Successful R&I in Europe 2018

Successful R&I in Europe 2018

9th European Networking Event

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Registration

Overview

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  • Van der Valk Airporthotel
  • English
User Area

Van der Valk Airporthotel

Am Hülserhof 57
40472, Düsseldorf
Venue

For the ninth time, the conference invites researchers and entrepreneurs from North Rhine-Westphalia and regions in Europe to find new European research and innovation (R&I) partners for Horizon 2020 projects.

The series of events has been a great success with over 2300 participants since 2009.

In 2018, special partner regions are: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Israel, the Netherlands and Poland.

 

There will be an exhibition "Innovations for Europe based in North Rhine-Westphalia" on 15 March 2018.

The networking event will be structured in parallel workshops focussing on seven topics:

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


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.

Conference fee: € 120 (€ 95 one day) per person including VAT. Free participation for speakers in sessions 1 to 5.

Please note that the event organizer does NOT cover any travel expenses, costs for hotels etc.!

The conference fee includes dinner on 15.03., lunch on 16.03., tea/coffee/cold drinks during the breaks, the "Düsseldorf by Night" tour and the airport-venue shuttle (solely as provided by the organizers).

The Call for presentations (ideas and/or results) is open until 20 February 2018.

Deadline for registration is: 7 March 2018.


Contact persons

Dr. Bernd Janson
Telephone: 0049 208 30004-22
Email: bj(at)zenit.de

Heike Hoffzimmer
Telephone: 0049 208 30004-35
Email: hz(at)zenit.de

Testimonials

Melanie May
HGC GesundheitsConsult GmbH

The event‘s format is very interesting with lots of pitch presentations and great opportunities to discuss international innovation projects both with potential partners as well as competent consultants.

Prof. Dr. Michael Bongards
Faculty for Computer Science and Engineering Science Automation - Energy and Environment

I and my team use the platform to find new international contacts or deepen existing ones. It‘s an excellent starting point for technology partnerships and funding proposals, especially for Horizon 2020.

Thursday, 15 March 2018 (Day 1)
including exhibition: Innovations for Europe based in NRW
13.00
Welcome
13.05
Opening Session

Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen, Minister of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia (tbc)

13.15
Keynote Speech

Normunds Popens, Deputy Director-General, Directorate General for  Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission

13.35
Success Stories in Europe based in NRW
  • NMM: SYMPLEXITY
    Sebastian Hähnel, Fraunhofer IPT, Aachen (tbc)   
  • Energy: HELIS
    Dr. Marian Stan, University Münster, Münster
13.55
Introduction of Partner Regions and Services for proposals and projects

Dr. Bernd Janson, ZENIT GmbH

14.00
Coffee/Start parallel sessions
14.15
Session 1 Workshops

“European projects seeking partners”

  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Nanotechnology, Materials and Manufacturing (NMM)
  • Energy
  • Sustainable Economy

Coffee/Find a Partner

16.15
Session 2 Workshops

“European projects seeking partners”

  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Nanotechnology, Materials and Manufacturing (NMM)
  • Energy
  • Life Sciences

Coffee/Find a Partner

18.15
Session 3 Workshops

“Services for proposals and projects”

19.15
Dinner
20.30
“Düsseldorf by night” bus tour/city sightseeing
Friday, 16 March 2018 (Day 2)
9.30
Welcome
9.35
Services for Proposals and Projects

Jan Skriwanek, National Contact Point Life Sciences, Project Management Agency - part of the German Aerospace Center, PT DLR

9.45
Success Stories in Europe based in NRW
  • Life Science: PoC-ID
    Dr. Albert Schnieders, CNM Technologies GmbH, Bielefeld
  • Life Science: ASSESS CT
    Prof. Dr. Sylvia Thun, Hochschule Niederrhein, Krefeld
10.05
Coffee/Start parallel sessions
10.15
Session 4 Workshops

“European projects seeking partners”

  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Nanotechnology, Materials and Manufacturing (NMM)
  • Life Sciences
  • Transport

Coffee/Find a Partner

12.00
Session 5 Workshops

“European projects seeking partners”

  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Nanotechnology, Materials and Manufacturing (NMM)
  • Life Sciences
  • Sustainable Economy
13.00
Interactive lunch/Find a partner

Legend

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

Van der Valk Airporthotel

Am Hülserhof 57
40472, Düsseldorf

Website: www.airporthotelduesseldorf.de/en/

The hotel is located in the north of Düsseldorf near the A44 and A52 motorway interchange. It is 4 km from Düsseldorf Airport and 8 km from the city centre. 

For directions and map please click here.

Airport-venue shuttle

The shuttle with e-cars will run from the airport to the venue (and back) on 15 March and 16 March 2018!

About one week prior to the event, we will inform all participants who have indicated that they require an airport-venue shuttle where and when the shuttle service will run!

The meeting point at the airport where the shuttle leaves will be signposted.

The service is operated free of charge as a courtesy to our participants and on a “first-come, first served” basis. Please note that it is not possible to book the shuttle in advance.

The airport-venue shuttle is provided:


 

Arriving by train

There are two options if you arrive by train:

1. Taxi from Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) or Düsseldorf Flughafen (station near the airport)

Düsseldorf Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) is located in the city centre and 9 km from the hotel. Journey time by taxi from the Central Station to the hotel is approx. 15 minutes and costs € 15.00 - € 20.00.

Düsseldorf Airport’s station (Flughafen) is closer to the hotel. Nearly all trains stop at Düsseldorf Airport and it takes between just 5 and 11 minutes. Journey time by taxi from the Airport's station to the hotel is approx. 6 minutes and costs € 5.00 - € 10.00.

Please check the “Deutsche Bahn” website for train connections to Düsseldorf.

We do not cover any travel expenses.

2. Airport – venue shuttle

If you come by train, please feel free to use our airport shuttle as well. Please alight at the Düsseldorf Flughafen stop (see description above). From there you can take the “skytrain” (You will need a valid ticket! A train ticket counts as a valid ticket!) to the airport terminal where the shuttle service will operate. The skytrain takes only about 5 minutes from the airport railway station to the terminal.


Arriving by car

If you are arriving by car, please follow these directions (German version here)!

There is free parking at the hotel.

 

Accommodation

Please note that the event organizer does NOT cover any travel expenses, costs for hotels etc.!


Our conference hotels for 15-16 March are:

Van der Valk Airporthotel Düsseldorf

Am Hülserhof 57
40472 Düsseldorf
Germany

Email: dusseldorf@valk.com
Phone: +49 (0)211 200 63 0
Fax: +49 (0)211 200 63 200

Website: http://www.airporthotelduesseldorf.de/en/ 
Price: comfort room € 139,00 (per person/night, incl. breakfast)
Booking code: ZENIT

Further hotels will follow.

 

North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) in the heart of Europe

Geographically central position in Europe – 17.7 million people – Gross Domestic Product of 645.6 in Euros (21.3% of German GDP) – economic hub of Europe – region with the highest density of universities and research institutions in Europe: 70 universities, over 50 non-university research institutes – among them 12 Max Planck institutes, 13 Fraunhofer institutes, 11 Leibniz Institutes, 3 Helmholtz centres, 15 Johannes Rau research institutes plus approx. 100 university research institutes.

 

How to participate in the Call for Presentations


The Call for presentations (ideas and/or results) is open until 20 February 2018.


Thank you very much for your interest in participating in the Call for Presentations
of the 9th European Networking Event!

The aim of the Call for Presentations is to facilitate communication between the participants.

Speakers profit twice:

  • They have the opportunity to present their H2020 projects/ideas for joint H2020 proposals/EU-funded research results to the audience in the specific workshop.
  • During the breaks there are special booths for further discussions between presenter and audience.

Each presentation lasts a maximum of 6 minutes.


It should include:

  • Topics you are exploring or would like to explore within H2020 projects
  • Brief details of the type and role of partner you are seeking


Timeline:

Proposals for presentations are accepted until 20 February 2018, 5 pm!

With the registration email you will receive login details for access to the User Area through which you must submit your proposal. Here you will be asked for the following information:

  • Title of your presentation
  • Type and role of partner you are seeking
  • Background information concerning your international R&D&I experience
  • Results of research activities/prototypes

Should you encounter any difficulties, please send a short mail to Öffnet ein Fenster zum Versenden der E-MailHeike Hoffzimmer or Öffnet ein Fenster zum Versenden der E-MailKatharina Fuchs.

Review of proposals and notification of speakers by 2 March 2018.

If possible, please submit a draft of your presentation by 28 February 2018 so that we can prepare the workshops. Otherwise you are welcome to bring a final version to the event on a (virus-free!) USB stick. Kindly ensure that last-minute uploads are restricted to the breaks and are ready well before the start of the session. Thank you!

The importance of the “Successful R&I in Europe” conference series for Europe’s research and innovation calendar was substantiated once again in 2017 by the number of participants. Around 300 delegates from 26 countries attended the European Networking Event in Düsseldorf on the 2nd and 3rd of March: 50 % were entrepreneurs and 50 % were representatives of universities or research institutes. The fact that half the participants came from abroad confirms that the event answers a demand for networking platforms at international level. 

    

Delegates had at their disposal an eCar shuttle service between Düsseldorf Airport and the impressive venue of Van der Valk Airporthotel.

The conference, which was organized by ZENIT GmbH on behalf of the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, was opened by Minister Svenja Schulze, who said: “International events like this are very important for initiating new projects and an exchange of experience”. Keynote speaker was Dr. Ruxandra Draghia-Akli, Deputy Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels, who reported on some successful examples from Horizon 2020 which document long-term and sustainable growth.

The event was structured in thematic workshops and open networking sessions. Researchers previously selected within a call for proposals had the opportunity to present not only new ideas for future projects but also research results ready for commercialization: Some 110 pitches over the two-day event! Delegates profited from the opportunity for an exchange of experience as well as to meet new potential partners and - most importantly - initiate joint EU projects.

Topics were:

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

In the framework of a parallel exhibition entitled “Innovations for Europe based in NRW”, a number of selected projects and initiatives in the area of Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) were presented.

   

The event benefited from extensive promotional activities undertaken by the Enterprise Europe Network, the largest business, technology and innovation support network in the world (over 600 organizations in over 60 countries), of which ZENIT is a partner in a consortium with NRW.BANK and NRW.International. Further assistance was provided by the National Contact Points in Germany, the clusters in North Rhine-Westphalia and a large number of organizations in this year’s partner regions of Belgium, Finland, France, Israel, the Netherlands and Poland.

Video: Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterSuccessful R&I in Europe on Youtube