20th March 2024 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online (Zoom)
Ulster University/NICP Network

The Northern Ireland Contact Point Network (NICP) Network is delighted to invite industry from across Northern Ireland for an online training course on ‘Opportunities for companies in Horizon Europe’ delivered by the expert on Framework Programmes, Seán McCarthy and Sylvia McCarthy from Hyperion Ltd.

Delivery of Course: Online (Zoom)

Target Audience: Companies planning to participate in Horizon Europe

Course Presenter: Dr. Seán McCarthy

Duration: Two 45-Minute Sessions (15 minute break between sessions)

Open to: This event is open to companies interested in applying for Horizon Europe funding. It is not open to EU consultants or trainers. Please contact the event organiser if you have any questions.


Contents of Course

Module 1: Sources of Information and Support for Horizon Europe

Module 2: Definition of Companies in Horizon Europe

Module 3: Opportunities in Pillar I (Excellent Science)

Module 4: Opportunities in Pillar II (Global Challenges and Industrial Leadership)

Module 5: Opportunities in Pillar III (Innovative Europe)

Module 6: Public Procurement of Innovation

Module 7: Eureka and Eurostars


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Dr Seán McCarthy has been active in the Framework programmes since 1980. He has been involved in over 150 research proposals to the Framework programmes and has participated in over 60 Framework projects. In 16 of these projects Seán was the coordinator. Today, he does not participate in the Framework programmes but concentrates on designing and delivering training courses. Since 1995 over 130,000 participants have attended his courses in 29 countries. He has presented training courses on the Framework programmes in over 290 research centres throughout Europe.

In 2017 the European Commission published a list of the top 100 universities and research organisations participating in Horizon 2020. Dr. McCarthy has delivered training courses in 74 of these top 100 universities and research organisations.

Sylvia McCarthy is an EU Policy Analyst. Based in Brussels since 2008, Sylvia has worked in the European Parliament and various EU consultancies and representations.
Sylvia has a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies (University College Cork, Ireland) and a Master’s degree in International Politics and Europe (University of Warwick, UK).