Digital Session on Exploring Future Collaboration between Karlstad University and Lakehead University, Canada
You are invited to a joint digital session via Zoom between Karlstad University and Lakehead University, Canada. This session will provide an overview of the Horizon Europe Framework programme and the European Green Deal, and will allow researchers to explore future collaboration. Lakehead visited Kau earlier this year as part of a wider group from Ontario in Canada, and this session is a start in exploring building a stronger collaboration within research.
We will also welcome Simon Fredholm, Policy Officer from Region Värmland European Office. Simon will provide input in relation to the European Green Deal. Simon is located in Brussels and has a wide and strategic network that allows us to have insight of the discussions and the policy thinking and direction and how it is relevant for research and innovation.
Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion. The European Green Deal is a package of policy initiatives, which aims to set the EU on the path to a green transition, with the ultimate goal of reaching climate neutrality by 2050.
The session will conclude with an opportunity for researchers to introduce themselves and their research as a way of looking for synergies and collaborative opportunities for the future. If you would like to participate in the session, please send an email to GIO@kau.se with the title “KAU and Lakehead Session”. If you would like to present yourself and your research, please include 2 PowerPoint slides that will introduce you and your research. You will be allocated 2 minutes on the day to present this to the participants. You will receive a Zoom meeting invitation upon registration.
Karlstad University’s Grants and Innovation Office and the Innovation, Partnerships and Economic Development office of Lakehead University will support and work with researchers that want to take the opportunity to develop more close collaboration or develop a research-funding proposal.
In Sweden, as members of the European Union, we have access to all the structures and opportunities that the EU provides. Canada’s relationship with the EU is the oldest formal relationship the EU has with any industrialized country, dating back to 1959. Canada is currently in advanced talks to become an associate country for participation within the Horizon Europe Framework programme. There is opportunity as it is for Canadian participation within some aspects of Horizon Europe, and in the future this might change to full participation.
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The contact person at Lakehead University is Bill Maloney.
(Director, Industry Research Partnerships. Innovation, Partnerships and Economic Development Office at Lakehead University)
Direct - 807-343-8793
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