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Funding Science, Funding Futures: European Approaches

Wednesday 24 July 2019, 6.45PM.  

EMBL Australia and the European Union Delegation to Australia are delighted to present Director-General Jean-Eric Paquet, Research and Innovation, European Commission and Prof James Whisstock, Scientific Head EMBL Australia in a conversation about approaches to funding science and innovation in Europe.
  • Covering so many competing areas of research, how does the EU prioritise and fund initiatives? 
  • Why does the EU invest in research and innovation? How does it strengthen the member states and the private sector?
  • What could the future relationship between Australia and the EU look like?
  • Are European models useful in the Australian research landscape?
  • How does investment in science benefit society? 
  • How does investing in research and innovation support SMEs to grow and create jobs?
The European Union will invest over $115 billion through the Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) in science and innovation.  Through Horizon 2020, the EU has invested approximately €5.9 million ($9.6 million) in Australian research and innovation, supporting scientists at universities and institutes across Australia in areas including health, food, transport, environment, ICT, research infrastructures, and future and emerging technologies.

The European Union's Research and Innovation model has evolved to fund excellent science, industrial leadership, and address societal challenges. It also supports SMEs bring products to market, and is looking to fund missions, partnerships and breakthrough innovations.

Learn more about how Europe is growing its competitiveness and offers opportunities for science and innovation to make a difference to our futures.
  • Clemenger Auditorium, National Gallery of Victoria,180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne.
  • Doors open at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start.
  • Registration for this free public event is required below.
  • Entry through North Entrance at the NGV.  See map on the registration page.

Australia is an Associate Member of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), an initiative supported through the Federal Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme.  The EMBL Australia Secretariat is proudly hosted by Monash University and the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute.
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