About this event
The kick-off and brokerage event was a great opportunity for potential applicants to learn more about the first IHI calls and meet potential partners.
Our one-day hybrid event took place on 14 June 2022 at Hotel Le Plaza Brussels and online. Creating project proposals and building strong, effective consortia was at the core of the day. We aimed to provide pertinent information; allow open and honest discussion as well as network building through face-to-face and virtual meetings.
In the first session, IHI presented the content of the calls and outlined the rules for participation. Topics covered were the research priorities of IHI, call conditions, and even specific opportunities for SMEs.
The second session was the moment for consortia building. In the room, there were available timeslots to make short elevator pitches on project proposals.
Whether you were in the room or in the virtual environment, you were be able to book one-on-one meetings through an online platform with representatives who have an interest in the same topics. This was a great opportunity to have face-to-face or virtual project idea discussions and to find partners to build a strong consortium.
There were coffee breaks and lots of time for questions and answers to get you rolling before the dedicated networking sessions.
Participation in the event was be free of charge! However, registration and profile activation was mandatory to attend the brokerage event. A networking lunch was provided for those in the room.
How it worked
Please note that for space reasons, we could only accommodate 300 on-site participants. As one of the main goals of this event was to facilitate networking, we prioritised registrations from organisations that are actively looking for partners / a consortium and have created a 'marketplace'. We therefore encouraged people who attended primarily to obtain general information on IHI calls to register as remote participants.
We also limited on-site registrations to one per organisation.
Presentations and videos
Elisabetta Vaudano, responsible for topic 1, Call 1
Tek-Ang Lim, responsible for topic 2, Call 1
Oussama Karroum, responsible for topic 3, Call 1
Colm Carroll, responsible for topic 4, Call 1
Click here for the recording and for the presentations