|Title||Horizon Europe – Opportunities for Researchers|
|Date||May 26th 2021|
|Aim||Introduce the new Horizon Europe Programme to Researchers and academic staff|
|Impact||Increase the attendees ‘ability to identify interesting opportunities and attract funding.|
|Learning outcomes/ Skills / knowledge to be acquired during the course||General overview of the Horizon Europe programme (goals, timeline, budget, programme structure). Information about general eligibility conditions. Tips and recommendations for proposal writing and opportunities’ screening|
|Target Audience||Researchers and Academic Staff|
|Participation requirements||There are no specific participation requirements.|
Trainer/Presenter (short biography)
Francisco Rocha, SPI
Francisco Rocha is a Senior International Consultant at Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) with an extensive experience in international R&I policies and SME business development. Mr. Rocha is a key team member in a range of European Commission projects under the 7th Framework Programme and Horizon 2020, specifically in the fields of ICT, high-tech innovation, entrepreneurship, internationalization, social innovation, among others. In this context, he is responsible for the preparation of proposals for Horizon 2020, implementation of SPI’s projects in different topics and regions, namely China and the US, and focuses on the development of B2B partnerships, SME support for internationalisation and promoting cooperation actions. Moreover, Mr. Rocha is highly experienced in a number of other EU programmes including for DG Grow, DG REFORM, DG INTPA, as well as an active contributor on the development of SPI’s training activities, having prepared and delivered internal training on various EU Programmes.
He has a Bachelors degree in Business Management from the Portuguese Catholic University in Porto, and a Masters degree in Services Engineering and Management from the Engineering Faculty of the University of Porto.