UKRO Conference 2017

Each year the UK Research Office (UKRO) organises a two-day conference aimed primarily at European Liaison Officers, European research managers, Research Councils and policy makers. The 2017 edition of the UKRO Annual Conference took place from Thursday 22 to Friday 23 June at the Centre for Life in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.


The UKRO Conference 2017 Programme invites a number of excellent speakers to inform and stimulate discussions with conference participants, it includes sessions on the EU research policy as well as practical sessions on Horizon 2020 finances.


Thursday 22 June 2017

Plenary Sessions

Horizon 2020 - Interim Evaluation and Beyond
Marnix Surgeon (DG Research and Innovation, European Commission)

20 Years of Marie Slodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) - Building on Success
(Sophie Beernaerts (DG Education and Culture, European Commission)

European Research Council (ERC) - The Return of Synergy Grants
Fiona Kernan (European Research Council Executive Agency)

Parallel Sessions 1

Alan Craig (Research Executive Agency)

B) Joint Programming Initiatives
Tim Willis (BBSRC) and Kristine Zaidi (ESRC)

C) Open Science
Frank Manista (JISC / OpenAIRE)

Friday 23 June 2017

Plenary Session

Understanding the Model Grant Agreement
David Mejuto (DG RTD)

Parallel Sessions 2

A) Erasmus +
Francesca Maltauro (DG EAC)

Katalin Alfoldi (COST)

Parallel Sessions 3

A) Future and Emerging Technology Open
Timo Hallantie (REA) and Gavin Salisbury (EPSRC)

B) Ethics in Horizon 2020
Albena Kuyumdzhieva (DG RTD)

C) UKRO Legal and Finance Focus Group - Lump Sum Pilot

Plenary Session

Open to the World - Engaging with Horizon 2020
Michael Willmott
Massimo Busuoli
Charlotte Geerdinck