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Newsletter September 2019


- Partnering event in Namur

- 24th call for proposals

- Partner country Austria

- Innoprom in Russia

- Launch of the new website

- ZIM Internat. Cooperation

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Dear Subscriber ,

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

Main topics for this newsletter are the upcoming Partnering Event in Namur on 27 November 2019, the 24th + 25 th call for proposals incl. Austria, our participation in the Innoprom trade fair in Ekaterinburg in Russia and the launch of our new website.

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Best regards,
Your IraSME Team

We are organizing a classical Partnering Event, which will be hosted by Wallonia's Public Service DG06, our funding partner for the Walloon region of Belgium in Namur.

The second IraSME Partnering Event in 2019 will again include online matchmaking on the B2match plattform and elevator pitches to present your technical know-how or your project idea.

The event homepage with registration and matchmaking is online:


The event will again be free of charge.

Current IraSME call - Deadline 25th September 2019

The 24th IraSME call for joint proposals is open incl. the participating members Alberta (Canada), Austria, Czech Republic,  Flanders & Wallonia (Belgium), Germany, Luxemburg, Russia and Turkey.

- the funding agency TÜBITAK joined the network and funds international projects of SME and research institutes as their partners. Visit the country profile for further details.

Austria - the long term partner FFG confirmed participation in the 24th call for proposals. If you are planning a project with Austrian partners please contact FFG for updates.

We are looking forward to get your proposals for the development of new products, processes or technical services. Please contact the coordination office and your local funding agencies at an early stage. All participating countries and regions are published with their national programme on our network website.

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

Next IraSME call - Deadline 25th March 2020

We will publish our next call for proposals in November connected to our partnering evnet in Namur and hopefully all partners are on board.

Please note: The ZIM funding programme guideline will expire with the end of the year 2019 and a new guideline for ZIM2020 will be published early next year. For German applicants we advise to hand in propject proposals until Dezember 31st 2019, in order to participate under the current guidelines and within the 25th call.

Please contact us for details on the subject.

IraSME @ Innoprom in Ekaterinburg in July 2019

INNOPROM is the main industrial, trade and export platform in Russia. As one of the key sites of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, INNOPROM serves as a platform where the foundations of industrial policy are laid. About 80% of the exhibition visitors are professional buyers from around the world, specialists from industrial enterprises, who make decisions on the introduction of new products and technologies.
IraSME was hosted for the first time this year at the common booth for Germany organized by the German Centre for Research and Innovation (DIWH) in Moscow. We informed about funding options and try to raise awareness for international cooperation. If you're interested visit www.innoprom.com/en for further information.

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 -

Website ZIM International

New IraSME website launched

With the launch of our new website, we made all information and documents you need more accessible. While the main changes in our online representation are in design and structure we will also try to add some content that could be interesting for you. If you find any problems, don't find something you are looking for or have any ideas how we can improve please contact us. We are always grateful for ideas and constructive critizism.

Website IraSME network

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, Germany, Luxembourg, Russia and Turkey.

We have updated our Privacy Policy to comply with the requirements of the new General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).

The protection of your personal information is important to us, so we would like to inform you about our updated Privacy Policy. In order to provide you with even more transparent and clear information on how we process your personal data, we have divided the privacy policy into various chapters. In each chapter, we now describe in detail what personal data we store about you and how we process it. We also listed information about your rights, e.g. how you can gain access to your data and object to the processing of your data. Find our privacy policy at www.ira-sme.net/toprightnavi/privacy-policy/

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