Nigerian Researchers Attend Horizon 2020 Info Session
The event was held on 9 and 10 November at the Eko Hotel in Lagos.
Speaking afterwards, event organiser Melissa Plath from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland said that Horizon 2020 could help to enable Nigeria and the EU to work together on topics of mutual interest.
"Horizon 2020 offers a real opportunity for Nigeria to increase its bi-regional research cooperation."
"Increased information on Horizon 2020 and how to participate will hopefully help to springboard Nigeria’s participation in the programme," added Plath.
High level speakers. Cristina Russo, who is director for international cooperation in the directorate-general for research and innovation at the European Commission, opened the event with Dr Danazumi Ibrahim, who heads up the Nigerian National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion. They were joined by EU Ambassador to Nigeria Michel Arrion and Jens Hoegel from the EU Delegation in Nigeria. [Image credit: M. Plath]
- Introduction to CAAST-Net Plus - Melissa Plath, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
- Introduction to Horizon 2020 - Nienke Buisman, European Commission
- EU-Nigeria Research and Innovation Cooperation Trends - Nienke Buisman, European Commission
- Nigeria Success Stories in Horizon 2020 - Olusegun George Ademowo, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
- Overview of Horizon 2020 Rules and Instruments - George Panagopoulos, Foundation for Research and Technology - Praxi Network, Greece
- Opportunities for African Participation in Horizon 2020 in 2016-17 - Melissa Plath and Osku Haapasaari, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
- Finding Horizon 2020 Partners - Masahudu Fuseini, Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (CSIR), Ghana
- Submitting Proposals - Melissa Plath and Masahudu Fuseini, University of Jyväskylä, Finland and Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (CSIR), Ghana (respectively)
- Introduction to National Contact Point Systems - Dr George O. Essegbey, Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (CSIR), Ghana
- Roles and Responsibilities of National Contact Points - George Panagopoulos, Foundation for Research and Technology - Praxi Network, Greece
- Case Study: National Contact Points in Ghana - Dr George O. Essegbey and Masahudu Fuseini, Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (CSIR), Ghana
- Group Work Notes
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