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UCL Cities Partnerships Programme Stockholm 'Climate Change and Health in the City'

Launch event of UCL Cities Partnerships Programme with Stockholm, around the start of the Horizon Europe funding programme. Using the launch of the EU’s key funding stream for research and innovation as the occasion to gather the Cities Partnerships Programme’s partners and articulate the Programme’s aims over the next three years.

Time: Tue 2021-06-15 10.00 - 12.30

Location: Zoom

Research and Innovation Summit 15 June

This high-level event gathers the four partner institutions: Karolinska Institutet (KI), KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm University (SU), and UCL, around the start of the Horizon Europe funding programme for research and innovation. It is an early initiative of the UCL Cities Partnerships Programme: a strategic UCL initiative which supports, funds and promotes work between scholars in London and their peers in global cities, with the aim of developing sustainable research and teaching partnerships across disciplines. Stockholm joins Rome and Paris as partner cities in this academic year.

This Summit is an opportunity to profile UCL, KI, KTH, and SU’s research strengths and success under Horizon 2020, collectively receiving ca. €850 million in EU funding. Following confirmation of the UK’s association in Horizon Europe, our intention is to build on this achievement.

The Summit will offer a strategic overview of the Horizon Europe Programme, with a focus on the collaboration opportunities aligning to the thematic focus areas of the UCL and Stockholm Partnership, and provide an opportunity to profile the organisations’ research strengths in climate and health, as well as the cities’ innovation actors.

The Summit will be of interest to senior colleagues involved in leading or overseeing research & innovation in the private and public sectors, and in the academy.

Key speakers will include Principal Investigators of highly successful research partnerships in climate change, health and new frontiers:

Dr Daria Tataj, Expert on innovation networks, Former Chair of Advisors to EU Commissioner for Research and Innovation, and World Economic Forum’s Digital Leader (2017)
Philippe Froissard, Head of Unit: Cities Mission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost Research, Innovation & Global Engagement
Professor Stefan Östlund, KTH Vice President Global relations (representing the Stockholm Trio) Senior figures from the city and region of Stockholm, and the Greater London Authority

Detailed agenda as a word file here (docx 25 kB)

The Research and Innovation Summit will launch a subsequent Horizon Europe Coordinators’ Virtual Workshop Series.These workshops will focus on supporting Principal Investigators planning to lead collaborative calls. Each workshop will provide comprehensive training on Horizon Europe, focussing on a specific mission or cluster, ‘destination’ (theme), and applicable calls. Internal and external experts will facilitate the workshops, and provide tailored feedback to each proposal/Principal Investigator, and support in identifying collaboration opportunities. It will also provide seed funding to support consortia in the creation of bids. This proposed workshop series is based on the successful Coordinators’ Day Workshop Series delivered by UCL ERIO in 2018.

Contact person: Dr. Catalina Turcu
Academic Director, Cities Partnerships Programme Stockholm
(RSVP: to,  or go to Zoom to register directly )

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