Elevate your innovation: the 11th Successful R&I Europe Conference

Unleashing opportunities for Research and Innovation partnerships in Horizon Europe Projects

When: 15 - 16 February 2024
Where: Van der Valk Airporthotel Düsseldorf

The upcoming conference is set to unite visionaries, researchers, and entrepreneurs from North Rhine-Westphalia and across Europe. Taking place at the Van der Valk Airporthotel Düsseldorf on the 15th and 16th of February 2024, this eleventh edition is your golden ticket to network and discover potential research and innovation partners for your Horizon Europe project.

Organised by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, ZENIT GmbH, and the Enterprise Europe Network, this event proudly anticipates about 300 participants from over 20 countries.

Who should attend?

This conference is tailored for universities, research institutes, and companies, with a special focus on small and medium-sized enterprises. Attendees are encouraged to actively participate in established and emerging technology networks connecting researchers, entrepreneurs, and key influencers within the Horizon Europe framework.

Why attend?

Approximately 100 experts will deliver concise presentations focusing on Horizon Europe calls, where a substantial €95 billion is available until 2027. 

Presenters stand to gain a threefold advantage – the spotlight to showcase their research, dedicated networking opportunities during breaks, and a waived conference fee, making it an unmissable opportunity to shine on the European stage. 

It’s also a unique chance to expand your network for designing and implementing innovative projects.

What to expect?

The agenda is rich with success stories, introductions to proposal and project services, and, most importantly, a series of parallel workshops on “European Projects Seeking Partners.” 

These workshops represent a unique blend of knowledge exchange and networking. Topics covered include Innovation Procurement (PCP/PPI), ensuring a valuable opportunity to find synergies among existing and new projects and generate new ideas to enhance the adoption of PPI.

Join the innovation movement

To become a part of this vibrant innovation community and harness extensive networking opportunities, interested presenters are encouraged to submit proposals for the Call for Presentations, open until 12 January 2024. 

For further details, including the program, online registration, Call for Presentations, hotel accommodation, and more, visit here.

Don’t miss the chance to be at the forefront of European innovation. Join the discussion on pressing topics such as Health, Energy, Digital Technologies, and many more. 

Your journey into innovation excellence starts here!


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