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IS_MIRRI21 virtual events: Matchmaking for Horizon Europe opportunities and MIRRI membership

IS_MIRRI21 virtual events: Matchmaking for Horizon Europe opportunities and MIRRI membership

Interested in learning more about funding opportunities in Horizon Europe and finding the right partners for your research and innovation projects in the domains of Health, Food, Agro-food, Environment and Energy? Interested in joining MIRRI as a Member or a Partner Organisation? Don’t miss the upcoming events that MIRRI/IS_MIRRI21 has prepared for you: a webinar and a workshop launched in connection with the RI-VIS Latin America – Europe Symposium on Research Infrastructures, and with the collaboration of PERIN – Portugal in Europe Research and Innovation 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.

Who can join?

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.


14:00 | Welcome message and introduction of the speakers

Tedora Aibu (SPI)

14:05 | IS_MIRRI21 project and MIRRI as a Research Infrastructure

Nelson Lima (UMinho; MIRRI)

14:20 | MIRRI’s collaboration with other Research Infrastructures: Europe, Latin America and others

Nelson Lima (UMinho; MIRRI)

14:30 | MIRRI’s membership: Benefits and procedure

Joanna Bucka-Kolendo (IAFB; MIRRI)

14:40 | Opportunities for collaboration: Horizon Europe

Daniel Carapau (FCT/PERIN)

14:50 | Open floor: Q&A

15:10 | Closing


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


The key aims of the workshop are:

– 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.

Who can join?

The workshop is open to 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.


14:00 | Welcome and presentation of speakers

Tedora Aibu (SPI)

14:05 | Brief introduction to IS_MIRRI21 and MIRRI’s partners

Nelson Lima (UMinho; MIRRI)

14:15 | Funding Opportunities under Horizon Europe: Health, Food, Agriculture, Environment and Energy

Isabel Carvalho Oliveira (AICIB/PERIN)

Maria João Fernandes (ANI/PERIN)

Cristiana Leandro (ANI/PERIN)

14:50 | Break

14:55 | MIRRI as a first-choice partner: Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda 2021-2030

Nelson Lima (UMinho; MIRRI)


Gerard Verkleij (KNAW; MIRRI)

15:30 | Open discussion and Q&A

15:55 | Closing




Where to register?

Registration for events 1 or 2 is free but compulsory in order to receive the links and updates prior to the event. Registration is open until the launch of the events.

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15 - 17/06/2021


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