BMWK’s Innovation Day for SMEs 2023

Save the date: 15 June 2023 in Berlin

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), we are glad to announce the date for this year’s Innovation Day for SMEs: 15 June 2023.

This annual open air event held on the premises of AiF Projekt GmbH in Berlin, showcases the success of forward-thinking SMEs and their research partners as well as the effectiveness of BMWK’s wide range of innovation funding opportunities.

Around 300 exhibitors will present their R&D project results in the relaxed atmosphere at AiF’s outside garden area, allowing for a fruitful and casual exchange of ideas and knowledge between entrepreneurs, scientists, politicians, representatives of various public authorities and funding agencies, and of course the general public.

This year, the exhibition will put a particular focus on topics such as sustainability and climate protection, digital transformation and health.

We are particularly excited to share that Canada will be this year’s guest country. The “International Area” will host a number of funded projects between Canadian and German SME partners, and the stage programme will include live talks and discussions with stakeholders from Canada highlighting the opportunities and advantages of transnational collaborations.

As in previous years, the IraSME and CORNET coordination teams will have their own booth on site and are looking forward to answering your questions regarding potential future R&D project submissions.

More information will be available in due time in the event section of our IraSME website (English) and of course on the official website of the Innovation Day (German).  Until then please save the date in your calendars and come visit the exhibition on 15 June 2023!