DATE: Thur. Mar. 20, 2014,
TIME: 9:30am – Noon
LOCATION: IIC 2014, Beatrice Watts Board Room, Memorial University, 230 Elizabeth Ave., St. John’s, NL

Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation (formerly the Inco Building)

The Canadian partners* to ERA-Can+ invite you to learn about Horizon 2020, a European funding opportunity that is accessible to Canadians working in science, technology, and innovation as well as in the social sciences and humanities.

Please CLICK HERE to register for the event of your choice as well as view draft agendas.

Horizon 2020 is a multi-year (2014-2020) program for research funded by the European Commission. With a budget of almost €80 billion (CAD $118 billion) Horizon 2020 forms a central part of the EU’s economic policy agenda. The program’s main goals are to encourage scientific excellence, increase the competitiveness of industries, and develop solutions to societal challenges in Europe and abroad.

ERA-Can+ has been established to help Canadians access Horizon 2020 funding. Building on several years of successful collaboration, ERA-Can+ will encourage bilateral exchange across the science, technology, and innovation chain. The project will also enrich the EU-Canada policy dialogue, enhance coordination between European and Canadian sector leaders, and stimulate transatlantic collaboration by increasing awareness of the funding opportunities available.

The European Commission released its first call for proposals under Horizon 2020 in December 2013. Canadian and European researchers and innovators can submit proposals for projects in a variety of fields including personalized health and care; food security; the sustainable growth of marine and maritime sectors; digital security; smart cities and communities; competitive low-carbon energy; efficient transportation; waste management; and disaster resilience. Further calls for proposals will be released later this year.


Halifax, NS – Monday March 17
University Hall, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
Register here.

Fredericton, NB – Tuesday March 18
9:30am-11:30am TBC
Planet Hatch, Knowledge Park, Fredericton, NB

Charlottetown, PEI – Thursday March 20 (TBC)
Innovation PEI, 94 Euston St
Time TBC

For further information on the St. John’s and Charlottetown   information sessions, please contact

For further information on the Halifax and Fredericton information sessions, please contact

ERA-Can+ Project Partners

APRE – Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea (Italy)
AUCC – Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (Canada)
CNRS – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
DFATD – Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (Canada)
DLR – Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
PPF – The Public Policy Forum (Canada)
ZSI – Zentrum für Soziale Innovation (Austria)