This podcast is about the afterlife. No, not that afterlife,
AFTER LIFE SCIENCE (see what we did there?).
We held our annual Scottish Life Sciences event on 6th
February this year in Edinburgh. The morning was dedicated to the opportunities
available to Scottish life science organisations in Horizon 2020 and in the afternoon the Scottish life science partnering meetings took place.
It was a very busy event on a
cold February Edinburgh morning in a room with amazing views of Edinburgh Castle and streets
where cardboard signs every 50 metres proclaimed that the “Trams are Coming”.
Everyone did well to keep their worries about imminent tram
invasion in check and the event was full and much discussion and Q&A
ensued. We promised to make a podcast answering points
raised in the post-event feedback forms and this is it!
Our keynote was expertly delivered by the UK National
Contact Point for Life Sciences, Octavio Pernas who detailed the structure , the
process , the opportunities available and answered all those tricky questions.
The Medical Device Company, a Scottish micro-SME, shared
their experiences of participating in an FP7 project and in addition there were
many presentations and impromptu project pitches from delegates.
The discussion was so intense there was barely time to grab
some any lunch before the partnering tables filled up.
Did you know there is a new voucher scheme to support you in developing your project and finding partners? Check out The Horizon 2020 SME Engagement Scheme is funded by the Scottish Funding Council and managed by Interface .
We also talked about finding partners for project and projects looking for partners. Find EU Research Partners on CORDIS here.
Find EU Research Partners on our Enterprise Europe Network Scotland
To prepare for the forthcoming podcast about Horizon 2020 SME
Instrument, check out our website here.
And finally, in our previous podcast where we talked about this event, Camille
highlighted the lunch. We did not get much time to eat, so if you did and you have a
comment, use our contact email to let us know.
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