Next Event Brussels 2017

IraSME - We Fund Innovation

When: 19 October 2017 | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm


What: Matchmaking Event to find SME / RTO partners for R&D projects

Event registration (

Agenda (pdf)

The event is targeted on interested companies (SMEs), research organisations (RTOs) and associations from the participating countries. IraSME organises one partnering event per call in cooperation with our partner program CORNET. The Partnering Event is organized with our partners from our network partner in the Flanders (VLAIO). 

Further information in our agenda for download (tba)

The registration for the IraSME & CORNET Partnering Event is provided by B2Match. You register through the B2Match event registration and tick the boxes for the sessions (Presentations / Face-to-face meetings) you want to join. You will be seperately notified that you are registerted for the event via B2Match.

Venue: AGENTSCHAP INNOVEREN EN ONDERNEMEN (VLAIO), Koning Albert II-laan 35, 1030 Brussel, Belgium

Participation is free of charge.

Elevator pitch session

At the partnering events you have the possibility to present a project idea and search for partners with the right know-how or present your organisation and your technical expertise to find a project. You have 5 minutes for your presentation so keep it short! The elevator pitch session will take place from 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm.

If you want to give an elevator pitch presentation, please send it per email including the following information:

  • Your Name and Organisation
  • Title for your presentation
  • Short description on your presentation ("Organisation profile" or 150 letters about your project idea)
  • Field of technology of your presentation
  • Do you agree that your presentation is published online after the event?

Deadline: 16 October 2017 | Mail: info (at)

Face-to-Face Meetings

If you are interested in having a short 15 minute roundup with potential project partner or a short counceling with CORNET | IraSME experts, please use our free booking tool on B2Match (tba) to schedule appiontments on the event, following these steps:

  • Online registration via B2Match
  • Create your own profile in the registration
  • Book your bilateral meetings starting 22 September 2017
  • Create personal meeting schedule days before the event
  • Confirm your attendance before the event

Hotel recommendation

Hotel Husa President Park, Koning Albert II-laan 44 te 1000 Brussel (maps; homepage; Rooms from about 115 €; 5-minute walk from North station, 3-minute walk from event).

Thon Hotel Brussels City, Bolwerklaan 17 te 1210 Brussel (maps; homepage; Rooms from about 115 €; Close to metro station Rogier, 11-minute walk to event)

We recommend hotels because they are in walking distance from the event, are (at the time this is written) available for the date of the event and have reasonable rates. However we have not have personally seen the rooms, so we can not judge the quality of the hotels.



Contact info

+49 (0)30 48163 493

AiF Projekt GmbH
Tschaikowskistraße 49
13156 Berlin - Germany

Information on our partner network CORNET: If you are an association and your SME members have a common R&D question that needs to be solved by research-centres or universities? You may benefit from the transnational funding opportunities the CORNET network can offer, as it links national and regional funding programmes for collective research to promote cooperation between SME associations and research organisations across Europe: