IFA Business Days 2017



1 - 6 September 2017

As part of a series of several two-hour information events (lectures, workshops, discussion rounds, etc.) participants will learn more about a variety of topics, ranging from smart living to market access to overseas' countries to funding and financing possibilities for international projects. In that context, special attention will be given to the EU framework programme on research and innovation „Horizon 2020“. Moreover, the programme also includes input from cluster and company presentations. 

The IFA Business Sessions are taking place on the Enterprise Europe Network business area in hall 26 at IFA NEXT and as part of the Expert Talks at IFA Global Markets. They are open to all exhibitors and trade visitors of IFA and IFA Global Markets.


Company Presentations


Good to know: SMEs, research organisations and clusters from the electronics sector and related industries will have the possibility to present themselves and their newest innovations during a pitch session on Monday 4 September in front of an international audience. Interested participants can apply for a 5 minute presentation via an application form that is available at your local contact point


1 September: 10:30 - 12:30: European funding for smart industries (Mona Meyer zu Kniendorf, Wolfgang Treinen, Enterprise Europe Network Berlin-Brandenburg)

2 September: 10:30 - 12:30: International cooperation programmes for smart industries (Georg Nagel, AIF Projekt GmbH, Berlin; Nadja Rohrbach, DLR Projektträger, Bonn)

4 September: 10:30 - 12:30: Pitch Session: Pitches of international smart enterprises and start-ups (organised by: Enterprise Europe Network)

5 September: 10:30 - 12:30: Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in business (Christian Fortmann, European IPR Helpdesk) - CANCELLED

                         14:00 - 16:00: Meetup Smart Living Berlin (Smart City Network Berlin in cooperation with Connected Living e.V. and Krebs Group, Berlin)

6 September: 10:30 - 12:30: European funding for smart industries (individual advice) (Enterprise Europe Network Berlin-Brandenburg)

                         14:00 - 16:00: European funding for smart industries (individual advice) (Enterprise Europe Network Berlin-Brandenburg)


IFA Global Markets

4 September: 10:30 - 12:00: How to Enter New Markets: Korea, Indonesia, Philippines (N.N., Kumala Chandra, EU-Indonesia Business Network, Antonio Alcazar, EU-Philippines Business Network)

5 September: 10:00 - 11:00: How to Enter New Markets: China (Sabine Yang-Schmidt, Potsdam Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

                         11:00 - 12:30: Protecting Your IP Rights (Special Insight into China (Dr. Bertram Huber, China IPR SME Helpdesk)



closed since 29 Aug 2017
Registration 24 May – 29 Aug
Meeting Selection 19 Jun – 1 Sep
Event 1 Sep – 6 Sep
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Berlin, Germany
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 178
Meetings 118
Algeria 2
Austria 2
Belgium 5
Brazil 1
Bulgaria 2
Chile 2
China 33
Czech Republic 3
Egypt 1
Estonia 1
Finland 2
France 20
Germany 63
Hong Kong 3
Hungary 2
India 1
Indonesia 1
Israel 9
Italy 7
Korea, Republic Of 7
Lebanon 1
Luxembourg 2
Netherlands 6
Nigeria 1
Philippines 1
Poland 10
Portugal 3
Romania 2
Russia 1
Singapore 1
Spain 1
Sweden 3
Switzerland 2
Taiwan 7
Tanzania, United Republic Of 1
Turkey 1
Ukraine 1
United Arab Emirates 2
United Kingdom 14
United States 13
Total 240
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