DATE: Friday, 14th March 2014      
TIME: 9:30 – 16:00 Greenwich Mean Time Zone

LOCATION: Canada House, Trafalgar Square, Pall Mall East, London, SW1Y 5BJ      

On March 14, 2014, the day after the close of the 2014 Oceanology International show in London, UK, the Canadian High Commission will host a one-day workshop on opportunities for Canadian SMEs and researchers on participation in Horizon 2020, the European Union’s new R&D program.



Arrival & Registration      


Welcome and Introduction      

  •     Lee Thornton, Trade Commissioner – Ocean Technologies      
  •     High Commission of Canada to the UK      


Canada’s Engagement with EU R&D

Karen Johnstone-Hobbs, Counsellor, Science & Innovation Mission of Canada to the European Union      

Horizon 2020 Overview & The ERA-Can Plus Project

Martina DeSole Agency for the Promotion of European Research      


Key Ocean Technology Themes for Horizon 2020,

Sieglinde Gruber, Head of Unit, Marine Resources -DG Research & Innovation European Commission      
1120     Coffee & Networking   


Canadian Funding Mechanisms for Supporting Horizon 2020

Jane Rutherford, Senior Innovation Officer, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada  


Industry Case Study 1: A UK experience of FP7 Engagement

Richard Burt, Chelsea Technologies Group   


Case Study 2: A Canadian experience of working with European researchers

Arnold Furlong, Director Business Development, GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc.   

1300     Lunch & Networking    

1400     Invite-only roundtable to discuss Canada-EU collaboration

1600     Event close      


For more information on Horizon 2020 click here.

More Information on the Workshop: Dr Lee Thornton, Technology Partnership Manager, Canadian High Commission, Macdonald House, 1 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 4AB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7258 6619 / +44 (0)77 9500 5498