ERC 10th Anniversary Celebrations

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It’s the European Research Council’s (ERC) 10th anniversary. For over a decade, the ERC has been supporting excellent scientists and their most creative ideas, funding cutting-edge research in all fields and attracting the world’s best researchers to Europe.

Saarland University and Eurice are celebrating this occasion by recognising Saarland’s own award-winning researchers. To date, 16 ERC grants have been successfully awarded to Saarland scientists, and on 20 November 2017, they will all be present at Saarland University to talk about their work and their experiences with the ERC. This is the chance to meet and rub elbows with Saarland’s top scientists!

It is also a great opportunity to find out more about ERC funding in particular and Horizon 2020 in general –Who can apply for funding? Which steps are required to submit a proposal? Who can provide support and advice in this area?

When it comes to strategic planning and best practice solutions, Eurice offers a range of ERC proposal services. Until now, Eurice has successfully supported 30 ERC applications - including all types of ERC Grants – amounting to a total of EUR 60 Mio EC funding. Find out more about these and meet us in person during the event’s poster and networking session.

We are looking forward to welcoming you there!

ERC 10th Anniversary Celebrations

November 20, 2017, 1-5 PM + Networking
Computational Linguistics
Building C7.4
Room 1.17
Saarland University
66123 Saarbrücken
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Opening words
Dr. Susanne Reichrath, State Chancellery Saarland and Prof. Manfred Schmitt, University President


Der European Research Council – 10 years of success
Prof. Kurt Mehlhorn, ERC Scientific Council Member, Max Planck Institute for Informatics


Synergy Grant imPACT – Privacy, Accountability, Compliance and Trust in Tomorrow’s Internet
Prof. Dr. Michael Backes, CISPA, Saarland University


Starting Grant  LaserHearingAids – Laser: Driving Force for a new Generation of Hearing Aids
Dr. Gentiana Wenzel, Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic, Saarland University


Starting Grant EXPLOGEN – Exploitation of Actinomycetes Genomics using Synthetic and System Biology Approaches
Prof. Dr. Andriy Luzhetksy, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Saarland University


Advanced Grant POWVER – Power to the People. Verified.
Prof. Holger Hermanns, Dependable Systems and Software, Saarland University


How to submit an ERC proposal
Nina Christmann, Strategic Research Management, Saarland University


Horizon 2020 – Overview on Structures and Funding Opportunities
Maria Azofra, European Research and Project Office (Eurice) GmbH


Poster Session and Networking

If you have any further questions regarding the event, please contact Katrin Conrad, Eurice GmbH.