Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Get ready for SusChem Brokerage event 2011!


SusChem is committed to helping you succeed in participating in EU Research and Innovation projects. With this in mind SusChem is organising its Annual Brokerage Event on September 14 2011 in Brussels. The event will give you the opportunity to present your project ideas and engage with possible collaborations in consortia.

The EU Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) is a key tool to enhance European research and innovation. The 2012 work programme and calls for proposals will be officially published on July 20 with Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn announcing the details at a press conference at midday on 19 July.

The July call for FP7 will be the largest R&I funding exercise launched by the Commission with calls for proposals to fund European research and innovation, totalling around € 7 billion. The Commissioner plans to boost innovation through research with the announcement of the first calls for proposals since the adoption of the Innovation Union flagship and will give details of the main fields of research and innovation to be covered. The main focus of these work programmes is the integration of research and innovation. Particular emphasis has been placed on SMEs.

In it to win it
SusChem's Annual Brokerage Event will focus on this call and will be held on Monday, September 14 between 10:00 and 16:00 at the Hotel Silken Berlaymont, 11-19, Boulevard Charlemagne, 1000 Brussels.

Don’t miss this opportunity! First project ideas will be presented, and speed-dating sessions will be organised in order to discuss possible collaboration in consortia.

To be best prepared for the brokerage event, SusChem has already compiled an overview of the expected chemistry, industrial biotechnology and materials SusChem relevant calls of the following 2012 work programmes:
  • Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies (NMP)

  • Knowledge Based Bio-Economy (KBBE)

  • Energy

  • Environment
For more information visit the SusChem website and for an impression of last year's brokerage event see our report on the blog. The SusChem Brokerage Database is also available online to facilitate consortium building.

For more information on EU funding opportunities and partners searches, please contact either Ron Weerdmeester or Judith Spaltman at PNO Consultants.

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