TUM Brussels: Funding opportunities for global cooperation cut to the chase

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The European Commission claims international cooperation as a strategic priority within their framework program for research and innovation Horizon Europe. To shed light on the opportunities for non-EU partners to cooperate within EU research projects and receive European funding, TUM Brussel organized a webinar on October 19 for the TUM research community and their partners in the wider TUM Global network.

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International collaboration is a key element within the Horizon Europe program. Photo: Shutterstock

With the official launch of Horizon Europe at the beginning of the year, calls for proposals in various scientific fields were published during 2021. While the participation of EU countries in these funding instruments is given and the rules are widely known, the possibility of integrating international non-EU partners is not as obvious to the research community. However, international cooperation in research and innovation is a claimed strategic priority by the EU.

Multilateral research and innovation initiatives are the most effective way to tackle challenges facing our world. But how does this work in practice? As a European institution, how can I integrate international non-EU partners in my EU-funded project? And as non-European institution, how can I get involved in Horizon Europe proposals?

International cooperation in practice

To answer these questions, the TUM Brussels office organized the 90-minute webinar International cooperation within Horizon Europe – open to the world, informing the TUM research community and its longstanding international partners in the TUM Global Network about the opportunities for international cooperation within Horizon Europe. 125 participants from more than 16 countries around the world registered for this information event.

After a presentation on the basic rules of international cooperation within the framework of Horizon Europe by Maria-Valerie Schegk, Prof. Denise Helena Silva Duarte from the University of São Paulo presented a best practice case with the Conexus project. In this European project, Brazilian and Chilean partners cooperate with TUM and other partners from Europe. The webinar concluded with a Q&A session moderated by Sören Metz from the TUM liaison office in São Paulo, where participants had the opportunity to learn more about EU funding opportunities and the element of international cooperation.

If you are interested in the international cooperation component of Horizon Europe, please contact TUM Brussels liaison officer Maria-Valerie Schegk.


Recording of the webinar and slides presented.