Networking Event on Horizon 2020 "Successful R&I in Europe" 15-16 March 2018, Düsseldorf, Germany

March 15 Thursday to March 16 Friday

The event guides you to networks for projects in Horizon 2020, the European funding programme for research and innovation with a 30 billion Euro budget for the next three years. The opening address will be held by Normunds Popens, European Commission, after a welcome speech by Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen, Minister of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia.

About 300 participants from more than 20 countries are expected to attend the event, which addresses universities, research institutes and enterprises and encourages them to become involved in established and new networks for Horizon 2020.

The networking event will be structured in parallel workshop sessions focusing on six topics:

-Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)


-Nanotechnologies, Materials and Manufacturing (NMM)

-Sustainable Economy

-Life Sciences


If you are interested in giving a short presentation about a European project (idea or results), you are invited to take part in the "Call for Presentations", the aim of which is to facilitate communication between the participants. Speakers profit twice:

-They have the opportunity to present their research topics and results to the auditorium of the specific workshop.

-During the breaks there are networking booths for further discussions between presenter and audience.

The Call for Presentations is open until 20 February 2018. Please find further information (programme, online registration, hotel accommodation etc.) at