Dedicated Horizon 2020 Session at ECR 2013

“Horizon 2020 – Setting the scene for Europe’s next research programme”

At the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna in March 2013, EIBIR hosted a dedicated Horizon 2020 session. Expert speakers from the European Commission, Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), and COCIR were able to provide the audience with an insight into the future research programme and the priority focus areas for Horizon 2020.

Karim Berkouk, Deputy Head of Unit, Medical Research, Directorate General of Research and Innovation from the EC Brussels/BE explained how the EC are placing research at the heart of the economic crisis recovery strategy. Horizon 2020 will focus on societal challenges, which in health include an aging population, and with this, an increased healthcare burden of chronic diseases. Partnerships between research and industry will also become increasingly important, with a focus on innovation, transfer to market, and the creation of new jobs.

For more information on the Horizon 2020 session at the ECR 2013, please read the press release.