B2B Meetings

The Countdown to Horizon 2020 Space Tour arrives at Brussels

The official Space Information Day

11 - 12 December 2013  


Organized by

Cosmos       BE_EC-logo 


The event

After a series of very successful information events in several European countries the Countdown to Horizon 2020 Space tour arrived at Brussels. More than 400 participants took part in the official information day of the European Commission for the first Horizon 2020 Space calls.

Presentations of the Infoday in Brussels are now available online!


For more pictures please visit the COSMOS+ webpage.

The event matched the foreseen release date of the first calls under Horizon 2020 on 11 December. The information day provided first-hand information on the call content and deepen some of the topics addressed in the first two calls via dedicated thematic sessions. The meanwhile well-established and well-received concept for matchmaking was realised also within this event: Participants had the chance to present themselves at two parallel short presentations sessions and bilateral meetings (B2B) had been pre-booked through our internet tool. Aside these matchmaking sessions much room was provided to meet and talk to other participants during breaks and the evening reception on day one.


Agenda overview

Day 1
10:00-12:00 Session 1: B2B meetings booked in advanced, Room Terarken 1 

Lunch Break, Room: Hall Horta / White Box

All plenary sessions were in Room Salle M

13:30-15:30 Session 2: Horizon 2020 - Introduction, Rules and Space Programme

Coffee Break, Room: Hall Horta / White Box

16:00-18:30 Session 3: Industrial Leadership, ESA Technology Roadmaps and Innovation & SMEs

18:30-20:00 Session 4: Networking reception / walking dinner, Room Hall Horta / White Box
Day 2
09:00-10:45 Parallel Sessions 1
                   A) Short presentations by participants: Space based services & applications, Room Salle M
                   B) Short presentations by participants: Space Technology and Science, Room Terarken 2-3

Coffee Break, Room: Hall Horta / White Box

11:15-12:45 Parallel Sessions 2
                   A) Thematic Focus Sessions: Competitiveness of European Space Technology, Room Salle M
                   B) Thematic Focus Sessions: EGNSS, Room Terarken 2-3

Lunch Break, Room: Hall Horta / White Box

13:45-15:20 Parallel Sessions 3
                   A) Thematic Focus Sessions: Earth Observation, Room Salle M
                   B) Thematic Focus Sessions: Protection of Space Assets, Room Terarken 2-3

15:20-15:30 Wrap-up session, Room Salle M

Coffee Break, Room: Hall Horta / White Box

15:45-17:00 Session 4: B2B meetings booked on the spot, Room Terarken 1



Brussels is well connected to all major European cities by plane and/or train. It is not only the capital of Europe but also worthwile exploring.

The venue of the Countdown on Horizon 2020 Space Tour event is just a two-minute-walk away from Brussels Central station.

Grand place Brussels


BOZAR - Centre of Fine Arts

Rue Ravenstein 23
1000 Bruxelles

Find Bozar on Google maps.

You can find detailed directions here
or download a PDF version.

You can download a map of the venue showing the different rooms where the sessions took place.