Division of Research and Innovation
Research and Innovation

Horizon Europe info day @UiB

This event was organized in January 2022 to learn more about EU's funding for research and innovation. Horizon Europe provides opportunities for researchers in all fields and at all career stages.

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Renate Paulsen

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We invited all researchers at UiB to participate in this event, to receive information and get the opportunity to ask questions about the funding instruments and processes of Horizon Europe.

Due to the current covid infection control measures, this was a digital event, broadcast from the University Aula.  

Horizon Europe supports a wide range of research and innovation activities, including basic and applied research, innovation projects, and networking activities, and provides funding and opportunities for researchers in all fields and at all career stages. 


Host: Benedicte Løseth, Director, Research and Innovation

10:00Welcome - opening speechRector Margareth Hagen
University of Bergen
10:10Video presentation by the European Commission

Deputy Director-General Signe Ratso,
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation,
European Commission


Video presentation:
The Profile of Successful Researchers in European Research Programmes - Download handout

Managing Director Sean McCarthy,
Hyperion ltd

Presentation by The Research Council of Norway:

  • Overall structure of the programme
  • What is new in Horizon Europe?
  • Research support from the Research Council of Norway

Director Rune Vistad,
Department for International Cooperation,
The Research Council of Norway

11:10Speech by UiB's new Vice Rector

Professor Benedicte Carlsen,
Vice Rector for Research and International Relations,  University of Bergen


Presentations by UiB researchers:

Experiences from participation in EU-projects
Assoc. professor
Kjetil Rommetveit
Professor Jan Haavik
Professor Lise H. Rykkja
Post.doc. Jessica Schultz
Professor emeritus Kuvvet Atakan
12:10Short break 
12:15Panel debate on experience with participation in EU-projects;
takeaway, benefits and challenges

Moderator: Professor Barbara Wasson

Professor Bodil Holst
Professor Kenneth Hugdahl
Professor Eivind Seland
Professor Ragnhild Muriaas
Professor Emmet McCormack

13:00Lunch break 

Panel debate on possibilities for providing scientific input to the EU and strategic policy work

Moderator: Head of Section Are Straume
Division of Research and Innovation, UiB

Professor Jan Erik Askildsen, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences
Head of UiB's Brussels Office Charlotte Eide
Professor Eystein Jansen


Introduction to the Horizon Europe support services at UiB

Head of Section Birgit Falch 
BOA Team leader Vibeke Irgan
Division of Research and Innovation, UiB
14:20Closing remarksDirector Benedicte Løseth


By showcasing success stories from UiB and the vast opportunities and numerous entry points in Horizon Europe, we aim to stimulate participation from UiB researchers in EU's research and innovation programme.

Practical information

Digital event.

The event was held in English.
No attendance fee.