RTDS at the FFG FORUM 2018 of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG): Digitalisation and international co-operation through research and innovation

RTDS Group at FFG Forum 2018

Best of Austria Meets Europe

RTDS participated at the FFG FORUM 2018, held on 13.09.2018 under the motto “Best of Austria meets Europe” for the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Austrian business-research funding and the 10th anniversary of the Austrian national research agency (FFG)- the national Contact point for Horizon 2020.

Digitalisation and international co-operation through research and innovation

Digitalisation and international co-operation through research, technology and innovation were high on the agenda of the Forum. The event hosted around 1000 participants from research, science, innovation, business as well as administration from Austria and abroad.

Next stop “Horizon Europe”

EU Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas opened one of the sessions and announced the preparations for the next EU research programme, “Horizon Europe”, planned to start on the 1st January 2021 and replace the current programme “Horizon 2020”. Negotiations are currently under way during the Austrian EU presidency. Among high ranking guests was also the Austrian Minister of Science, Heinz Fassmann, according to whom Austria has been able to attract more than 1 billion Euro funding through Horizon2020.