H2020 - ICT: Awareness and Training Event

                               Hebron, Palestine

                               6-7 October 2015


                                         In cooperation with Palestine Polytechnic University (PICCIT 2015 Conference - piccit.ppu.edu)               


This 2-day awareness and training event addresses researchers from academia as well as developers from the private sector, to find out more about Europe’s 80 bill. Euro funding programme for research and innovation: HORIZON 2020. It focuses on the ICT elements in H2020, briefly presenting the new ICT Work Programme for 2016/17, and on proposal development and partner search.

Participants will have the opportunity to actively engage in exercises for call text interpretation and profile development.

Note: The event starts one day before the PICCIT 2015 Conference. To allow the participants to attend the conference opening on Oct 7, the morning session on the second is shared with the conference.


Day 1 – Morning Session

H2020 and the role of ICT

09:00 – 9:30

Arrival of Partners and Welcome Coffee

09:30 – 09:45

Welcome Address                                                                                Imad Khatib

09:45 – 10:00

Short introduction to the MED-Dialogue initiative                            Edward Jaser

What is H2020 and how best to participate?                                                                  Thies Wittig                                                               

10:00 – 11:15

Š  Understanding the structure and philosophy behind the programme: the new focus

Š  The main programmes: Excellent Science, LEIT, Societal Challenges

Š  Rules for participation and financing

Š  The structure of Work Programmes, examples

Š  Some recommendations

11:15 – 11:45

Coffee Break

Researchers’ Mobility: the MSC actions                                                                                                                                                           Thies Wittig

11:45 – 12:15

Š  What is offered: a brief overview

ICT in H2020                                                                                             Thies Wittig, Edward Jaser

12:15 – 13:00

Š  The main ICT Work Programme in “Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEIT)”

Š  ICT in “Excellent Science”

Š  ICT in “Societal challenges”

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break


Day 1 – Afternoon Session

Proposal Development

Understanding the Work Programme                                                                              Thies Wittig

14:00 – 15:30

Š  Interpreting and understanding call texts

Š  Call text exercise

15:30 – 16:00

Š  Traps to fall into

16:00 – 16:30


End of Day 1



Day 2 – Morning Session at PICCIT 2015

(For details see http://piccit.ppu.edu)

10:00 – 11:00

PICCIT 2015 Opening

11:00 – 11:40

Keynote Presentation 1: ICT Perspectives in the South Mediterranean Region (Thies Wittig)

Š  ICT Priorities in the region and barriers to exploit their potential

Š  H2020 Opportunities: Understanding the new focus on Innovation and market aspects


11:40 – 13:30

Keynote Presentations 2 and 3

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch break



Day 2 – Afternoon Session

ICT in H2020 and Proposal Writing

Proposal Development II                                                                         Thies Wittig, Edward Jaser

14:30 – 15:30


Š  Partner search and profile development

Š  Profile development exercise  (this can be extended, depending on the number of ideas to discuss in the next session)

Introduction of Proposal Ideas (optional)                                                 Thies Wittig, Edward Jaser

15:30 – 16:30

Š  Introducing Participants’ proposal ideas for the next calls in H2020 and identify the most suitable calls for each idea.

16:30 – 17:00

Wrap-up and way forward




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