3.5 – International cooperation

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 767162.

Pillar 3: Ecosystem/framing conditions

Session 3.5 – International cooperation

31 October 2018, 12:00-13:00, room STRAUSS 3


Challenges in areas like energy, health, food and water are global challenges. Fully endorsing and committing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Europe leads the way in developing global research partnerships and follows a win-win approach with its international partners.

Within the Horizon 2020 general openness to international cooperation, the industrial technology policy is fostering a twofold approach: i) thematic/multilateral and ii) country focused/bilateral. The session provides examples of both types and opens the discussion on deepening international cooperation.


Please find below the speakers (in alphabetical order), who will contribute to this session (The speakers’ order might not correspond to the order within the sessions!):

Moderator: Hélène Chraye, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation

Rapporteur: Franz Haider

Nili Mandelblit

Director Aero-Space, Transport, NMP, Research Infrastructures
ISERD - The EU R&D Directorate

Sabelo Mhlanga

Founder and CEO
SabiNano (Pty) Ltd

Toshiki Nagano

Fellow/Director - Center for Research and Development Strategy
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

Andrey V. Ragulya

National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Hermann Tribukait

Mexico Energy Innovation Funds &
Mission Innovation Co-Lead