Collaborate to Innovate 2012

Date: June 7th 2012
Venue: Titanic Belfast

InterTradeIreland, in conjunction with the European Commission Office in Northern Ireland, is holding a conference on the 7th June 2012 at the Titanic Belfast, to promote  EU funding opportunities for collaborative research available to companies, academics and interested organisations from Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Spaces are limited, so early booking is advisable.


The conference will: Highlight the opportunities for SMEs within the ‘Research for the benefit of SMEs’ and ‘Research for the benefit of SME associations’ call.

  • Allow the research community direct access to engage with SMEs and larger companies
  • Give an introductory overview of the new mechanisms of the EU Horizon 2020.
  • Provide maximised opportunities for focused networking in an interactive and dynamic environment.

Why should you attend?

  • To listen the key note presentation of the European Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn
  • To find out about the funding and support available from InterTradeIreland, Invest Northern Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and other FP7 supporting agencies
  • To hear and learn from other FP7 participants
  • To meet and network with other potential collaborative partners.
  • To avail of one to one meetings with FP7 supporting agencies (Can be booked online at registration)

So whether you are new to EU funding, a previous applicant or simply interested in meeting with other potential collaborative partners from across the island and the EU, there will be something for you at this conference.