Previous Events

Impressions of Previous Meetings

Previous Events

Here you can find information on previous Partnering Events including presentations from the elevator pitch sessions.


Aachen - January 31, 2017

The first IraSME Partnering Event in 2017 was organised with our partner network CORNET and in cooperation with the EEN network supported by ZENIT e.V.. It took place in Aachen at the WZL Institute on campus of RWTH Aachen. More than a 100 participants attended the event and filled the rooms at WLZ forum with more than 20 elevator pitch presentations and discussions about science and technology in the face-to-face meeting area. New contacts were initiated and joint project ideas could be developed.

Agenda | Participants List | Presentations | Photos from the Event


Prague - November 24, 2016

The third IraSME Partnering Event in 2016 was organised with our partner network CORNET and in cooperation with the Czech ministry MPO as well as the Enterprise Europe Network EEN in Brno. It took place in Prague at the Ministry of Industry and Trade with various elevator pitch presentations and discussions about science and technology in the Face-to-Face Meeting area. More than 60 participants initiated new contacts, developped joint project ideas and took the chance to get information on funding programmes.

The Partnering Events are organised at least twice a year at the premises of one of our network partners, and each spring at the AiF Projekt GmbH garden area in Berlin, where about 200 SMEs and RTOs show their ideas in research and development and present projects which were funded within the national funding schemes, in Germany represented by IGF (CORNET) and ZIM (IraSME).

The next event will take place January 31, 2017 in Aachen (Germany) organised in cooperation with ZENIT GmbH and the WZL institute at the RWTH Aachen University.

Agenda | Participants List | Presentations | Photos from the Event


Berlin - June 2, 2016

The second IraSME Partnering Event in 2016 was organised with our partner network CORNET and in cooperation with the EEN network Berlin. It took place in Berlin at the Innovation Day 2016 with various elevator pitch presentations and discussions about science and technology in the Face-to-Face Meeting area. More than a 100 participants initiated new contacts, developped joint project ideas and visited the exhibitors on the Innovationday 2016.

The Innovationday is a yearly open air event held at the premises of AiF Projekt GmbH in Berlin. More Than 300 SMEs and RTOs show the results of their research and development projects funded by BMWi within the national funding schemes IGF (CORNET) and ZIM (IraSME). This year about 1.700 visitors used the sunny day to visit the state of the art innovation show in the park.

The Partnering Events are organised at least twice a year on the premises of one of our network partners, and each spring at the AiF Projekt GmbH garden area in Berlin, where about 200 SMEs and RTOs show their ideas in research and development and present projects which were funded within the national funding schemes, in Germany represented by IGF (CORNET) and ZIM (IraSME).

The next event will take place 24 November 2016 in Praha organised in cooperation with MPO.

Agenda | Participants List | Presentations | Photos from the Event | Video from Innovation Day


Aachen - January 28, 2016

The first IraSME Partnering Event in 2016 was organised with our partner network CORNET and in cooperation with the EEN network supported by ZENIT e.V.. It took place in Aachen at the WZL Institute on campus of RWTH Aachen. More than a 100 participants attended the event and filled the rooms at WLZ forum with more than 20 elevator pitch presentations and discussions about science and technology in the face-to-face meeting area. New contacts were initiated and joint project ideas could be developed.

Agenda | Participants list | Presentations | Photos from the Event


Vienna - December 2, 2015

Our 2nd Partnering Event in 2015 organised together with our Austrian partners from FFG in cooperation with CORNET and IraSME network took place in Vienna at Hotel du France right in the city center. More than 70 participants registered for the event and filled the rooms with presentations and discussions about science and technology, initiated new contacts and developped joint project ideas.

Agenda | Participants list | Presentations | Photos from the Event


Berlin - June 11, 2015

Just like the last three years, we linked our first IraSME & CORNET Partnering Event in 2015 to the Innovationday in Berlin. More than a 100 participants initiated new contacts, developped joint project ideas and visited the exhibitors on the 22nd Innovationday.

Agenda and Presentations | Photos from the Event | Video from the Event

Retrospect of the 22nd Innovationday: www.zim-bmwi.de


Warsaw - November 18, 2014

The 3rd Partnering Event in 2014 organised by our Polish partners from NCBR in cooperation with CORNET and IraSME network took place in Warsaw at premises of Marriott Hotel next to the central station placed in the business city center. More than a 120 participants registered for the event andfilled the rooms Baltic I & II with the spirit of science and technology, initiated new contacts and developped joint project ideas.

Agenda and Presentations | Photos from the Event


Berlin - May 22, 2014

As good practice from the last two years, we linked our 2nd Partnering Event in 2014 to the Innovationday in Berlin. More than 80 participants initiated new contacts, developped joint project ideas and visited the exhibitors on the 21st Innovationday.

Agenda and Presentations | Photos from the Event | Video from the Event

Retrospect of the 21st Innovationday: www.zim-bmwi.de


Chemnitz - February 10 / 11, 2014

The Partnering Event was organised in Chemitz (Germany) at the premises and in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology. As a registered user you find the participants list of the event.

Agenda and presentations | Impressions from event


Liège - October 29, 2013

The event was organized at the premises of the research organisation SIRRIS in the Liège Science Park in cooperation with the walloon funding agency DG06. SIRRIS proved a perfect host and it was a productive and enjoyable meeting for the more than 60 visitors.

Agenda and the presentations


Berlin - May 16, 2013

For the second time we linked our Partnering Event to the Innovationday. More than 50 participants found new contacts, developped new common project ideas and visited the exhibitors on the 20th Innovationday 2013.

Agenda and Presentations | Photos from the Event | www.zim-bmwi.de


Vienna - January 22, 2013

The Partnering Event took place in Vienna at the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG. More than 60 participants from 7 countries joined the event.

Agenda and Presentations


Berlin - June 14, 2012

Partnering Event on June 14th, 2012 at the open-air ground of the AiF Projekt GmbH in parallel to the 19th Innovationday for SMEs of the German Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). The event was well visited and gave the participants a good opportunity to make new contacts for future projects and business

Agenda | www.zim-bmwi.de

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: www.cornet.online