Webinar on Portuguese and European funding programs: Horizon 2020 and Portugal 2020 - Opportunities for researchers

General information

Duration: 1 hour 30 min
Date: 22 February 2017
Time: 10.00 to 11.30 a.m. (PT time)
Language: English (first part related to Horizon 2020); Portuguese (second half related to Portugal 2020)
Venue: online
Cost: free


Dora Fazekas is a consultant at Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) working in the international area of the company. She has been involved and has managed several FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects and proposals in the areas of nanotechnology, food safety, medicine and others. She is currently the manager of NANO2ALL, a Horizon 2020 project aiming to enhance societal engagement in nanotechnologies. Dora’s work includes project coordination and management, communication and marketing strategies, data collection and research studies. Dora has trained and supported over 100 researchers, business sector representatives and project managers in grant application writing for European programmes. Dora Fazekas holds a post-graduation in European Studies and Global Affairs (Catholic University of Milan) and a degree in law (Catholic University of Budapest).


Susana Figueiredo is a consultant at Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI). Since joining SPI her work has involved the development of funded national projects (QREN and Portugal 2020), for universities and research centres, companies and municipalities. At the international level, she has worked in projects funded by organisations such as the European Commission and Development Banks. She managed InnoMatNet, an FP7 funded project that aimed to promote collaboration between materials researchers, the creative industry and other stakeholders involved in the innovation process. She is also responsible for SPI’s R&D Management System. Prior to joining SPI, Susana Figueiredo worked for another consultancy in Portugal, developing environmental studies and reports and providing support to SME. She also taught at the College of Biotechnology in Portugal. Susana Figueiredo has a degree in Environmental Engineering from the College of Biotechnology in Portugal and a PhD in the same field from the University of Leeds, UK.



Horizon 2020:

  • Introduction to H2020 aim and structure
  • Short introduction to selected funding lines (ERC, FET, Marie Skłodowska-Curie, LEIT-NMPB, Societal challenges)
  • Brief information on where and how to identify opportunities

Portugal 2020:

  • Introduction to Portugal 2020 and Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização (POCI)
  • Introduction to selected funding lines (“Sistema de Apoio à investigação Científica e Tecnológica” and “Sistemas de Incentivos às empresas”)
  • Brief information on where and how to identify opportunities and submit applications

What you will learn

  • General overview of Horizon 2020 and Portugal 2020 programs and funding schemes for researchers
  • Ways to identify adequate opportunities
  • Information about general eligibility conditions
  • Examples of interesting Horizon 2020 and Portugal 2020 projects

What you are required to participate

There is no specific participation requirement.

How to register

Registration is now closed.