STI Symposium on Research and Innovation in Horizon2020

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 to Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Horizon 2020 is the EU's new programme for research and innovation which will run from 2014 until 2020. With a budget of €80 billion, it will fund and strengthen all EU R&D funding programmes under an integrated framework. Horizon 2020 will cover three complementary lines of activities, which the EU akcnowledges to be essential in promoting sustainable growth:
  • Excellent Science, supporting individuals and collaborative projects carrying out different types of research activities. This type of activities builds upon the success of previous programmes such as the European Research Council, Future and Emerging Technologies (FET), Marie Curie, and Research Infrastructures.
  • Industrial Leadership, as a primary instrument to support innovation and indutry-led research, including research for the benefit of SMEs.
  • Societal Challenges, addressing the vertical priorities of the Europe 2020 Strategy through a combined aprpoach spanning across different fields, technologies, and discplines. The challenges will include: healthcare, smart transportation, climate change, energy, and food security.
The aim of this workshop is to introduce this new funding programme to the STI International network, and discuss potential areas of research and development for semantic technologies. The workshop will bring together organizations affiliated with this network, as well as other interested parties to identify opportunities for future collaboration in the context of the new programme.

Call for proposal ideas

Participants are welcome to submit ideas for potential collaborative projects addressing specific calls of the Horizon 2020 programme. Submitted research ideas will be invited to the workshop to present to key decision makers in innovative semantic technologies with a view of building a core consortium and first proposal draft as part of the second day of the workshop.


Tuesday October 29, 2013  

Welcome, attendee introductions 

(John Domingue, STI International President)


Overview of Horizon 2020, Q&A

(Soeren Auer, University of Bonn, Germany)


Presentation of relevant calls, Q&A

(Marko Grobelnik, Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)

15:15-15:45 Coffee break

Guidelines for proposal writing, experience reports

(Ioan Toma, STI Innsbruck, Austria)


Presentations by participating institution

(chaired by Soeren Auer, University of Bonn, Germany)

20:00 Social dinner
Wednesday October 30, 2013  

Lightning proposals, brainstorming of new ideas

(chaired by John Domingue, STI International President)


Coffee break


Lightning proposals, brainstorming of new ideas (continued)



Summary and concluding discussions

Important Dates

Registration closes: October 7, 2013

Submission of proposal ideas: October 14, 2013

Event: October 29-30, 2013


Semantics 2020: the role of semantic technologies in Horizon 2020 will be organized as a two days event, starting at 11:00 am on October 29 and finishing early afternoon on October 30. It will take place at on the premises of the Fraunhofer Institute at Schloss Birlinghoven in Bonn St.Augustin. Host will be Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems (IAIS).


Travel Information


All registrations have to be send to by October 7, 2013.

Registration fee: €100,-

Registration covers the attendance at the event, including the costs of the meeting venue, lunches and coffee breaks during the two days of the meeting, and a dinner on October 29. In addition, the registration gives the attendees the opportunity to participate in the matchmaking and proposal ideas brainstorming sessions in the second day of the events.


For further information please contact Birgit Juen at

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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Won Kwang University

University of Aberdeen

University of Innsbruck

Universidad Politecnica

The Open University