Vinnova, Sweden's innovation agency, organised a briefing on the program Science with and for Society in Horizon in 2020 on January 20, 2016. Horizon 2020 is the world's largest research and innovation programs with a budget of almost 80 billion euros over the period 2014-2020. The program focuses on turning scientific breakthroughs into innovative products and services that can lead to new business opportunities, jobs, and that can improve people's lives. The program Science with and for Society 's goal is to involve various actors in society and other stakeholders in research and innovation processes, with intention to enable collaboration between academia, industry and the public. Gender equality and encouraging young people to take an interest in science and a career in research and innovation are other important areas of focus.
Noora Eronen, EC Policy Officer from DG RTD and invited speaker picks up the gender dimension of LTU's energy project as one of the good examples.