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Join us at the WAITRO Horizon Europe Capacity Building & Networking Event on June 21st-22nd in Barcelona, Spain. The event is organized by the WAITRO Office Germany together with the Regional Focal Point for Europe, Leitat Technological Center.

What to expect

  • Networking and B2B sessions with European and non-European research organizations and universities
  • Keynote speeches and info sessions on international cooperation under Horizon Europe and lessons learned from the first-year calls
  • Brainstorming sessions to enable collaborations within the upcoming Horizon Europe Work Program 2023-24

Preliminary Agenda

Day 1 | June 21st

  • Networking Coffee
  • International Cooperation Within Horizon Europe
  • Lessons Learnt from the 1st Deadlines of Horizon Europe + Q&A Session
  • Networking Lunch
  • Pitching Session: Horizon Europe: Needs and Interests of Different Regions
  • B2B Meetings Among WAITRO Members
  • Visit LEITAT

Day 2 | June 22nd

  • Introduction and Workshop Groups
  • Brainstorming Sessions
  • Networking Lunch
  • How to Successfully Find Consortia Partners on SAIRA
  • Visit DFactory

Learn more details about the agenda.

Topics for the brainstorming sessions

  • Sustainable and efficient industrial water consumption
  • Circular economy
  • Sustainable and circular bio-based textiles
  • Optimization of manure use
  • Environmental pollution in noncommunicable diseases
  • Novel foods based on alternative sources of proteins
  • Development of microalgae and/or direct solar fuel production and purification
  • Green transition and energy access in Africa

Please note that you can choose two topics (sessions) when registering for the event.

How to participate

Registrations are closed.

Getting ready

We highly recommend that you book your flights and accommodation as soon as possible because Barcelona will be busy and unfortunately expensive due to the amount of tourists during summertime.

LEITAT was able to manage block bookings with special rates at two hotels. The special rates are available until May 23rd.

Hotel Barceló Sants

Plaça dels Països Catalans, s/n, 08014 Barcelona, +34 935 03 53 00

153€ per night, breakfast included; +18€ supplement top floor; +100€ supplement Orbital Suite; (tourist tax not included)

Hotel H10 Ítaca

Av. de Roma, 22, 08015 Barcelona, +34 932 26 55 94

173€ per night, breakfast included (double room, individual use), 183€ per night, breakfast included (double room)

We recommend Hotel Barceló Sants because it will be the meeting point to depart. We will take a bus to LEITAT (day 1) and D-Factory (day 2).

For making your reservation, please contact the following travel agency either by mail or telephone (before May 23rd).

Email: travel@somnisandmore.com

Telephone: +34 672 64 12 74 / +34 971 32 35 20

Contact name: Lola


For your personal invitation (for visa purposes), we would kindly ask you to download the template for the invitation letter, complete it with your personal data (e.g. passport number, etc.) and send it to: oghanem@leitat.org

LEITAT will sign the invitation letter and will send it back to you.

Please note that this event is for WAITRO members only (if you are not a WAITRO member yet, join now).

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