R&D (H2020), Technology and Business Collaboration

International Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency and Eco-innovation Brokerage Event


M2M + Symposium

One-2-one meetings with potential R&D, technology and commercial partners


M2M + Symposium

Presentations from the European Commission, Innovate UK, Knowledge Transfer Network and case studies


M2M + Symposium

Present your R&D or technology project in a 90 second pitch

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is working with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and Innovate UK to organise a brokerage, matchmaking and information event.  The event is focusing on Horizon 2020, technology transfer and commercial opportunities for businesses making the transition to a circular economy and becoming more resource efficient.

This FREE to attend event is taking place during the International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016).  IFB2016 is a global marketplace for creating connections and doing deals. It brings together thousands of businesses from around the world for three weeks of events, networking and deal-making.  To find out more about IFB2016 visit: www.ifb2016.com

The circular economy offers considerable economic benefits with analysis by McKinsey estimating that circularity could add $1trillion to the global economy by 2025. To support the move towards a circular economy the European Commission has committed over €725 million of Horizon 2020 funding in their 2016-17 work programme.  The aim of the event is to support organisations to access this funding by developing innovative R&D projects. There will be opportunities for companies to meet new partners and consortium members for Horizon 2020 projects plus the opportunity to discuss new routes to market for existing solutions.


  • Pre-arranged 20 minute meetings to meet potential partners for technological and commercial cooperation including identifying partners for collaborative R&D projects as part of Horizon 2020
  • Presentations on European Commission funding to support circular economy, resource efficiency and eco-innovation
  • Best practice presentations/case studies from successful H2020, SME Instrument and Fast Track to Innovation applicants
  • Proposal ideas (short presentations) from participants with project suggestions
  • Consortium building and proposal writing workshop



  • R&D Collaborations (European Funding)
  • Technology Collaborations
  • Commercial Collaborations

How does it work?

  1. Register and publish your R&D, Technology and Commercial collaboration requirements
  2. Browse the participant list and book meetings with companies/projects you are interested in (meeting selections will open on 1st June 2016)
  3. One week before the event you will receive your meeting schedule


Why to participate

  • Build quality partnerships in view of the upcoming Horizon2020 circular economy calls
  • Present, discuss and develop new project ideas at international level
  • Find out the latest information on Horizon 2020
  • Identify technology and commercial collaborations


European funding topics:

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closed since 21 Jun 2016
Registration 1 Feb – 21 Jun
Meeting Selection 25 May – 21 Jun
Event 22 Jun
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Exhibition Centre Liverpool Kings Dock st
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 110
Meetings 242
Australia 1
Belgium 1
Finland 1
France 1
Germany 3
Greece 2
Ireland 2
Italy 7
Lithuania 1
Malta 1
Netherlands 2
Portugal 3
Romania 8
Slovak Republic 2
Spain 4
Turkey 4
United Kingdom 71
Total 114
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