CORNET Newsletter May 2012
Registration Open! Partnering Event on June 14, 2012
The next CORNET and EraSME Partnering Event will be organised on June 14, 2012 in Berlin at the annual technological industrial fair “Innovationstag Mittelstand” of the German Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). Partnering sessions organised according to technological fields will allow SMEs, SME associations and RTOs from Europe to get in contact with potential project partners. More
The 19th “Innovationstag Mittelstand” in 2012
For the 19th time the AiF Projekt GmbH organises the “Innovation Day”, an open air annual technological industrial fair for innovative SMEs from all technological and industrial sectors at its premises in Berlin. The results of R&D projects financed by the German Ministry of Economics and Technology within the national programmes ZIM and IGF for the benefit of SMEs are demonstrated at the fair. The last, 18th Innovation Day in 2011 saw about 350 participating SMEs and RTOs with more than 200 exhibits and about 1.400 visitors. Photos of the previous events, detailed information can be found on www.zim-bmwi.de/veranstaltungen/innovationstag
CORNET Monitoring Meeting on June 15, 2012 in Berlin
The day after the Partnering Event a public CORNET Monitoring meeting will be organised in Berlin where project coordinators will report about the progress and results of their collective research projects. The presentations will give a good impression of the broad variety of topics covered by CORNET.
Successful 13th CORNET Call: 19 proposals received
The high number of CORNET applications of the last call could again be reached in the 13th CORNET call with deadline on March 30, 2012. Applications come from the fields textile, nutrition, materials, paper, health etc. Part of the proposals submitted seem to be the result of contacts established at the Partnering Event organised on November 29, 2011 Dresden with over 60 participants.
CORNET simplifies proposal template
The ministries and funding agencies participating in CORNET have decided at a Common Office meeting in Cologne on April 12, 2012 to simplify the application by reducing duplications in the proposal template. The changes will be implemented starting with the 14th call for proposals.
Continuation in 2013 decided
CORNET will continue organising calls in 2013. This was decided at the Common Office Meeting in Cologne. The Collaboration Agreement that was closed between the ministries and funding agencies will be extended within the next months.