About Research Proposal Concept Development for Horizon Europe Thematic Calls

Matching Research Concepts to Thematic Calls, with Practical Examples

Date: 27th-28th September 2022 Venue: Online, two half days Time: 09:00-13:00 BST

This course is aimed at project leaders and researchers from:
• the private sector
• higher education institutions
• research and technology organisations
• other research-performing organisations

Attendees will develop research concept development skills for eventual applications to the Horizon Europe (HE) funding programme. With a focus on HE thematic calls under Pillar 2: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness, the course will provide:

An introduction to the EU’s HE funding programme
• Guidance on how to read thematic calls
• Alignment of research concepts to thematic calls
• Tips on expert evaluator expectations
• An exploration of the building blocks for concept development including:
– Considerations for key partners
– Use cases
– Technology Readiness Levels

The course explores theoretical aspects as well as integrating a number of practical examples and group exercises to deliver a high-quality offering. At the end of the course, attendees will be able to make informed decisions on whether to progress a research proposal concept further and invest in writing an application for submission.

Meet The Trainer

James Foden is Section Manager for Technology Innovation Management at TWI. He is an engineer by profession with a first degree in Mechanical Engineering, an M.Phil. in Materials and Metallurgy, and an EngD in Technology Management for Aerospace Applications. James supported Rolls-Royce plc in Derby UK on the development of various business processes for technology strategy development, prioritisation of research investment and technology readiness. He went on to work for Rolls-Royce plc in Hucknall UK where he led a number of manufacturing capability,
inspection and metrology research projects across civil and military applications, as well as research road mapping for combustion and casings. His experience also extends across academia and the public sector in Malta. Over a period of eight years at the Malta Council for Science and Technology, he developed a high performing team and bilateral programmes for research.

Course Fee: £500 +VAT TWIN Members and TWI Industrial Members. £625+ VAT Non-Members – Maximum class size 12 (first come first served basis)

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Tuesday 27th September 2022

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