The European Parliament hosted a five-day conference between 4 and 8 March 2013, with the core focus on Horizon 2020, the EU’s funding instrument for collaborative research and innovation beyond 2014. The conference brought together science policymakers, scientists and industry representatives from 100 different countries and placed EU research at the centre of the international response to global challenges.
One of the sessions was devoted to 'Standards as drivers for innovation'
(Thursday 7 March, 11:00 - 13:00).
Speakers included (to access the PowerPoint presentation please click on the speaker's name):
The aim of the conference was to encourage worldwide collaboration in science and to explore how Horizon 2020 can enable an effective scientific response to global challenges. This conference was also to provide an environment to build new partnerships with the view to increase international participation in Horizon 2020.