European Research Council (ERC) Grants Event – Horizon Europe

16 Oct

Major Event (Highlighted Event)

The Projects and Funding department at IMDEA Networks is pleased to announce a training event, aiming to enhance excellence in ERC proposal writing in the domain of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PE), in particular PE6 and PE7.  This training event contributes to the objectives of the INCREASE-HE project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICIN). This event, called ERC Grants Event, will take place on October, 16th 2023 in IMDEA Networks premises located in Leganés (Madrid).

The program includes institutional representation from the regional and national governance of Scientific Research and Technological Innovation, such as Fundación Española de Ciencia y Technología and Madri+d, researchers and academics from IMDEA Networks, Universidad Carlos III, IMDEA Software and INRIA (France), and a consultancy specialized on national and international research funding acquisition, i.e., Yellow Research Consulting.

The training event will be structured with an informative morning, including an evaluator talk and case studies of successful proposals, and an afternoon workshop.

Registration is free, but mandatory as places are limited, through the registration form.

Module I: ERC Grants overview and support

Time Theme Location Speaker
9:30 – 9:40 Welcome and Introduction Ramón y Cajal Room
Ground Floor
Oscar Nieto Cerezo
European Project Manager
IMDEA Networks
9:40 – 10:20 Introduction to the Key Elements of a Successful ERC proposal Ramón y Cajal Room
Ground Floor
Leticia Riaza Gambero
Técnico superior de promoción de proyectos europeos de I+D+I
Fundación Española de Ciencia y Tecnología (FECYT)
10:20 – 11:00 ERC Support Programme for Researchers in Madrid Institutions Ramón y Cajal Room
Ground Floor
Rosalía Vicente Alonso
EU Project Manager

11:00 – 11:30. Coffee Break and Networking (Garden opposite Ramón y Cajal Room)

Module II: Successful proposals and evaluation

Time Theme Location Speaker
11:30 – 11:55 Case Study 1: PE 7: Systems and Communication Engineering – Starting Grant (StG) Ramón y Cajal Room
Ground Floor
Tobias Mirco Koch
Associate Professor
ERC Starting Grant awardee in 2016
Universidad Carlos III
11:55 – 12:20 Case Study 2: PE 6: Computer Science and Informatics – Consolidator Grant (CoG) Ramón y Cajal Room
Ground Floor
Dario Fiore
Associate Research Professor
ERC Consolidator Grant awardee in 2020
IMDEA Software
12:20 – 12:45 How to prepare a strong ERC Advanced Grant (AdG) proposal Ramón y Cajal Room
Ground Floor
Presentation delivered remotely (Online)
Jean-Pierre Banâtre
Former Professor University of Rennes and member of
INRIA Direction
Mentor of approx. 75 ERC awardees
12:45 – 13:10 Evaluation procedure and criteria Ramón y Cajal Room
Ground Floor
Ana Garcia Armada
Full Professor
ERC Grants evaluator and panelist from 2019
Universidad Carlos III

13:10 – 14:15. Lunch and Networking (Garden opposite to Ramón y Cajal Room)

Module III: Workshop

Time Theme Location Speaker
14:15 – 15:30 Starting Grant and Consolidator Grant Track Torres-Quevedo Room
First Floor
Tobias Mirco Koch,
Dario Fiore
Ana Garcia Armada
14:15 – 16:45 Advanced Grant Track Ramón y Cajal Room
Ground Floor
Training delivered remotely (Online)
Lotte Jasper
Senior Partner/DGA
Yellow Research Consulting

16:45. Final Remarks

This event will be conducted in English

  • Location: MR-A1 [Ramón] & MR-A2 [Cajal], IMDEA Networks Institute, Avda. del Mar Mediterráneo 22, 28918 Leganés – Madrid
  • Organization: Projects and Funding department
  • Time: 09:30
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