Successful R&I 2017 – Description

For the eighth 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 2000 participants since 2009.

In 2017, special partner regions are: Belgium, Finland, France, Israel, the Netherlands and Poland.

We offer an exhibition „Innovations for Europe based in North-Rhine Westphalia“ (on 2nd March 2017) with a focus of selected projects in the field of Pre-commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI).

The networking event will be 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.

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

Invoices will be despatched after the event. You can settle it in cash at our reception desk during the conference as well. We will issue a receipt.

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

The conference fee includes dinner on 02.03., lunch on 03.03., tea/coffee/cold drinks during the breaks, the „Düsseldorf by Night“ tour and the airport-venue shuttle (solely as provided by the organizers).

Call for presentations (ideas and/or results) was open until 19 February 2017.

Deadline for registration is: 26 February 2017.


Sule Adam
Sule Adam

SUPREN GmbH, Dortmund

This event offered an ideal opportunity for networking between researchers and entrepreneurs. The parallel workshop sessions on various research topics provided added value for my network.

Philipp Saalmann

Department of Information Systems, University of Münster

I really appreciated the excellent organization and setup of the event. It offered lots of opportunities to get in touch with interesting partners and provided a platform for a lively discussion of ideas for potential cooperation and joint European proposals.