Presentations from info days organised by the EC for coordinators of H2020 projects

H2020 COORDINATORS’ DAY: Amendments / Reporting and Payments, 20 November 2017, European Commission:
H2020 COORDINATORS’ DAY GRANT AGREEMENT PREPARATION, 27 September 2017, European Commission:

ERA-LEARN 2020 newsletter number 6

The latest ERA-LEARN 2020 newsletter (December 2017) is available at

ERA-LEARN 2020 is a support action (CSA) funded by Horizon 2020 and it is a support platform for the Public-Public-Partnerships (P2P) community.

Information after meetings with representatives of Regional Offices


The Polish Science Contact Agency organized two working meetings on 1st and 4th December with representatives of Regional Offices. The following representatives accepted the invitation: Lower Silesia, Lubelskie, Lubuskie, Lodzkie, Malopolska, Opolskie, Podkarpacie, Pomorskie, Wielkopolska and Lodz City.

Both meetings were scheduled according to the following agenda:

  1. Welcome of participants.
  2. Tour de table.
  3. Presence of representatives of regions and scientific communities in Brussels: objectives, tasks and implementation.
  4. Presentation of the plans of the PolSCA Office for 2018.
  5. Cooperation between the PolSCA Office and Regional Offices: possibilities and mutual expectations.

Bulletin prepared by the staff of the Polish National Contact Point


The third edition of the Bulletin prepared by the team of the Polish National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU ia available at:

In the latest Bulletin you can read among others about:

  • Interview with Agata Janaszczyk a Research counsellor at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the EU – “Everybody’s attention is fully focused on FP9”
  • Polish industry: strategy for Horizon 2020
  • TOP 10 Polish SMEs, large companies and scientific entities successfully funded in Horizon 2020
  • Marie Curie Skłodowska COFUND Projects in Poland.


Prof. Piotr Sankowski from the University of Warsaw received his 3 ERC grant


Prof. Piotr Sankowski from the University of Warsaw has obtained, for the third time, a grant awarded by ERC. 

Prof. Piotr Sankowski, from the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics, is the first person in Poland who received three European Research Council grants.

Prof. Sankowski was awarded with the ERC Consolidator grant dedicated to researchers who have recently created an independent, excellent research team and want to strengthen it. The project of scientist is entitled “Towards Unification of Algorithmic Tools”, in short, TUgbOAT.

For more information please visit:

Source: University of Warsaw

ERC Consolidator Grants: €630 million from the EU to 329 top researchers

The European Research Council announced the awarding of the Consolidator Grants that go to 329 top researchers across Europe. The funding, which is part of Horizon 2020 programme, is worth in total €630 million.

For more information please visit:

ERC Consolidator Grants 2017 List of Principal Investigators – All domains:
ERC Consolidator Grants 2017 – Outcome: Indicative statistics:
Source: ERC

Recommendations of the independent High-Level Group of Innovators on the European Innovation Council (EIC)


“The independent High-Level Group of Innovators published recommendations on the European Innovation Council (EIC), indicating it should support breakthrough innovation for the benefit of all, meeting the needs of high potential innovators from across the EU from start-up to scale-up.

In their first set of recommendations, the Group (including successful innovators, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from across the EU), also recommend bringing all relevant EU funding schemes into a single, fit-for-purpose ‘one-stop-shop’ for innovation financing, with major reforms to introduce excellence, flexibility and agility (for example to combine grant financing with venture capital investments).”

“Europe is open for innovation” First Set of key recommendations for a European Innovation Council from the High Level Group of Innovators:
Source: European Commission

EC published a guide to ICT-related activities in Horizon 2020 WP 2018-20

The European Commission published a guide to ICT-related activities in Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-20.

Roughly EUR 6 billion out of the overall budget of EUR 30 billion will be spent on research and innovations in the ICT sector. ICT is present in many of the Horizon 2020 areas. This guide is designed to help potential proposers find ICT-related topics across the different parts of H2020 in work programme 2018-20.

ICT-related activities in Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-20:

Source: European Commission

HORIZON Prize Materials for clean air – € 3 Million


The Horizon Prize on materials for clean air will be awarded to the most affordable, sustainable and innovative design-driven material solution that can reduce the concentration of particulate matter in urban areas. The contest has been launched and will run until the end of 2018. Contestants are able to submit their entries until 23 January 2018. The rules of contest are available online:

HORIZON Prize Materials for clean air:

Clean air prize – flyer:

Clean air prize – infographic:

Source: European Commission

Polish Academy of Sciences – Informational folder 2017


On the Polish Academy of Sciences website there is available a new version of the PAS folder.

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