Successful R&I in Europe: 8th European Networking Event (Düsseldorf, DE)

02.03.2017 to 03.03.2017

The European networking event “Successful R&I in Europe 2017” took place on March 02 and 03, 2017 in Duesseldorf, Germany. It was organized by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, ZENIT and the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN). In 2017, special partner regions were: Belgium, Finland, France, Israel, the Netherlands and Poland. The networking event has been structured in parallel workshops focussing on seven topics:

  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Energy
  • Nanotechnology, Materials and Manufacturing (NMM)
  • Sustainable Economy
  • Life Sciences
  • Transport
  • SME Instrument

The event addresses especially universities and research institutes and small as well as medium-sized enterprises. Participants are invited to become involved in established and new technology networks between researchers, entrepreneurs and multipliers related to Horizon 2020. Giving a short presentation (ideas and/or results) or finding a partner by talking to decision-makers opens doors for new research and innovation projects in Europe with a focus on Horizon 2020.

Two German Health NCPs were present to answer questions at the Health NCP Net 2.0 information booth. Several participants of the event were interested in finding out about funding opportunities in Horizon 2020 as well as potential project partners. They also appreciate the services that NCPs and HNN 2.0 offer.