University of Strathclyde

We're a leading international technological University located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland's biggest city. Our commitment to useful learning guides our research, our learning and teaching and the way we work with businesses and organisations. The university is one of the UK's top 20 research universities. The new Technology & Innovation Centre is set to revolutionise the way that academia and industry work together.
16 Richmond Street
G1 1QE
Glasgow | GB
www.strath.ac.uk
Scotland Europa Key Contact: Philip Piatkiewicz

Networks

URL: http://www.cesaer.org/

Remit: CESAER - the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research - is a non-profit international association of leading European universities of science and technology and engineering schools/faculties at comprehensive universities and university colleges.

URL: http://www.scotlandeuropa.com

Remit: Scotland Europa promotes Scottish interests across the institutions of the European Union and to the representatives of Europe’s regions and nations. Scotland Europa membership brings together a wide range of Scottish organisations, including public authorities, businesses, local government, trade unions and education and voluntary organisations. This diverse partnership gives us a variety of perspectives on Scottish interests in Europe and an influential voice in European affairs. With experienced and specialised staff based in Brussels and Scotland, Scotland Europa fosters strong links between Scotland and Europe, providing intelligence, policy analysis and strategic funding advice.

URL: http://www.smartislandsinitiative.eu

Remit: The Smart Islands Initiative is a bottom-up effort of island authorities and communities. It builds on years of collaboration between EU islands and seeks to convey the significant potential of islands to function as laboratories for technological, social, environmental, economic and political innovation.

URL: http://www.eua.be/

Remit: The European University Association (EUA) is the representative organisation of universities and national rectors’ conferences in 47 European countries. EUA plays a crucial role in the Bologna Process and in influencing EU policies on higher education, research and innovation. Thanks to its interaction with a range of other European and international organisations EUA ensures that the independent voice of European universities is heard, wherever decisions are being taken that will impact on their activities.

Themes

Innovation, Enterprise, Social, Energy, Regional, Membership, EU Politics

Programmes

Securing Europes global competitiveness, strengthening its position in science and its industrial leadership in innovation by providing major investment in key technologies, greater access to capital and support for SMEs. The programme aims at tackling societal challenges by helping to bridge the gap between research and the market. Horizon 2020 is designed to be a different kind of EU research programme - funding the entire value creation chain from fundamental research through to market innovation, and with drastically less red tape.