Partnering Event Berlin 2017

IraSME - We Fund Innovation

Innovation Day - 18 May 2017

The Innovationday is an annual open air trade fair, where companies and research organisations show the results of their BMWi funded projects. Previous year the event hosted about 300 exhibitors and 1.500 visitors from business, science and politics. A preliminary overview on the exhibitors can be found here two weeks before the event.

Agenda Innovation Day (tba) | Location Map Innovation Day (tba)

Take a look at previous Innovation Days for an impression

More information (in German only) on our ZIM website

Partnering Event of IraSME & CORNET

IraSME organises at least one Partnering Event per call in cooperation with our partner program CORNET. Participation is free of charge. The Matchmaking Event is targeted on interested companies, research organisations and associations to find partners for research and devellopment.

The Partnering Event is organized at the open-air ground of the  AiF Projekt GmbH in parallel to the Innovation Day 2017 for SMEs of the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy. The Event will start about 09:30 am for registration and end around 04:00 pm. Directly after the Event there will be an informal "Get Togehter" on the fair ground.

Take a look at previous IraSME & CORNET Partnering Events for an impression here

Partnering Event: Agenda (pdf) | Registration (link) | Directions (jpg)

Workshop Sessions

The Workshop Area A (12:45 - 03:30 pm) features an in-depth introduction including Q&A session on CORNET, EUREKA, EUROSTARS and EEN. The CORNET session will also feature the presentation of a success story.

In Workshop Area B two workshops on IraSME are offered only for registered participants (maximum 20 participants). Since we want to tailor this workshop specifically to your interests and wishes we will ask you for input before the event.

12:45 – 14:00 Workshop Session I:
“The definition of Innovation in IraSME”

In this workshop we will try to shed some light on why some ideas are seen as innovation and others not. After an introduction to the background of why the tax payer wants to support innovation projects we will discuss the word innovation in its different facetted usage in the programmes that are part of IraSME. We will also try to discuss practical examples.

14:15 – 15:30 Workshop Session II:
“The consortium: Find, maintain and be successful”

During the workshop we want to share experiences and discuss enabling as well as preventing factors for the success of a consortium. The session tackles three dimensions of this topic, including different possibilities to find partners for a project, personal experiences of attendees and requirements coming from our IraSME partners.

A detailed and up-to-date agenda is available on our website.

The whole event is free of charge. Secure your place now!


In parallel: Face-to-Face Meetings according to your personal schedules

Face-to-Face Meetings

If you are interested in having a short 15 minute roundup with potential project partner or a short counceling of CORNET & IraSME experts, please use our free Matchmaking Tool on the B2Match event website to schedule appiontments on the event.

Only for registered users.

Please use this Registration


Please find a map attached here. Note that NO parking is availabl!

We highly recommend to use public transportation via S-Bahn and BVG (Bus | Tram).

Next main stations: S-Pankow and S-Schönholz

Next Bus and Tram lines: M1 | Bus 107 | Bus 250 | Bus 150


Event Registration

The registration for the IraSME / CORNET Partnering Event in Berlin is open till close to the event 18 Mai 2017. You register through the B2Match registration area by creating a personal profile and ticking the boxes for those parts of the agenda you want to join.

Hotel recommendations

We recommend the following 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 do not have personally seen rooms, so we can not judge the quality of the hotels. More...


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: