University hosts EU-funding Workshop on Cyber Research


The main presentation from this event is here.

SICSA are organising a workshop on Horizon 2020 funding for academics and industry to equip themselves to take advantage of the huge funding opportunities that exist over the next six years.

It will be held in the Tower Room at Edinburgh Napier and details are at:


0900-0930 - Coffee and Registration

0930-0940 - Welcome, Bill Buchanan

0940-1030 - Horizon 2020 Security Programme, Derek Gallaher

1030-1100 - Coffee

1100-1130 - Being successful at getting EU grants, Bill Buchanan

1130-1200 - EU collaborative grants from an SME perspective

1200-1300 - Light lunch

Talk profile: Derek Gallaher, TSB National Contact Point for Security

The European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme  (FP7 for short) is currently Europe’s main vehicle for funding Research & Development activity across a wide range of industry sectors. However, FP7 will close at the end of this year. It will then be replaced by a new programme, Horizon 2020, scheduled to launch in December 2013.

Derek Gallaher, the UK FP7 National Contact point for Security at the Technology Strategy Board will discuss the shift from the current EU FP7 Programme to the new Horizon 2020 Programme which runs for the next seven years. In comparison to the FP7 programme, the new programme puts greater emphasis on innovation and will support research which brings end users closer to its process and outputs. The rules for participation for Horizon 2020 will bring greater simplification to the application process, unified funding rates and quicker decision making on grants funding. The new programme will be organised around three main "pillars": Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership, and Societal Challenges. The third pillar includes "Secure Societies - Protecting the freedom and security of Europe and its citizens" where security research topics are located.

This presentation will give an insight into the likely content of the new Secure Societies Challenge Work Programme and the timescale of forthcoming calls for proposals.

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William Buchanan
Director of CDCS
+44 131 455 2759
Electronic information now plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our daily lives. So the need for a secure and trustworthy online infrastructure is more important than ever. without it, not only the growth of the internet but our personal interactions and the economy itself could be at risk.