Technology Cooperation Days



Official OPENING CEREMONY – Technology Cooperation Days 2016 on INDUSTRY 4.0

Date: 26th April 2016, 9.30 – 10.00 a.m.

Venue: tech transfer - Forum @ HANNOVER MESSE (Hall 2, stand C01)

Costs: free of charge

Registration: via (please also make a note if you need an additional entrance ticket to get access to the exhibition ground.)


Take part in the official OPENING CEREMONY of the 15th edition of the Enterprise Europe Network’s annual brokerage event Technology Cooperation Days 2016 at HANNOVER MESSE!

... Welcoming Guenther H. Oettinger, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, and listen about the European way for digitising the industry.

… Listen to Prof. Dr. Boris Otto, Head of Fraunhofer-Initiative „Industrial Data Space“. Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization, how close collaboration of industry and research offers opportunities to forge the future.

… Learn about the involvement of a regional funding authority in initiating international cooperation for fostering economc and regional impact from Dr. Sabine Johannsen, Member of the Board of NBank – Niedersachsen Development Bank.

 … And hear the bell for the first meetings of this year’s Technology Cooperation Days.

Afterwards you have the opportunity to meet partners from the Enterprise Europe Network family and learn how the network may support you!

Please have a look to the detailed program (German version / English version).




GUIDED TOUR to regional companies and research institutes

Date: 25th April 2016, 2.00 - 3.00 p.m.

Place: Starting point - tech transfer (Hall 2, stand C01), registration desk of Technology Cooperation Days

Costs: free of charge

Registration: not required. Please ensure to be at the starting point on time!


Start your visit at HANNOVER MESSE by joining our guided tour and meet during a guided walk with:

- WPD (wind energy projects),

- Baker Hughes (services for oil, gas and geothermal industry),

- OFFIS (research center for information technologies),

- LZH (research for laser and photonics research)

- and Next Energy (research on fuel cells, energy storage and photovoltaics)

Please have a look to the detailed program (here).



HORIZON 2020 – Meet the Champions!

Date: 28th April 2016, 4.00 – 6.00 p.m.

Place: tech transfer - Forum @ HANNOVER MESSE (Hall 2, stand C01)

Costs: free of charge

Registration: not required. Please send a note to if you need an additional entrance ticket to get free access to the exhibition ground.


Enterprise Europe Network in cooperation with the European Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME) organizes a dedicated pitching event for the most innovative SMEs coming from the EU Programme for Research and Innovation-Horizon 2020.

Under the Horizon 2020, the SME Instrument team will present you the "SME Instrument programme", will give you tips for successfully applying and will present you some very innovative SMEs, solutions and success commercial and investment stories.

Come to meet the SME Instrument Champions of HORIZON 2020 and get an inside view on their disrupting ideas and thematic approaches to face great societal challenges of the future. Investing on them could be a good deal as they already passed a hard competition and they may become the next innovation leaders!

You can ask them questions during the pitching or at the reception after the pitching at the European Innovators Lounge.

Join us … because one of the most important basics for a successful involvement in European innovation promotion is a good network with excellent cooperation partners.

Please have a look to the detailed program (here).

closed since 13 Apr 2016
Registration 18 Nov – 13 Apr
Meeting Selection 17 Mar – 28 Apr
Event 25 Apr – 28 Apr
Language English
Costs 119,00 € per organisation; buyers free of charge
Venue Hall 2, Stand C01 Location
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 366
Meetings 746
Austria 4
Belgium 6
Bulgaria 1
China 13
Czech Republic 21
Denmark 1
Finland 4
France 9
Germany 114
Greece 3
Hungary 4
India 1
Indonesia 1
Italy 12
Japan 4
Korea, Republic of 6
Lithuania 7
Luxembourg 1
Malta 1
Netherlands 7
Norway 1
Others 7
Poland 10
Portugal 5
Romania 6
Russia 26
Serbia 1
Spain 8
Taiwan 6
Turkey 6
United Kingdom 3
USA 72
Total 371
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