EU Info Days and Brokerage Events

Find partners and funding for energy, materials technology, digitalisation, Blue Growth and climate projects.

Published: 1 September 2017
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Cluster Matchmaking Conference

EU calls for collaborative innovation projects will be published in the course of autumn with deadline during winter/spring 2018. Find qualified partners and win EU funding fast and efficiently by participating in relevant Info Days and brokerage events. The Research Council of Norway can fund your travel expenses.

From September until November people get busy with updating themselves on the EU calls, find partners and tailor project descriptions. A lot of this work is done during one or two days at Info Days and brokerage events. Most of these events are held in Brussels, but some are also arranged in Norway.

Participating at these events is the most efficient way to understand how to tailor your projects to the demands of the call and to find partners in speedy and efficient brokerage events.

Opportunities for innovation funding are plenty and significant. A collaborative EU project typically covers up to 70 per cent of industry partners’ costs and total project funding is often about 6 million Euro (a lot more in complex energy projects).

Some of the 2018-2019 programmes and topics with relevance to our cluster partners include:

  • Energy 
    Smart and renewable energy, developing the next generation of renewable energy technologies, solutions to decrease the cost and increase performance of renewables (offshore wind, ocean energy). More information at EU’s web pages.
  • Materials Technology and advanced manufacturing
    Open Innovation hubs for characterisation and materials modelling, effective industrial human – robot collaboration, Open Innovation for collaborative production engineering, materials for offshore energy, advanced materials for additive manufacturing, integration of energy-smart materials in non-residential buildings. More information at EU’s web pages.
  • Blue Growth 
    Offshore pilot demonstrators for multi-use of the marine space. More information at EU’s web pages.  
  • Circular economy 
    Waste - recycling, reuse and recovery; a water smart society. More information at EU’s web pages.
  • Digitalisation 
    New work processes and skills’ development in the broader Industry 4.0 context. More information at Forskingsrådet’s web pages.
  • Climate 
    Resource efficiency, especially water. More information at EU’s web pages.

Get in touch with the cluster’s EU Advisor, Poppy Kalesi, to discuss your projects and receive help to prepare your profiles.

Contact Information:

Poppy Kalesi

EU Advisor
+47 913 35 951
poppy.kalesi@gcesubsea.no