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Join the upcoming innovation event "Back End of Innovation" held in Las Vegas, United States by KNect365.

The Only Innovation Conference Focused 100% on Execution

Innovation without execution is just an idea. Put simply: Without the successful integration of ideas at the back end, innovation doesn’t happen. That’s why BEI is 100% focused on the execution of Innovation. It’s where the entire innovation process comes to life- from leadership and organizational structure, to process and strategy, and ultimately driving bottom line profitability, and making your team look like superstars in the process. BEI is a three day three tracks interactive experience conference where you will join 300 of your peers as you work together to turn ideas into dollars.

Save 20% with VIP Code BEI19INNO: https://marketing.knect365.com/bei/?vip_code=BEI19INNO

Key Focus Areas for 2019:

Bridging the strategy, execution gap: Disruptive innovation with customer-driven decision making in action.
Overcoming Culture Resistance: Techniques for embracing change from the board room to the team room.
Leveraging Customer Data: Exploring customer insights and applied wisdom in the age of big data.

2019 Keynotes:

Frederik G. Pferdt, Chief Innovation Evangelist, Google
Brian Grazer, Author and Academy Award Winning Producer
Tal Ziv, Head of Innovation Strategy, Nike
Shannon Lucas, EVP, Head of Emerging Business Global Customer Unit, Ericsson

GET INSPIRED: VEGAS INNOVATION LAB TOURS!

BEI is Delivering the most amazing learning experiences to get you outside the conference venue and behind the scenes at the hottest Vegas Innovation Labs:

Caesars Entertainment
Zappos Innovation Lab
US Air Force Innovation Lab

TECHINNOVATION is a premier technology-industry brokerage event organised by IPI. It brings together international and Singapore technology providers and seekers to explore technology and business collaboration opportunities through open innovation. In its eighth year since its inception in 2012, it has grown to become a leading conference and exhibition in Singapore that focuses on the matching of industry’s needs to enabling technologies.

TECHINNOVATION 2019 will be held in conjunction with Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) and the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH) from 11 to 13 November 2019.

SFF is the world’s largest platform for the FinTech community to connect, collaborate and co-create. SWITCH is an international platform that enables the confluence of global tech ecosystems to create a future where deep tech and lifestyle converge. This year with the combination of activities, SFF x SWITCH will deliver a much stronger platform that will build on each event’s strengths.

Visit SFF x SWITCH for more details.

Join us in the 2nd GCCIR Matchmaking Symposium in Barcelona, a unique opportunity for Spanish organizations to connect with selected Albertan companies to jointly develop funded R&D projects under the Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund, as well as other funding programs to be presented during the event.

The matchmaking symposium, organized by both the German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR), and Innoget, the trusted online open innovation network, with the support of ACCIÓ, the agency for business competitiveness in Catalonia, will take place on November 25th in Barcelona, as part of the 2019 GCCIR Matchmaking Mission to Europe.

Why attend?

Roughly 15 to 20 Albertan SMEs will participate in the symposium for the purpose of meeting potential R&D partners based in Spain. During the event, the GCCIR and ACCIÓ will present the available funding programs that both Spanish and Albertan partners will be able to apply to fund the resulting projects. Make sure you don't miss this opportunity. SMEs elected have:

  • Between 1 and 499 employees

  • Less than $50 million CAD in annual revenue

  • Permanent physical presence in Alberta

Participants

The symposium is intended for all Spanish organizations –Small and Medium Enterprises, Startups and Spinoffs, Large Enterprises, Universities and Research Groups, Research and Technology Organizations and Research Institutes– with activities related to the industrial sectors below:

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • More key topics to be confirmed in the coming weeks

Symposium Agenda

To be confirmed in the coming weeks.

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2-day practical preparatory course for Horizon Europe. We explain the lessons learnt in Horizon 2020 and based on these introduce the changes to be applied by proposal writers and project managers in 2019-2021 transition period We are prepared. Are you? An intensive 2-day course giving you the full picture. WHY Europa Media's course? Europa Media’s trainers are actual project managers, coordinators and financial administrators of our 15 successfully running H2020 projects – giving you advice based on their everyday experience. Europa Media is always the first to provide clear and understandable explanations and answers through practical examples and workshops. Europa Media is Europe’s leading provider of practical training courses in developing and implementing EU R&I projects. Because we will introduce Horizon Europe changes from the practical perspective. We will cover the following topics: Horizon Europe – what is it and how to prepare for it? Structure of the programme What is new – focus on new funding schemes, financing rules Let’s see the practical perspective on: Sustainable Development Goals – the global agenda; Open Innovation, Open science, Open to the world in Horizon Europe (3Os); Leadership in innovation and entrepreneurship; R&I missions; New partnerships like Technology Platforms, ERA-NETs, Innovation Partnerships, etc.; InvestEU for R&I; Timeline; Lobbying; Tasks for grants offices and research managers, financial and legal advisers. How to draft H2020 proposal sections differently now – lessons learnt: Link Ambition with Impact; Integrate the 3Os; Highlight KPIs; Scientific and Industrial resources to be considered; Data Management Plans – what, how, who; Find synergies with other programmes. How to manage your project differently – lessons learnt: Strict administration; Close financial monitoring; Non-compliance and joint technical responsibility; Data Management and Open access issues; Citizens’ engagement; Co-creation processes with stakeholders; Ethical and gender issues.

Horizon Europe: A practical insight

05 - 06 November, 2019

Budapest, Hungary

2-day practical preparatory course for Horizon Europe. We explain the lessons learnt in Horizon 2020 and based on these introduce the changes to be applied by proposal writers and project managers in 2019-2021 transition period We are prepared. Are you? An intensive 2-day course giving you the full picture. WHY Europa Media's course? Europa Media’s trainers are actual project managers, coordinators and financial administrators of our 15 successfully running H2020 projects – giving you advice based on their everyday experience. Europa Media is always the first to provide clear and understandable explanations and answers through practical examples and workshops. Europa Media is Europe’s leading provider of practical training courses in developing and implementing EU R&I projects. Because we will introduce Horizon Europe changes from the practical perspective. We will cover the following topics: Horizon Europe – what is it and how to prepare for it? Structure of the programme What is new – focus on new funding schemes, financing rules Let’s see the practical perspective on: Sustainable Development Goals – the global agenda; Open Innovation, Open science, Open to the world in Horizon Europe (3Os); Leadership in innovation and entrepreneurship; R&I missions; New partnerships like Technology Platforms, ERA-NETs, Innovation Partnerships, etc.; InvestEU for R&I; Timeline; Lobbying; Tasks for grants offices and research managers, financial and legal advisers. How to draft H2020 proposal sections differently now – lessons learnt: Link Ambition with Impact; Integrate the 3Os; Highlight KPIs; Scientific and Industrial resources to be considered; Data Management Plans – what, how, who; Find synergies with other programmes. How to manage your project differently – lessons learnt: Strict administration; Close financial monitoring; Non-compliance and joint technical responsibility; Data Management and Open access issues; Citizens’ engagement; Co-creation processes with stakeholders; Ethical and gender issues.

Humanizing Industrial revolution : Achieving lower costs Improving productivity & quality Decreasing time-to-market 14th -15th November 2019 6th Edition Catalonia Eixample 1864 **** Barcelona, Spain Manufacturers are predicting smart, connected products launched will jump from 35% in 2017 to 47% in 2020, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.3% a year, up from just 14% in 2014. Given constrained engineering, R&D, and production schedule availability consumed supporting legacy products today, this jump in an entirely new product category is forcing manufacturers to reinvent themselves. Just 18% of manufacturers are planning to abandon transaction-based products and shift to an entirely service-based business. The majority (54%) are planning to sell both legacy products and launch new smart, connected products that will be their platforms for services revenue formation generating new models, strategies and paradigms.

Create value through Sustainability initiatives 9th Edition 14th - 15th November 2019 Barcelona, Spain Catalonia Eixample 1864 **** Reduce risk and save money by integrating your company’s sustainability and EHS programs new models, strategies and paradigms. EHS & S empowers organizations to protect the well-being of workers, reduce risk, improve productivity, enhance compliance, and drive measurable business improvement through its EHS, occupational health, environmental, supply chain, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility platforms.

This 3-day training course provides a complete insight into the financial management and administration of Horizon 2020 projects, and EC financial audits. It will help you ensure that the day-to-day bookkeeping as well as the periodic and financial reports of your H2020 projects are sound and fully conform with the requirements of the H2020 Grant Agreement and ready for an EC audit. Facts and doubts about H2020 financial management and administration Eligibility of various costs in H2020 may depend on various factors and differ on a case-by-case basis. Do you know how to interpret the H2020 AMGA and make the right decisions? Calculation of personnel costs is the most common source of problems in financial reporting and audits. Do you know how to make your time-sheets bulletproof and your salary calculation correct? Financial rules of Horizon 2020 differ from the financial rules of FP7 on several instances. Do you know what these differences are and what implications they have on your accounting and administration processes? EC financial audits at H2020 beneficiaries can be conducted directly by the Commission services or by external contractors. Do you know how the financial audits are conducted and how to get prepared for both approaches? 1. Trainers are actual Project Managers and Coordinators This 3-day training course is built 100% on project experience and real-life examples. Our trainers and workshop leaders are flesh-and-bone financial managers and administrators, whose daily work is to prepare financial reports and control budgets, manage project spending and assist our project partners in their financial management. Their projects were recently subject of an EC audit. See our training and project references 2. Lectures and practical workshops on Financial Reporting Experience Europa Media's unique "learning-by-doing" approach – hear presentations in the morning, then use your newly-acquired knowledge during the workshops: Horizon 2020 Financial Rules Introducing the financial rules from the very basics to the most advanced issues using a practical, real-life approach. Workshop: Financial Management and Reporting Discover the well-known and utterly unique workshop of Europa Media. Participants will receive a package consisting of timesheets, salary slips, invoices, contracts, per-diem certificates and mission reports for a virtual H2020 project. They will then have to calculate the eligible costs and submit a financial statement. EC Audits Participants will be briefed on the EC financial audit process. Financial rules and bottlenecks, tricks and mistakes to focus on will be introduced. Workshop: EC Audit You will become an auditor for a day! Participants in small groups will perform a financial audit of a virtual Horizon 2020 project based on the documentation provided by us. Your Benefits Learn everything about the financial rules of H2020 - find out what is new, what has changed and how to get the most out of your budget. Participate in Europa Media's well-known Financial Reporting and EC Audit workshops and prepare your financial statement (Form C) and simulate a real-life audit. Discover the mistakes you made during the workshops and find out how to avoid making them again. Network and exchange experiences with leading universities, research institutions and companies from around the EU and beyond. Is this training right for me? Feedback from previous participants show that this course is equally useful for Researchers Financial administrators Project managers Decision makers coming from Public institutions Universities and research institutions SMEs and large companies Thanks to our learning-by-doing approach and the unique workshops, participants with different background will meet all their expectations. One of the strengths of our courses is the diverse backgrounds of the participants, which allows all to learn a lot from the many different approaches and stories.

H2020 Master of Finance and Administration and EC Audits

20 - 22 November, 2019

Science Center NEMO - Amsterdam

This 3-day training course provides a complete insight into the financial management and administration of Horizon 2020 projects, and EC financial audits. It will help you ensure that the day-to-day bookkeeping as well as the periodic and financial reports of your H2020 projects are sound and fully conform with the requirements of the H2020 Grant Agreement and ready for an EC audit. Facts and doubts about H2020 financial management and administration Eligibility of various costs in H2020 may depend on various factors and differ on a case-by-case basis. Do you know how to interpret the H2020 AMGA and make the right decisions? Calculation of personnel costs is the most common source of problems in financial reporting and audits. Do you know how to make your time-sheets bulletproof and your salary calculation correct? Financial rules of Horizon 2020 differ from the financial rules of FP7 on several instances. Do you know what these differences are and what implications they have on your accounting and administration processes? EC financial audits at H2020 beneficiaries can be conducted directly by the Commission services or by external contractors. Do you know how the financial audits are conducted and how to get prepared for both approaches? 1. Trainers are actual Project Managers and Coordinators This 3-day training course is built 100% on project experience and real-life examples. Our trainers and workshop leaders are flesh-and-bone financial managers and administrators, whose daily work is to prepare financial reports and control budgets, manage project spending and assist our project partners in their financial management. Their projects were recently subject of an EC audit. See our training and project references 2. Lectures and practical workshops on Financial Reporting Experience Europa Media's unique "learning-by-doing" approach – hear presentations in the morning, then use your newly-acquired knowledge during the workshops: Horizon 2020 Financial Rules Introducing the financial rules from the very basics to the most advanced issues using a practical, real-life approach. Workshop: Financial Management and Reporting Discover the well-known and utterly unique workshop of Europa Media. Participants will receive a package consisting of timesheets, salary slips, invoices, contracts, per-diem certificates and mission reports for a virtual H2020 project. They will then have to calculate the eligible costs and submit a financial statement. EC Audits Participants will be briefed on the EC financial audit process. Financial rules and bottlenecks, tricks and mistakes to focus on will be introduced. Workshop: EC Audit You will become an auditor for a day! Participants in small groups will perform a financial audit of a virtual Horizon 2020 project based on the documentation provided by us. Your Benefits Learn everything about the financial rules of H2020 - find out what is new, what has changed and how to get the most out of your budget. Participate in Europa Media's well-known Financial Reporting and EC Audit workshops and prepare your financial statement (Form C) and simulate a real-life audit. Discover the mistakes you made during the workshops and find out how to avoid making them again. Network and exchange experiences with leading universities, research institutions and companies from around the EU and beyond. Is this training right for me? Feedback from previous participants show that this course is equally useful for Researchers Financial administrators Project managers Decision makers coming from Public institutions Universities and research institutions SMEs and large companies Thanks to our learning-by-doing approach and the unique workshops, participants with different background will meet all their expectations. One of the strengths of our courses is the diverse backgrounds of the participants, which allows all to learn a lot from the many different approaches and stories.

In the current, fast-changing environment, companies must prioritise and avoid wasteful R&D investments. R&D controllers have to learn how to work well with innovation managers for better results, not least of which is how to ensure you get the most benefit out of portfolios and overcome bottlenecks in the process. Having the right capabilities, the right toolbox, and the right processes in place is crucial if R&D performance management is to make a difference. By attending this marcus evans pan-European and cross-industry conference for controllers and R&D professionals, you will be able to discuss how to get the most out of your investment; you will be able to benchmark how others are doing valuations and project prioritisation and discuss the R&D finance, more technical aspects, as well as the important strategic question of looking beyond typical project metrics to assess the economic value of knowledge generated by R&D. You will be able to explore the impact of external financing or partnering on how you manage your portfolio. The case studies will be practical and the discussions open and interactive for maximum learning and knowledge sharing.

The course will provide the participants with a sound understanding of the options for the scope and content of consortium agreements that can effectively complement the Grant Agreement in Horizon 2020 projects. To fully understand what should be included into the Consortium Agreements and how we will introduce the rights and obligations deriving from the Grant Agreement and discuss what other types of legal agreements may exist before signing the Consortium Agreement. Hands-on workshop We will conduct a hands-on workshop on consortium agreements for H2020 projects, during which the participants will work in groups on different case studies to discuss how to draw up an effective Consortium Agreement. For this exercise, we will introduce different real-life scenarios with problematic and challenging situations in H2020 projects such as conflicts on IPR and exploitation issues, disagreements on dissemination and publications, delays and quality problems in reports and deliverables, risks on financial management, and other budgetary problems. Under the moderation of a workshop leader, the participants will discuss specific clauses in a Consortium Agreement that could help to effectively tackle such situations. Your benefits: Get to know the options for formal and informal agreements between H2020 beneficiaries at the different stages of an H2020 project, starting from pre-proposal and proposal stage until Grant Agreement signature. Understand default rights and obligations from the GA concerning financial issues, management of IPR, and dissemination exploitation of results See options on addressing decision-making procedures and management structures, financial and budgetary issues, risk management and conflict resolution mechanisms, and IPR and exploitation issues in the Consortium Agreements. Compare model consortium agreements such as DESCA 2020, EUCAR and MCARD-2020 as well as other support structures.

Consortium Agreement in Horizon 2020 projects

12 December, 2019 - 12 December, 2019

Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier Wien, Landstraßer Hauptstraße, Vienna, Austria

The course will provide the participants with a sound understanding of the options for the scope and content of consortium agreements that can effectively complement the Grant Agreement in Horizon 2020 projects. To fully understand what should be included into the Consortium Agreements and how we will introduce the rights and obligations deriving from the Grant Agreement and discuss what other types of legal agreements may exist before signing the Consortium Agreement. Hands-on workshop We will conduct a hands-on workshop on consortium agreements for H2020 projects, during which the participants will work in groups on different case studies to discuss how to draw up an effective Consortium Agreement. For this exercise, we will introduce different real-life scenarios with problematic and challenging situations in H2020 projects such as conflicts on IPR and exploitation issues, disagreements on dissemination and publications, delays and quality problems in reports and deliverables, risks on financial management, and other budgetary problems. Under the moderation of a workshop leader, the participants will discuss specific clauses in a Consortium Agreement that could help to effectively tackle such situations. Your benefits: Get to know the options for formal and informal agreements between H2020 beneficiaries at the different stages of an H2020 project, starting from pre-proposal and proposal stage until Grant Agreement signature. Understand default rights and obligations from the GA concerning financial issues, management of IPR, and dissemination exploitation of results See options on addressing decision-making procedures and management structures, financial and budgetary issues, risk management and conflict resolution mechanisms, and IPR and exploitation issues in the Consortium Agreements. Compare model consortium agreements such as DESCA 2020, EUCAR and MCARD-2020 as well as other support structures.

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This 2-day training course will introduce the first crucial steps for getting a Horizon 2020 project started on the right foot, provide practical tips to ensure a sound technical implementation of your project, and go into the issues of financial management and reporting. We recommend this course to those who are involved in everyday implementation and/or financial management of H2020 projects as well as to those who have just started implementing their project as a partner or coordinator, and do not yet have an in-depth knowledge on Horizon 2020 financial issues. Here are the typical challenges you need to tackle while implementing your Horizon 2020 project: Going through the Grant Agreement Preparation (GAP) process and meeting deadlines; Preparing an effective Consortium Agreement, handling IPR issues, and getting your project started on the right foot; Managing non-performing partners, creating a team from individual partners, dealing with conflicts, managing internal reports, submitting official reports to the EC; Keeping your books and records in order, administering your costs and time spent on the project accurately; Handling financial issues related to cost eligibility, budget transfers, and payment arrangements; Conducting effective communication and PR internally, with the European Commission, the research community, the industry and the wider public. Why participate in the "H2020 Project Management and Finance" course? 1. Trainers are actual H2020 Project Managers and Coordinators This 2-day training course is built 100% on H2020 project experience and real-life examples. Our trainers and workshop leaders are flesh-and-bone project managers and coordinators, whose day-to-day work is to make sure that their multiple projects are implemented according to EC Grant Agreement, problems are promptly tackled, and project partners adequately assisted in legal, technical and financial management issues. Over the years we have helped almost 1,000 project managers and coordinators in understanding the legal, technical and financial rules of the Research Framework Programme and managing European projects. 2. Lectures and practical workshops on H2020 project implementation and financial management Experience Europa Media's unique "learning-by-doing" approach. Lectures and presentations with practical tips and stories are complemented by hands-on workshops and exercises throughout the two days. Project Management and Technical Reporting Grant Agreement Preparation – road to success and things that could go wrong. Getting started – models on Consortium Agreement, advance payment, bank guarantees, and the kick-off meeting. IPR issues in practice – how to protect your background and how to benefit from the foreground. Technical reporting – how to fill in the online forms and compile the Part B of your report. Technical reviews – Get prepared for the best- and worst-case scenarios. Workshop: Project Management Role-Play Each participant will represent a beneficiary in a project which is facing various challenges. Your trainer will represent the European Commission, whose goal is to make sure that the project is implemented according to the GA. You will tackle – as a consortium or individually – challenges that frequently arise in an H2020 project: budget transfers, inadequate budget, poorly performing partner, conflicts on IPR, GA amendments, technical reviews, etc. All case studies are based on real issues which we went through in our past and ongoing H2020 projects as coordinator or partner. Learn by doing and learn from others! Financial Management and Reporting Financial rules of Horizon 2020 – how to harmonise EU rules with your national taxation and internal accounting principles. Eligible and non-eligible costs, cost statements – upgrading your financial admin system. Different calculation methods for Personnel costs – employees and consultants. Allocation of Travel costs, Equipment, Other costs, and Overheads based on practical examples Subcontracting and third parties – how to avoid rejection of costs. Uploading reports to the Participant Portal – hints and tips to control your partners’ spending. Workshop: Budget monitoring and financial reporting You will go through specific exercises to simulate budget planning, budget monitoring and financial reporting in an H2020 project. You will tackle budget transfers and reallocations, controlling overspending, managing underspending and conducting reporting. You will prepare a financial statement for a virtual H2020 project based on specific project documentation with salary slips, invoices, receipts, timesheets and other proof of costs. Your Benefits Obtain the effective H2020 project management tools and understand why, when and how to use them Get an insight to Horizon 2020 financial issues Find out how to cope with different challenges in project implementation Practice how to allocate costs and prepare your financial statement Learn how to put together technical reports efficiently Experienced project coordinators and financial managers will moderate practical workshops, covering all aspects of research project implementation. Is this training right for me? Over the past 14 years, our training courses have been attended by over 7,000 participants from leading research institutions, universities, SMEs, industry and other public and civil society organisations from all over Europe and beyond. Feedback from previous participants show that this course is equally useful for Project managers and coordinators Project officers Researchers Financial managers Grants offices coming from Public institutions Universities and research institutions SMEs and large companies Thanks to our learning-by-doing approach and the unique workshops, participants with different backgrounds will meet all their expectations. One of the strengths of our courses is the diverse backgrounds of the participants, so we can all learn from each other’s different approaches and stories.

Horizon 2020 Project Management and Finance

10 - 11 October, 2019

Budapest, Continental Hotel Budapest, Dohány Street, Hungary

This 2-day training course will introduce the first crucial steps for getting a Horizon 2020 project started on the right foot, provide practical tips to ensure a sound technical implementation of your project, and go into the issues of financial management and reporting. We recommend this course to those who are involved in everyday implementation and/or financial management of H2020 projects as well as to those who have just started implementing their project as a partner or coordinator, and do not yet have an in-depth knowledge on Horizon 2020 financial issues. Here are the typical challenges you need to tackle while implementing your Horizon 2020 project: Going through the Grant Agreement Preparation (GAP) process and meeting deadlines; Preparing an effective Consortium Agreement, handling IPR issues, and getting your project started on the right foot; Managing non-performing partners, creating a team from individual partners, dealing with conflicts, managing internal reports, submitting official reports to the EC; Keeping your books and records in order, administering your costs and time spent on the project accurately; Handling financial issues related to cost eligibility, budget transfers, and payment arrangements; Conducting effective communication and PR internally, with the European Commission, the research community, the industry and the wider public. Why participate in the "H2020 Project Management and Finance" course? 1. Trainers are actual H2020 Project Managers and Coordinators This 2-day training course is built 100% on H2020 project experience and real-life examples. Our trainers and workshop leaders are flesh-and-bone project managers and coordinators, whose day-to-day work is to make sure that their multiple projects are implemented according to EC Grant Agreement, problems are promptly tackled, and project partners adequately assisted in legal, technical and financial management issues. Over the years we have helped almost 1,000 project managers and coordinators in understanding the legal, technical and financial rules of the Research Framework Programme and managing European projects. 2. Lectures and practical workshops on H2020 project implementation and financial management Experience Europa Media's unique "learning-by-doing" approach. Lectures and presentations with practical tips and stories are complemented by hands-on workshops and exercises throughout the two days. Project Management and Technical Reporting Grant Agreement Preparation – road to success and things that could go wrong. Getting started – models on Consortium Agreement, advance payment, bank guarantees, and the kick-off meeting. IPR issues in practice – how to protect your background and how to benefit from the foreground. Technical reporting – how to fill in the online forms and compile the Part B of your report. Technical reviews – Get prepared for the best- and worst-case scenarios. Workshop: Project Management Role-Play Each participant will represent a beneficiary in a project which is facing various challenges. Your trainer will represent the European Commission, whose goal is to make sure that the project is implemented according to the GA. You will tackle – as a consortium or individually – challenges that frequently arise in an H2020 project: budget transfers, inadequate budget, poorly performing partner, conflicts on IPR, GA amendments, technical reviews, etc. All case studies are based on real issues which we went through in our past and ongoing H2020 projects as coordinator or partner. Learn by doing and learn from others! Financial Management and Reporting Financial rules of Horizon 2020 – how to harmonise EU rules with your national taxation and internal accounting principles. Eligible and non-eligible costs, cost statements – upgrading your financial admin system. Different calculation methods for Personnel costs – employees and consultants. Allocation of Travel costs, Equipment, Other costs, and Overheads based on practical examples Subcontracting and third parties – how to avoid rejection of costs. Uploading reports to the Participant Portal – hints and tips to control your partners’ spending. Workshop: Budget monitoring and financial reporting You will go through specific exercises to simulate budget planning, budget monitoring and financial reporting in an H2020 project. You will tackle budget transfers and reallocations, controlling overspending, managing underspending and conducting reporting. You will prepare a financial statement for a virtual H2020 project based on specific project documentation with salary slips, invoices, receipts, timesheets and other proof of costs. Your Benefits Obtain the effective H2020 project management tools and understand why, when and how to use them Get an insight to Horizon 2020 financial issues Find out how to cope with different challenges in project implementation Practice how to allocate costs and prepare your financial statement Learn how to put together technical reports efficiently Experienced project coordinators and financial managers will moderate practical workshops, covering all aspects of research project implementation. Is this training right for me? Over the past 14 years, our training courses have been attended by over 7,000 participants from leading research institutions, universities, SMEs, industry and other public and civil society organisations from all over Europe and beyond. Feedback from previous participants show that this course is equally useful for Project managers and coordinators Project officers Researchers Financial managers Grants offices coming from Public institutions Universities and research institutions SMEs and large companies Thanks to our learning-by-doing approach and the unique workshops, participants with different backgrounds will meet all their expectations. One of the strengths of our courses is the diverse backgrounds of the participants, so we can all learn from each other’s different approaches and stories.

The full EU R&I project lifecycle from the proposal concept till the final report - The essence of all our knowledge: European Funding Academy Join Europa Media’s winter European Funding Academy and get a practical insight to the EU research and innovation projects and gain hands-on knowledge on how to submit competitive project proposals and effectively manage projects under Horizon 2020. WHY Europa Media's course? Europa Media’s trainers are actual project managers, coordinators and financial administrators of our 15 successful H2020 projects – giving you advice based on their everyday experience. Europa Media is always the first to provide clear and understandable explanations and answers through practical examples and workshops during which you can practice what we preach. Europa Media is Europe’s leading provider of practical training courses in developing and implementing EU R&I projects. WHAT: This 4-day intensive course will help you develop more competitive proposals under Horizon 2020 calls and effectively manage your projects. The European Funding Academy provides a complete insight to the EU research and innovation programmes of 2014-2020 (there are other funding sources besides H2020) and draws on the lessons learned from: The 2014-2018 calls of H2020; Dozens of our winning and lost proposals with around 30% success rate; and Our recently funded H2020 projects, including the reports submitted. HOW: Lectures and workshops on Proposal Development and Project Management Experience Europa Media's famous "learning-by-doing" approach – presentations in the morning, then practice your newly-gained knowledge during the workshops specifically designed for the particular topics: Proposal Development Develop a project proposal in response to a work programme topic (“call”). Getting started: After going through a simple exercise, you will be encouraged to pursue a new way of thinking - a method to ensure that you get started in the right way. You will then further develop your proposal concept step-by-step: defining sound objectives, designing an effective work plan with work packages, creating a Gantt chart and PERT diagram, defining an ideal consortium, and putting together a realistic budget. Impact and Exploitation workshop: You will draft the Expected Impact section and identify the best scenario for exploitation and IP strategy. Dissemination and Communication workshop: Participants will define the relevant target groups and the most appropriate dissemination and communication tools, channels and strategies for disseminating and communicating the results of the project with a view to maximizing its impact. Technical and Financial Project Management Effectively implement your projects and ensure sound financial management After successfully submitting their proposals, the participants will understand how to get a Horizon 2020 project started on the right foot, receive practical tips to ensure an effective technical implementation of the project, and go into the issues of financial management and reporting. During practical workshops, you will discuss real-life case scenarios related to project coordination, working with partners, dissemination, project's amendments and you will go thorugh specific exercises to simulate budget planning, budget monitoring and financial reporting in an H2020 project. During this training course you will learn how to tackle budget transfers and reallocations, controlling overspending, managing underspending and conducting reporting. You will also prepare a financial statement for a virtual H2020 project based on specific project documentation with salary slips, invoices, receipts, timesheets and other proof of costs.

European Funding Academy

08 - 11 October, 2019

Budapest - Continental Hotel Zara****

The full EU R&I project lifecycle from the proposal concept till the final report - The essence of all our knowledge: European Funding Academy Join Europa Media’s winter European Funding Academy and get a practical insight to the EU research and innovation projects and gain hands-on knowledge on how to submit competitive project proposals and effectively manage projects under Horizon 2020. WHY Europa Media's course? Europa Media’s trainers are actual project managers, coordinators and financial administrators of our 15 successful H2020 projects – giving you advice based on their everyday experience. Europa Media is always the first to provide clear and understandable explanations and answers through practical examples and workshops during which you can practice what we preach. Europa Media is Europe’s leading provider of practical training courses in developing and implementing EU R&I projects. WHAT: This 4-day intensive course will help you develop more competitive proposals under Horizon 2020 calls and effectively manage your projects. The European Funding Academy provides a complete insight to the EU research and innovation programmes of 2014-2020 (there are other funding sources besides H2020) and draws on the lessons learned from: The 2014-2018 calls of H2020; Dozens of our winning and lost proposals with around 30% success rate; and Our recently funded H2020 projects, including the reports submitted. HOW: Lectures and workshops on Proposal Development and Project Management Experience Europa Media's famous "learning-by-doing" approach – presentations in the morning, then practice your newly-gained knowledge during the workshops specifically designed for the particular topics: Proposal Development Develop a project proposal in response to a work programme topic (“call”). Getting started: After going through a simple exercise, you will be encouraged to pursue a new way of thinking - a method to ensure that you get started in the right way. You will then further develop your proposal concept step-by-step: defining sound objectives, designing an effective work plan with work packages, creating a Gantt chart and PERT diagram, defining an ideal consortium, and putting together a realistic budget. Impact and Exploitation workshop: You will draft the Expected Impact section and identify the best scenario for exploitation and IP strategy. Dissemination and Communication workshop: Participants will define the relevant target groups and the most appropriate dissemination and communication tools, channels and strategies for disseminating and communicating the results of the project with a view to maximizing its impact. Technical and Financial Project Management Effectively implement your projects and ensure sound financial management After successfully submitting their proposals, the participants will understand how to get a Horizon 2020 project started on the right foot, receive practical tips to ensure an effective technical implementation of the project, and go into the issues of financial management and reporting. During practical workshops, you will discuss real-life case scenarios related to project coordination, working with partners, dissemination, project's amendments and you will go thorugh specific exercises to simulate budget planning, budget monitoring and financial reporting in an H2020 project. During this training course you will learn how to tackle budget transfers and reallocations, controlling overspending, managing underspending and conducting reporting. You will also prepare a financial statement for a virtual H2020 project based on specific project documentation with salary slips, invoices, receipts, timesheets and other proof of costs.

The course will provide the participants with a sound understanding of the options for the scope and content of consortium agreements that can effectively complement the Grant Agreement in Horizon 2020 projects. To fully understand what should be included into the Consortium Agreements and how we will introduce the rights and obligations deriving from the Grant Agreement and discuss what other types of legal agreements may exist before signing the Consortium Agreement. Hands-on workshop We will conduct a hands-on workshop on consortium agreements for H2020 projects, during which the participants will work in groups on different case studies to discuss how to draw up an effective Consortium Agreement. For this exercise, we will introduce different real-life scenarios with problematic and challenging situations in H2020 projects such as conflicts on IPR and exploitation issues, disagreements on dissemination and publications, delays and quality problems in reports and deliverables, risks on financial management, and other budgetary problems. Under the moderation of a workshop leader, the participants will discuss specific clauses in a Consortium Agreement that could help to effectively tackle such situations. Your benefits: Get to know the options for formal and informal agreements between H2020 beneficiaries at the different stages of an H2020 project, starting from pre-proposal and proposal stage until Grant Agreement signature. Understand default rights and obligations from the GA concerning financial issues, management of IPR, and dissemination exploitation of results See options on addressing decision-making procedures and management structures, financial and budgetary issues, risk management and conflict resolution mechanisms, and IPR and exploitation issues in the Consortium Agreements. Compare model consortium agreements such as DESCA 2020, EUCAR and MCARD-2020 as well as other support structures.

Consortium Agreement in Horizon 2020 projects

26 September, 2019 - 26 September, 2019

Olivia Balmes Hotel, Carrer de Balmes, Barcelona, Spain

The course will provide the participants with a sound understanding of the options for the scope and content of consortium agreements that can effectively complement the Grant Agreement in Horizon 2020 projects. To fully understand what should be included into the Consortium Agreements and how we will introduce the rights and obligations deriving from the Grant Agreement and discuss what other types of legal agreements may exist before signing the Consortium Agreement. Hands-on workshop We will conduct a hands-on workshop on consortium agreements for H2020 projects, during which the participants will work in groups on different case studies to discuss how to draw up an effective Consortium Agreement. For this exercise, we will introduce different real-life scenarios with problematic and challenging situations in H2020 projects such as conflicts on IPR and exploitation issues, disagreements on dissemination and publications, delays and quality problems in reports and deliverables, risks on financial management, and other budgetary problems. Under the moderation of a workshop leader, the participants will discuss specific clauses in a Consortium Agreement that could help to effectively tackle such situations. Your benefits: Get to know the options for formal and informal agreements between H2020 beneficiaries at the different stages of an H2020 project, starting from pre-proposal and proposal stage until Grant Agreement signature. Understand default rights and obligations from the GA concerning financial issues, management of IPR, and dissemination exploitation of results See options on addressing decision-making procedures and management structures, financial and budgetary issues, risk management and conflict resolution mechanisms, and IPR and exploitation issues in the Consortium Agreements. Compare model consortium agreements such as DESCA 2020, EUCAR and MCARD-2020 as well as other support structures.

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Starting with the Grant Agreement Preparation, going through the kick-off organisation and setting up the decision-making/ communication/quality assurance and reporting systems we show you what can go wrong legally, financially, culturally in a H2020 research project. AND we will show you how you can avoid or correct these mistakes. A few nightmare and success stories will be discussed during the role-play workshop that we experienced in the past few years. Our 15 running H2020 project guarantee that our trainers are the best to share their knowledge and experience. We recommend this course to those who are involved in everyday implementation and/or financial management of H2020 projects as well as to those who have just started implementing their project as a partner or coordinator, and do not yet have an in-depth knowledge on Horizon 2020 financial issues (for advanced level financial course, please check out our Horizon 2020 Master of Finance and Administration training course). Why participate in the "H2020 Project Management and Finance" course? 1. Trainers are actual H2020 Project Managers and Coordinators This 2-day training course is built 100% on H2020 project experience and real-life examples. Our trainers and workshop leaders are flesh-and-bone project managers and coordinators, whose day-to-day work is to make sure that their multiple projects are implemented according to EC Grant Agreement, problems are promptly tackled, and project partners adequately assisted in legal, technical and financial management issues. Over the years we have helped almost 1,000 project managers and coordinators in understanding the legal, technical and financial rules of the Research Framework Programme and managing European projects. 2. Lectures and practical workshops on H2020 project implementation and financial management Experience Europa Media's unique "learning-by-doing" approach. Lectures and presentations with practical tips and stories are complemented by hands-on workshops and exercises throughout the two days. Project Management and Technical Reporting Grant Agreement Preparation – road to success and things that could go wrong. Getting started – models on Consortium Agreement, advance payment, bank guarantees, and the kick-off meeting. IPR issues in practice – how to protect your background and how to benefit from the foreground. Technical reporting – how to fill in the online forms and compile the Part B of your report. Technical reviews – Get prepared for the best- and worst-case scenarios. Workshop: Project Management Role-Play Each participant will represent a beneficiary in a project which is facing various challenges. Your trainer will represent the European Commission, whose goal is to make sure that the project is implemented according to the GA. You will tackle – as a consortium or individually – challenges that frequently arise in an H2020 project: budget transfers, inadequate budget, poorly performing partner, conflicts on IPR, GA amendments, technical reviews, etc. All case studies are based on real issues which we went through in our past and ongoing H2020 projects as coordinator or partner. Learn by doing and learn from others! Financial Management and Reporting Financial rules of Horizon 2020 – how to harmonise EU rules with your national taxation and internal accounting principles. Eligible and non-eligible costs, cost statements – upgrading your financial admin system. Different calculation methods for Personnel costs – employees and consultants. Allocation of Travel costs, Equipment, Other costs, and Overheads based on practical examples Subcontracting and third parties – how to avoid rejection of costs. Uploading reports to the Participant Portal – hints and tips to control your partners’ spending. Workshop: Budget monitoring and financial reporting You will go through specific exercises to simulate budget planning, budget monitoring and financial reporting in an H2020 project. You will tackle budget transfers and reallocations, controlling overspending, managing underspending and conducting reporting. You will prepare a financial statement for a virtual H2020 project based on specific project documentation with salary slips, invoices, receipts, timesheets and other proof of costs. Is this training for me? Over the past 14 years, our training courses have been attended by over 7,000 participants from leading research institutions, universities, SMEs, industry and other public and civil society organisations from all over Europe and beyond. Feedback from previous participants show that this course is equally useful for Project managers and coordinators Research advisers, EU grant advisers Researchers Financial managers Grants offices, NCPs coming from Public institutions Universities and research institutions SMEs and large companies

Horizon 2020 Project Management and Finance

20 - 21 June, 2019

Budapest, Continental Hotel Budapest, Dohány Street

Starting with the Grant Agreement Preparation, going through the kick-off organisation and setting up the decision-making/ communication/quality assurance and reporting systems we show you what can go wrong legally, financially, culturally in a H2020 research project. AND we will show you how you can avoid or correct these mistakes. A few nightmare and success stories will be discussed during the role-play workshop that we experienced in the past few years. Our 15 running H2020 project guarantee that our trainers are the best to share their knowledge and experience. We recommend this course to those who are involved in everyday implementation and/or financial management of H2020 projects as well as to those who have just started implementing their project as a partner or coordinator, and do not yet have an in-depth knowledge on Horizon 2020 financial issues (for advanced level financial course, please check out our Horizon 2020 Master of Finance and Administration training course). Why participate in the "H2020 Project Management and Finance" course? 1. Trainers are actual H2020 Project Managers and Coordinators This 2-day training course is built 100% on H2020 project experience and real-life examples. Our trainers and workshop leaders are flesh-and-bone project managers and coordinators, whose day-to-day work is to make sure that their multiple projects are implemented according to EC Grant Agreement, problems are promptly tackled, and project partners adequately assisted in legal, technical and financial management issues. Over the years we have helped almost 1,000 project managers and coordinators in understanding the legal, technical and financial rules of the Research Framework Programme and managing European projects. 2. Lectures and practical workshops on H2020 project implementation and financial management Experience Europa Media's unique "learning-by-doing" approach. Lectures and presentations with practical tips and stories are complemented by hands-on workshops and exercises throughout the two days. Project Management and Technical Reporting Grant Agreement Preparation – road to success and things that could go wrong. Getting started – models on Consortium Agreement, advance payment, bank guarantees, and the kick-off meeting. IPR issues in practice – how to protect your background and how to benefit from the foreground. Technical reporting – how to fill in the online forms and compile the Part B of your report. Technical reviews – Get prepared for the best- and worst-case scenarios. Workshop: Project Management Role-Play Each participant will represent a beneficiary in a project which is facing various challenges. Your trainer will represent the European Commission, whose goal is to make sure that the project is implemented according to the GA. You will tackle – as a consortium or individually – challenges that frequently arise in an H2020 project: budget transfers, inadequate budget, poorly performing partner, conflicts on IPR, GA amendments, technical reviews, etc. All case studies are based on real issues which we went through in our past and ongoing H2020 projects as coordinator or partner. Learn by doing and learn from others! Financial Management and Reporting Financial rules of Horizon 2020 – how to harmonise EU rules with your national taxation and internal accounting principles. Eligible and non-eligible costs, cost statements – upgrading your financial admin system. Different calculation methods for Personnel costs – employees and consultants. Allocation of Travel costs, Equipment, Other costs, and Overheads based on practical examples Subcontracting and third parties – how to avoid rejection of costs. Uploading reports to the Participant Portal – hints and tips to control your partners’ spending. Workshop: Budget monitoring and financial reporting You will go through specific exercises to simulate budget planning, budget monitoring and financial reporting in an H2020 project. You will tackle budget transfers and reallocations, controlling overspending, managing underspending and conducting reporting. You will prepare a financial statement for a virtual H2020 project based on specific project documentation with salary slips, invoices, receipts, timesheets and other proof of costs. Is this training for me? Over the past 14 years, our training courses have been attended by over 7,000 participants from leading research institutions, universities, SMEs, industry and other public and civil society organisations from all over Europe and beyond. Feedback from previous participants show that this course is equally useful for Project managers and coordinators Research advisers, EU grant advisers Researchers Financial managers Grants offices, NCPs coming from Public institutions Universities and research institutions SMEs and large companies

The full EU R&I project lifecycle from the proposal concept till the final report - The essence of all our knowledge: European Funding Academy Join Europa Media’s summer European Funding Academy and get a practical insight to the EU research and innovation projects and gain hands-on knowledge on how to submit competitive project proposals and effectively manage projects under Horizon 2020. WHY Europa Media's course? Europa Media’s trainers are actual project managers, coordinators and financial administrators of our 15 successful H2020 projects – giving you advice based on their everyday experience. Europa Media is always the first to provide clear and understandable explanations and answers through practical examples and workshops during which you can practice what we preach. Europa Media is Europe’s leading provider of practical training courses in developing and implementing EU R&I projects. WHAT: This 4-day intensive course will help you develop more competitive proposals under Horizon 2020 calls and effectively manage your projects. The European Funding Academy provides a complete insight to the EU research and innovation programmes of 2014-2020 (there are other funding sources besides H2020) and draws on the lessons learned from: The 2014-2018 calls of H2020; Dozens of our winning and lost proposals with around 30% success rate; and Our recently funded H2020 projects, including the reports submitted. HOW: Lectures and workshops on Proposal Development and Project Management Experience Europa Media's famous "learning-by-doing" approach – presentations in the morning, then practice your newly-gained knowledge during the workshops specifically designed for the particular topics: Proposal Development Develop a project proposal in response to a work programme topic (“call”). Getting started: After going through a simple exercise, you will be encouraged to pursue a new way of thinking - a method to ensure that you get started in the right way. You will then further develop your proposal concept step-by-step: defining sound objectives, designing an effective work plan with work packages, creating a Gantt chart and PERT diagram, defining an ideal consortium, and putting together a realistic budget. Impact and Exploitation workshop: You will draft the Expected Impact section and identify the best scenario for exploitation and IP strategy. Dissemination and Communication workshop: Participants will define the relevant target groups and the most appropriate dissemination and communication tools, channels and strategies for disseminating and communicating the results of the project with a view to maximizing its impact. Technical and Financial Project Management Effectively implement your projects and ensure sound financial management After successfully submitting their proposals, the participants will understand how to get a Horizon 2020 project started on the right foot, receive practical tips to ensure an effective technical implementation of the project, and go into the issues of financial management and reporting. During practical workshops, you will discuss real-life case scenarios related to project coordination, working with partners, dissemination, project's amendments and you will go thorugh specific exercises to simulate budget planning, budget monitoring and financial reporting in an H2020 project. During this training course you will learn how to tackle budget transfers and reallocations, controlling overspending, managing underspending and conducting reporting. You will also prepare a financial statement for a virtual H2020 project based on specific project documentation with salary slips, invoices, receipts, timesheets and other proof of costs.

European Funding Academy

18 - 21 June, 2019

Budapest, Continental Hotel Budapest, Dohány Street

The full EU R&I project lifecycle from the proposal concept till the final report - The essence of all our knowledge: European Funding Academy Join Europa Media’s summer European Funding Academy and get a practical insight to the EU research and innovation projects and gain hands-on knowledge on how to submit competitive project proposals and effectively manage projects under Horizon 2020. WHY Europa Media's course? Europa Media’s trainers are actual project managers, coordinators and financial administrators of our 15 successful H2020 projects – giving you advice based on their everyday experience. Europa Media is always the first to provide clear and understandable explanations and answers through practical examples and workshops during which you can practice what we preach. Europa Media is Europe’s leading provider of practical training courses in developing and implementing EU R&I projects. WHAT: This 4-day intensive course will help you develop more competitive proposals under Horizon 2020 calls and effectively manage your projects. The European Funding Academy provides a complete insight to the EU research and innovation programmes of 2014-2020 (there are other funding sources besides H2020) and draws on the lessons learned from: The 2014-2018 calls of H2020; Dozens of our winning and lost proposals with around 30% success rate; and Our recently funded H2020 projects, including the reports submitted. HOW: Lectures and workshops on Proposal Development and Project Management Experience Europa Media's famous "learning-by-doing" approach – presentations in the morning, then practice your newly-gained knowledge during the workshops specifically designed for the particular topics: Proposal Development Develop a project proposal in response to a work programme topic (“call”). Getting started: After going through a simple exercise, you will be encouraged to pursue a new way of thinking - a method to ensure that you get started in the right way. You will then further develop your proposal concept step-by-step: defining sound objectives, designing an effective work plan with work packages, creating a Gantt chart and PERT diagram, defining an ideal consortium, and putting together a realistic budget. Impact and Exploitation workshop: You will draft the Expected Impact section and identify the best scenario for exploitation and IP strategy. Dissemination and Communication workshop: Participants will define the relevant target groups and the most appropriate dissemination and communication tools, channels and strategies for disseminating and communicating the results of the project with a view to maximizing its impact. Technical and Financial Project Management Effectively implement your projects and ensure sound financial management After successfully submitting their proposals, the participants will understand how to get a Horizon 2020 project started on the right foot, receive practical tips to ensure an effective technical implementation of the project, and go into the issues of financial management and reporting. During practical workshops, you will discuss real-life case scenarios related to project coordination, working with partners, dissemination, project's amendments and you will go thorugh specific exercises to simulate budget planning, budget monitoring and financial reporting in an H2020 project. During this training course you will learn how to tackle budget transfers and reallocations, controlling overspending, managing underspending and conducting reporting. You will also prepare a financial statement for a virtual H2020 project based on specific project documentation with salary slips, invoices, receipts, timesheets and other proof of costs.

Join the upcoming "SEKTOR 3.0 Festival" event held in Warsaw, Poland by Sektor 3.0 @ Information Society Development Foundation.

Thinking about innovating for social impact? Leveraging your startup or NGO with technology? Or perhaps you’re a startup that can help a non-profit with your invention?

Sektor 3.0 Festival is the largest innovation and technology conference in the CEE region, addressed to innovators, startups, non-profits and activists who seek to make a positive, social change.

About 1000 people come to the Festival each year. Our speakers include experts from Google, MIT, Intel, NASA, CNN, Microsoft, Seoul National University, European Parliament, Ministry of Digital Affairs, and other leading institutions. Hone your digital skills and get to know the latest in technology and social media.

Join the debate on blockchain, artificial intelligence, data, ICTs, VR, fundraising and many other timely topics. The 9th edition of Sektor 3.0 Festival will be held on May 22-23, 2019 in Warsaw, Poland.

Participation is free of charge. The two-day event features seminars and lectures, as well as practical workshops hosted by partnering companies and institutions throughout the capital of Poland.

Technology showcase and trade fair is also a vibrant part of the Festival. Join us for this unique event which brings together experts and innovators from all over the world. We’ve had the pleasure to host speakers from the United States, Canada, Australia, South Korea, Singapore, Nigeria, UK, Germany, Sweden and many other countries. Last year alone, our speakers represented 15 countries.

Not convinced? See how it went last year at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inyeECpkfXE. To find out more about Sektor 3.0 Festival, check out our brochure at https://docsend.com/view/4ji27qb. The full program of the 2019 edition will be announced in April 2019. Visit our website http://sektor3-0.pl/en/festival/ for more information, to meet our previous speakers, organizing partners and get to know us better.

Contact us at frsi@frsi.org.pl if you have any questions. ___ Sektor 3.0 - enabling tech-for-good.

SEKTOR 3.0 Festival 2018

22 - 23 May, 2019

Warsaw, Poland

Join the upcoming "SEKTOR 3.0 Festival" event held in Warsaw, Poland by Sektor 3.0 @ Information Society Development Foundation. Thinking about innovating for social impact? Leveraging your startup or NGO with technology? Or perhaps you’re a startup that can help a non-profit with your invention? Sektor 3.0 Festival is the largest innovation and technology conference in the CEE region, addressed to innovators, startups, non-profits and activists who seek to make a positive, social change. About 1000 people come to the Festival each year. Our speakers include experts from Google, MIT, Intel, NASA, CNN, Microsoft, Seoul National University, European Parliament, Ministry of Digital Affairs, and other leading institutions. Hone your digital skills and get to know the latest in technology and social media. Join the debate on blockchain, artificial intelligence, data, ICTs, VR, fundraising and many other timely topics. The 9th edition of Sektor 3.0 Festival will be held on May 22-23, 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. Participation is free of charge. The two-day event features seminars and lectures, as well as practical workshops hosted by partnering companies and institutions throughout the capital of Poland. Technology showcase and trade fair is also a vibrant part of the Festival. Join us for this unique event which brings together experts and innovators from all over the world. We’ve had the pleasure to host speakers from the United States, Canada, Australia, South Korea, Singapore, Nigeria, UK, Germany, Sweden and many other countries. Last year alone, our speakers represented 15 countries. Not convinced? See how it went last year at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inyeECpkfXE. To find out more about Sektor 3.0 Festival, check out our brochure at https://docsend.com/view/4ji27qb. The full program of the 2019 edition will be announced in April 2019. Visit our website http://sektor3-0.pl/en/festival/ for more information, to meet our previous speakers, organizing partners and get to know us better. Contact us at frsi@frsi.org.pl if you have any questions. ___ Sektor 3.0 - enabling tech-for-good.

This 3-day training course answers all of your questions related to the financial management and administration of Horizon 2020 projects and EC financial audits. It will help you ensure that the day-to-day bookkeeping as well as the periodic and financial reports of your H2020 projects are sound and fully conform with the requirements of the H2020 Grant Agreement and ready for an EC audit. With our 15 running Horizon 2020 right now and the 20 years' experience of our trainers in managing and coordinating EU research and innovation projects, there is not a single question we cannot answer. We have been managing EU projects since 1999 and delivering international training courses since 2004. Our everyday project management and coordination experience makes our courses unmatched in Europe. Facts and doubts about H2020 financial management and administration Eligibility of various costs in H2020 may depend on various factors and differ on a case-by-case basis. Do you know how to interpret the H2020 AMGA and make the right decisions? Calculation of personnel costs is the most common source of problems in financial reporting and audits. Do you know how to make your time-sheets bulletproof and your salary calculation correct? Financial rules of Horizon 2020 differ from the financial rules of FP7 on several instances. Do you know what these differences are and what implications they have on your accounting and administration processes? EC financial audits at H2020 beneficiaries can be conducted directly by the Commission services or by external contractors. Do you know how the financial audits are conducted and how to get prepared for both approaches? Why Europa Media and why this course? 1. Trainers are actual Project Managers and Coordinators This 3-day training course is built 100% on project experience and real-life examples. Our trainers and workshop leaders are flesh-and-bone financial managers and administrators, whose daily work is to prepare financial reports and control budgets, manage project spending and assist our project partners in their financial management. Gabor Kitley, our financial expert, regularly supports major universities, research institutions and corporations all over Europe to survive financial audits. We ourselves went through six audits since we started our first EU project. 2. Lectures and practical workshops with material from real life Experience Europa Media's unique "learning-by-doing" approach – hear presentations in the morning, then use your newly-acquired knowledge during the workshops: Horizon 2020 Financial Rules Introducing the financial rules from the very basics to the most advanced issues using a practical, real-life approach. Prepare yourself, because you will make a lot of notes. Workshop: Financial Management and Reporting Discover the well-known and utterly unique workshop of Europa Media. Participants will receive a package consisting of timesheets, salary slips, invoices, contracts, per-diem certificates and mission reports for a virtual H2020 project. They will then have to calculate the eligible costs and submit a financial statement. EC Audits Participants will be briefed on the EC financial audit process. Financial rules and bottlenecks, tricks and mistakes to focus on will be introduced. Workshop: EC Audit You will become an auditor for a day! Participants in small groups will perform a financial audit of a virtual Horizon 2020 project based on the documentation provided by us. Is this training for me? Feedback from previous participants show that this course is equally useful for Financial administrators and controllers Researchers Research Advisers Project managers and coordinators Decision makers Finance NCPs coming from Public institutions Universities and research institutions SMEs and large companies Thanks to our learning-by-doing approach and the unique workshops, participants with different background will meet all their expectations. One of the strengths of our courses is the diverse backgrounds of the participants, which allows all to learn a lot from the many different approaches and stories.

H2020 Master of Finance and Administration and EC Audits

20 - 22 May, 2019

Lisbon

This 3-day training course answers all of your questions related to the financial management and administration of Horizon 2020 projects and EC financial audits. It will help you ensure that the day-to-day bookkeeping as well as the periodic and financial reports of your H2020 projects are sound and fully conform with the requirements of the H2020 Grant Agreement and ready for an EC audit. With our 15 running Horizon 2020 right now and the 20 years' experience of our trainers in managing and coordinating EU research and innovation projects, there is not a single question we cannot answer. We have been managing EU projects since 1999 and delivering international training courses since 2004. Our everyday project management and coordination experience makes our courses unmatched in Europe. Facts and doubts about H2020 financial management and administration Eligibility of various costs in H2020 may depend on various factors and differ on a case-by-case basis. Do you know how to interpret the H2020 AMGA and make the right decisions? Calculation of personnel costs is the most common source of problems in financial reporting and audits. Do you know how to make your time-sheets bulletproof and your salary calculation correct? Financial rules of Horizon 2020 differ from the financial rules of FP7 on several instances. Do you know what these differences are and what implications they have on your accounting and administration processes? EC financial audits at H2020 beneficiaries can be conducted directly by the Commission services or by external contractors. Do you know how the financial audits are conducted and how to get prepared for both approaches? Why Europa Media and why this course? 1. Trainers are actual Project Managers and Coordinators This 3-day training course is built 100% on project experience and real-life examples. Our trainers and workshop leaders are flesh-and-bone financial managers and administrators, whose daily work is to prepare financial reports and control budgets, manage project spending and assist our project partners in their financial management. Gabor Kitley, our financial expert, regularly supports major universities, research institutions and corporations all over Europe to survive financial audits. We ourselves went through six audits since we started our first EU project. 2. Lectures and practical workshops with material from real life Experience Europa Media's unique "learning-by-doing" approach – hear presentations in the morning, then use your newly-acquired knowledge during the workshops: Horizon 2020 Financial Rules Introducing the financial rules from the very basics to the most advanced issues using a practical, real-life approach. Prepare yourself, because you will make a lot of notes. Workshop: Financial Management and Reporting Discover the well-known and utterly unique workshop of Europa Media. Participants will receive a package consisting of timesheets, salary slips, invoices, contracts, per-diem certificates and mission reports for a virtual H2020 project. They will then have to calculate the eligible costs and submit a financial statement. EC Audits Participants will be briefed on the EC financial audit process. Financial rules and bottlenecks, tricks and mistakes to focus on will be introduced. Workshop: EC Audit You will become an auditor for a day! Participants in small groups will perform a financial audit of a virtual Horizon 2020 project based on the documentation provided by us. Is this training for me? Feedback from previous participants show that this course is equally useful for Financial administrators and controllers Researchers Research Advisers Project managers and coordinators Decision makers Finance NCPs coming from Public institutions Universities and research institutions SMEs and large companies Thanks to our learning-by-doing approach and the unique workshops, participants with different background will meet all their expectations. One of the strengths of our courses is the diverse backgrounds of the participants, which allows all to learn a lot from the many different approaches and stories.

Did your last project proposal fail? You have more projects, but you are always a partner and you want to coordinate now? Do you only need more practice? This course is for you then. Our last year ended with a 30% success rate in Horizon 2020. Not bad, right? We are sharing our direct experience with successful and unsuccessful proposals under the 2014-2018 calls and giving all the practical knowledge we have on proposal writing through a set of exercises focusing on a real H2020 call topic. The scope of the course is to cover in details the main sections of the proposal, focusing on the problematic parts. Join us and get a deeper insight into developing competitive H2020 proposals. Why participate in the "Horizon 2020 Proposal Writing Workshop" course? Because we know how to put together a winning project, but also know how to transfer this knowledge efficiently to you. Become better skilled by squeezing all information from successful proposal writers they may have. See our training and project references 1. Trainers are actual Project Managers and Proposal Writers This course is built on our direct experience gained over the past 17 years from developing and submitting proposals and implementing projects under the EU's Research Framework Programmes. The trainers of Europa Media are actual project managers, coordinators and financial administrators of EU-funded research and innovation projects. They are currently involved in more than 15 successful ongoing Horizon 2020 projects as project coordinator, work package or task leader, and are on a daily basis conceiving and developing their own project proposals under the open and forthcoming H2020 calls. This course is designed based on this direct experience and is therefore 100% practice-driven. 2. Exercises from concept development till the budget Experience Europa Media's well-known "learning-by-doing" approach – hear only one introductory presentation introducing the rules of the game with examples, then practice, practice and practice - during the practical and interactive workshops. Develop a project proposal in response to a work programme topic (“call”). As a start: After going through a simple exercise, you will be encouraged to pursue a new way of thinking - a method to ensure that you get started in the right way. You will then further develop your proposal concept step-by-step: defining sound objectives, designing an effective work plan with work packages, creating a Gantt chart and PERT diagram, defining an ideal consortium, and putting together a realistic budget. Impact and Exploitation workshop: You will draft the Expected Impact section and identify the best scenario for exploitation and IP strategy. Dissemination and Communication workshop: Participants will define the relevant target groups and the most appropriate dissemination and communication tools, channels and strategies for disseminating and communicating the results of the project with a view to maximizing its impact. Is this training for me? This course targets all those who have been competitively participating in H2020 projects as well as those who aim to participate in Horizon 2020/Horizon Europe and want to develop their proposal writing skills through practice.

Horizon 2020 Proposal Writing Workshop

16 - 17 May, 2019

Budapest, Graphisoft Park, Záhony Street

Did your last project proposal fail? You have more projects, but you are always a partner and you want to coordinate now? Do you only need more practice? This course is for you then. Our last year ended with a 30% success rate in Horizon 2020. Not bad, right? We are sharing our direct experience with successful and unsuccessful proposals under the 2014-2018 calls and giving all the practical knowledge we have on proposal writing through a set of exercises focusing on a real H2020 call topic. The scope of the course is to cover in details the main sections of the proposal, focusing on the problematic parts. Join us and get a deeper insight into developing competitive H2020 proposals. Why participate in the "Horizon 2020 Proposal Writing Workshop" course? Because we know how to put together a winning project, but also know how to transfer this knowledge efficiently to you. Become better skilled by squeezing all information from successful proposal writers they may have. See our training and project references 1. Trainers are actual Project Managers and Proposal Writers This course is built on our direct experience gained over the past 17 years from developing and submitting proposals and implementing projects under the EU's Research Framework Programmes. The trainers of Europa Media are actual project managers, coordinators and financial administrators of EU-funded research and innovation projects. They are currently involved in more than 15 successful ongoing Horizon 2020 projects as project coordinator, work package or task leader, and are on a daily basis conceiving and developing their own project proposals under the open and forthcoming H2020 calls. This course is designed based on this direct experience and is therefore 100% practice-driven. 2. Exercises from concept development till the budget Experience Europa Media's well-known "learning-by-doing" approach – hear only one introductory presentation introducing the rules of the game with examples, then practice, practice and practice - during the practical and interactive workshops. Develop a project proposal in response to a work programme topic (“call”). As a start: After going through a simple exercise, you will be encouraged to pursue a new way of thinking - a method to ensure that you get started in the right way. You will then further develop your proposal concept step-by-step: defining sound objectives, designing an effective work plan with work packages, creating a Gantt chart and PERT diagram, defining an ideal consortium, and putting together a realistic budget. Impact and Exploitation workshop: You will draft the Expected Impact section and identify the best scenario for exploitation and IP strategy. Dissemination and Communication workshop: Participants will define the relevant target groups and the most appropriate dissemination and communication tools, channels and strategies for disseminating and communicating the results of the project with a view to maximizing its impact. Is this training for me? This course targets all those who have been competitively participating in H2020 projects as well as those who aim to participate in Horizon 2020/Horizon Europe and want to develop their proposal writing skills through practice.

Smart City Expo combines the power of co-located conference with state-of-the-art expo floor in order to educate people towards smart cities and urban planning technologies, strive for innovation, promote business and connect thousands of attendees from around the globe.
The conference program covers Smart City Vertical Applications such as Smart Grid, Smart Transportation, Smart Health, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Cloud Computing, Smart Building Management Systems, Enterprise IoT, Fog computing, Big Data Analytics and Smart Governance

Do H2020 financial reporting and EC audits scare you? Are you often unsure whether you are doing the right thing in the most efficient way? Do you need some concrete recommendations on what to do in case of specific situations (personnel cost calculation, budget reallocation, equipment costs) in your project? We know that Horizon 2020 finances can be confusing; there is a lot of information and sometimes these can even be contradictory. We will not only explain those annotations in the H2020 model grant agreement, but we will give you examples and share our own experience and real stories from our own 15 running projects! We will go over these and many more practical daily issues that you will typically come across during your project’s lifecycle. Also, feel free to ask your questions regarding your project during the training; we love to hear some real stories and you will also learn from other participants tackling similar challenges in their projects. There a lot of “EU funding specialists” out there, but very few can prove their expertise through obvious success: up and running H2020 projects. Europa Media and its sister company Geonardo have been active in EU funded research and innovation projects since 1999, having coordinated and implemented over 60 projects to date. Let our project managers and financial experts share their recommendations and struggles with you and provide you the confidence you need to smoothly handle your financial reports and survive EC audits. Why participate in this course? "Best trainer in Europe on H2020 finances" We are proud to hear this from our clients and participants. Our trainer Gabor Kitley is an expert on Horizon 2020 finances. There is no question he cannot answer; you can test him. Over the past 15 years, he helped major universities, research institutions and corporations all over Europe to survive financial audits. We ourselves went through six audits since we started our first EU project. Lectures and Workshops - a practical combination This fast-track course is intended to provide a complete insight into Horizon 2020 financial issues through a mix of presentations and hands-on workshops: The day will start with an extended presentation covering from A to Z of Horizon 2020 financial issues. It will be mind-blowing, but worth every second. After this, you will go through Europa Media's famous financial reporting workshop to simulate financial reporting under H2020: together with your group mates, you will fill in an actual financial statement for an H2020 project using custom-made documentation including timesheets, salary slips and invoices. After the workshop you will go over some pragmatic approaches in reporting; Point-by-point assessment of the prepared financial reports: Format, content; overall principles, possible bottlenecks, what should and should not be included. The second day will finish with a step-by-step guide on how to report costs, deal with deviations, and internal allocation issues. Handling the EC requests for clarification, suspension of payments and other issues with a hands-on approach. NOTE: This is an adapted version of our Master of Finance and Administration and EC audits for those who need a good overview of the finances in Horizon 2020 but lack the time to attend a 3-day course. You can always read the Annotated Model Grant Agreement (only a few hundred pages on finances - NB: latest version published in December 2018), or sit back and listen to the rules, their full explanation and specific examples from real life. Is this training right for me? Feedback from previous participants show that this course is equally useful for Researchers Financial administrators Project managers Decision makers coming from Public institutions Universities and research institutions SMEs and large companies

Horizon 2020 Financial Rules and Reporting

08 - 09 April, 2019

Brussels

Do H2020 financial reporting and EC audits scare you? Are you often unsure whether you are doing the right thing in the most efficient way? Do you need some concrete recommendations on what to do in case of specific situations (personnel cost calculation, budget reallocation, equipment costs) in your project? We know that Horizon 2020 finances can be confusing; there is a lot of information and sometimes these can even be contradictory. We will not only explain those annotations in the H2020 model grant agreement, but we will give you examples and share our own experience and real stories from our own 15 running projects! We will go over these and many more practical daily issues that you will typically come across during your project’s lifecycle. Also, feel free to ask your questions regarding your project during the training; we love to hear some real stories and you will also learn from other participants tackling similar challenges in their projects. There a lot of “EU funding specialists” out there, but very few can prove their expertise through obvious success: up and running H2020 projects. Europa Media and its sister company Geonardo have been active in EU funded research and innovation projects since 1999, having coordinated and implemented over 60 projects to date. Let our project managers and financial experts share their recommendations and struggles with you and provide you the confidence you need to smoothly handle your financial reports and survive EC audits. Why participate in this course? "Best trainer in Europe on H2020 finances" We are proud to hear this from our clients and participants. Our trainer Gabor Kitley is an expert on Horizon 2020 finances. There is no question he cannot answer; you can test him. Over the past 15 years, he helped major universities, research institutions and corporations all over Europe to survive financial audits. We ourselves went through six audits since we started our first EU project. Lectures and Workshops - a practical combination This fast-track course is intended to provide a complete insight into Horizon 2020 financial issues through a mix of presentations and hands-on workshops: The day will start with an extended presentation covering from A to Z of Horizon 2020 financial issues. It will be mind-blowing, but worth every second. After this, you will go through Europa Media's famous financial reporting workshop to simulate financial reporting under H2020: together with your group mates, you will fill in an actual financial statement for an H2020 project using custom-made documentation including timesheets, salary slips and invoices. After the workshop you will go over some pragmatic approaches in reporting; Point-by-point assessment of the prepared financial reports: Format, content; overall principles, possible bottlenecks, what should and should not be included. The second day will finish with a step-by-step guide on how to report costs, deal with deviations, and internal allocation issues. Handling the EC requests for clarification, suspension of payments and other issues with a hands-on approach. NOTE: This is an adapted version of our Master of Finance and Administration and EC audits for those who need a good overview of the finances in Horizon 2020 but lack the time to attend a 3-day course. You can always read the Annotated Model Grant Agreement (only a few hundred pages on finances - NB: latest version published in December 2018), or sit back and listen to the rules, their full explanation and specific examples from real life. Is this training right for me? Feedback from previous participants show that this course is equally useful for Researchers Financial administrators Project managers Decision makers coming from Public institutions Universities and research institutions SMEs and large companies

Creative Innovation 2019 Asia Pacific is the place to imagine the future, inspire your leadership and achieve business success. Creative Innovation Global is the premiere conference for anyone who cares about creativity, innovation, leadership, change, transformation and the future. Bringing together hundreds of leaders from business, government, academia, community, not-for-profits, media and the arts, Creative Innovation 2019 Asia Pacific promises to explain the drivers of the changes taking place, the implications for the future and the strategies and thinking that governments, businesses, NFPs and individuals will need to adopt to be successful. The future is exciting, challenging or terrifying! It just depends on your perspective and your capacity to embrace change. Ci2019 offers an outstanding opportunity to educate, challenge and engage leaders and emerging talent on this transition. Ci2019 key themes will include: - Leadership, Ethics and Governance - Automation, AI, Robotics and the Future of Work - Education and Entrepreneurship - Science, Technology and the Pace of Change - Wicked Problems that require Collective Systemic Solutions This award-winning event will help you upgrade yourself and your organisation to Intelligence 2.0. It will give you the insights, knowledge and tools to develop the agility and leadership mindset you need to transform your organisation and inspire yourself and your team to build a collective future for humanity.

Creative Innovation 2019 Asia Pacific (Ci2019)

01 - 03 April, 2019

Melbourne VIC

Creative Innovation 2019 Asia Pacific is the place to imagine the future, inspire your leadership and achieve business success. Creative Innovation Global is the premiere conference for anyone who cares about creativity, innovation, leadership, change, transformation and the future. Bringing together hundreds of leaders from business, government, academia, community, not-for-profits, media and the arts, Creative Innovation 2019 Asia Pacific promises to explain the drivers of the changes taking place, the implications for the future and the strategies and thinking that governments, businesses, NFPs and individuals will need to adopt to be successful. The future is exciting, challenging or terrifying! It just depends on your perspective and your capacity to embrace change. Ci2019 offers an outstanding opportunity to educate, challenge and engage leaders and emerging talent on this transition. Ci2019 key themes will include: - Leadership, Ethics and Governance - Automation, AI, Robotics and the Future of Work - Education and Entrepreneurship - Science, Technology and the Pace of Change - Wicked Problems that require Collective Systemic Solutions This award-winning event will help you upgrade yourself and your organisation to Intelligence 2.0. It will give you the insights, knowledge and tools to develop the agility and leadership mindset you need to transform your organisation and inspire yourself and your team to build a collective future for humanity.

Join the upcoming edition of the innovation event "FLA: Design Thinking & Innovation Week" held in London, UK by the Future London Academy. 

Design Thinking Innovation Week created by Future London Academy.

This is a unique programme for creative entrepreneurs, designers and business owners – introducing you to London's most innovative businesses and uncovering the latest approaches to design thinking and innovation.

Every day will consist of lectures, roundtables and visits to the top companies who adopted the human-centred approach, where you will meet the teams behind their latest research and innovation. Some people call our format a 'design safari', some say it's a VIP behind-the-scenes experience or a research trip.

During the week you will also explore the latest trends and discoveries in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, sustainability and future of technologies. You will learn about the latest approach to creativity, product management and business management – and have the opportunity to ask any questions in an informal atmosphere. All lectures and workshops will take place in the actual agencies giving participants a better context of the topic.

This programme is designed to give you inspiration for your work, to help you get an expert opinion on your current projects, and keep you up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry.

Programme structure

Every day will consist of various activities to maximise your learning experience.

Morning session: it is the first session of the day, it will take the form of a lecture, roundtable or a workshop in one of London's top companies.
Lunch break: between the morning and afternoon sessions we will have a short break when you will have an opportunity to have lunch and enjoy the surroundings of the day programme locations.
Afternoon session: it is the second session of the day, where you will have a chance to visit another top London agency and listen to their team revealing secrets they use in everyday work.
Debrief and the city: after a long day of absorbing new ways of working, innovating and creative thinking we will debrief the content of the day to better organise them in our minds. This activity will be short and engaging and it will take place straight after the afternoon session in locations that we can then visit as cultural and social activities such as museums, galleries, event spaces or bars.

Who is this programme for?

— CEOs, CIOs and business owners — heads of design and innovation departments — product managers and team leaders — service and experience designers — UX researchers — innovators and trendsetters

You will learn:

— How to use design thinking to create innovation — Best practices in conducting research, prototyping, testing and product launching — Latest trends in VR, AR and AI — What other methodologies and processes companies use to create new products — How to spot real innovation — How to plan an office space to promote the culture of innovation and knowledge exchange — How to share your ideas with clients and investors more effectively

Course curator

Ekaterina Solomeina, designer, innovator, co-founder of Future London Academy "London is the best place to learn about innovation and service. This is a city where technology giants meet quirky startups, where traditions meet inventions, and where designers from all across the world are solving problems with the power of design thinking."

Cost £1,995 (Subject to 20% VAT; if you are paying as an individual living in Europe, UK or if you are a UK business)

Price includes:

— all talks, office visits, roundtables and workshops — exhibition entries and planned cultural activities during the programme — party/networking event at the end of the week — certificates

Price doesn't include banks transfer fees, food, travel, visa, accommodation or any other extra expenses.

FLA: Design Thinking & Innovation Week

18 - 22 March, 2019

London, United Kingdom

Join the upcoming edition of the innovation event "FLA: Design Thinking & Innovation Week" held in London, UK by the Future London Academy.  Design Thinking Innovation Week created by Future London Academy. This is a unique programme for creative entrepreneurs, designers and business owners – introducing you to London's most innovative businesses and uncovering the latest approaches to design thinking and innovation. Every day will consist of lectures, roundtables and visits to the top companies who adopted the human-centred approach, where you will meet the teams behind their latest research and innovation. Some people call our format a 'design safari', some say it's a VIP behind-the-scenes experience or a research trip. During the week you will also explore the latest trends and discoveries in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, sustainability and future of technologies. You will learn about the latest approach to creativity, product management and business management – and have the opportunity to ask any questions in an informal atmosphere. All lectures and workshops will take place in the actual agencies giving participants a better context of the topic. This programme is designed to give you inspiration for your work, to help you get an expert opinion on your current projects, and keep you up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry. Programme structure Every day will consist of various activities to maximise your learning experience. Morning session: it is the first session of the day, it will take the form of a lecture, roundtable or a workshop in one of London's top companies. Lunch break: between the morning and afternoon sessions we will have a short break when you will have an opportunity to have lunch and enjoy the surroundings of the day programme locations. Afternoon session: it is the second session of the day, where you will have a chance to visit another top London agency and listen to their team revealing secrets they use in everyday work. Debrief and the city: after a long day of absorbing new ways of working, innovating and creative thinking we will debrief the content of the day to better organise them in our minds. This activity will be short and engaging and it will take place straight after the afternoon session in locations that we can then visit as cultural and social activities such as museums, galleries, event spaces or bars. Who is this programme for? — CEOs, CIOs and business owners — heads of design and innovation departments — product managers and team leaders — service and experience designers — UX researchers — innovators and trendsetters You will learn: — How to use design thinking to create innovation — Best practices in conducting research, prototyping, testing and product launching — Latest trends in VR, AR and AI — What other methodologies and processes companies use to create new products — How to spot real innovation — How to plan an office space to promote the culture of innovation and knowledge exchange — How to share your ideas with clients and investors more effectively Course curator Ekaterina Solomeina, designer, innovator, co-founder of Future London Academy "London is the best place to learn about innovation and service. This is a city where technology giants meet quirky startups, where traditions meet inventions, and where designers from all across the world are solving problems with the power of design thinking." Cost £1,995 (Subject to 20% VAT; if you are paying as an individual living in Europe, UK or if you are a UK business) Price includes: — all talks, office visits, roundtables and workshops — exhibition entries and planned cultural activities during the programme — party/networking event at the end of the week — certificates Price doesn't include banks transfer fees, food, travel, visa, accommodation or any other extra expenses.

This 3-day training course answers all of your questions related to the financial management and administration of Horizon 2020 projects and EC financial audits. It will help you ensure that the day-to-day bookkeeping as well as the periodic and financial reports of your H2020 projects are sound and fully conform with the requirements of the H2020 Grant Agreement and ready for an EC audit. With our 15 running Horizon 2020 right now and the 20 years' experience of our trainers in managing and coordinating EU research and innovation projects, there is not a single question we cannot answer. We have been managing EU projects since 1999 and delivering international training courses since 2004. Our everyday project management and coordination experience makes our courses unmatched in Europe. Facts and doubts about H2020 financial management and administration Eligibility of various costs in H2020 may depend on various factors and differ on a case-by-case basis. Do you know how to interpret the H2020 AMGA and make the right decisions? Calculation of personnel costs is the most common source of problems in financial reporting and audits. Do you know how to make your time-sheets bulletproof and your salary calculation correct? Financial rules of Horizon 2020 differ from the financial rules of FP7 on several instances. Do you know what these differences are and what implications they have on your accounting and administration processes? EC financial audits at H2020 beneficiaries can be conducted directly by the Commission services or by external contractors. Do you know how the financial audits are conducted and how to get prepared for both approaches? Why Europa Media and why this course? 1. Trainers are actual Project Managers and Coordinators This 3-day training course is built 100% on project experience and real-life examples. Our trainers and workshop leaders are flesh-and-bone financial managers and administrators, whose daily work is to prepare financial reports and control budgets, manage project spending and assist our project partners in their financial management. Gabor Kitley, our financial expert, regularly supports major universities, research institutions and corporations all over Europe to survive financial audits. We ourselves went through six audits since we started our first EU project. 2. Lectures and practical workshops with material from real life Experience Europa Media's unique "learning-by-doing" approach – hear presentations in the morning, then use your newly-acquired knowledge during the workshops: Horizon 2020 Financial Rules Introducing the financial rules from the very basics to the most advanced issues using a practical, real-life approach. Prepare yourself, because you will make a lot of notes. Workshop: Financial Management and Reporting Discover the well-known and utterly unique workshop of Europa Media. Participants will receive a package consisting of timesheets, salary slips, invoices, contracts, per-diem certificates and mission reports for a virtual H2020 project. They will then have to calculate the eligible costs and submit a financial statement. EC Audits Participants will be briefed on the EC financial audit process. Financial rules and bottlenecks, tricks and mistakes to focus on will be introduced. Workshop: EC Audit You will become an auditor for a day! Participants in small groups will perform a financial audit of a virtual Horizon 2020 project based on the documentation provided by us. Feedback from previous participants show that this course is equally useful for Financial administrators and controllers Researchers Research Advisers Project managers and coordinators Decision makers Finance NCPs coming from Public institutions Universities and research institutions SMEs and large companies Thanks to our learning-by-doing approach and the unique workshops, participants with different background will meet all their expectations. One of the strengths of our courses is the diverse backgrounds of the participants, which allows all to learn a lot from the many different approaches and stories.

H2020 Master of Finance and Administration and EC Audits

13 - 15 March, 2019

Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier Wien, Landstraßer Hauptstraße, Vienna

This 3-day training course answers all of your questions related to the financial management and administration of Horizon 2020 projects and EC financial audits. It will help you ensure that the day-to-day bookkeeping as well as the periodic and financial reports of your H2020 projects are sound and fully conform with the requirements of the H2020 Grant Agreement and ready for an EC audit. With our 15 running Horizon 2020 right now and the 20 years' experience of our trainers in managing and coordinating EU research and innovation projects, there is not a single question we cannot answer. We have been managing EU projects since 1999 and delivering international training courses since 2004. Our everyday project management and coordination experience makes our courses unmatched in Europe. Facts and doubts about H2020 financial management and administration Eligibility of various costs in H2020 may depend on various factors and differ on a case-by-case basis. Do you know how to interpret the H2020 AMGA and make the right decisions? Calculation of personnel costs is the most common source of problems in financial reporting and audits. Do you know how to make your time-sheets bulletproof and your salary calculation correct? Financial rules of Horizon 2020 differ from the financial rules of FP7 on several instances. Do you know what these differences are and what implications they have on your accounting and administration processes? EC financial audits at H2020 beneficiaries can be conducted directly by the Commission services or by external contractors. Do you know how the financial audits are conducted and how to get prepared for both approaches? Why Europa Media and why this course? 1. Trainers are actual Project Managers and Coordinators This 3-day training course is built 100% on project experience and real-life examples. Our trainers and workshop leaders are flesh-and-bone financial managers and administrators, whose daily work is to prepare financial reports and control budgets, manage project spending and assist our project partners in their financial management. Gabor Kitley, our financial expert, regularly supports major universities, research institutions and corporations all over Europe to survive financial audits. We ourselves went through six audits since we started our first EU project. 2. Lectures and practical workshops with material from real life Experience Europa Media's unique "learning-by-doing" approach – hear presentations in the morning, then use your newly-acquired knowledge during the workshops: Horizon 2020 Financial Rules Introducing the financial rules from the very basics to the most advanced issues using a practical, real-life approach. Prepare yourself, because you will make a lot of notes. Workshop: Financial Management and Reporting Discover the well-known and utterly unique workshop of Europa Media. Participants will receive a package consisting of timesheets, salary slips, invoices, contracts, per-diem certificates and mission reports for a virtual H2020 project. They will then have to calculate the eligible costs and submit a financial statement. EC Audits Participants will be briefed on the EC financial audit process. Financial rules and bottlenecks, tricks and mistakes to focus on will be introduced. Workshop: EC Audit You will become an auditor for a day! Participants in small groups will perform a financial audit of a virtual Horizon 2020 project based on the documentation provided by us. Feedback from previous participants show that this course is equally useful for Financial administrators and controllers Researchers Research Advisers Project managers and coordinators Decision makers Finance NCPs coming from Public institutions Universities and research institutions SMEs and large companies Thanks to our learning-by-doing approach and the unique workshops, participants with different background will meet all their expectations. One of the strengths of our courses is the diverse backgrounds of the participants, which allows all to learn a lot from the many different approaches and stories.

What is transfiere?

Is the biggest professional and multisector for to transfer scientific knowledge and lines of technological research. A unique space in Spain to encourage Technology transfer and business cooperation.


Transfiere is the ideal place to promote the innovation between research groups and companies, in addition to contribute to the competitiveness of the business sector. Being part of Transfiere allows to establish strategic contacts, synergies and exchange of knowledge, connecting the different actors and strategic sectors of the economy.

The full EU R&I project lifecycle from the proposal concept till the final report - The essence of all our knowledge: European Funding Academy Join Europa Media’s winter European Funding Academy and get a practical insight to the EU research and innovation projects and gain hands-on knowledge on how to submit competitive project proposals and effectively manage projects under Horizon 2020. WHY Europa Media's "European Funding Academy"? Europa Media’s trainers are actual project managers, coordinators and financial administrators of our 12 successful H2020 projects – giving you advice based on their everyday experience. Europa Media is always the first to provide clear and understandable explanations and answers through practical examples and workshops during which you can practice what we preach. Europa Media is Europe’s leading provider of practical training courses in developing and implementing EU R&I projects. WHAT: This 4-day intensive course will help you develop more competitive proposals under Horizon 2020 calls and effectively manage your projects. The European Funding Academy provides a complete insight to the EU research and innovation programmes of 2014-2020 (there are other funding sources besides H2020) and draws on the lessons learned from: The 2014-2017 calls of H2020; Dozens of our winning and lost proposals; and Our recently funded H2020 projects, including the reports submitted. HOW: Lectures and workshops on Proposal Development and Project Management Experience Europa Media's famous "learning-by-doing" approach – presentations in the morning, then practice your newly-gained knowledge during the workshops specifically designed for the particular topics: Proposal Development Develop a project proposal in response to a work programme topic (“call”). Getting started: After going through a simple exercise, you will be encouraged to pursue a new way of thinking - a method to ensure that you get started in the right way. You will then further develop your proposal concept step-by-step: defining sound objectives, designing an effective work plan with work packages, creating a Gantt chart and PERT diagram, defining an ideal consortium, and putting together a realistic budget. Impact and Exploitation workshop: You will draft the Expected Impact section and identify the best scenario for exploitation and IP strategy. Dissemination and Communication workshop: Participants will define the relevant target groups and the most appropriate dissemination and communication tools, channels and strategies for disseminating and communicating the results of the project with a view to maximizing its impact. Technical and Financial Project Management Effectively implement your projects and ensure sound financial management After successfully submitting their proposals, the participants will understand how to get a Horizon 2020 project started on the right foot, receive practical tips to ensure an effective technical implementation of the project, and go into the issues of financial management and reporting. During practical workshops, you will discuss real-life case scenarios related to project coordination, working with partners, dissemination, project's amendments and you will go thorugh specific exercises to simulate budget planning, budget monitoring and financial reporting in an H2020 project. During this training course you will learn how to tackle budget transfers and reallocations, controlling overspending, managing underspending and conducting reporting. You will also prepare a financial statement for a virtual H2020 project based on specific project documentation with salary slips, invoices, receipts, timesheets and other proof of costs. WHO: Trainers are experienced Project Managers and Coordinators This course is built on our direct experience gained over the past 18 years from developing and submitting proposals and implementing projects under the EU Programmes, in particular, FP5/6/7, FP6, FP7, CIP, LIFE/LIFE+, LLP and Horizon 2020. We have developed and submitted several proposals under Horizon 2020, went through grant agreement preparations for those projects which have been successful, and now managing our H2020 projects as coordinator or partner. Our trainers and workshop leaders are flesh-and-bone project managers and coordinators, whose day-to-day work is to turn innovative project concepts into competitive proposals and implement projects according to EC Grant Agreement, tackling problems promptly, and assisting project partners in legal, technical and financial management issues. European Funding Academy goes beyond the official texts – it presents real-life examples, analyses actual proposals and evaluation summary reports and shows success and failure stories in research and innovation projects.

European Funding Academy

05 - 08 February, 2019

Vienna, Austria

The full EU R&I project lifecycle from the proposal concept till the final report - The essence of all our knowledge: European Funding Academy Join Europa Media’s winter European Funding Academy and get a practical insight to the EU research and innovation projects and gain hands-on knowledge on how to submit competitive project proposals and effectively manage projects under Horizon 2020. WHY Europa Media's "European Funding Academy"? Europa Media’s trainers are actual project managers, coordinators and financial administrators of our 12 successful H2020 projects – giving you advice based on their everyday experience. Europa Media is always the first to provide clear and understandable explanations and answers through practical examples and workshops during which you can practice what we preach. Europa Media is Europe’s leading provider of practical training courses in developing and implementing EU R&I projects. WHAT: This 4-day intensive course will help you develop more competitive proposals under Horizon 2020 calls and effectively manage your projects. The European Funding Academy provides a complete insight to the EU research and innovation programmes of 2014-2020 (there are other funding sources besides H2020) and draws on the lessons learned from: The 2014-2017 calls of H2020; Dozens of our winning and lost proposals; and Our recently funded H2020 projects, including the reports submitted. HOW: Lectures and workshops on Proposal Development and Project Management Experience Europa Media's famous "learning-by-doing" approach – presentations in the morning, then practice your newly-gained knowledge during the workshops specifically designed for the particular topics: Proposal Development Develop a project proposal in response to a work programme topic (“call”). Getting started: After going through a simple exercise, you will be encouraged to pursue a new way of thinking - a method to ensure that you get started in the right way. You will then further develop your proposal concept step-by-step: defining sound objectives, designing an effective work plan with work packages, creating a Gantt chart and PERT diagram, defining an ideal consortium, and putting together a realistic budget. Impact and Exploitation workshop: You will draft the Expected Impact section and identify the best scenario for exploitation and IP strategy. Dissemination and Communication workshop: Participants will define the relevant target groups and the most appropriate dissemination and communication tools, channels and strategies for disseminating and communicating the results of the project with a view to maximizing its impact. Technical and Financial Project Management Effectively implement your projects and ensure sound financial management After successfully submitting their proposals, the participants will understand how to get a Horizon 2020 project started on the right foot, receive practical tips to ensure an effective technical implementation of the project, and go into the issues of financial management and reporting. During practical workshops, you will discuss real-life case scenarios related to project coordination, working with partners, dissemination, project's amendments and you will go thorugh specific exercises to simulate budget planning, budget monitoring and financial reporting in an H2020 project. During this training course you will learn how to tackle budget transfers and reallocations, controlling overspending, managing underspending and conducting reporting. You will also prepare a financial statement for a virtual H2020 project based on specific project documentation with salary slips, invoices, receipts, timesheets and other proof of costs. WHO: Trainers are experienced Project Managers and Coordinators This course is built on our direct experience gained over the past 18 years from developing and submitting proposals and implementing projects under the EU Programmes, in particular, FP5/6/7, FP6, FP7, CIP, LIFE/LIFE+, LLP and Horizon 2020. We have developed and submitted several proposals under Horizon 2020, went through grant agreement preparations for those projects which have been successful, and now managing our H2020 projects as coordinator or partner. Our trainers and workshop leaders are flesh-and-bone project managers and coordinators, whose day-to-day work is to turn innovative project concepts into competitive proposals and implement projects according to EC Grant Agreement, tackling problems promptly, and assisting project partners in legal, technical and financial management issues. European Funding Academy goes beyond the official texts – it presents real-life examples, analyses actual proposals and evaluation summary reports and shows success and failure stories in research and innovation projects.

Intensive course on the financial rules and reporting and of Horizon 2020 projects. This is an adapted version of our Master of Finance and Administration and EC audits for those who need a good overview of the finances in Horizon 2020 but lack the time to attend a 3-day course. 1. Trainers are experienced Project Managers and Coordinators Our trainers and workshop leaders are flesh-and-bone project managers and coordinators, whose day-to-day work is to make sure that their multiple projects are implemented according to the EC Grant Agreement, problems are promptly tackled, and project partners adequately assisted in legal, technical and financial management issues. Over the years, we have helped around 1,000 project managers, financial administrators and coordinators in understanding the legal, technical and financial rules of the Research Framework Programme, effectively managing their projects and getting ready for EC audits. 2. Lectures and Workshops on Financial Rules and Reporting This fast-track course is intended to provide a complete insight to Horizon 2020 financial issues through a mix of presentations and a hands-on workshop: The day will start with an extended presentation covering from A to Z all of the issues of Horizon 2020 financial issues. After this, you will go through Europa Media's famous financial reporting workshop to simulate financial reporting under H2020: together with your group mates, you will fill in an actual financial statement for an H2020 project using custom-made documentation including timesheets, salary slips and invoices. After the workshop you will go over some pragmatic approaches in reporting; Point-by-point assessment of the prepared financial reports: Format, content; overall principles, possible bottlenecks, what should and should not be included. The second day will finish with a step-by-step guide on how to report costs, deal with deviations, and internal allocation issues. Handling the EC requests for clarification, suspension of payments and other issues with a hands-on approach. Is this training right for me? Feedback from previous participants show that this course is equally useful for Researchers Financial administrators Project managers Decision makers coming from Public institutions Universities and research institutions SMEs and large companies

H2020 Fast Track to Financial Rules and Reporting

29 January, 2019 - 30 December, 2018

Budapest, Hungary

Intensive course on the financial rules and reporting and of Horizon 2020 projects. This is an adapted version of our Master of Finance and Administration and EC audits for those who need a good overview of the finances in Horizon 2020 but lack the time to attend a 3-day course. 1. Trainers are experienced Project Managers and Coordinators Our trainers and workshop leaders are flesh-and-bone project managers and coordinators, whose day-to-day work is to make sure that their multiple projects are implemented according to the EC Grant Agreement, problems are promptly tackled, and project partners adequately assisted in legal, technical and financial management issues. Over the years, we have helped around 1,000 project managers, financial administrators and coordinators in understanding the legal, technical and financial rules of the Research Framework Programme, effectively managing their projects and getting ready for EC audits. 2. Lectures and Workshops on Financial Rules and Reporting This fast-track course is intended to provide a complete insight to Horizon 2020 financial issues through a mix of presentations and a hands-on workshop: The day will start with an extended presentation covering from A to Z all of the issues of Horizon 2020 financial issues. After this, you will go through Europa Media's famous financial reporting workshop to simulate financial reporting under H2020: together with your group mates, you will fill in an actual financial statement for an H2020 project using custom-made documentation including timesheets, salary slips and invoices. After the workshop you will go over some pragmatic approaches in reporting; Point-by-point assessment of the prepared financial reports: Format, content; overall principles, possible bottlenecks, what should and should not be included. The second day will finish with a step-by-step guide on how to report costs, deal with deviations, and internal allocation issues. Handling the EC requests for clarification, suspension of payments and other issues with a hands-on approach. Is this training right for me? Feedback from previous participants show that this course is equally useful for Researchers Financial administrators Project managers Decision makers coming from Public institutions Universities and research institutions SMEs and large companies

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