Date: 17 May 2022By

WAITRO Horizon Europe Capacity Building & Networking Event

Facilitating International Partnerships and Access to Horizon Europe Funding Programme

WAITRO’s mission is to foster innovation on a global scale and drive sustainable development by empowering member organizations and facilitating collaboration across borders and boundaries. WAITRO facilitates partnerships between member organizations and the access to public and private funds.

With this aim in view, the WAITRO Office Germany together with the Regional Focal Point for Europe, Leitat Technological Center, organize the WAITRO Horizon Europe Capacity Building & Networking Event on June 21st-22nd in Barcelona, Spain.

The event will gather keynote speeches and info sessions on international cooperation under the Horizon Europe programme as well as lessons learnt from the first-year calls. It will also be a great occasion to meet and network with European and non-European WAITRO members. Furthermore, brainstorming sessions will be organized to enable collaborations within the upcoming Work Programme 2023-24.

How to participate?

You can register by filling out the online registration form by May 25th. We already have pre-registered WAITRO members from Germany, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, South Africa, Nigeria, Jordan, Kenya, Cameroon, Botswana, Ghana, Egypt, and Zimbabwe.

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

Who is this event for?

Project and area managers, business development managers and/or researchers involved in projects and proposals preparation and interested in coordinating/participating in the upcoming Horizon Europe calls.*

*From WAITRO member organizations only (if you are not a WAITRO member yet, join now).

The Horizon Europe Programme

Horizon Europe, the research and innovation funding programme 2021-27 is one of the main tools to implement Europe’s strategy for international cooperation: the global approach to R&I. The programme is open to researchers and innovators from around the globe that are encouraged to team up with European partners in preparing proposals.

Horizon Europe

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The World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organizations (WAITRO) is a global membership-based association of research organizations, universities, and innovation stakeholders. WAITRO provides mechanisms and support for its members and partners to connect, share, inspire, and collaborate to solve global challenges and contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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