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Event Reminder - May 2017

  • Next Partnering Event: Berlin 18 May 2017
  • Workshop Programme
  • Face-to-Face Meetings
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Dear Subscriber ,

We would like to remind you of our next Partnering Event in Berlin on 18 May 2017. The programme is about to be finalised and we want to give you an overview of our new concept.

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 directly reply to this email.

Best regards,
Your IraSME Team

Upcoming Partnering Event in Berlin - 18 May 2017

IraSME organises at least two partnering events per year in cooperation with our partner programme 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. After a short introduction to IraSME, CORNET, EUREKA and EEN, the event will be split into two pallel workshop areas. 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 with an open end get-together with refreshments. The fixed timetable is available and constantly updated on our website. For further information on the event in Berlin please visit www.ira-sme.net

Please note: To visit the IraSME workshops and to use the matchmaking system you have to register. The IraSME workshops are limited to a maximum of 20 participants. First-come, first-served.

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

Workshop Programme

The Workshop Area A (12:45 - 03:30 pm) features an in-depth introduction including Q&A session on CORNET, EUREKA, EUROSTARS and EEN. The CORNET session will also feature the presentation of a success story.

In Workshop Area B two workshops on IraSME are offered only for registered participants (maximum 20 participants). Since we want to tailor this workshop specifically to your interests and wishes we will ask you for input before the event.

12:45 – 14:00 Workshop Session I:
“The definition of Innovation in IraSME”

In this workshop we will try to shed some light on why some ideas are seen as innovation and others not. After an introduction to the background of why the tax payer wants to support innovation projects we will discuss the word innovation in its different facetted usage in the programmes that are part of IraSME. We will also try to discuss practical examples.

14:15 – 15:30 Workshop Session II:
“The consortium: Find, maintain and be successful”

During the workshop we want to share experiences and discuss enabling as well as preventing factors for the success of a consortium. The session tackles three dimensions of this topic, including different possibilities to find partners for a project, personal experiences of attendees and requirements coming from our IraSME partners.

A detailed and up-to-date agenda is available on our website.

The whole event is free of charge.

Secure your place now!

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 add a "Cooperation Profile".

The whole event is free of charge.

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

Save the Date: Upcomming Partnering Event in Brussels

The third IraSME Partnering Event in 2017 will be organised with our partner network CORNET and in cooperation with VLAIO in Flanders. It will take place in Brussels on 19 October 2017 at the city center with elevator pitch presentations and discussions about science and technology in the Face-to-Face Meeting area. Initiate new contacts, develop joint project ideas and take the chance to get information on funding programmes! In a relaxed atmosphere the participants can have fruitful discussions on future projects. Details available on our website soon!

Successful Call: 19th call for joint project proposals closed with 23 projects

The 19th IraSME call for joint proposal applications was open till 29 March 2017. Please find more information on our website www.ira-sme.net/calls/previous-call

Funding parties involved: Belgium (Wallonia and Flanders), Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and Russia. The French region Hauts-de-France could not participate, but will join future calls again.

All countries and regions are published with their national programme portraits on our network website. Please visit www.ira-sme.net for the latest updates.

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.

If you are interested in the upcoming call in fall 2017 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.

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. Currently active partners: Belgium (Wallonia and Flanders), the Czech Republic, the region Hauts-de-France, Germany, Austria and Russia.

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 directly contact potential project partners.

Please visit our homepage for further information.

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)

Information on our partner network CORNET: Are you an association and your SME members have a common R&D question that needs to be solved by research-centres or universities? Then you may benefit from the transnational funding opportunities the CORNET network can offer, as it links national and regional funding programmes for collective research to promote cooperation between SME associations and research organisations across Europe. www.cornet.online

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

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