Successful R&I in Europe 2015

7th European Networking Event


  • 5. Nov 2015 - 6. Nov 2015
  • Van der Valk Airporthotel   
  • Englisch
Van der Valk Airporthotel Düsseldorf, Am Hülserhof, Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Van der Valk Airporthotel    

Van der Valk Airporthotel Düsseldorf, Am Hülserhof, Düsseldorf, Deutschland

5. Nov - 6. Nov 2015

For the seventh 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 1700 participants since 2009.

In 2015, special partner regions are: Belgium, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Poland and Turkey.

REGISTRATION is closed! In case of any question, please contact the event organizer!

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

  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Energy
  • Nanotechnology, Materials and Manufacturing (NMM)
  • Sustainable Economy
  • Life Sciences
  • Mobility support/MSCA (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions)
    Please note: There is no separate MSCA workshop.
  • SME Instrument/Fast Track to Innovation

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.

The conference fee includes dinner on 5.11., lunch on 6.11., tea/coffee/cold drinks during the breaks, the „Düsseldorf by Night“ tour and the airport-venue shuttle (solely as provided by the organizers).

Invoices will be despatched in the course of the next few days. You can settle it before or after the event or in cash at our reception desk during the conference. We will issue a receipt.

Call for presentations (ideas and/or results) was open until 25 October 2015.


Tim Hülser

Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology e. V. (IUTA)

The event gave me a deep insight into European research and innovation projects and the corresponding funding opportunities in Horizon 2020. Furthermore, it was highly beneficial for building networks leading to common proposals.

Martina Reuber

Chamber of Agriculture of North Rhine-Westphalia

The event made it easy for me to get in contact with international researchers. It was a great way to discuss project ideas for Horizon 2020 –combining interdisciplinary approaches – and to get an insight in the exploitation of former European projects.


Thursday, 5 November 2015 (Day 1)

including exhibition: Innovations for Europe based in NRW

13.05Opening Session
Dr. Thomas Grünewald, Deputy Minister for Innovation, Science and Research, North Rhine-Westphalia
13.15Keynote Speech
Dr. Rudolf W. Strohmeier, Deputy Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels
13.35Introduction of Partner Regions
Dr. Bernd Janson, ZENIT GmbH
13.40Success Stories in Europe based in NRW

ICT: RAPID, Prof. Dr. Andreas Stöhr, Universität Duisburg-Essen

NMP: RAIS / SAPHELEY, Dr. Helge Bohlmann, microTEC Gesellschaft für Mikrotechnologie mbH, Duisburg
14.00Coffee/ Start of parallel sessions
14.15Session 1: Parallel Workshops
“NRW Projects seeking partners in Europe”

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

Chair for Information Systems and Supply Chain Management
Philipp Saalmann, University of Münster, Münster, NRW

Integrated photonic devices for sensing and optical communication in the near- and mid- IR
Dr. Senthil Murugan Ganapathy, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

Inband Full-Duplex Two-Way for 5G: An idea whose time has come
Prof. Dr. Aydin Sezgin, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Bochum, NRW

Seeking Partners for the Development of Flexible and Low-Cost Automation for Small and Medium-sized Industrial Applications (Multi-Project Option)
Dr. Ricardo Sapaico, Océ – A Canon Company, Creteil Cedex, FR

SATNAV Competence Centre REDUS: Future Satellite Navigation – using synergies from geodesy to transportation for new solutions and products
Dr. Otmar Schuster, Geohaus, Mülheim an der Ruhr, NRW

The Industrial Data Space: Opportunities for European R&D projects
Prof. Dr. Jan Jürjens, Fraunhofer ISST and University Koblenz-Landau, Dortmund, NRW

CyberForum e.V. gold label network and connector @Technology Region Karlsruhe
Annalisa Zuccotti, CyberForum e.V., Karlsruhe, DE

Nanotechnology, Materials and Manufacturing (NMM)

Innovative nanomaterials and active compounds for biomedical and diagnostic applications
Prof. Dr. Andriy Grafov, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FI

The Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership: Advancing formulation and complex material design through state-of-the-art characterisation techniques
Dr. Joseph Tavacoli, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Engineered NanoObjects in Oxide Thin Films
Dr. Alberto Pomar, Materials Science Institute of Barcelona – Spanish National Research Council, Bellaterra, ES

Research opportunities for Horizon 2020
Dr. Georg Bergweiler, PEM of RWTH Aachen, Aachen, NRW

Innovative manufacturing technologies for advanced materials
Prof. Dr. David Gawne, London South Bank University, London, UK

ALD – Atomic Layer Deposition Applications
Dr. Marko Pudas, Picosun Oy, Masala, FI

Continuous synthesis of highly-specific nanopowder on the pilot-plant scale
Tim Hülser, IUTA e.V., Duisburg, NRW

Fabrication, modification and characterization of advanced materials for energy, sensing, biomedical applications
Dr. Bartłomiej Jankiewicz, Institute of Optoelectronics Military – University of Technology Warsaw, PL


Standardization in European R&D projects
Christine Fuss, DIN e. V., Berlin, DE

Energy Prices and Financial Markets
Prof. Dr. Michael Frömmel, Ghent University, Gent, BE

Energy Storage or (pre-)Product Synthesis by Microwave Plasma Conversion of Hydrocarbon containing Feedstocks
Dr. Ralf Spitzl, iplas GmbH, Troisdorf, NRW

Three project ideas in bioenergy technology
Sylwia Klatka/Robert Gryz, Convoco Ltd., Poznań, PL

Heat and Mass Transfer Technological Center (CTTC) of Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)
Dr. Roser Capdevila, Heat and Mass Transfer Technological Center (CTTC), Terrassa, ES

Collaboration opportunities in H2020 2016-2017 ENERGY, NMBP & SECURE SOCIETIES calls
Dr. Inga Žutautaitė, Lithuanian Energy institute, Kaunas, LT

Behavioural change and considerable energy consumption through ICT (gamification)
Andrew Pomazanskyi, Nurogames GmbH, Köln, NRW

RLabs Market Research Hellas- R&I ideas/results
Dr. Olga Kechagia, RLabs Market Research Ltd, Volos, GR

Application of transparent photovoltaic layers in façade art glass
Alina Budzynska, Wrocław University of Technology, Wroclaw, PL

Sustainable Economy

Whole process development towards a sustainable industry, considering economics, resources and environment
Sule Adam, SUPREN GmbH, Dortmund, NRW

Arctic Smart Specialisation
Harri Malinen, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, FI

FUSSE – Future scenarios for sustainable social engagement
Prof. Dr. Zil Lilas, Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Köln, NRW

Re-naturation and nature-based solucitons in European medium-sized Citie
Dr. José Adolfo Herrera Martín, University of Seville, Seville, ES

Environment for People, People for Environment: Institute of Environmental Protection – National Research Institute
Magdalena Glogowska, Institute of Environmental Protection – National Research Institute, Warsaw, PL

Biopolymers in textile processing, production and economy
Pavan Kumar Manvi, Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen, Aachen, NRW

Identifying novel business opportunities in CE H2020: CIRC1 & CIRC4
Aino Mensonen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., Espoo, FI

Advanced materials and technologies for their production
Dr. Wojciech Szymanski, Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals in Gliwice, Skawina, PL

Material Durability under Combined Severe Operating Conditions
Joachim Antonissen, OCAS N.V., Zelzate, BE
16.15Session 2: Parallel Workshops
“European projects seeking partners in NRW”

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

Future Projects in Parallel, Distributed and Cloud Computing and Software-Defined Networks
Prof. Dr. Sergei Gorlatch, University of Muenster, Muenster, NRW

High-Performance Computing at your Fingertips
Andreas Ocklenburg, CloudSME UG iG, Duisburg, NRW

ALD – Atomic Layer Deposition Applications
Dr. Marko Pudas, Picosun Oy, Masala, FI

AMUSING – AutoMated USer INterface testing
Dr. Tanja Vos, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, ES

Analysis, modeling and gesture recognition for interaction with machines
Dr. Sotiris Manitsaris, Cetre for Robotics – MINES ParisTech, Paris, FR

Methods and Tools for effective know-how management
Alina Glushkova, Multimedia Technology and Computer Graphics Lab – University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, GR

Applied gaming in eHealth & eLearning
Jens Piesk, Nurogames GmbH, Köln, NRW

Beyond digtialization: The Democratization of the S3D User Interface to explore and grasp Big Data
Manfred Lueth, Kolpi S.A.S., Sophia Antipolis, FR

Handelsblatt Research Institute
Dr. Jan Kleibrink, Handelsblatt Research Institute, Düsseldorf, NRW

Nanotechnology, Materials and Manufacturing (NMM)

Current R&D-Projects at Coatema: Scaling and Pilot Lines for innovative Applications
Dr. Nico Meyer, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH, Dormagen, NRW

Business Benefits through HPC‐based Simulation
Dr. Guntram Berti, scapos AG, Sankt Augustin, DE

Large area electroluminescence
Moritz Graf zu Eulenburg, InovisCoat GmbH, Monheim am Rhein, NRW

Center for Microelectronics and Nanotechnology, University of Rzeszow
Prof. Dr. Jacek Polit, Center for Microelectronic and Nanotechnology, Rzeszów, PL

Solution-processable Electronics
Dr. Alexey Merkulov, Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH, Marl, NRW

The European Project NanoAthero to fight cardiovascular diseases using nanotechnologies
Dr. Didier Letourneur, Inserm – Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale, Paris, FR

Sustainable Future through Micro and Advanced Manufacturing
Dr. Ömer Necati Cora, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, TR

Wide frequency band and harsh environment characterisation of silicon-based technology
Dr. Sergej Makovejev, Incize, Louvain-la-Neuve, BE


Dense suspension of particles as a new heat transfer fluid for concentrating solar systems
Dr. Daniel Gauthier, Promes-CNRS, Font Romeu Odeillo, FR

Development and Optimisation of Technologies for the treatment of waste and process water
Prof. Dr. Michael Bongards, TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences, Gummersbach, NRW

Sogena (R) – A new Solar System with Photovoltaic and Thermoreactors
Dr. Wolfgang Hornig, BPE (R) International Dr.Hornig GmbH, Eckental, DE

Multipurpose solar panels as renewable source of different energy forms
Robert Gryz, Spektrum CWWM, Poznań, PL

Embedded electronic, motor wheel for mobility and energy process
Dr. François Bernot, FranceCol Technology, Luynes, FR

Sustainable management of environment in intensive anthropopressure area for municipal purposes, water quality improvement and utilization of renewable and waste energy sources
Prof. Dr. Barbara Namyslowska-Wilczynska, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wrocław, PL

Methanol reformer coupled fuel cells for range extension of electrical systems
Dr. George Bandlamudi, ZBT GmbH, Duisburg, NRW

CONSTe partnerships (H2020: EE 7 – 2016/2017)
Aino Mensonen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., Espoo, FI

Life Sciences

OI platforms for X-cluster collaborations
Norbert Reichl, Food-Processing Initiative e.V., Bielefeld, NRW

Creating Sustainbale Food Future – Looking for Partner? We are ready!
Prof. Dr. Piotr Konieczny, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poznan, PL

World Hearing Center of the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing – international leader in ENT as prospective partner
Maciej Ludwikowski, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Warszawa, PL

Peptide-drug conjugates: Τargeted delivery and pharmacological enhancement of anticancer agents (cytotoxic or antiangiogenic). From bench to clinical trials for specific patient cohorts
Dr. Constantin Tamvakopoulos, Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens, Athens, GR

A microfluidic and flow control innovative company specialized in collaborative research
Dr. Guilhem Velve Casquillaas, Elveflow Microfluidic Innovation Center, Paris, FR

Framework for Analysing and Shaping Transparency in Health Care Systems – Stakeholders` Perspective
Dr. Alicja Sobczak, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, PL

Innovations in cancer treatment and diagnostics
Dr. Dawid Nidzworski, Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG-MUG, Gdańsk, PL

New Analytical Approach in Food-Technology by a 14-C Food –Technology Lab and domestic Kitchen
Dr. Mark Bücking, Fraunhofer IME, Schmallenberg, NRW

Valorisation of natural products/side-products by in silico approach supported by phytochemistry and pilot extraction
Dr. Quoc Tuan Do, Greenpharma S.A.S., Orleans, FR
18.15Session 3: Parallel Workshops
„Services for proposals and projects“

Workshop: ICT

ICT under Horizon 2020
Dr. Uwe-Michael Schmidt, National Contact Point ICT

Instruments for Innovation Procurement in H2020
Doris Scheffler, ZENIT GmbH / NRW.Europa

Services from the Enterprise Europe Network
Achim Conrads, ZENIT GmbH / NRW.Europa

Workshop: NMM

Nanotechnology, Materials and Manufacturing – Services for Proposals and Projects
Dr. Christian Busch, VDI TZ, National Contact Point Nanotech

Instruments for Innovation Procurement in H2020
Juan Carmona-Schneider, ZENIT GmbH / NRW.Europa

Cluster NanoMicroMaterialsPhotonics – Enabling Technologies made in NRW
Dr. Heinz-Georg Nothofer, Cluster NanoMicroMaterialsPhotonics.NRW

Workshop: Energy

European Funding for Energy Projects
Dr. Piotr Swiatek, PT FZ Jülich, National Contact Point Energy

Dr. Stefan Rabe, Cluster Energieforschung / CEF.NRW

Services from the Enterprise Europe Network
Dr. Uwe Birk, ZENIT GmbH / NRW.Europa

Instruments for Innovation Procurement in H2020
Doris Scheffler, ZENIT GmbH / NRW.Europa

Workshop: Sustainable Economy

National Contact Point Environment: Services for Proposals and Projects
Dr. Shilpi Saxena, PT FZ Jülich, NCP Environment

Cluster Umwelttechnologien.NRW – Green technology cluster NRW
Nicolai Hennemann, Cluster Umwelttechnologien.NRW

Instruments for Innovation Procurement in H2020
Juan Carmona-Schneider, ZENIT GmbH / NRW.Europa
19.15Start of exhibition: Innovations for Europe based in NRW
Interactive Dinner
20.30“Düsseldorf by night”
bus tour/city sightseeing

Friday, 6 November 2015 (Day 2)

including exhibition: Innovations for Europe based in NRW

9.35Services for Proposals and Projects
Jan Skriwanek, National Contact Point Life Sciences, Project Management Agency – part of the German Aerospace Center, PT DLR
9.45Success Stories in Europe based in NRW

Life Sciences: P4SB, Prof. Lars Blank, RWTH Aachen, Aachen

Life Sciences: FoodLoop (SME Instrument), Christoph Müller-Dechent, FoodLoop GmbH, Cologne
10.05Coffee/Start of parallel sessions
10.15Session 4: Parallel Workshops
“NRW Projects seeking partners in Europe”

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

New generation of Smart, Durable and Individualised Artificial Joints with integrated micro-systems
Prof. Dr. Mikhail Ignatev, IfU GmbH, Lichtenau, DE

Parallel SW development tools for embedded multicore architectures
Prof. Dr. Rainer Leupers, Silexica Software Solutions GmbH, Aachen, NRW

Towards Multi-modal Cognitive Big Data Computation: Real World Case Studies & Future Challenges
Prof. Dr. Amir Hussain, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK

PraDAA – Privacy by Design for User-Centered Apps and Applications
Prof. Dr. Pavlos Efraimidis, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Xanthi, GR

Durable RFID Platform for Containers in interregional Supply Chains
Dr. Werner John, System Integration Laboratory GmbH, Paderborn, NRW

Tools for measuring behavior
Andrew Spink, Noldus Information Technology, Wageningen, NL

Nanotechnology, Materials and Manufacturing (NMM)

Enzymatic Synthesis of Graphene-Semiconductor Multilayers for Fabrication of Chips of Cybernetic Organisms (Cyborgs)
Dr. Valery Pavlov, CIC BiomaGUNE, San Sebastian, ES

Highly conductive, robust and versatile CNT fibers
Dr. Bert Gebben, Teijin Aramid, Arnhem, NL

Nanotechnology Lab LTFN Center for Organic & Printed Electronics
Prof. Dr. Stergios Logothetidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Department of Physics, Thessaloniki, GR

Let’s print it all !!!
Dr. Maria Ortiz Segovia/Dr. Ricardo Sapaico, OCE – Canon Group, Creteil, FR

Special ICT and material science R&D possibilities in Hungary
Prof. Dr. György Ágoston, College of Dunaújváros, Dunaújváros, HU

Overview of EU founded research projects at IOB – successfully completed – ongoing – future –
Dr. Antje Rückert, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, NRW

SME Instrument/Fast Track to Innovation

Presentation about the SME Instrument
Daniel Stürzebecher, NCP SME, DLR, NRW

Better Innovation Management Support for SMEs
Dr. Eva Diedrichs, IMP³rove – European Innovation Management Academy, Düsseldorf, NRW

High volume wear data to facilitate material transfer to industry
Dr. Emmanouil Georgiou, Falex Tribology NV, Rotselaar, BE

Can the future be built on wood?
Claus Holm, DWT Danish wood Technology, Copenhagen, DK

Accelerating compute node stacks for NFV, smart cities and IoT
Michele Paolino, Virtual Open Systems SAS, Grenoble, FR

Microsilica – Finding new ways of using the well-known product
Marcin Loska, Inprosol Sp. z o.o., Łaziska Górne, PL

New modelling and simulation services for eco-friendly packaging development
Dr. Serge Batkam, PACK 3.0, Neung sur Beuvron, FR

Life Sciences

Demo project PhytoPARK – a decentralized fermentative production unit for high value products based on biomass feedstock and plant enzyme optimization in micro-organisms
Dr. Katrin Schullehner, Phytowelt GreenTechnologies GmbH, Nettetal, NRW

Synthesis, modification and sterilization of polymeric biomaterials – expertise of Lodz University of Technology
Dr. Radoslaw Wach, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, PL

Effect of Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields on Biological System
Prof. Dr. G. Ayse Inhan Garip, Marmara University, School of Medicine | Biophysics Dept, Istanbul, TR

Q-Biologicals – a good partner for biopharma contract development and manufacturing
Karine Clauwaert, Q-Biologicals, Zwijnaarde, BE

BBH Biotech in Horizon 2020
Mateusz Hoppe, BBH Biotech Polska sp. z o.o., Poznań, PL

Protein-based scaffolds for novel enzymes and bio-inspired materials
Prof. Dr. Michael Kokkinidis, FORTH/IMBB, Heraklion, Crete, GR

Biomass and residues utilization as well as resource efficiency and innovations in food processing
Dr. Christoph Glasner, Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT, Oberhausen, NRW
12.00Session 5: Parallel Workshops
“European projects seeking partners in NRW”

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

European EMC/EMR RoadMap Platform 2020
Michael Kuehn, AUDI AG, Ingolstadt, DE

Kalifast, how automation will revolutionize the software industry in the coming years
Alphonse Proffit, EISGE, Montargis, FR

KU Leuven LICT: bringing ICT-expertise to your H2020 proposals
Dr. Greet Bilsen, KU Leuven – LICT, Heverlee, BE

Compilers, architectures and applications – for parallel, reconfigurable computing and beyond
Prof. Dr. Markus Weinhardt, Dept. of Engineering and Computer Science | University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrück, DE

Nanotechnology, Materials and Manufacturing (NMM)

Analyzer of Real Complex Systems – parallel simulator of soft matter based on Field-Programmable Gate
Array circuits
Prof. Dr. Jacek Ulanski, Lodz Univ.of Technology| Dept. of Molecular Physics, Lodz, PL

WZL at the RWTH Aachen University as a research partner
Thomas Hempel, WZL at the RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, NRW

Carbon based materials as ideal building blocks for energy applications and added value products
Dr. Geza Toth, University of Oulu, Oulu, FI

Printed nanomaterials and devices
Prof. Dr. Krisztian Kordas, University of Oulu, Oulu, FI

Training network for advanced manufacturing using nanomaterials
Prof. Dr. Tao Zhang, Kingston University, London, UK

Life Sciences

From 3 Düsseldorf Airport meetings to a EuroTrans Bio grant for analysis of novel neuroactive peptides from rare snake and scorpion venoms
Prof. Dr. Victor Tsetlin, Syneuro Ltd., Moscow, RU

ICS (Institut Clinique de la Souris) – Phenomin : the French infrastructure of excellence for translational research and functional genomics
Dr. Mohammed Selloum, CERBM-GIE, Illkirch, FR

Immune and neuromodulation mediated by pathogens
Prof. Dr. Abel Viejo-Borbolla, Institute of Virology, Hannover, DE

International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw – strong partner in biomedical collaboration
Prof. Dr. Jacek Kuznicki, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, Warsaw, PL

Brightlands, knowledge crossing borders
Jos Wetzels, Brightlands, Maastricht Health Campus, Maastricht, NL
13.00Interactive lunch/Find a Partner

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

  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Energy
  • Nanotechnology, Materials and Manufacturing (NMM)
  • Sustainable Economy
  • Life Sciences
  • SME Instrument/Fast Track to Innovation
  • Mobility support/MSCA (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions) Please note: There was no separate MSCA workshop.