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To mark the 10th Anniversary of the establishment of the Office for International and European Research Projects (Operum), the Universidad de Murcia, through its Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research, invites the University community and general public to attend a series of events, especially interesting for those working in R&D&I at a European and International level.

The aim is to inform about the results obtained by the European and International Research Projects carried out at the Universidad de Murcia, as well as to provide the general public with a foresight on the different R&D&I initiatives under preparation in Europe. 

In order to do so, these events will be attended by well known experts, both at national and European level. A wide variety of topics will be dealt with, such as, the 10th Anniversary of the European Research Council (ERC) and the future of Excellent Science, the opportunities for research infrastructures at a national and European level, the PRIMA Initiative and the expected development of Challenge 2 Bioeconomy of Horizon 2020, as well as the positioning of Spanish Universities in the 9th Framework Programme in preparation.

The last event of the week will mark the 10th Anniversary of Operum and there will also be a new edition of the “Researcher's Night” (related event) taking place at the University Square (La Merced Campus). 

Activity Programme

Tuesday, 26 September: “10 years of the ERC: Past, present and future of the European Research Council

  • 10:00: Opening of the Conference: 
     
    • Mr. José Pedro Orihuela Calatayud, Rector of the Universidad de Murcia.
    • Mr. Juan Monzó Cabrera, General Director of Universities and Research.
    • Mr. Antonio Juan García Fernández, Vice-Chancellor for Research
       
  • 10:30: "ERC Grants: First 10 years and the future of the ERC”
     
    • Mrs. Paola Bovolenta, Member of the Scientific Committee of the ERC - Centre for Molecular Biology Severo Ochoa (CSIC-UAM)
  • 11:30: "ERC 2018 Call: Starting, Consolidator y Advanced Grants. Proof of Concept y Synergy Grants"
     
    • Mrs. Esther Rodríguez Blanco. Contact Person of ERC in Spain - Presentation
  • 12:00: Questions and answers, discussion and closure of the session    

Place: Building of the Health Sciences Campus - LAIB How to get there? 

Thursday, 28 September: “Research Infrastructures" (morning)

  • 10:00: Opening and presentation of the session
     
    • Mr. Antonio Juan García Fernández, Vice-Chancellor for Research
    • Mr. Antonio Skarmeta Gómez, Operum Director
  • 10:30: “ESFRI and the national-European strategy in research infrastructures”
     
    • Mrs. Inmaculada Figueroa, Assistant Deputy Director of the Deputy Directorate for Internationalisation of Science and Innovation - Presentation
  • 11:30: “2018-2020 Work Programme for Horizon 2020 Scientific Infrastructures. Results of 2014-2015 calls and potential participants in the calls of the new Work Programme. Opportunities for Transnational Access”
     
    • Mrs. Marta March, Contact Person in Spain, Research Infrastructures Programme, INTA - Presentation
  • 12:30: “National Map of Scientific and Technical Infrastructures (ICTS)”
     
    • Mrs. Ana Aricha. Head of Section. General Deputy Directorate of Large Scientific and Technical Facilities. Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation. MINECO - Presentation
  • 13:00: Questions and answers, discussion and closure of the session    

Place: Hermenegildo Lumeras Assembly Room of the Faculty of Chemistry Espinardo Campus. How to get there?

 

Thursday, 28 September: “The voice of Research in Europe” (evening)

  • 16:30: Opening and presentation of the session
     
    • Mr. José Pedro Orihuela Calatayud, Rector of the Universidad de Murcia
    • Mrs. Marina Villegas, Director of the State Agency for Research
    • Mr. Juan Monzó Cabrera, General Director of Universities and Research
    • Mr. Antonio Juan García Fernández, Vice-Chancellor for Research
    • Mr . Antonio Skarmeta Gómez, Operum Director
  • 17:00: “The roadmap of Spain in ERA”
     
    • Mrs. Marina Villegas. Director of the State Agency for Research - Presentation
  • 18:00: Round table: “The voice of Research and Universities in Europe”
     
    • Mrs. Lucía Huertas, Director of the Office of the Region of Murcia in Brussels - Presentation
    • Mrs. Lucía Sirera, Head of the CRUE-CRUP European Office in Brussels - Presentation
    • Mrs. Marina Martínez, Programme Officer of H2020 at the SOST-CDTI Office in Bruselas - Presentation
  • 19:00: Questions and answers, discussion and closure of the session    

Place: Assembly Room of the Faculty of Arts, La Merced Campus. How to get there? 
 

Friday, 29 September: "Horizon 2020 - Challenge 2 Bioeconomy and the PRIMA initiative for 2018-2020" (morning)

  • 10:00: Opening and presentation of the session
     
    • D. Juan María Vázquez Rojas, Secretary General for Science and Innovation
    • D. Antonio Juan García Fernández, Vice-Chancellor for Research
    • D. Antonio Skarmeta Gómez, Operum Director
  • 10:30: “Opportunities in H2020 - Challenge 2 Bioeconomy and the BioIndustries JTI”
     
    • Mr. José Manuel González, National Representative in Challenge 2 Bioeconomy - H2020. Centre for Industrial and Technological Development. CDTI - Presentation
  • 11.30: "PRIMA (The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area), a new R&D programme for the sustainable management of water, agriculture and food production”
     
    • Mr. Diego Intrigliolo, Expert in Challenge 2 H2020. PRIMA Initiative. CEBAS-CSIC Researcher - Presentation
  • 12:30: "Horizon 2020 and FP9: Results, Opportunities and Future of Research in Europe”
     
    • Mr. Juan María Vázquez Rojas, General Secretary of Science and Innovation
  • 13:00: Closure of the Conference
     
    • Mr. José Pedro Orihuela Calatayud, Rector of the Universidad de Murcia.
    • Mr. Juan María Vázquez Rojas, General Secretary of Science and Innovation
    • Mr. Juan Hernández Albarracín, Regional Minister of Employment, Universities and Enterprises of the Region of Murcia
    • Mr. Antonio Juan García Fernández, Vice-Chancellor for Research
    • Mr. Antonio Skarmeta Gómez, Operum Director

Place: Hermenegildo Lumeras Assembly Room of the Faculty of Chemistry Espinardo Campus.  How to get there? 

 

Friday, 29 September: “Event related to the “Night of Researchers 2017” (from 18:00 until 22:00)

Place: University Square (La Merced Campus)  How to get there?

 

Organisers

Logo Universidad de Murcia Logo Operum

Collaborators

   ercMINECO     CDTI  CSICINTA   crue  eu direct cmn

These activities are co-funded by the European Commission, within the framework of the ERDF Operational Programme of the Region of Murcia 2014-2020, Line of Action 2: “Guidance, search for partners and funding for International R&D&I Projects”