Register NOW: Partnering Event Brussels

On 19 October 2017 the international funding networks CORNET and IraSME are jointly hosting their next Partnering Event in Brussels facilitating the search for project partners with regard to the upcoming Call for Proposals with closure date end of March 2018. The target groups of the event are small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), SME organisations and research institutions interested in implementing an international collaboration project which focuses on research and development (R&D) activities for the benefits of SMEs.

Pre-scheduling of face-to-face meetings possible

The Partnering Event starts with presentations of relevant funding programmes providing some handy tips for a successful application and collaboration, followed by a CORNET Session which gives first-hand insights about successfully running projects and the advantages of an international partnership.

In parallel, the face-to-face meetings start. Participants have the opportunity to schedule face-to-face meetings with other participants already in advance: using the matchmaking tool, you can easily design your individual time schedule for the day and meet future project partners in person.

Elevator Pitch sessions – pitch your idea or profile!

Additionally, three so-called Elevator Pitch sessions will be taking place. Present your project idea in a nutshell and convince potential partners in a time frame of 5 minutes to join your project! Instead of a concrete idea you can also present your organisational profile and technical expertise to meet potential project partners.

If you want to give a presentation, please send it via e-mail to the IraSME Coordination Office and provide the following information:

  • Your name and organisation
  • The title of your presentation
  • A short description on your presentation (“Organisational profile” or 150 letters about your project idea)
  • Field of technology
  • Please also point out if you agree that your presentation will be published online after the event (yes/no).


Deadline for submission of the pitches is 5 October 2017.

For more information and for registration please visit the official event-website There, you will also find the final agenda in due time. The event is free of costs.

To get an impression of the format, please also have a look at our previous Partnering Events in Berlin and Aachen.

We would be very glad to welcome you as our guests in Brussels on 19 October!


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