Food Brokerage 2015

All profiles and flash presentations are now publicly accessible

Welcome to the BioHorizon International Brokerage Event 

The EU-funded BioHorizon project will host a Partnering Event in Brussels Sheraton Hotel on 26th November 2015 dedicated to ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’ (SC2) in Horizon 2020. Hosted in connection with the European Commission’s Open Info Day (25th November 2015), the objective of the brokerage event is to assist you in finding the right project partners for the upcoming Societal Challenge 2 calls for 2016. The new work programme addressing the challenge ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’ has just been launched and the first proposal submission deadlines will be at the beginning of 2016, making this the perfect opportunity for your institution to begin building a consortium.

Main topics

  • Sustainable Food Security – Resilient and resource-efficient value chains
  • Blue Growth – Demonstrating an ocean of opportunities
  • Rural Renaissance – Fostering innovation and business opportunities
  • Bio-based innovation for sustainable goods and services- Supporting the development of European Bioeconomy
  • Key Enabling Technology - Biotechnology (KET-B)
  • Circular Economy (topic CIRC-05-2016)

The main part of the day is dedicated to bilateral meetings between people who are interested in the same topics. The programme for the event will also see attendees provided with information on what makes a good consortium, and provide a selection of researchers and entrepreneurs a platform to present their project ideas during a series of 5-minute flash presentations. The partnering event will target a wide spectrum of stakeholders, from companies (including SMEs), universities, research organisations and other interested parties, from Europe and beyond, seeking to share new project ideas and to find collaboration partners for the upcoming Horizon 2020 SC2 work programme for 2016.



This partnering event will target a wide spectrum of companies, universities and researchers from Europe and beyond interested in sharing new project ideas and seeking collaboration partners. The thematic focus is on the Horizon 2020 work programme addressing ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’ (SC2), Key Enabling Technologies in the area of Biotechnology (KET-B) and the Circular Economy topic (CIRC-05-2016) to be published under Cross-cutting activities.


Registration may close prior to the 8th November if the maximum number of participants is reached. A waiting list will be maintained to allow for cancelled slots to be filled. The waiting list will also close on the 8th November 2015.

In the event of oversubscription to the event, priority will be granted to registrations submitted by entrepreneurs and research organisations with recognised expertise and a history of project application initiatives. Participation at the brokerage event is limited to two people representing the same department/organisation and covering the same research areas.


For more Information about the Info Week and to find out about and to register for other events, please visit the Commission's dedicated page here.


The hosts of the Brokerage Event, the Sheraton Brussels Hotel, have made available a number of rooms for attendees of the event at a reduced group rate of €189 per room. To avail of this group rate please follow the link below. The group rate option is only available until November 8th.

Group rate:



Support Organisations

closed since 6 Nov 2015
Registration 15 Oct – 6 Nov
Meeting Selection 9 Nov – 19 Nov
Event 26 Nov
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Place Charles Rogier 3
Brussels, Belgium
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 178
Meetings 312
Austria 1
Belgium 15
Croatia 3
Czech Republic 7
Denmark 1
Finland 10
France 4
Germany 11
Greece 9
Hungary 6
Ireland 6
Italy 16
Latvia 1
Lithuania 1
Malaysia 1
Moldova 1
Netherlands 5
Norway 13
Others 13
Poland 9
Portugal 7
Serbia 1
Slovenia 1
Spain 24
Sweden 1
Switzerland 3
Thailand 1
Turkey 16
United Kingdom 10
Total 197
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