Successful R&I in Europe 2019 – Description


The conference, which was staged for the tenth time in 2019 and has been a great success with over 3000 participants since 2009, invited 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 and/or to present their research results from EU-funded projects that are ready for commercialisation.

In 2019, the special partner regions were Belgium, Finland, France, Israel, the Netherlands and Poland. However, the event was of course open to participants from all over the world!

There was also an exhibition entitled „Innovations for Europe based in North Rhine-Westphalia„.

In 2019, special partner regions were: Belgium, Finland, France, Israel, the Netherlands and Poland.

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

  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Nanotechnology, Materials and Manufacturing (NMM)
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy
  • Life Sciences
  • Transport
  • Innovative Public Procurement (PCP/PPI)

The event addressed especially universities and research institutes as well as small and medium-sized enterprises. Participants were 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 opened doors for new research and innovation projects in Europe with a focus on Horizon 2020.

The Workshop Programme features only those presentations where the presenters have consented to their online publication.

In order to follow up the event, we would appreciate some feedback from you, particularly about whether you have established any worthwhile contacts related to preparing proposals for Horizon 2020.

Conference fee: € 120 (€ 95 one day) per person including VAT.

Invoices were despatched shortly before the event.

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 14. February, lunch on 15. February, tea/coffee/cold drinks during the breaks and the airport-venue shuttle (solely as provided by the organizers). Registration is binding. We reserve the right to charge the participation fee if a delegate fails to cancel his or her attendance by sending an email to the contact persons indicated below by 13 February 2019.


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

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

Rebecca Großmann
Telephone: 0049 208 30004-16
Email: gr(at)



Professor Günter Huhle
Founder, COREVAS GmbH & CO.KG

“In 2017, Corevas attended the event to seek a Horizon 2020 partner. We not only found one and made valuable contacts, we also developed and launched our product EmergencyEye in a record time of 18 months.”

Eva Haas
TETRAMAX Project Manager, RWTH Aachen

“The event is the place to be for European researchers from academia and industry looking for partners. Our presentation led to considerable feedback, which we found both motivating and fruitful.”