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Science with and for Society (SwafS) will help build effective cooperation between science and society, to recruit new talent for science and to pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility.
Science with and for Society will be instrumental in addressing the European societal challenges tackled by Horizon 2020, building capacities and developing innovative ways of connecting science to society. It will make science more attractive (notably to young people), raise the appetite of society for innovation, and open up further research and innovation activities. It allows all societal actors (researchers, citizens, policy makers, business, third sector organisations etc.) to work together during the whole research and innovation process in order to better align both the process and its outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of European society. This approach to research and innovation is termed Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI).
The Science with and for Society (SwafS) work programme 2018-2020 shall focus on five calls for proposals in which proposals are invited against specific topics:
The call for second-stage was closed on 17th of November 2020. 19 proposals have been submitted in response to this call. The breakdown per topic is: SwafS-01-2018-2019-2020: Open schooling and collaboration on science education: 12 proposals SwafS-24-2020: Science education outside the classroom: 7 pro... read more
Please find on the below mentioned link all the presentations, as well as the recordings of the sessions about the European Green Deal Call with valuable information on the different topics (saved as "related link" on the European Green Deal page of our website) https://ec.europa.eu/info/events/horizon-2020-green-deal-call-info-day-2020-sep-23_e... read more
The latest versions of the Horizon 2020 2018-2020 work programmes can now be found here under ‘work programmes’. The link to each work programme (PDF), that was adopted by the European Commission on 17 September 2020, is listed below and can be found on our website on each programme page (dark grey banner). Introduction 2018-20 Future an... read more
Avia-GIS is a Belgian innovative SME established in 2001. They have built research and public authority trust over the past 19 years and developed a unique, disruptive software suite - VECMAP® - that will support society to overcome one of its important health threats, the spreading of Pests of Public Health importance.
With the help of a Horizon 2020 SME Instrument-phase 2 project, they will be able to add Integrated Pest Management (IPM) functionalities and bring VECMAP®IPM to the market. Within 5 years Avia-GIS will enable 2000 SME pest controllers and 2340 local authorities to shift to IPM strategies. With the grant they will raise revenue from 2 M€ to 14.2 M€ in 2024, and increase the headcount from 15 to 58.
The Horizon 2020 grant was an essential component of their second investment round. To date Avia-GIS already raised 1 M€ in additional private equity and they are now are seeking to complement this with an equal amount as a subordinate loan.read more
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