BioHorizon Food Brokerage Event 2016

Societal Challenge 2 in Horizon 2020: 'Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy'


Do you intend to prepare a proposal addressing a topic under the challenge?

On the morning of 28th June 2016, the European Commission will host an Open Info Day dedicated to Societal Challenge 2 of the Horizon 2020 programme, 'Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy.' The focus of the Info Day will be on the work programme for the year 2017. The registration to the Info Day is now open here.

Following the Info Day, on the afternoon of 28th June 2016, there will be a corresponding brokerage event organised by the EU-funded BioHorizon project. Offered free of charge, the purpose of the brokerage event is to help you find the right partners for the upcoming 2017 calls. The official opening of 2017 calls is planned for October 2016, and the first deadlines will be in February of 2017, making this the perfect opportunity to start building your consortium!



M2M + Symposium

Find cooperation partners for the upcoming calls in Horizon 2020's SC2


M2M + Symposium

Present your project idea to a diverse and enthusiastic audience in a 5 minute pitch


28th June 2016 - BioHorizon International Brokerage Event

 The BioHorizon brokerage event will be dedicated to consortium building. The main part of the event will comprise bilateral meetings between people interested in the same call topics. Following successful registration for the event, participants can pre-arrange these bilateral meetings automatically by means of a sophisticated, user-friendly match-making tool based on the profiles and research interests recorded in the system by participants.

In addition to the bilateral meetings between potential project partners, participants will also be able to meet with representatives of various supporting bodies and initiatives, as well as with the NCPs from the BioHorizon project, responsible for the organisation of the event. This represents an opportunity for attendees to draw on personalised support and information.

The event programme will also provide researchers and entrepreneurs a platform to present their project ideas in 5 minute presentations.



The BioHorizon brokerage event will target a wide spectrum of companies, universities, government organisations and NGOs, and others involved in research, from Europe and beyond, interested in sharing new project ideas and finding collaboration partners. The thematic focus of the event will cover all of the Horizon 2020 SC2 work programme for 2017.


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 a European bioeconomy
  • KET-Biotechnology

Why participate?

  • To facilitate the setup of Horizon 2020 project consortia
  • To present, discuss and develop new project ideas at an international level
  • To initiate cross-border contacts
  • To receive first-hand advice and support from Commission and NCP staff


The organisers expect that the demand for places will be high. Priority of participation will be granted to registrants who provide high quality research profiles and indicate specific project application initiatives based on the upcomg calls. Participation is limited to two people representing the same department/organisation.


Flash presentations

Researchers and entrepreneurs are also invited to present their project ideas addressing topics contained in the SC2 work programme for 2017 in short 'flash presentations'. Interest in presenting a flash presentation can be indicated at registration. These presentations should preferably be made by prospective project coordinators. A presentation template will be provided by the event organisers.

Supported by

closed since 6 Jun 2016 (FULL)
Registration 1 May – 6 Jun
Meeting Selection 6 Jun – 21 Jun
Event 28 Jun
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 201
Meetings 421
Armenia 2
Austria 4
Belgium 21
Croatia 2
Czech Republic 6
Denmark 2
Finland 2
France 13
Germany 14
Greece 3
Hungary 6
Iceland 1
Ireland 4
Israel 1
Italy 18
Lithuania 6
Luxembourg 1
Moldova, Republic Of 2
Netherlands 4
Norway 9
Poland 15
Portugal 7
Romania 2
Russia 1
Serbia 2
Slovenia 5
Spain 32
Switzerland 3
Turkey 21
Ukraine 2
United Kingdom 19
United States 1
Total 231
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After Event 16818