CMI’s report on the challenges and opportunities for Horizon 2020 in Wales is published by WEFO
The Horizon 2020 Scoping Study was designed to inform WEFO’s decisions on how best to support Welsh organisations to maximise their uptake of the opportunities provided through Horizon 2020; to identify specific support needs of Welsh organisations and to provide options for the structure and role of the Horizon 2020 Unit and its work with partners in Wales, the UK and EU.
CMI used a mixed programme of research including data analysis, interviews with around 45 individuals (from the Public Sector, HEIs, Businesses and European comparator regions), documentary review and options analysis. In addition, a series of workshops took place to test suggested options with potential service users and the Horizon 2020 Unit.
Options were developed ranging from moderately enhancing the work already done by the Unit, to an ambitious strategic approach requiring co-ordinated engagement from all key sectors. Seven recommendations were made by CMI providing clear and detailed options for the Horizon 2020 Unit and its work with partners in Wales, the UK and EU in making practical interventions that can help to maximise uptake of the opportunities provided through Horizon 2020 by potential applicants in Wales.