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Newsletter February 2017

  • General Information
  • Open: 19th call for proposals - Deadline 29 March 2017
  • Upcoming Partnering Event: Berlin 18 May 2017
  • Workshops and Face-to-Face Meetings
  • Event Registration: B2Match website
  • Successful Partnering Event in Aachen
  • ZENIT event in Bielefeld
  • ZIM International Mailing
  • CORNET: 23rd call for proposals open
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Dear Subscriber ,

Welcome to our first Newsletter in 2017 and thank you for your interest in IraSME.

Main topic for this newsletter is the open 19th call for joint project proposals and all information on our next Partnering Event in Berlin on 18 May 2017.

We hope you enjoy reading the Newsletter and if you do, please spread the word. However, if you do not benefit from this information or receive this email without having subscribed, please follow the link at the end of this mail and this will be the last IraSME Newsletter for you.

If you have any comments or questions, you can reply to this email directly.

Best regards,
Your IraSME Team

General Information

IraSME (International research activities by SMEs) is a network of ministries and funding agencies which are owners or managers of national and regional funding programmes for cooperative research projects between Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) can be additional partners or subcontractors in most of those programmes. Against the background of growing competition in global markets, IraSME supports SMEs in their transnational innovation activities, helps them acquiring technological know-how, extending their networks and bridging the gap between research and innovation. Current network partners are Belgium (Wallonia and Flanders), Czech Republic, the region Hauts-de-France, Germany, Austria and Russia.

Open Call: 19th call for joint project proposals with deadline 29 March 2017

The 19th IraSME call for joint proposal applications is open till 29 March 2017 - noon.

Funding parties involved: Belgium (Wallonia and Flanders), Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and Russia. The French region Hauts-de-France could not yet confirm the participation, however if you're interested in a project with the region, please contact the regional contact point. All countries and regions are published with their national programmes portraits on our network website. Please visit www.ira-sme.net for the latest updates.

We encourage you to participate with your innovative projects. Make sure that applications are prepared well in advance. Take advantage of our free consultation services via email and phone in order to get most questions answered before applying.

Applications can only be handed in via the electronic submission system on the IraSME website with a personal upload box. If you are interested in the upcoming call and connected procedures, we recommend you to get in touch with the IraSME coordination office and your corresponding national funding agency as soon as possible.

Mail: info@ira-sme.net | Phone: +49 30 48163 493

Upcoming Partnering Event in Berlin - 18 May 2017

IraSME organises at least two partnering events per year in cooperation with our partner program CORNET. Participation is free of charge and guests are welcome to join the event.

The next Partnering Event will take place on 18 May 2017 in Berlin in parallel to the Innovation Day 2017 by BMWi. The main focus is on the running joint calls for proposals in IraSME and CORNET. Besides, the event will host two workshop areas with several small events dedicated to specific questions on IraSME and CORNET. Main target groups of the event are small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), as well as SME associations, universities and Research & Technology Organizations (RTO) that are interested in carrying out transnational cooperation projects.
The event will start at 10:00 am (registration from 09:30) and end around 04:00 pm. The fixed timetable will be made available close to the event with a newsletter and is constantly updated on our website. For further information on the event in Berlin please visit www.ira-sme.net

Registration: www.b2match.eu/irasme-cornet-berlin-2017

Workshop sessions in Berlin

During the partnering event you have the possibility to attend workshop sessions in order to get support on your project idea and help you get the right know-how on application writing and other tips & tricks.
The workshops will start at arround 12:00 noon and run till about 03:30 pm. If you have any specific question that should be prepared for the workshop session, please let us know asap.

A detailed workshop session agenda will be available on our website close to the event.

The whole event is free of charge.

Registration: www.b2match.eu/irasme-cornet-berlin-2017/

Face-to-Face Meetings in Berlin

The Face-to-Face meetings will take place in parallel to the Partnering Event. When you register for the event, your name, email address and company details will be made available in the online Face-to-Face meeting tool provided by B2match to allow others to arrange Face-to-Face meetings with you at the event. If you want to offer a special know-how or search for partners for a project idea, please tick the corresponding boxes in the registration form and fill in the fields that appear.

The whole event is free of charge.

Registration: www.b2match.eu/irasme-cornet-berlin-2017/

Online Matchmaking service

The online matchmaking tool on the IraSME website is still online and ready for your exploration. Just register on IraSME and take advantage of more than 600 cooperation profiles from various SMEs and RTOs from multiple areas of science and technology. As a registered user you may read through the profiles and contact potential project partners directly.

Please visit our homepage for further information.

Successful Partnering Event in Aachen

The first IraSME Partnering Event in 2017 was organised with our partner network CORNET and in cooperation with the ZENIT GmbH and the serveral Enterprise Europe Networks involved. It took place in Aachen at the campus of RWTH Aachen (WZL institute) with over 20 elevator pitch presentations and discussions about science and technology in the Face-to-Face Meeting area. More than 100 participants initiated new contacts, developped joint project ideas and took the chance to get information on funding programmes. In a relaxed atmosphere the participants from 10 countries had fruitful discussions on future projects.

Agenda | PicturesParticipantsPresentations | Event website

ZENIT event in Bielefeld

"Grenzenlos Innovativ" -Practical information on Innovation funding for companies in
Germany and the European Union

22.02.2017, 14:00 bis 18:00 Uhr - 33602 Bielefeld, IHK Bielefeld, Elsa-Brandström-Str.1-3

EEN website Link | Agenda for the event

ZIM International Cooperation

If you are interested in receiving more inforamtion on the international cooperation aspects in ZIM please find our recently published flyer on the following link and sign up for our ZIM International Mailing.

Download Flyer (pdf) | Sign up for Mailing (link)

The 23rd CORNET call for proposals is open. Project submission is possible until 29 March 2017 - noon. Detailed information about the application procedure, participating countries and regions, budget, guidelines and templates are available on the CORNET website.

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C. Fichtner, G. Nagel, F. Richter
Coordination IraSME

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