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The Summer School of the EXPER project will reinforce the knowledge and the writing of proposals for Horizon Europe in Gran Canaria

The event aims to enhance the impact of research and reveal the keys to writing successful proposals

The EXPER Summer School in Gran Canaria, focusing on Advancing Knowledge and Proposal Writing under Horizon Europe (HE) calls, is set to be an enriching three-day event. Organised by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), with the collaboration of the Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias (ITC),  from July 17 to July 19, 2024, the event will take place at the premises of the Edificio NEXO, Campus de Tafira, 35017, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, as part of the Excellent Peripheries for a Strong European Research Area (EXPER) project.

The summer school aims to deepen participants’ cross-cutting competencies in research management, including Open Science practices, research data management, responsible research, and scientific education. The event seeks to leverage Horizon Europe programme opportunities and address global challenges such as climate change adaptation and ocean restoration by fostering collaboration and generating innovative ideas.

The event is tailored for researchers, companies, and entities experienced in or with potential to participate in European projects’ calls, as well as R&I promotion agents. Participants will benefit from expert presentations, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities with international attendees and local industry experts.

Event Agenda:

  • Day 1—17th July: Short Talks about Research Management Skills for Excellent and Responsible Research
    Participants will engage in short talks on institutional transformations, action plans, and EXPER Societal Challenge Working Groups focused on EU Missions. They will develop essential skills such as Open Science, Responsible Research, and Data Management, emphasising the connection between research and society.
  • Day 2—18th July: Working Groups for Successful Proposals under Horizon Europe Calls (Objectives and Work Plan)
    The day will feature sessions on Horizon Europe project development methodologies, impact assessment, and practical exercises in outlining project proposals based on open calls. Participants will work collaboratively in groups aligned with their areas of interest.
  • Day 3—19th July: Working Groups for Successful Proposals under Horizon Europe Calls (Building the Consortium and the Budgeting Process)
    The final day will continue with hands-on project proposal development, focusing on building consortiums, defining responsibilities, and budget planning. Additionally, participants will engage in speed networking sessions and explore collaboration opportunities between SMEs and universities.

Benefits:

  • Proposal Writing Skills: The summer school fosters interdisciplinary collaboration by creating an environment for exchanging ideas among researchers, entrepreneurs, and relevant organisations.
  • Research Management Skills: Focus on developing transversal skills essential for successful research management and project impact.
  • Networking Opportunities: Ample opportunities to network with peers, industry experts, and stakeholders, leading to potential collaborations for project development.
  • Certificate of Participation: Participants will receive a certificate for their participation during the three-day summer school.

After the Summer School, proposals with the potential to be presented to an open European call will receive support until March 2025. It is worth noting that the activity will be held in English, which is the common language of the project.

Registration: Click here to express your interest and keep an eye out for our upcoming communication. The draft of the Agenda is available here.

Don’t miss this opportunity to advance your knowledge and skills in research and innovation proposal writing while networking with peers and industry experts. Join us at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for an inspiring and productive experience.

Contact: For more information, please contact Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias, Coordinator of the Activity and the EXPER Project’s WP4, at exper@itccanarias.org.