Workshop: new EU collaborations through European Partnerships

Date: 27/10/2020

The digital conference “Industrial Technologies 2020 – Transition to Sustainable Prosperity” will take place under the auspices of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union from 27th - 28th October 2020. On the first day, ERA-LERAN member Effie Amanatidou will moderate the workshop Horizon Europe Partnerships – How They Create Opportunities for New EU Collaborations and How They Can Enable the Transition to Economic, Social and Environmental Sustainability.

The aim of European partnerships with the EU and associated countries, the private sector, foundations and other stakeholders is to deliver on global challenges and modernise industry. This session will present a set of EU partnerships with tightest links to industrial technologies community. We will discuss about new, emerging opportunities for EU collaboration provided by the new partnerships and how to create synergies and to open up even more opportunities across sectors and communities.


  • Maria Reinfeld (Policy Officer at the Unit Missions & Partnerships, Directorate Policy & Programming Centre; DG for Research and Innovation, EU-COM)
  • Àngels Orduña (Executive Director of A.SPIRE)
  • Zeljko Pazin (Executive Director at the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA))
  • Carl De Mare (President of the European Steel Technology Platform (ESTEP))
  • Josef Fürlinger (Managing Director Regional Innovation Centre (RIC) Austria)
  • Thomas Bergs (Head of Department Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (FhG IPT))

Moderation: Effie Amanatidou (Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Manchester Institute Of Innovation Research / Representative of ERA-Learn) & Marta Candeias (Horizon 2020 National Delegate and NCP at ANI - Agência Nacional de Inovação)

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