“Towards Horizon Europe” – ETNA2020 webinars on HE Partnerships

In the light of the future merging of energy, climate and mobility within the HE Cluster ‘Climate, Energy and Mobility’, the network of Transport National Contact Points ETNA2020 (https://www.transport-ncps.net/), in cooperation with C-Energy 2020 (http://www.c-energy2020.eu/) and NCPs CaRE (http://www.ncps-care.eu/), is organizing a series of webinars devoted to the transition between Horizon2020 and Horizon Europe. The events will offer insights on the structure of the future Framework Programme, focusing on partnerships. Register now!

[For technical reasons each webinar has its own registration link – you have to re-input your contacts for each of them – sorry for the inconvenience!]

Webinar – 04/06/20

Partnership in HE Cluster 5: focus on Mobility

(General Intro + Clean Aviation + Integrated Air Traffic Management)

10:00 – 10:05 Welcome

10:05 – 10:20 Partnership in HE: Intro- Andrea Gentili, EC

10:20 – 10:50 Clean Aviation – Bruno Mastantuono, CS2 JU

10:50 – 11:20 Integrated Air Traffic Management –  Peter Hotham, SESAR JU 

11:20 – 11:30 Q&A

Registration is available here: https://forms.gle/pS295fqdJVZc1vgBA


Webinar – 09/06/20

Partnership in HE Cluster 5: focus on Mobility

(Transforming Europe’s rail system + Zero-emission waterborne transport)

10:00 – 10:05 Welcome

10:05 – 10:35 Transforming Europe’s rail system – Carlo Borghini, Shift2Rail JU

10:35 – 11:05 Zero-emission waterborne transport – Waterborne platform (tbc) 

11:05 – 11:15 Q&A

Registration is available here: https://forms.gle/FY9dhWGBDZYv3MyJ6


Webinar – 16/06/2020

Partnership in HE Cluster 5: focus on Mobility

(Towards zero-emission road transport (2ZERO) + Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM))

10:00 – 10:05 Welcome

10:05 – 10:35 Towards zero-emission road transport (2ZERO) – Guido Sacchetto, EC; Lucie Beaumel, EGVIA 

10:35 – 11:05 Connected and Collaborative Automated Mobility (CCAM) – Stephane Dreher, ERTICO

11:05 – 11:15 Q&A

Registration is available here: https://forms.gle/8wJrnQgegCWBWT9R6


ETNA2020 and NCP-Academy Training “Proposal Writing and interactive training methods”

4th of February, 2020 | 08:30 – 16:30 (EET), Athens (venue tbd).

DESCRIPTION: The training will be on “Proposal Writing and interactive training methods” and will be offered in cooperation with the NCP Academy.

NCPs have to regularly advise their clients on how to write a good proposal, and sometimes perform detailed proposal checks. In this 1-day training, we will work on the process of proposal writing and proposal checking, with a focus on the three main chapters of a proposal (Excellence, Impact and Implementation). In addition, we will discuss the most common mistakes of your clients. In parallel, you will learn different interactive training methods.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? All Transport NCPs interested in the topic of proposal writing and proposal checking, and with an open mind to participate in interactive training methods.

AGENDA: Draft_Agenda.docx


REGISTRATION: The maximum number of participants is 25 NCPs. If you are interested in participating, please fill in the online form by Friday, 17th of January 2020.

REIMBURSEMENT: Travel expenses can be covered by the project for all ETNA 2020 Beneficiaries and Associated Partners. ETNA 2020 Associated Partners need to follow APRE’s reimbursement rules. Transport NCPs from Third Countries can participate at their own cost. For more information, interested NCPs can contact Flavia La Colla  (lacolla@apre.it) from the Coordinating team.

MORE INFORMATION: For more information please visit the ETNA 2020 website (https://www.transport-ncps.net/) or send an email to the organisers at egabriel@research.org.cy,

WEBINAR: What we need to know about the Eurostars Programme

18th of December, 2019 | 11:00-12:00 CET.

The Network of the National Contact Point (NCP) for Transport, ETNA 2020, with the support of two other NCP Networks, NCPs CaRE (Environment) and C-ENERGY2020 have the pleasure to organize a webinar on the Eurostars Programme.

AUDIENCE ADDRESSED: National Contact Points & potential applicants

DESCRIPTION: The webinar will provide straightforward and comprehensive information on the Eurostars programme and will span across the following topics:

–           a brief overview of the Eurostars programme

–           why should an SME take part in Eurostars?

–           the Eurostars process: application, evaluation, monitoring

–           an explanation of the eligibility criteria imposed on projects

–           a description of the evaluation criteria

Eurostars supports international innovative projects led by research and development- performing Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (R&D-performing SMEs).  Eurostars is a joint programme between EUREKA and the European Commission, co-funded from the national budgets of 36 Eurostars Participating States, Partner Countries and the European Union through Horizon 2020.

SPEAKER: Ms Eva Bourdon, Project Officer at Eureka Network.


To register click here

For more information, please contact Eleana Gabriel (egabriel@research.org.cy).


Registrants will receive the link to the webinar shortly after their registration.

WEBINAR How to maximize your matchmaking opportunities, 6th of September, 11:00-12:00 CET.

The projects of the NCP Networks, ETNA2020 (Transport) and NCPs Care (Environment) have the pleasure to organize a webinar “ How to Maximise your Matchmaking opportunities”.

AUDIENCE ADDRESSED: Interested applicants of European Projects and National Contact Points.

DESCRIPTION: This webinar provides basic tips for applicants who wish to use partnering events to find partners for EU projects as well as enhance the visibility of their organisation.  Participants will learn how to build a more appealing profile for promoting their work or the research opportunities they are after through a specific methodology:

a)  systematic approach of EU partnering events

b) basic principles for drafting a profile

c) showcase of best practices

d) quality check.


To register click here

For more information, please contact Eleana Gabriel (egabriel@research.org.cy) and Vassiliki Kalodimou (vkalodimou@praxinetwork.gr )

Registrants will receive the link to the webinar shortly after their registration.


This webinar will be particularly relevant for participants registered for

Horizon 2020 Transport Info Day

Horizon 2020 Transport Info day will be held on 7th October 2019, in Brussels (Belgium).

As usual, the event is aimed to present the new H2020 funding opportunities in the field of transport sector. Indeed, the budget for the last H2020 Transport Calls before the beginning of Horizon Europe will be of approximately €356 million under the Mobility for Growth (MG), Automated Road Transport (ART), Green Vehicles (GV), and Next Generation Batteries (BAT) calls.

A part from the presentation of the topics, the event will also give an overview on the application and evaluation process, presenting useful tips for writing a good proposal.

This edition of the Transport Info Day can also be followed through the webstreaming and both the recordings and the presentations will be available right after the event on the event official webpage.

The event will take place at the Charlemagne Building, starting at 09:30 CET.

In the afternoon of the 7th October, ETNA2020 organizes, with the support of EEN, the “Networking and Brokerage Event for 2019-2020 Transport Calls”.

The brokerage event will start at 15:30 CET.

More information & registration: bit.ly/2RUYDTL and bit.ly/2S1ubaE

Pre-proposal check for 2019 transport calls of H2020

Please be informed that ETNA 2020 project is planning an Academy (a Pre-proposal Check Event) for preparing and consulting project proposals for the second phase of MfG (Mobility for Growth) of  “The smart, green and integrated Transport” of the H2020 program or/and other H2020 project proposals related to transport issues being prepared for current calls (2019 calls) launched in 2018. Within the ETNA 2020 project, we finance the costs of experts evaluating applications, logistics as well as travel and accommodation costs of each coordinator selected for the event. It will be a one day event organized somewhere in Europe (to be decided) in end of August (29th or 30th ) or beginning of September (2nd or 3rd) 2019 (day to be decided).

As the Academy will be conducted close to deadlines, proposals should be quite advanced. Only 10 proposals from all over Europe will be qualified for the event.

The aim of the Proposal Check Event is to transfer useful knowledge to the proposers  and increase the chances for funding of their proposals.

Each applicant (coordinator) should send the application form by June 17th 2019 to the e-mail address zbigniew.turek@kpk.gov.pl. The coordinators will by informed on the decision by July 15th 2019.

Please be informed that experts chosen for the Academy will sign

  • Declaration of no conflict of interest
  • Declaration of confidentiality

before they conduct the proposal check

Below you will find candidate topics for the Academy within Mobility for Growth call

Opening: 05 Sep 2018

16 Jan 2019 (First Stage)                              12 Sep 2019 (Second Stage)

Topic Type of action Topic budget
LC-MG-1-10-2019 (RIA) 10.00
LC-MG-1-5-2019 (RIA) 15.00
LC-MG-1-8-2019 (IA) 15.00
LC-MG-1-8-2019 (RIA) 8.00
LC-MG-1-9-2019 (RIA) 7.00
MG-2-6-2019 (RIA) 30.00
MG-2-7-2019 (RIA) 8.00
MG-2-8-2019 (RIA) 15.00
MG-2-9-2019 (RIA) 14.00


GDPR & Ethics in Research of Transport

ETNA2020, the network of the Horizon 2020 National Contact Points for ‘Smart, Green and Integrated Transport” is holding a webinar titled

“GDPR & Ethics in Research of Transport”

on Thursday, May 16th , between 11:00-12:00 CET.

Concept: Technological advances such as Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics are becoming increasingly important in Transport.

Ethics and protection of privacy have become key considerations when conducting transport research and play an important role in forming public perceptions on current and future technological developments such as automated and connected driving.

Anticipated Outcomes: Participants to this webinar will acquire a basic understanding of Ethics and GDPR approaches in Research as well as how these are relevant for Transport.  It would be expected that participants will be able to appropriate the knowledge gained into the proposal preparation.

Intended audience: National Contact Points as well as stakeholders interested in learning how ethics and protection of personal data affects research in transport.

Speaker: Dr. Vassilis Stamatopoulos, CIPP/E, PMP. Vassilis is a former NCP for Transport who is currently in-house expert at FORTH/PRAXI Network on Ethics and GDPR as well as member of the Ethics Committee of National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” and cofounder of SME “Fraud Line” offering compliance and enterprise risk management services.




RADIAN-ETNA2020 Workshop “Stimulating R&I cooperation with new actors of the European Aerospace sector” @ Tandem Aerodays 2019

On 29 May 2019, H2020 Projects RADIAN and ETNA2020, jointly organize the Workshop “Stimulating R&I cooperation with new actors of the European Aerospace sector”. The workshop will take place in Bucharest (Romania) in the field of Tandem Aerodays 2019, the leading event in aviation research and innovation.

The Workshop will foresee two sessions: a technical session mainly focused on the future Framework Programme Horizon Europe and the Clean Sky 2 Call for Proposals 10 (to be published in early may), and a pitching session, where organisations will have the possibility to present themselves and their expertise in relation to the current available funding opportunities.

Register here: forms.gle/9G21NpYJdLaqJq8m6 

For further information, see the agenda: download.apre.it/RADIAN-ETNA2020_event.pdf

Training for Transport NCPs on standardization in Horizon 2020 projects -Selected IPR issues in Horizon 2020


Standardization in Horizon 2020 projects -Selected IPR issues in Horizon 2020”, 23 January 2019 , Lisbon, 9 am – 13 pm

ETNA 2020 is organizing jointly with NCP Academy a custom-made training to the transport sector dedicated to standardization and IPR issues in H2020 projects, on January 23, 09:00 – 13:00, Lisbon.

Background and Speakers

Economic implementation and market acceptance of project results are now essential aspects of many Horizon 2020 projects. Standards and standardization can make a significant contribution to project success, especially as regards to quality requirements, safety, compatibility and interoperability of innovative products and systems.

Therefore, it is important to consider standardization from the conception of a Horizon 2020 project to project completion and, particularly, the exploitation of project results.

Given that standardisation is one option for exploitation of projects result the second part of the training will be dedicated to IPR issues.

IPR plays a key role from the project idea to the project proposal phase and project implementation. The IPR session of this training summarises the basics of IPR in order to have a common understanding of the definitions and relevance of IPR issues in Horizon 2020. Then, the speaker will go into selected topics such as exploitation and protection of project results, IP relate clauses in the Grant Agreement and Consortium Agreement and other IP regulations.

Important:  As the training is limited to 4 hours it will deliver basics and can only go into detail or a limited number of selected issues.  The training will include some interactive parts.


o   Better understanding  of the relevance of standardization in Horizon 2020 and how it should be used in projects and proposals

o   Acquire more systematic knowledge on  IPR basics throughout a project’s life cycle, including exploitation issues in Horizon 2020

o   Overview and clear understanding of IP related clauses in the Consortium agreement and Grant Agreement

o   Answers to all standardisation and IPR questions they always wanted to ask.


NCPs working to the transport sector



NCPs outside the ETNA2020 consortium can be eligible for reimbursement. For more information, interested NCPs can contact Flavia La Colla  (lacolla@apre.it) from the Coordinating team.


Please contact Vassiliki Kalodimou (vkalodimou@praxinetwork.gr)

Webinar on Shift2Rail New Call for proposals, January 14, 2019, 11:00 CET

ETNA2020 Plus  with the kind support of Shift2rail Joint Undertaking is organizing a webinar on the new calls of 2019, on Monday, January 14, 2019, 11:00- 12:30 CET.

The purpose of the webinar is to introduce interested stakeholders and national contact points for transport the new upcoming call for proposals in addition to the administrative and financial practicalities in submitting a proposal. As an introduction to the topic, the Joint Undertaking’s structure, objective and modus operandi will be presented.

Speaker: Lucas Garvia Martin, Programme Manager

Duration: 1,5 hours

For attending the webinar, registration (open until January 11th at 2p.m. CET) is necessary. Registrants will receive a webinar link after the registration is closed.

Webinar on “How to write a good proposal”

ETNA2020 is glad to announce a webinar on:

How to write a good proposal

The webinar equally targets stakeholders as well as NCPs in Societal Challenge 4 – Smart Green and Integrated Transport.

The webinar is organised by ETNA2020, the NCP Network for Societal Challenge 4 in collaboration with the NCP Academy, the network of NCP coordinators and NCPs for legal and financial aspects of H2020.

The Event  will be organized Wednesday, 5 December 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 (CET)

Webinar objective

In one hour, participants to this webinar will have an overview of H2020 proposal process. First time applicants and NCP with limited experience will discover tips and tricks on how to get prepared and improve the quality of their proposal


Mrs. Tania Van Loon, Brussels Enterprise Agency, NCP Academy partner


Please find below

  1. The link to the recording

as well as to

  1. The presentation



Shift2Rail EU Brokerage Event 29 November 2018 Strasbourg, France

With the support of ETNA2020, Enterprise Europe Network partners, Grand E-nov, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology, French and German Transport NCPs coorganise an EU Brokerage Event on Shift2Rail Calls for proposals 2019 (https://shift2rail.org/).

Shift2Rail JU (Executive Director and representatives from the Innovation Programmes and Cross Cutting Activities) will present the new Funding Programme and information for the new open Calls.

With the upcoming new S2R activities, it is planned to build on previous projects in order to produce:

  • either demonstration with prototypes of new technologies into operation or test facilities,
  • or supporting activities with lower Technology Readiness Level, based on new emerging concepts and coming from the digital world, basic science or elsewhere, to pave the way for future research and innovation.

Meet companies and research partners during B2B sessions.

The matchmaking event targets a wide spectrum of companies and research entities active in the railway sector and willing to find research partners as well as new business and technologies. An opportunity to also explore new ways of cooperation.

If you specialise in :

  • Rail products and services
  • Rail tracks
  • Rail logistics
  • Rail vehicles

join us for the event and B2B sessions! https://s2r2019.b2match.io/

more info Elena Angiolini eangiolini@hub.brussels tel +3228000842

EIT awareness day for Transport

ETNA2020 is holding a training “EIT awareness day for Transport” with the kind support of the EIT House in Brussels, on November 22nd 2018, 09:00 – 15:30, Brussels.

This is a unique opportunity for NCPs, advisors of the Enterprise Europe Network and other related stakeholders of the transport innovation landscape to familiarize themselves with the EIT and understand the relation of selected Innovation communities with transport.  Participants will be showcased how multi-actor approaches, such as CIVITAS and JPI Urban Europe address transport challenges in a participatory and interdisciplinary context.


The event mainly focuses on European Institute of Technology as well as selected innovation communities whose actions relate to transport, specifically to urban mobility.  Mathea Fammels, Head of EIT liaison Office will explain the innovation model behind EIT, how it relates to H2020 as well as focus on the impact of EIT by presenting results and achievements.  In addition, the Regional Innovation Scheme will be presented aiming to boost innovation of European countries and regions belonging to the “modest and moderate” innovators group.

Selected Innovation communities, Climate KIC and EIT Inno Energy will present their actions in respect of urban transition, coal and gas, as well as transition towards electric vehicles, batteries, charging point infrastructure and clean air innovative solutions.

Multi actor initiatives such as CIVITAS and Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe – JPI Urban Europe will be joining the event. It is worth noting the new Urban Mobility will pursue synergies with CIVITAS and JPI Urban Europe. Peter Staelens will present CIVITAS and highlight complementarities with the Urban Mobility KIC and Jonas Bylund will present JPI Urban Mobility as well as the new ERANET on urban mobility.

A panel discussion will follow with all representatives of innovation communities and multi actor initiatives in order to highlight how they deliver benefits to society and promote regional growth.


Participants will be more accustomed to the notion that transport – related challenges can be better dealt though multi-actor and transdisciplinary approaches.

Participants will have a better understanding the modus operandi of EIT and especially how the knowledge triangle of business – higher education – research helps address the innovation gap and delivers sustainable growth for regions.



Please follow the link : https://www.transport-ncps.net/?p=3880&post_type=event&preview_id=3880

For information relating to the event you may contact Vassiliki Kalodimou (vkalodimou@praxinetwork.gr) from FORTH/PRAXI Network.


Webinar on European Transport Organisations: Who they are and why you should engage. September 11, 2018. 15:00 – 16:00 CET.

Are you aware of the stakeholder organisations who have a say in research and innovation agenda in transport? Anyone in transport grappling with the “alphabet soup” that is EARPA, ECTRI, ACEA, EGVI, ACARE, CLEPA, ERTRAC, SESAR just to name a few, would be interested to attend the upcoming webinar to find out:


Who are they?

How to look for them?

What role do they play in the transport R&I ecosystem?

How can you consult the ETNA2020 webpage?

ETNA 2020 has an on-line toolbox dedicated to transport actors and related literature to provide interested stakeholders a deeper understanding of the transport landscape.

More information and registration

Webinar Host: Innovate UK. Speakers: Selina So, Eve Eyres

Click here to register. Participants will receive a webinar link upon completing their registration.

The link for those who would like to join the webinar the last minute

Webinar on the funding database of ETNA2020: How to use ETNA2020 on-line tools

July 24th 2018: 10:00-10:40 CET


ETNA2020 project has launched a series of webinars with the aim to acquaint Transport NCPs, EEN advisors and interested stakeholders on how to use the on-line information tools developed by the project. This is to the benefit of clients in case of intermediaries as well as to stakeholders and beneficiaries.

About the funding map database webinar: Get acquainted with transnational funding opportunities, especially private sources, per EU country.  With minimum input, you’ll be able to seek country-specific information on transnational research (incl. but not limited to framework programmes) filtered by funding activity and related transport mode.

More information & Registration

Webinar speaker: Bogdan Cernat-Gruici | Bucharest Academy of Economic Sciences: NCP for Smart, Green and Integrated Transport, partner of the ETNA2020 Project.

Moderator: Vassiliki Kalodimou | FORTH/PRAXI Network.

Click here to register. Participants will receive the webinar link after registering.


Next webinar  European Transport Organisations. Who are they and why you should engage. September 11, 2018: Time: 13:00-14:00 CET. Host: Innovate UK

Webinar on Clean Sky 2 and the Call for Proposals 08

The ETNA2020 team has the pleasure to announce an upcoming webinar on Clean Sky 2  on May 30, 2018 between 11:00 – 12:30 CET.

Targeted Audience: National Contact Points of “Smart, Green and Integrated Transport” and Stakeholders interested in forthcoming calls, including Enterprise Europe Network advisors of the Sector Group “Aeronautics, Space and Dual-Use Technologies”.

Aim: The overall purpose of the webinar is to help participants acquire more in-depth understanding of the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking and the relevant call for proposals. To this end, representatives of Clean Sky 2 JU will present the Clean Sky 2 current call for proposals and its principles. In addition, they will explain legal and financial modalities, rules for participation as well as offer insights into potential synergies with other funding initiatives.  Attendees will have the chance to ask questions after each presentation.

Registration: You may use the link available at ETNA website to register: https://www.transport-ncps.net/events/webinar/

A webinar link will be sent to participants after completing their registration. Registration is closed at 2 p.m May 29 2018

More information: Ms Vassiliki Kalodimou, FORTH/PRAXI Network  (vkalodimou@praxinetwork.gr), Mr. Zbigniew Turek, IPPT PAN (Zbigniew.Turek@kpk.gov.pl )

Link of the recorded webinar:

Presentations from the wbinar

  1. Overview of CS2
  2. Principles of CS2 call for proposal 08
  3. Legal, administrative and financial aspects
  4. Synergies with ESIF

Meet new Business Partners & expand your Research & Innovation Network in the Maritime Sector

Meet new Business Partners & expand your Research & Innovation Network in the Maritime Sector

MariMatch at Posidonia 2018 | B2B Networking Event


Where & When: Athens, 6-7 June 2018

MariMatch 2018 is a forum for companies as well as Research & Innovation stakeholders from the maritime sector that are looking to initiate or expand their International network for business, technological cooperation or research partnerships at the leading international fair Posidonia 2018. The event is supported by ETNA2020 and it is being organized by the National Documentation Centre – coordinator of the Enterprise Europe Network-Hellas – and co-organised by the Athens Chamber of SME’s (ACSMI), the Materials Industrial Research and Technology Development Centre S.A. (MIRTEC) and the Sector Group Maritime Industries & Services of the Enterprise Europe Network.

Who should attend?

The event is targeted at companies, clusters, International decision-makers as well as Research & Innovation stakeholders from the maritime sector looking to cooperate in the following areas:

  • Shipbuilding, repair & conversion
  • Shipyard technologies and equipment
  • Green shipping
  • Electronics, communication & navigation
  • Mechanical and Auxiliary systems
  • Transport logistics / Ports
  • Maritime services
  • Maritime safety & special equipment
  • Maritime security
  • Marine Research, Development & Innovation
  • Marine bio-economy

Why participate?

MariMatch at Posidonia 2018 is a unique opportunity to establish new cross-border contacts and a very effective International forum to meet potential business partners and explore all kinds of cooperation possibilities. It offers:

  • Added value to your trade fair participation
  • Access to a wide variety of relevant SMEs, OEMs, suppliers and Research & Innovation stakeholders such as techno starters, academia and research institutes
  • Selection and confirmation of face-to-face meetings in advance via an online catalogue
  • Focused 30-minute meetings

How to participate?

  • Interested companies & organisations are invited to register no later than June 1 2018 by submitting their profile via the website https://marimatch-posidonia-2018.b2match.io/signup
  • B2B meetings will take place at HALL 2/STAND 2.561

o             Wednesday, 6 June 2018: Bilateral meetings (11:00 – 18:00)

o             Thursday, 7 June 2018: Bilateral meetings (11:00 – 18:00)

  • The communication during meetings will be held in English.
  • Participation in the event is free of charge.


  • 1 June 2018: Registration and submission of cooperation profile(s)
  • 1 May – 1June 2018: Selection and scheduling of B2B meetings through the online platform

The earlier you submit your collaboration profile the more publicity it will get.


The MariMatch 2018 brokerage forum is being held during the International Shipping Exhibition Posidonia 2018 at the Metropolitan Expo Exhibition Centre located within the Athens International Airport complex


The MariMatch 2018 brokerage forum will take place at STAND 2.561 / HALL 2

(2018 Exhibition Floor plan at http://posidonia-events.com/pages/site-plan/ )

Contact details

Cristina Pascual & Fani Lamprianidou


/ Enterprise Europe Network – Hellas

Add: 48, Vas. Konstantinou Avenue, 11635 Athens

Tel: (+30) 210 7273920 / 933

Email: marimatch_posidonia2018@ekt.gr

www.ekt.gr • www.enterprise-hellas.gr


E²Tech4Cities 2018 – Energy & Efficiency Technologies for Cities brokerage and pitching event

During the EU Sustainable Energy Week and the Brussels Exporters Day Find your next research, technology or financial partner!

E²Tech4Cities 2018 – Energy & Efficiency Technologies for Cities is back with a 4th editon of its highly visible brokerage event organized by Enterprise Europe Brussels and the support of NCPs network  ETNA2020.

Also this year, the B2B event will be hosted by hub.brussels (fomer impulse.brussels) at the occasion of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018 #EUSEW2018 and the Brussels Exporters day

Apply for the Pitching session (Deadline 30th of April 2018) https://etech4cities-2018.b2match.io/page-2591

Tag us ! Follow us !

#e2tech18 #brusselsexportersday @EuropeBrux @ETNA2020network

When & Where

Date: 7th of June 2018 (9:30 to 17:00)

as a back-to-back event during the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)

Venue: Hotel Le Plaza (Boulevard Adolphe Max 118-126, 1000 Bruxelles)

For whom

  • Private companies (including Start-ups SMEs and large companies),
  • Public authorities and municipalities
  • Industry associations
  • Universities and research centers
  • Investors and Business Angels

What’s in for you as a potential participant?

  • Find & meet your next research & technology partner @ E² Tech4Cities Brokerage event
  • Take the chance to meet potential investors to develop your project idea
  • Pave the way to long-term technological, R&DI collaborations based on tech transfer, innovation and research activities, to develop and market sustainable and efficient solutions for cities, in line with your business development strategy
  • Participate in the matchmaking event & follow the presentations, workshops, exhibitions held during the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) since the brokerage is near the heart of the European District.

Focus and main areas topics

  • Energy-efficient Buildings and districts
  • Smart mobility and logistics
  • ICT for cities, Smart cities and communities
  • European Research and Innovation opportunities under Horizon 2020
  • Energy management & recovery
  • Bio-based solution for urban districts
  • Smart and healthy living

The event is free of charge but registration is mandatory REGISTER HERE https://etech4cities-2018.b2match.io/signup

Join us in Brussels !!!

For further information please contact Elena Angiolini


ETNA2020 Brokerage Event and InCo Workshop @ TRA2018

From the 16th to the 19th April 2018 the TRA 2018 (https://www.traconference.eu/) will take place in Vienna. The event, covering all modes of transport: Road, Rail, Waterborne, Aviation, Cross-modal, ecc., will include a broad spectrum of research and innovation activities, which will range from basic research to application-oriented engineering, social, technical and economic aspects, as well as policies and standards. In the context of TRA2018, ETNA2020 in cooperation with Enterprise Europe Network organises a 3-day Brokerage Event (17-18-19 April 2018) and a Workshop on International cooperation (18 April 2018, agenda) where the mechanisms of the Inco-flagship twinning in H2020 projects will be discussed.

During the BE, organisations looking for partners for the calls 2019 of the Transport Work Programme will have the opportunity to present themselves and their project ideas in 2 different ways:

  1. In the form of a brief oral presentation (10 minutes max.), using templates specially designed for this purpose.
  2. By participating in bilateral meetings (max. 20 minutes).

Interested participants have the chance to register until the 27th March 2018. IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO START WORKING ON H2020 PROPOSALS!

For further details and for registration (open until 27th March): https://2020transportcall2018-2.b2match.io/

ATTENTION: Registration to TRA Conference 2018 is a pre-requisite for participation in the ETNA2020 BE.

27 April 2018: The first Horizon 2020 international Brokerage Event dedicated to the Space, Environment and Transport communities

On 27 April 2018, Paris will host the first Horizon2020 international Brokerage Event dedicated to the Space, Environment and Transport communities.

The event is organized by Space, Environment and Transport NCPs, the French clusters ASTech Paris Region and Mov’eo and Enterprise Europe Network.

The Brokerage Event represents an opportunity to present your project in front of an international audience (pitches), to meet future partners and start building your consortium (B2B) and finally to get the latest information from the European Commission.

In addition, a free workshop “How to write a good proposal” is organized on 26 April 2018.

For further information and for the registration: https://scsm2018.converve.com/index.html

ETNA2020 together with Enterprise Europe network for the promotion of the 3rd Edition of Drone Days in Brussels, registrations are open!

Teaser: ETNA 2020 as support partner invites you to take part in the 3rd edition of the DroneDays B2B event.


Enterprise Europe Brussels c/o impulse.brussels, in collaboration with DroneDays Expo and Enterprise Europe Network is the main organizer of the B2B session with the opportunity to apply for a pitch, Drone days event includes also Exhibition area & Drone Demos

When?  9 Mar 2018 – 10 Mar 2018 in Brussels, Belgium


3 NEW REASONS to COME this year :
DUAL USE DRONE TECHNOLOGIES (coming soon) transfer from defense drone techs to civil application domains

Civil and commercial use of drones (known as well as RPAS or UAV) has endless application’s domains, ranging from Transport to Inspection of Power Grids or Wind and Solar parks inspections, from Environment, agriculture, forestry to Inspection or monitoring of plants, pipelines to Buildings and civil engineer works, from Security, emergency response, safety, humanitarian sector / Law enforcement / Public authorities to Architecture / Cinematography, photography, aerial imaging / Parcel delivery / Corporate-marketing promotion / Tourism / Sport / Healthcare…


This year again, DroneDays Matchmaking event will provide its participants with an amazing package of opportunities to develop business at international level ! Figures & videos from past editions: here!


For  further details please contact Elena Angiolini ean@impulse.brussels as NCP transport representative for this event.

Business beyond borders at FIDAE 2018: International Matchmaking Event

On 3-5 April 2018, the International Air and Space Fair (FIDAE) will host an International Matchmaking event aimed to provide a quick and easy way for companies and clusters from the aerospace, defense and security sectors to meet potential business and cooperation partners as well as to operate internationally.

FIDAE is the most important aerospace, defense and security exhibition in Latin America and a prime business platform in the region, indeed it will host more than 550 companies from 60 different countries.

This event will be addressed to defense companies, aircraft builders, information technologies companies, space tech companies, research centers and civil authorities.

Specifically, the Matchmaking event will be an opportunity to be part of B2B and C2C meetings, international conferences with key speakers, and to take advantage of professional assistance and post-event assistance to create effective partnerships.

To register for this event and for further information please check the official website: https://www.b2match.eu/fidae2018

Shift2Rail JU Info Day & Matchmaking

On 12 December 2017, in Brussels, the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and the European Railway Clusters Initiative (ERCI) will organize the “Shift2Rail JU Info Day & Matchmaking”.

Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) is a long-term public-private partnership for supporting and pooling transnational research collaboration in the railway sector, so the event represents a great chance to inform the participants about the novel EU funding opportunities in the field of rail systems technology. Furthermore, during the Matchmaking event it will be possible to meet potential project partners, with the view of exchanging information to stimulate networking and consortia building.


For the Info Day registration: https://rsvp.digitevent.com/s2r1508762064645

For the Matchmaking Day registration: https://www.b2match.eu/s2r2018


The next Shift2Rail call will be published soon on the official website https://shift2rail.org/

Italy-South Africa matchmaking event on Aerospace

On 4th– 5th of December 2017, the Italian Embassy in South Africa will organize the “Italy-South Africa matchmaking event on Aerospace” in cooperation with the National Aerospace Centre (NAC), the Commercial Aviation Manufacturing Association of South Africa (CAMASA), the Gauteng Growth and development Agency (GGDA) and the Italian Trade Commission (ICE).

The event is open to Italian and South African stakeholders in the context of aerospace research, technology and industry (such as Private Sector, Universities and Research Institutes, Industry Associations, Innovators, SMMEs, Public Authorities and Policy Makers).

The topics addressed will be Aerospace Industry Clustering, Space Technologies and Projects, Advanced Manufacturing & Materials, Mega Aerospace Projects.

The matchmaking event will be hosted by the International Convention Centre (CSIR) in Pretoria, South Africa and it is free of charge.

Furthermore, the registration is compulsory and it will be open until November 17th, 2017.

For the registration form see at http://www.ambpretoria.esteri.it/Ambasciata_Pretoria/resource/doc/2017/10/registration_form.pdf

For more information contact: pretoria.scienza@esteri.it

Registrations are open for Horizon 2020 Transport info day and brokerage!

The European Commission services responsible for transport research, Directorates-General Research & Innovation (RTD), Mobility and Transport (MOVE) and Connect (CNECT), as well as the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) – will organise the information day to present the new Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-2020 in the area of transport research and innovation on the 13 December 2017 in Bruxelles.

Registration for the info day is compulsory and free of charge. Please note that due to a limited number of seats available only one representative per organisation will be registered. We encourage you to register early in order to secure your seat: https://ec.europa.eu/inea/en/registration-form-2017-information-day-horizon-2020-work-programme


The event will be streamed in real time, and the webstreaming link will be available about 48 hours before the event.

On the same day (13 December 2017) in the afternoon ETNA 2020 will organize a networking and brokerage event. Please register separately for the brokerage event via the following link: https://www.b2match.eu/h2020transportcall2018/ Registration to both the Infoday and the Brokerage Eventi is mandatory if you want to take part in the latter.

Follow https://twitter.com/ETNA2020network for more info, networking and partner search!

How to participate in H2020 Transport projects? – 4th Training for Stakeholders – Ljubljana (SL) – 8 November 2017

Etna2020 in partnership with the Slovenian transport NCP is organizing the fourth training to beginners and those who have not succeeded so far applying for grants within “Smart, green and integrated transport” of H2020.

The training is organized in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 8th of November 2017 following the “Transport and Research in the Danube region

This is a unique opportunity to get help and inspiration in the competitive business of drafting H2020 proposals. The interventions will be done by experienced project managers, as well as expert evaluator. There will also be a testimony from a successful project coordinator. See the agenda

If you wish to participate, please register by the 5th of November 2017. As the number of attendees is limited, participants will be served on a first come, first served basis.

The presentations from the training are available at –

The registration is available on the event website.

The event is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.

For any issues related to the training, do not hesitate to contact zbigniew.turek@kpk.gov.pl

8th EuroScience Open Forum Toulouse 2018 – Calls for sessions and initiatives open

The 8th EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) will be held between 9 and 14 July 2018 in Toulouse (France). The biennial interdisciplinary European event dedicated to Science and Innovation will bring together scientific, economic, political communities and general public to debate recent advances in science and their impacts on society. Scientific sessions will focus on four cross-cutting themes: “Risk and safety”, “Inequalities”, “Gender issues”, “Ethics” and ten thematic areas:

  1. Sustainable cities, sustainable living
  2. Global change: challenges and opportunities
  3. Science policy and transformation of research practice
  4. Frontier research and exploring extremes
  5. Health in our societies
  6. Understanding divided societies
  7. New trends and technologies in transport
  8. The use/mis-use of research and scientific advice
  9. Sharing knowledge
  10. A digital world

Calls for sessions and initiatives for ESOF 2018

Calls for projects for ESOF 2018 are running!

The call for “Scientific Sessions” is prolonged until 23 June 2017. Make one or more proposals and take the opportunity to present your ideas, projects and expertise.

The call for Initiatives for the Science in the City Festival has been launched! This Festival, dedicated to the general public, will be held from 7 until 15 July 2018. This open call invites all the related actors (associations, museums, researchers, artits, …) to propose their events about science or innovation and take part of the Festival programme. The deadline for submission for this call for initiatives is 30 September 2016.

“Careers” and “Science to Business” sessions calls will be open from end of June until October.

Find your next research, technology or financial partner during the EU Sustainable Energy Week

ETNA2020 will attend E²Tech4Cities 2017 – Energy & Efficiency Technologies for Cities –


E²tech4Cities is  back with a 3rd edition of its highly visible brokerage event organized by Enterprise Europe Brussels.

Also this year, the B2B event will be hosted by impulse.brussels at the occasion of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017  #EUSEW2017

Have a look at the last edition and check here the results,

This Brokerage event is endorsed by the Enterprise Europe Network Sector Groups Intelligent Energy, ICT, Sustainable Construction and Environment.

 NEW!!!  Pitch your project idea in front of a panel of investors 


23rd of June 2017 (9:30 to 17:00)
as a back-to-back event during the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)

For whom

  • Private companies (including Start-ups SMEs and large companies),
  • Public authorities and municipalities
  • Industry associations
  • Universities and research centers
  • Investors and Business Angels


What’s in for you as a potential participant?

  • Find & meet your next research & technology partner @ E² Tech4Cities Brokerage event
  • Take the chance to meet potential investors to develop your project idea
  • Pave the way to long-term technological, R&DI collaborations based on tech transfer, innovation and research activities, to develop and market sustainable andefficient solutions for cities, in line with your business development strategy
  • Participate in the matchmaking event & follow the presentations, workshops, exhibitions held during the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) since the brokerage is near the heart of the European District.


In clear, one movement to Brussels, multiple business opportunities!

Focus and main areas topics

  • Renewable energies
  • Energy-efficient Buildings and districts
  • ICT for cities, Smart cities and communities
  • Energy efficient mobility and transport
  • European Research and Innovation opportunities under Horizon 2020
  • Energy management
  • Energy recovery
  • Smart grids and energy systems integration

More info Elena ean@impulse.brussels

3rd ETNA2020 Training for Transport NCPs & stakeholders, Rome (IT), 7 June 2017

ETNA 2020 organizes the third training to National Contact Points and stakeholders in Rome (IT) on 7 June 2017. The main topic of this training is Joint Undertakings (JUs) and more specifically JUs in Transport related thematic areas.

Shift2Rail, CESAR & Clean Sky are Transport JUs, which offer many opportunities for stakeholders in both Research and Industrial Communities with a focus in specific transport fields (rail, aviation, aeronautics).

The objectives of the training event are the following:

  • Have a better understanding of each JUs priorities and future strategic plans
  • Become aware of each JU’s legal framework and possible financial specificities
  • Receive information of the past and future activities of each JU

JU’s high-level representatives will present all relative information. You can find attached the draft Agenda.

Presentations from the training are available at http://www.transport-ncps.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/PPT_2017-06-07.zip

More information on the training are available at: http://www.transport-ncps.net/events/3rd-etna2020-training-for-transport-ncps-stakeholders-rome-it-7-june-2017/

Workshop on EU Funding for Highly Innovative Small Businesses, Poole (UK), 18 May 2017

As part of the European Commission (EC) Directorate General for Maritime Affairs’ (DG MARE’s) European Maritime Day (EMD) event being held in Poole, UK on 18th and 19th May 2017, ETNA 2020 will be coordinating a workshop for highly innovative small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with mature products or services that need support to take these to the market-place. SMEs that are EU-based or established in a country associated to Horizon 2020, can get EU funding and support for projects that will help them grow and expand their activities into other countries – in Europe and beyond. The dedicated SME instrument’s supports close-to-market activities, with the aim to give a strong boost to breakthrough innovation. Highly innovative SMEs with a clear commercial ambition and a potential for high growth and internationalisation are the prime target.

This workshop will explain what the SME Instrument is and how businesses can apply for it. It will also feature top tips for writing a successful application from an official Evaluator. The Workshop will be held on the afternoon of 18th May at 15:15 as part of the EMD and will be open to all who have registered for the full conference (register at http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/maritimeday/en/poole-2017).

Meet Etna2020 team at European Maritime Day Matchmaking Event, Poole (UK), 19 May 2017

ETNA2020 will attend the Enterprise Europe Network matchmaking event in Poole, join us and register for Maritime Days!

European Maritime Day Matchmaking Event 2017 is a fantastic opportunity to connect with key professionals in Europe’s maritime industries. Add you profile online and book meetings with your next potential collaborative partner

The Maritime Matchmaking event will be taking place on the second day of European Maritime Day, 19th May and is specifically designed for innovative companies, universities, researchers, public authorities and other organisations interested in sharing new project ideas and finding collaboration partners.

More information and contact details here european-maritime-day-2017-flyer

2nd ETNA2020 Forum, Poole (UK), 17 May 2017

ETNA 2020 will host its second forum in Poole (UK) on the 17th of May 2017, in conjunction with the European Maritime Days 2017 (http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/maritimeday/en/poole-2017  ).

During the event different topics will be addressed, following two main strands:

–         ETNA2020 Activities and Services

–         Horizon2020 and other EU programs, focusing on maritime related initiatives

Since ETNA2020 forum will serve as a place to exchange best practices and experiences and improve the implementation of the NCPs services, we would like to remind you that the latter are open to all formally appointed H2020 Smart, green & Integrated transport NCPs, even if not members of ETNA2020 project.

More information on the Forum are available at http://www.transport-ncps.net/events/2nd-etna-2020-forum-poole-uk-17-05-2017/


Dear SC4 NCPs,
You are invited to the following event:

ETNA2020 Webinar: Transnational Access and Services to European Research Infrastructures

Attend Event

Event to be held at the following time and date:

Thursday, 30 March 2017 from 11:00 to 12:00 (CEST)

We are glad to announce the second ETNA2020 webinar on:

Transnational Access and Services to European Research Infrastructures

The webinar equally targets NCPs in Societal Challenge 4 – Smart Green and Integrated Transport and NCPs for Research Infrastructurs. The webinar is organised by ETNA2020, the NCP Network for Societal Challenge 4 in collaboration with RICH2020, the network of NCPs for Research Infrastructures in Horizon 2020.

Date and time:

Thursday 30th March 2017, 11:00 CET

Duration: 60 minutes


Monique BOSSI

NCP for Horizon 2020 Research Infrastructures, APRE, Italy

Training Objectives:

The Research Infrastructure’s (RI) Programme has a broad scope and covers all scientific themes in Horizon 2020, including Societal Challenge 4 “Smart, green and integrated transport”. A thorough understanding of opportunities for Research Infrastructure programme can be important for the SC4 NCPs proposals. More specifically, the webinar will focus on Transnational Access and Services (TAS) to European Research Infrastructures, which has relevant content with Societal Challenge 4.

Target Group:

Horizon 2020 NCPs in SC4 & Research Infrastructures

Information about access in the webinar are given after the registration process. Please register by March 28th.

This webinar will be recorded and your presence will be visible to other attendees and future viewers. Registering in the webinar, you agree with the terms.
We hope you can make it.

“Building common understanding and best practices on transport” – Training for NCPs – Brussels – 20 December 2016

How maximize collaboration between NCPs (transport and SMEs) and EEN?, in particular, how to develop new tools to improve quality of SME instrument proposals in the transport sector?

ETNA2020 in collaboration with EEN and Access4SME project will organize a training on Building common understanding and best practices on transport to understand the role of each network in the SME instrument project life cycle, from the project idea to the project implementation to maximize collaboration between the 3 networks for a high quality of proposals.

More information and registration could be found on training website.

How to participate to H2020 Transport projects? – 2nd Training for Stakeholders – Novo Mesto (SL) – 10 November 2016

The second ETNA2020 training for stakeholders will take place in Novo Mesto, Slovenia on the 10th of November, following the Transport and Research in the Danube Conference.

The subject of the training will be how to go from the innovative idea to a H2020 Transport proposal. Participants will be trained by Transport NCPs and project management experts.

The training will be divided into several sessions, giving the participant a wide overview on the topic.

If you wish to participate, please register by the 30th of October. As the number of attendees is limited, participants will be served on a first come, first served basis.

The registration is available on the event website.

For any issues related to the training, do not hesitate to contact rafal.duczmal@kpk.gov.pl (registration issues…) or isaline.chaumier@ifsttar.fr (programme and logistics…).



Brokerage Event and Transport InfoDay – Brussels 28/9

We would like to invite you to the Brokerage Event that will take place in the afternoon during 2016 Information Day on the Horizon 2020 ‘Smart, green and integrated transport’  in Brussels on 28 September 2016. To find more information and registration please use the following link.

We also invite you to take part in morning session of Information Day. Please register early in order to secure your seat in the conference venue.
We would like to inform also that regisration for Infotmation Day is mandatory for brokerage participants.



In the framework of the ILA Business Days https://www.b2match.eu/ila2016  @ the Ila Berlin Air Show  http://ila-berlin.de/ila2016/home/index_e.cfm ETNA 2020 and Enterprise Europe Network  jointly organise a training on Horizon 2020 opportunities in Aviation with a special session dedicated to Clean SKY.

For more information about event and registration procedures please visit Future Events section or use direct link.

Brokerage and networking for 2017 transport calls at TRA 2016

Within the framework of the European Transport Research Conference, the TRA 2016 (http://www.traconference.eu/), which will take place in Warsaw from the 18th to the 21st of April 2016, ETNA 2020 supported by Enterprise Europe Network, is organizing April 21st a brokerage event related to “Smart, Green and Integrated Transport” Work Programme 2017; the call will open on September 20th, 2016.

H2020 Transport Information Day and Brokerage Event

Within the Framework of the Horizon 2020 Transport Information Day (5 November 2015, see  https://scic.ec.europa.eu/fmi/ezreg/TRANSPORTINEA2015/)), the project ETNA Plus is organizing a networking and brokerage event – jointly supported by ETNA plus and Enterprise Europe Network – focusing on the topics covered by the Transport Work Programme 2016-2017, for which a call will be published in October 2015.
The networking and brokerage event will take place in the afternoon, following the informational sessions carried out by the European Commission in the morning. For more information see https://www.b2match.eu/h2020transportcall2016

3rd ETNAplus Forum – London (UK), 19.10.2015

ETNAplus will host its third forum in London, on the 19th of October 2015. The aim of this event is to provide other NCPs with the latest information relevant to their activities, and allow them to meet important stakeholders.
The forum will be organised the day before and at the same premise (Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Central London) as the Aerodays 2015.


Training on funding tools for SMEs – London (UK), 20.10.2015

The next ETNAplus training for Transport NCPs will take place in London on the 20th of October, immediately after the Third Forum.

The subject of the training will be the funding tools for SMEs. There is a clear opportunity for innovative companies with high growth potential in Horizon 2020 and NCPs can help them.
NCPs will be trained by SME NCPs, EEN members, EC representatives and evaluators with a view to offering assistance to SMEs that wish to apply for the promising funding tool, especially designed for innovative and extrovert European SMEs. (more…)

Fifth Webinar “On SME Instrument”

ETNA Plus Team is happy to invite all Transport stakeholders and NCP’s to its fifth webinar, related to the SME instrument that will take place on the 15th of April 2015, from 10:00 to 12:00 (Brussels time).

This webinar will focus on this financing tool specifically designed for innovative SMEs with high growth potential in Horizon 2020. As a new instrument, it poses opportunities and challenges for NCPs and SME clients. You are welcome to disseminate this invitation to your network, as registration for webinars are not restricted to NCPs but open to all transport stakeholders. (more…)

European Maritime Day 2015 – Matchmaking Event

European Maritime Day 2015 – Matchmaking Event

28 May 2015, Piraeus, Greece

PRAXI NETWORK & the National Documentation Centre (EKT/NHRF), members of Enterprise Europe Network – Hellas – with the support of the Sector Group “Maritime Industries & Services” of the Enterprise Europe Network – are inviting you to participate in the international networking event held in the framework of European Maritime Day Conference 2015 (EMD) on the 28th of May 2015 in Piraeus, Greece. Participants will have the opportunity to expand their international network, explore new ideas and develop cooperation possibilities by booking in advance face-to-face meetings focusing on their target areas maximizing the outcomes of their experience. (more…)