Eurostars Event 2016

Eurostars Event, 12th October  2016

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

On 12th October 2016 close to 250 participants from more than 20 countries took part in the second Eurostars event, which was held at the Amsterdam ArenA. This event was organised by the Eurostars Programme at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (, in collaboration with Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).

The event was mainly geared towards SMEs and knowledge institutes, involved in developing technology for new projects, processes and or services. More than 300 bilateral meetings took place between innovative SMEs, companies, knowledge institutes, consultants and representatives from the Eurostars offices in Europe.


Where to download the Presentations

The slides presented during the plenary session and the break-out sessions can be downloaded at the links shown below:

This year's event was split into two parts:

1) Project Building

An important part of the Eurostars Autumn event was reserved for the Matchmaking of companies and research organisations from the Netherlands and 35 other Eurostars countries. The Matchmaking was organised by Enterprise Europe Network. During the event companies were also invited to pitch their ideas to a group of peers. Eurostars works on a bottom-up basis, meaning that representatives from all technology fields are welcome to participate in the Programme. The event focussed in particular on:

  • Life Sciences and Health
  • ICT and Electronics
  • Industrial Manufacturing, Materials and Transport
  • Energy Technologies
  • Food Technologies

2) Providing Information

There were opportunities to learn more about the Eurostars Programme (application process, eligibility rules, tips and tricks for writing successful applications) and the national funding rules of  potential project partners. Representatives from the Eurostars Secretariat in Brussels and national Eurostars offices were present at the event.


More information about Eurostars

If you are interested in taking part in Eurostars or have any questions about the programme, please contact your national Eurostars office ( For more information about the Eurostars event in Amsterdam, please contact Arnold Meijer:

More information about Enterprise Europe Network

Enterprise Europe Network helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make the most of business opportunities in the EU and beyond. Connecting SME's, knowledge institutes and research organisations takes place by organising bilateral meetings at events, international fairs or trade missions. The Network also has an extensive databank of companies and research institutes looking for international partners, which you can also search in this for a partner yourself

If you are interested in finding an international business partner or have any questions about the Network, please contact  Rebecca van Leeuwen or Michelle Lemmers































closed since 9 Oct 2016
Registration 15 Jul – 9 Oct
Meeting Selection 19 Sep – 9 Oct
Event 12 Oct – 13 Oct
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Amsterdam ArenA, Arenaboulevard 1, 1100 DL Amsterdam
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 209
Meetings 304
Austria 1
Belgium 9
Canada 1
Cyprus 1
Czech Republic 1
Estonia 1
France 3
Germany 11
Greece 1
Hungary 2
Iceland 1
Ireland 2
Netherlands 122
Norway 6
Others 1
Portugal 1
Romania 2
South Korea 25
Spain 14
Sweden 3
Switzerland 2
Turkey 33
United Kingdom 6
Total 249
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