F2F brokerage event @ H2020 ICT Proposers' Day 2016

Ideal-ist @ ICT Proposers' Day 2016


ICT Proposers Day 2016 will be held on 26-27 September 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia, during the Digital Week.

We are pleased to announce that ICT Proposers Day 2016, the most significant EU event on research and innovation in information and communication technologies will take place on 26-27 September 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia, as a part of the EU Digital Week.

The event will focus on networking for Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-17, including ICT calls across all three pillars of Horizon 2020.

The event will offer an exceptional occasion to build quality partnerships as it will connect academia, research institutes, industrial stakeholders, SMEs and government actors from all over Europe. The event is free of charge but registration is required.

In total, more than 3,000 researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, industry representatives, young people and policy makers are expected to attend.

Ideal-ist, the network of National Contact Points for ICT research is organising a series of events at the ICT Proposers day:

26 SEP 15:00-16:30 Workshop:
Help! I am a Proposal Coordinator! Proposal Coordination in Horizon 2020
27 SEP 09:30-11:00 Workshop:
Inside contractual Public Private Partnerships
27 SEP 11:30-13:00 Workshop:
SMEs in Horizon 2020 - Looking for Support Beyond the SME Instrument
26-27 SEP  All day Face2Face Brokerage Event
26-27 SEP  All day Ideal-ist Booth

For more info on ICT Proposers Day 2016 please visit:
Main event site: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/ict-proposers-day-2016
Ideal-ist at ICT Proposers Day: http://www.ideal-ist.eu/event/ict-proposers-day-2016
Face2face brokerage event: https://www.b2match.eu/ictproposersday2016

Ideal-ist Face2Face Brokerage Event @ ICT Proposers Day
When: 26-27 September 2016

Ideal-ist invites the ICT community to engage in pre-arranged meetings at its Face2Face Brokerage event organised to facilitate the formation of consortia for upcoming Horizon 2020 calls and beyond. Ideal-ist is organising this event in cooperation with EEN (European Enterprise Network) within the ICT Event.

This networking event will target a wide range of actors in the ICT sector from academy and industry from Europe and other countries interested in sharing new project ideas and finding collaboration partners for projects under ICT oriented calls across Horizon 2020 and beyond.

At our last event in Lisbon in 2015, 1044 participants from 57 different countries, representing universities, research institutes, SMEs and large companies all across Europe and beyond, joined the brokerage event co-organised by Ideal-ist and EEN, and held 4313 meetings.
Come and be part of our 2016 brokerage event! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to connect with potential partners from all over the world!

For more information please visit or write to us:
Main event site, registration: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/ict-proposers-day-2016
Face2face brokerage event: https://www.b2match.eu/ictproposersday2016
Download: F2F brokerage flyer 

Ideal-ist Exhibition
When: 26-27 September 2016

As the network of National Contact Points for ICT in Horizon 2020, Ideal-ist, supports organisations interested in EU research and innovation in over 65 countries. The exhibition stand at the ICT Proposers' Day will be a meeting and information point for anyone interested in learning more about ICT in Horizon 2020, and Ideal-ist activities and services. Visitors can hold Face2Face meetings with Ideal-ist representatives, and have access to Ideal-ist promotional materials, and on-line demonstrations of tools and services, including the toolbox for proposers and our partner search system.

Ideal-ist Workshop:
Help! I am a proposal coordinator!
Proposal Coordination in Horizon 2020 

When: 26 September 2016, 15:00-16:30

Coordinating a proposal is a daunting task. Finding just the right idea, finding just the right consortium, keeping to schedule, interpreting all the diverse requirements, and having a life outside proposal coordination are just some of the challenges.

The workshop, moderated by Paul Drath, will look at how successful and unsuccessful proposals have been developed and present recommendations on how proposals can be advanced and submitted without feelings of despair.

The results of this interactive discussion will help:

  • Individuals and organisations to better coordinate proposals,
  • Potential partners to understand what a good coordinator does and how to be a good partner,
  • The European Commission to understand coordinators' challenges,
  • National Contact Points in giving advice to proposers,


  • Welcome and introduction, Tour de table – coordinators,
  • A tale of two proposals, what went right, what went wrong
  • Coordinators' experience,
  • Dos and Don'ts for coordinators,
  • Questions and answers.

Registration: not required.
Download: workshop flyer

Ideal-ist Workshop:
Inside contractual Public Private Partnerships
When: 27 September 2016, 09:30-11:00

Contractual Public Private Partnerships (cPPPs) are cornerstones for Europe´s aim of maintaining and developing leading technologies. The roadmaps of cPPPs encourage innovation in Europe and strongly influence European research funding.

The workshop will give participants an answer to strategic, organisational and political questions on Public Private Partnerships of relevance to ICT. The audience will get an insight into what it means to be linked with a cPPP and to what extent it is important to know about the cPPPs´ activities when being active in a specific research field. The EC perspective will be part of the discussion.

The workshop will provide additional information to the individual conference sessions on cPPPs (work programme call topics are not being addressed).

Target group: policy makers, proposers who are interested to learn more about the strategic approach of cPPPs, NCPs


  • Welcome & introduction (Idealist, European Commission)
  • Example of the recently launched cPPP Cybersecurity
  • Panel discussion (cPPP representatives)
  • Questions

Registration: not required.
Download: workshop flyer, workshop agenda

Ideal-ist Workshop:
SMEs in Horizon 2020 - Looking for Horizon 2020 support beyond the SME Instrument
When: 27 September 2016, 11:30-13:00

Horizon 2020 stimulates SME participation across the whole programme, yet with a particular focus on close-to-market support. According to its legal base and the European Commission, Horizon 2020 aims to increase SME participation which is promoted by the dedicated SME Instrument, but should be extended and valuable also in other actions.

This workshop will explore approaches, risks and opportunities that can help SMEs align their innovation strategy and increase their competitiveness through Horizon 2020. It will feature SMEs who are successfully participating in collaborative actions (both early stage and well-established SMEs), as well as other actors who interact with them in H2020 projects (evaluators).

The SMEs will present their experience and important lessons learnt, as a way to inspire and help proposers, linking them in a dialogue with the main support networks (Idealist, Enterprise Europe Network, Access4SMEs) that provide tools for increasing their participation.

Target group: SMEs, policy makers, NCPs, evaluators etc.


  • Welcome and introduction: SME support services to increase participation in H2020 (Idealist, Enterprise Europe Network, Access4SMEs)
  • Brief presentations of SMEs with successful participation in RIA/IA
  • Panel discussion
  • Questions and answers

Registration: not required.
Download: workshop flyer, workshop agenda

This workshop will be coordinated by Ideal-ist and jointly co-organised with the collaboration of the Enterprise Europe Network & the SME NCP Network.

For further information about activities, such as the Face2Face brokerage event organised at ICT Proposers' Day 2016 by Ideal-ist, return to this page:

The website for ICT Proposers' Day 2016 is: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/ict-proposers-day-2016

Please follow @ICTproposersEU and #ICTpropday on Twitter.

closed since 24 Sep 2016
Registration 1 May – 24 Sep
Meeting Selection 5 Sep – 24 Sep
Event 26 Sep – 27 Sep
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Viedenská cesta
Bratislava, Slovakia
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 759
Meetings 3319
Albania 1
Austria 65
Azerbaijan 7
Belarus 2
Belgium 22
Bolivia 1
Bulgaria 4
Croatia 5
Cyprus 14
Czech Republic 17
Denmark 3
Estonia 1
Finland 4
France 43
Georgia 1
Germany 45
Greece 64
Guatemala 1
Hungary 31
Ireland 39
Israel 7
Italy 56
Jamaica 1
Latvia 3
Lithuania 14
Luxembourg 6
Malta 3
Moldova 1
Netherlands 11
Norway 4
Poland 31
Portugal 9
Romania 17
Serbia 2
Slovak Republic 85
Slovenia 9
Spain 77
Sweden 2
Switzerland 4
Taiwan 1
Turkey 40
Uganda 1
Ukraine 7
United Kingdom 31
United States of America 1
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