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Dear colleagues,

ISC Intelligence in Science in association with the Irish Council Presidency in conjunction with Mr Seán Kelly MEP would like to thank you for your support and participation in “EU Science: Global Challenges, Global Collaboration (ES:GC2),” which took place at the European Parliament from 4 to 8 March 2013.

To capitalize on the successful conclusion of this five day event, we would like to extend a general invitation to the next “Global Challenges, Global Collaboration” conferences and seminars set to take place over the course of the next two years. The conferences and series of seminars scheduled for 2014 will be organised in conjunction with the launch of Horizon 2020, the EU’s funding instrument for collaborative research and innovation beyond 2014. The aim of these events is to increase international participation in Horizon 2020 by bringing together scientists, academics, leaders of industry and science policymakers from across the globe.

Building on the themes of ES:GC2, the events in 2014 will concentrate on Horizon 2020’s funding objectives for health, food security; secure and efficient energy; smart, green and integrated transport; inclusive, innovative and secure societies in addition to climate action, resource efficiency and use of raw materials. Throughout the meetings, topics involving current international science policies will be revisited and developed in addition to future policy innovations and their implications.

We look forward to your participation in what is anticipated to be a series of informative and dynamic debates.


A five-day conference on “EU Science: Global Challenges, Global Collaboration” (ES:GC2) took place at the European Parliament, starting on 4 March 2013, in Brussels. 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. It was convened by ISC - Intelligence in Science, in association with the Irish Council Presidency and in conjunction with Mr Sean Kelly MEP and other Members of the European Parliament.

The centrepiece of the Conference was the 50 Year Roadmap for the Future of Medicine. To achieve long-term sustainability of health care systems substantial new concepts are required which have to be based on sound science. In order to ensure that these concepts will be available in time an interdisciplinary and international collaborative scientific effort is required.


Highlights of the Conference

  • Plenary Sessions on health and space related R&D

  • Scientific and Technical Seminars on a wide range of themes

  • Horizon 2020 consortium building meetings running throughout the conference

  • Improving your understanding of key R&D related policies and regulations, including Data Protection, Clinical Trials, Medical Devices and Regulatory Safety
  • Training sessions on how to prepare Horizon 2020 project proposals and use patent data

  • Thematic lunch discussions

  • Meeting the press

  • Networking with potential partners and collaborators

  • Testing of your research ideas