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Newsletter April 2018

  • General Information
  • New partner: GCCIR (Canada) joins IraSME
  • Next Partnering Event: Berlin 7 June 2018
  • Information Sessions & Face-to-Face Meetings
  • Review: 21st call - Deadline 28 March 2018
  • Last Partnering Event:  @WZL of RWTH Aachen
  • Prewview: 22nd call for porposals in IraSME
  • Subscribe: ZIM International Mailing
  • CORNET: 25th call for proposals successfully closed
Event registration: irasme-cornet-berlin-2018.b2match.io

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Dear Subscriber ,

Welcome to our Newsletter service in 2018 and thank you for your interest in IraSME.

Main topics for this newsletter are the closed 21st call for joint project proposals and the next Partnering Event at the Innovation Day of BMWi in Berlin on 7 June 2018. We would also like to draw your attention to our new member GCCIR and hope you enjoy reading the Newsletter. 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 Alberta (Canada), Austria, Belgium (Wallonia and Flanders), Czech Republic, the region Hauts-de-France, Germany, Luxembourg and Russia.

New partner: GCCIR (Canada) joins IraSME

We are excited to introduce the newest member in the IraSME network. Starting with the 22nd call, you will have the possibility to apply for cooperation projects with partners from Alberta (Canada).

GCCIR will be the responsible partner for the support and evaluation of Canadian applications. For more information: www.gccir.ca

A very warm welcome!
"The German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR) is a multilateral initiative for the development of German–Canadian, and more recently, broader European-Canadian research and business relations. Based in Edmonton, Alberta and located in the TEC Edmonton Business Accelerator, the GCCIR provides support for the exchange of information, development of networks, and the establishment and cultivation of collaborative partnerships in academia, business, and industry. In addition to multiple academic partnerships, the GCCIR works with the Albertan Ministry of Economic Development and Trade to operate the Alberta-Europe Collaboration Fund, which grew out of the success of the Alberta-Germany Collaboration Fund. Both programs are aimed at facilitating and supporting joint, innovative technology development projects between Albertan and European SMEs."

Next Partnering Event: Berlin 7 June 2018

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

The next Partnering Event will take place at the Innovation Day of BMWi in Berlin 7 June 2018. The main focus is on the running joint calls for proposals in 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 building transnational cooperation projects.

The event will start at 10:00 am (registration from 09:30) and end around 04:00 pm. A draft agenda and further information: www.ira-sme.net/events/partnering-event-berlin-2018/

Registration: irasme-cornet-berlin-2018.b2match.io/

Information Sessions in Berlin

During the partnering event in Berlin you have the possibility to follow presentations on the various international networks and other funding options from partnering countries.

Presentation of funding programmes 12:00 - 14:00:

IraSME, CORNET, EUREKA, Eurostars, Enterprise Europe Network, etc.

Presentation of partner countries and their programmes:

12:00 - South Korea | 13:00 – France | 14:00 - Taiwan

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 profile will be available in the online meeting tool to allow others to arrange Face-to-Face meetings with you at the event.

The booking tool for Face-to-Face meetings will be open from mid May till 7 June 2018. Target group: Companies, associations, research organisations and consultants. The event is open to all technological sectors and branches, perfect for multi-disciplinary approaches.

How to participate? Register and publish your collaboration wishes, then browse the participant list and book meetings.

Registration: irasme-cornet-berlin-2018.b2match.io/

Review: 21st call - Deadline 28 March 2018

The previous 21st call for joint proposal applications involved: Austria, Belgium (Wallonia and Flanders), Luxembourg, Russia and Germany. The two partners Czech Republic and Hauts-de-France could not secure budget for this call, however we expect that they will be participating again in the 22nd call. All countries / regions received applications in this call and the review process starts right away. We expect to have results by mid-summer.

Please visit www.ira-sme.net for the latest updates.

If you are interested in the call and connected procedures, we strongly recommend to get in touch with the IraSME coordination office and your corresponding national funding agency as soon as possible. We have published all partners with their national programme portraits on our network website.

The 20th IraSME call for proposals ended in fall 2017 and all results of this call have been communicated to the applicants during spring 2018. For statistics on the previous calls visit: www.ira-sme.net/calls/statistics/

Last Partnering Event:  @WZL of RWTH Aachen

At our latest partnering event at RWTH Aachen (WZL institute) on 31 January 2018, we welcomed almost 90 participants at the premises of our network partner WZL Aachen. The guests were able to receive information on the available funding mechanisms, followed several elevator pitches by other institutions and use the pre-scheduled Face-to-Face meetings for separate discussions on potential collaborations and new project ideas.

Impressions and presentations for download:


Preview: 22nd call for proposals in IraSME

The following IraSME call will start directly after our Partnering Event in Berlin early June 2018 and so far we expect all network partners to participate. The scheduled deadline for this call will be 26 September 2018. We encourage you to participate with your innovative projects, so 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. Further assistance for application is provided in the section "How to build a project" on the website.

Newsletter: ZIM International Cooperation

If you are interested in receiving more information on international cooperation possibilities in ZIM aside from IraSME, have a look at our flyer and sign up for our ZIM International Mailing.

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

CORNET: 25th call for proposals successfully closed

The 25th CORNET call for proposals was open till 28 March 2018. Detailed information about the applications received, participating countries and regions, budget, results and other events are available on the CORNET website.

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