17-18/02/22 - Successful R&I in Europe – European Networking Event

  • 14 december 2021

“Successful R&I in Europe – European Networking Event” on 17 and 18 February 2022 at Van der Valk Airporthotel Düsseldorf.

For the eleventh time, the conference invites researchers and entrepreneurs from North Rhine-Westphalia and regions in Europe to find new European research and innovation (R&I) partners for Horizon Europe projects. In 2022, special partner regions are Belgium, Finland, France, Israel, the Netherlands and Poland, but the event is, of course, open to researchers worldwide. About 300 participants from more than 20 countries are expected to attend the event.

Participants are invited to give a short presentation (ideas and/or results) with a focus on Horizon Europe calls, where around € 95 billion are available up until 2027. There will be parallel sessions on seven topics:

  • Cluster 1: Health
  • Cluster 4: Digital (ICT)
  • Cluster 4: Industry (Materials)
  • Cluster 5: Energy
  • Cluster 5: Mobility
  • Cluster 6: Food & Bioeconomy
  • Innovative Procurement (PCP/PPI)

If you are interested in giving a short presentation on a European project (idea or results), you are invited to take part in the "Call for Presentations", the aim of which is to facilitate communication between the participants. 

Speakers profit threefold:

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, European Commission, and Dr Dirk Günnewig, Secretary of State, Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia, are invited as keynote speakers.

The call for presentations is open until 24 January 2022! Join us and take part in networking for Horizon Europe. About 100 presentations are expected.

Please find further information (programme, online registration, call for presentations, hotel accommodation etc.) under https://horizont.zenit.de/en/events/successful-2022/.

Health and safety in connection with COVID-19 are important to us. When designing the event, we have taken into account all available information (political decisions, legal requirements, hygiene regulations). We will comply with all legal requirements to ensure a safe event.


Centre for Innovation and Technology in NRW

Bismarckstraße 28
45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr