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19 September 2019 - 20 September 2019
Helsinki, Finland
ICT Proposers' Day 2019 Face2Face Brokerage

Ideal-ist @ ICT Proposers' Day 2019

19-20 September 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

ICT Proposers' Day will focus on networking for Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-20, addressing ICT calls across all three pillars of Horizon 2020, including Information & Communication TechnologiesFuture and Emerging Technologies (FET), and Societal Challenges. 

The Work Programme update and the new call topics will be published at the end of June 2019.

The event will offer an exceptional occasion to build quality partnerships as it will connect academia, research institutes, industrial stakeholders, SMEs and government actors from all over Europe.

In total, more than 3,000 researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, industry representatives, young people and policy makers are expected to attend.

Ideal-ist, the network of National Contact Points for ICT research and innovation is organising a series of events at the ICT Proposers day, including a Face2Face brokerage event, an exhibition booth, a series of workshops, and a proposal idea check service:

20 Sep
15:00 - 16:15Hall 3Workshop:
Building the Project of the Future
19-20 Sep
by appointmentF2F area
Free Ideal-ist service:
Proposal idea checks
19-20 Sep by appointment F2F area Networking Opportunity:
Cascading Grant Arena
19-20 Sep
 All dayF2F areaFace2Face Brokerage Event
19-20 Sep
 All dayEC VillageIdeal-ist Booth

For more information on ICT Proposers' Day and the Digital Excellence Forum please visit or write to us

Ideal-ist Face2Face Brokerage Event @ ICT Proposers Day 

When: 19-20 September 2019

Ideal-ist invites the ICT community to engage in pre-arranged meetings at its Face2Face Brokerage event organised to facilitate the formation of consortia for upcoming Horizon 2020 calls and beyond. Ideal-ist, the network of National Contact Points for ICT in Horizon 2020 is organising this event in cooperation with EEN (European Enterprise Network) within ICT Proposers' Day.

This networking event will target a wide range of actors in the ICT sector from academy and industry from Europe and beyond, interested in sharing new project ideas and finding collaboration partners for ICT oriented calls across Horizon 2020.

At our previous events, over 1200 participants from 58 different countries, representing universities, research institutes, SMEs and large companies all across Europe and beyond, joined the brokerage event co-organised by Ideal-ist and EEN, and held over 6000 meetings. Come and be part of our 2019 brokerage event! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to connect with potential partners from all over the world!

Proposal Idea Checks - a free Ideal-ist service

To help potential applicants with their ideas, Ideal-ist National Contact Points (NCPs) will be available near the Face2Face brokerage area to review any project ideas. Discuss discretely with NCPs whether your idea will fit within the topic description from the work programme you have chosen or help you find another. 

Registration: Register for Face2Face meetings on the b2match system. Mark "Yes, I would like to book a free proposal idea check"  on your profile. You will receive further instructions and an appointment schedule in September.

Cascading Grant Arena

When: 19-20 September 2019, by appointment or on-the-fly
Where: Face2Face area

Financial Support to Third Parties (FSTP) – also known as Cascading Grants – can be found in topics from platforms and pilots, digital innovation hubs, to FET flagships. And it doesn't stop there: I4MS, SAE, IoT-EPI, AI4EU, FIRE, and more. Complex terms, a multitude of initiatives, yet so many opportunities! But what do these mean in practice? In simplified terms, they describe an opportunity offered in many Horizon 2020 topics for consortia to reach out and involve new actors in their research and innovation process

Registration:  Register for Face2Face meetings on the b2match system. Book a meeting with a Cascading Grant Project representative. A list of projects will be published when bookings open at the end of August.

Further information: download flyer

Would you like to register your project? Contact the organiser

Ideal-ist Workshop: Building the Project of the Future

When: 20 September 2019, 15:00-16:15, Hall 3

Within each ICT Event, Ideal-ist organises a series of highly popular workshops of relevance to the Horizon 2020 context. This year this session will address how EU projects have evolved over time, especially from FP7 through H2020, from single technology development to broad research, from broad research to close to market introduction. It will include a panel discussion on how projects have evolved to specifically meet the challenges of digital transformation.

    Ideal-ist Exhibition Booth 

    When: 19-20 September 2019

    As the network of National Contact Points for ICT in Horizon 2020, Ideal-ist, supports organisations interested in EU research and innovation in over 65 countries. The exhibition stand at the ICT Proposers' Day will be a meeting and information point for anyone interested in learning more about ICT in Horizon 2020, and Ideal-ist activities and services. Visitors can hold Face2Face meetings with Ideal-ist representatives, pick up Ideal-ist promotional materials, and try on-line demonstrations of tools and services, including our:

      Stay tuned

      Stay tuned for more details on the ICT  Proposers' Day website and Twitter @DSMeu, @ICT_idealist and #ICTpropday


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