqua TT - Olivia Daly

Session 3: Participating in Horizon 2020

Social Sciences & Humanities Across the SC5 WP2016/17 - Paul Kilkenny

Improving our Performance in Societal Challenge 5 - Brian Donlon


There will also be plenty of stands. For example, we will have with us:

European Innovation Partnership on Water
Water Joint Programming Initiative
SPIRE Public-Private Partnership
Eurapean Water Stewardship

NCP Marie Skłodowska-Curie
Societal Challenge 2 NCP (TBC)
InterTrade Ireland (North/South Collaboration)
Enterprise Ireland (H2020 Support)
Irish companies ...