Next Event Berlin 2018

IraSME - We Fund Innovation

Innovation Day - 7 June 2018

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. The event offers first hand information from successfully funded BMWi projects. Aside you have the chance to talk to new porject partners, find new project ideas and listen to a broad presentation program on three stages.

In the "International Area" the event is hosting various international networks and funding sources from Korea, France and Taiwan.

Take a look at previous Innovation Days for an impression

Innovation Day Agenda | Location Map | Exhibitors guide | Invitation Flyer


Partnering Event of the networks 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 2018 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

Agenda (draft) of Presentations & Partnering Event (pdf)

Presentation Sessions

In this presentation area we introduce multiple funding sources, international networks and bilateral funding opportunities.

Presentation Area Tent A (10:45 - 03:30 pm) features an in-depth introduction including Q&A session on various international networks (IraSME, CORNET, EUREKA, EUROSTARS, EEN, GTAI, DIHK).

10:45 - Welcome & Introduction by BMWi

11:30 - IraSME network by Claudia Schuldt (AiF Projekt GmbH)
11:50 - CORNET network by Viktoria Cvetkovic (AiF e.V.)

12:15 - Break

13:30 - EUREKA (Network projects & Eurostars) by Juliane Kuttenkeuler & Dr. Paul Racec
14:00 - EEN (Enterprise Europe Network) European funding & Horizon 2020 by Wolfgang Treinen
14:30 - GTAI (Germany Trade and Invest) by Baraba Schmitz
15:00 - DIHK (German Chambers of Commerce network) by Laura Bertelmann

Presentation Area Tent C (11:15 - 03:30 pm) three workshops on our bilaterial cooperation partners in ZIM with presentations on thenational funding options.

11:30 - South Korea - Presentation of the partner country and its funding options by the Ministry KEIT

12:15 - Break

13:30 - France - Presentation of the partner country & funding options by BPI France
14:30 - Taiwan - Presentation of the partner country and its funding options by the Ministry

In parallel we offer Face-to-Face meetings in Tent C (11:15 - 03:30 pm) only for registered users according to your personal schedules.

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


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. Registration is free of charge!

Only for registered users.

Registration open:


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

Organizing Partners

Co-organizing funding organizations


Co-organizing partners

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: