Horizon 2020 launch conference in Estonia

Time:   January, 31, 2014

Venue:  Swissotel

Tornimäe Street 3, Tallinn


Tentative schedule

9.30 – 10.00      Registration, coffee

10.00 – 10.15    Opening

Andres Koppel, Head of the Estonian Research Council

 10.15 – 12.00   

 Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the European Commission

Jaak Aaviksoo, Estonian Minister of Education and Research 

Juhan Parts , Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications 

 Panel discussion “Estonian playground in Horizon 2020” 

 Moderator: Andres Koppel, Estonian Research Council 

12.00 – 13.30    Buffet Lunch
During the lunch poster presentations of the Estonian NCP for Horizon 2020

 13.30 – 14.15    Horizon 2020              Jack Metthey, Director, DG RTDI

 14.15 – 14.45    The role of COSME and EU Innovation Platforms  in Horizon 2020

Andreas Veispak, DG Enterprise              

14.45 – 15.15    Synergy between European Structural Funds and Horizon 2020

Piotr Świątek , Projektträger Jülich

 15.15-15.35       Synergies between Structural Funds, Estonian Research Development and Innovation Strategy and Horizon 2020

Indrek Reimand, Deputy Secretary General for Higher Education and Research

 15.35- 15.55      Estonian success and challenges in  EU Framework Programmes.              

Ülle Must, Estonian Research Council

15.55 -17.15      Panel discussion: Estonia in Framework Programme

The List of representatives from previous FP projects which have the biggest impact for Estonia 

  • Kristjan Haller
  • Ülo Niinemets
  • Kristjan Port
  • Maarja Kruusmaa

Moderator: Toivo Maimets, University of Tartu

17.15-17.30       Conclusions

17.30-19.00       Reception