The Implementation and Sustainability of Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure for the 21st Century (IS_MIRRI21) organises two virtual events:
MIRRI Membership: Boosting research and innovation in Health, Agro-food, Environment and Energy
15 June 2021 (14h00-15h15, CEST)
International collaboration with MIRRI through new opportunities from the Horizon Europe programme, 17 June 2021 (14:00-16:00 CEST) s
17 June 2021 (14h00-16h00, CEST)
Registration is free of charge on the website dedicated to the events. Registration is open until the launch of the events.
Implementation and Sustainability of Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure for the 21st Century (IS_MIRRI21) is a three-year H2020 project that supports the implementation of Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure (MIRRI). MIRRI (https://www.mirri.org/) is a pan-European research infrastructure made up of 50+ member organisations including academic institutions, microbial Biological Resource Centres (mBRCs), Culture Collections (CCs) and experts from 11 European countries.
MIRRI has a special focus on the domains of Health & Food, Agro-Food, and Environment & Energy and intends to meet the demand for resources, data, research facilities and expertise in these domains squarely.
These two events have been set up with the aim of presenting opportunities to bring innovation actors in Life Sciences and biotechnology to the same table. In synergy with RI-VIS, a Horizon 2020 funded project designed to increase the visibility of European research infrastructures (RIs) to new communities in Europe and beyond, IS_MIRRI21 partners and innovation actors from Research and Development (R&D) frameworks in Europe will present funding opportunities for joint collaboration in the above mentioned domains and how to become a member of MIRRI’s network.
EVENT 1 | Webinar “MIRRI Membership: Boosting research and innovation in Health, Agro-food, Environment and Energy”
Date and platform – 15 June 2021, 14:00-15:15 CEST | ZOOM
The webinar aims to bring the added-value of MIRRI to light and encourage international cooperation among Research Infrastructures (RIs) in Europe and Latin America. The session will also take the opportunity to briefly present funding sources, i.e., Horizon Europe, that are available to facilitate cross-continental collaboration.
The webinar is open to all participants that harbour interest in learning more about European RIs, in particular, MIRRI as a pan-European RI. The main beneficiaries of the webinar are foreseen to be representatives from countries/governments or intergovernmental organisations addressing Research and Development, as well as representatives from microbial Biological Resource Centres (mBRCs), Culture Collections (CCs), universities or research institutions potentially interested in joining MIRRI as members.
View the detailed agenda here.
EVENT 2 | Workshop “International collaboration with MIRRI through new opportunities from the Horizon Europe programme”
Date and platform – 17 June 2021, 14:00-16:00 CEST | ZOOM
- Provide an overview of the opportunities presented in Horizon Europe that correlate to the domains of MIRRI: Health & Food, Agro-Food, and Environment & Energy;
- Present an overview of MIRRI’s Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda 2021-2030;
- Formulate synergies among different innovation actors in the above-mentioned domains with the aim of jointly pursuing relevant Horizon Europe calls.
Anyone who demonstrates interest in international cooperation in the areas of Health & Food, Agro-Food, and Environment & Energy and funding opportunities in Europe. However, the main beneficiaries are foreseen to be scientific research infrastructures and academic institutions, mBRCs and CCs, experts from bioindustry sectors, students and researchers from life sciences and biotechnology, policy makers and government/Member State representatives addressing Research and Development.
View the detailed agenda here.
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