Why the Welsh Life-Science Sector should take note of Horizon2020

With over 350 companies in Wales employing around 11,000 people in, life-science is a priority sector in Wales. But with Brexit underway, companies need to ensure they continue to make the most of the opportunities available.

European Funding remains available to UK companies, with the Government comitting to underwrite Horizon 2020 funding, by guaranting funding for UK participants where the project application is submitted before the UK exits the EU and is subsequently approved after exit (find out more on this EEN FAQ Blog)

Our Enterprise Europe Network team therefore joined up with WEFO and the Innovate UK family to deliver a H2020 Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing Information Day, which focused on providing unique access to H2020 experts for guidance on the upcoming calls, tips and hints on achieving success and an overview of the support available. 

We also organised 121 'Match' meetings during the day, which gave delegates the opportunity to discuss their collaboration needs, start to build consortia and network.

Want to hear the key messages? Check out our blog on the Enteprise Europe Network: Welsh life-science companies - take note of H2020

And, keep in mind the overiding message of the day:

'with €2.6bn already invested since 2014, and another €1bn set aside for 2018-2019, Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 1 is not something to be overlooked.'