BMWK’s Innovation Day for SMEs 2024

Save the date: 13 June 2024 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 at 13 June 2024.

The popular open air event brings together innovative projects, high-performing companies and bright minds. This year it will be held under the motto ‘This is how the future works! – Digital. Transformative. Resilient.’  and will showcase the creative energy with which SMEs are tackling the future issues of our society and driving technological change.

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

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. Further, the “International Area” will host a number of funded international projects, including successful IraSME and CORNET projects. At noon, selected funding agencies from various countries will present their funding conditions.

The extensive stage programme includes a keynote speech by the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Dr Robert Habeck, and will be framed in advance by interactive webinars on all aspects of BMWK innovation funding, and the opportunity of networking with potential business and research partners via a matchmaking platform (more detailed information available soon at