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7 June 2018
Berlin, Germany
IraSME & CORNET Partnering Event Berlin 2018


Innovation Showcase Celebrates 25 Years – ZIM Turns 10 – Experience the Future at Innovation Day 2018

Not just higher, faster, and farther – more creative, clever, and visionary! For 25 years, exhibitors at the SME Innovation Days organised by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) have astonished attendees with their latest accomplishments. With the Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM) celebrating 10 years in existence in 2018, there’s even more reason to make this year’s edition a special one. Over 300 companies and research institutes will thus be on hand to present a wide variety of technological innovations not previously seen anywhere in the world – all of which were developed with BMWi support.

Innovation is the key to securing our future: In addition to guiding the German federal government’s economic policies, this principle is reflected in many ways in the coalition agreement its parties signed earlier this year. This contract includes efforts to establish surrounding conditions that encourage innovation and a clear commitment to SMEs. Meanwhile, the BMWi continues to offer a range of integrated assistance designed to help SMEs take innovative ideas in virtually any subject area or industry all the way to market maturity.

The successful concepts and projects to be presented at the 2018 Innovation Day demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach. There, visitors will be able to learn first-hand about the possibilities afforded by the BMWi’s innovation support, international networking, and various other offerings.

This is your chance to engage directly with representatives from the realms of business, politics, and science. Join us as we enable others to experience the future today!

Innovation Day Agenda: 7 June 2018

10:00 Welcome address by Prof. Sebastian Bauer, President of AIF
Opening - Entrepreneurs’ forum on 10 years of ZIM

10:45 Matchmaking event and presentation of support offered through international networks and partner countries --> See Agenta tab above!

Parallel Speed pitches, Presentations, Topic-based tours, Individual consulting sessions, Job and placement exchange

12:30 Welcome address by Peter Altmaier (Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy)

14:30 On-stage panel - From initial ideas to the marketplace

16:00 End of event & Get-together

This event is free to attend and will open at 9:00 am. We kindly ask you to register at this link: www.zim-bmwi.de/veranstaltunge...

On the day of the event, you can visit the exhibition grounds without having to register again. Please note that registration is not required to attend.

Venue / contact information:

AiF Projekt GmbH
Tschaikowskistraße 45-49
13156 Berlin
Innovation Day Team
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 48163-490
E-mail: innovationstag@aif-projekt-gmbh.de
Further information: www.zim-bmwi.de/veranstaltunge...

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Tschaikowskistraße 49
13156 Berlin, Germany

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Austria 2
Belgium 4
Czech Republic 1
France 4
Germany 40
Greece 1
Japan 1
Russia 1
Taiwan 1
Total 55


Company 18
University 6
R&D Institution 10
Association/Agency 8
Authority/Government 10
Embassy member 1
Other 2
Total 55