i-net Business Event with Euresearch «Non-dilutive funding opportunities from EU and Switzerland for SMEs»

i-net Business Event with Euresearch «Non-dilutive funding opportunities from EU and Switzerland for SMEs»

During the last years, non-dilutive funding opportunities for SMEs became increasingly important as a strategic source of financing and support (e. g. EU-Programmes like Horizon2020, Eurostars, foundations, awards and CH-Programmes like CTI/KTI). In particular, the European research and innovation programmes are important tools to increase the effectiveness to develop new products. The professional cooperation with partners expanded R&D capabilities including improvement of subsequent sale.

Mission: Who should attend?
i-net innovation networks and Euresearch Basel offer this afternoon event for SMEs, start-ups and people with an entrepreneurial spirit as well as stakeholders in this field and provide a unique overview on different funding opportunities.

Meeting follow up – Workshop: A workshop in October 2015 for representatives of interested SMEs will be offered by Euresearch. It will be announced at 3rd September 2015 and registration will be possible.

The event will take place:
September 3, 2015, 16:00-19:30
Venue: Technology Park Basel, Hochbergerstrasse 60C, 4057 Basel
Organizers: Euresearch Regional Office Basel and i-net innovation networks, Basel

Program

16:00 Welcome
Dr. Kurt Kamber, Head Euresearch Regional Office Basel, Christof Klöpper, Managing Director i-net innovations, Basel
16:15 HORIZON 2020: Opportunities for Swiss SMEs
Gerhard Gass, National Contact Point SMEs & Access to Finance,  Coordinator Enterprise Europe Network EEN, Bern
16:35 Successful FP6/FP7 project in the field of Functional Printing as an industrial partner
Michael Schläfli, CEO, NSM Norbert Schläfli AG, Zofingen
16:50 EUREKA und Eurostars Funding in SwitzerlandJanique Siffert, EUREKA Project Officer, SERI, Bern
17:10 Successful Eurostars Project: Eurostars iVisc – GPS for Liver Surgery
Dr. Matthias Peterhans, CEO CAScination AG, Bern
17:25 Coffee Break
18:00 The role of CTI in the discovery phase of leading edge products
Dr. Markus Ehrat, Head Innovation Mentor, CTI
18:20 Venture Philanthropy and Impact Investing for SMEs
Leo Caprez, Director of Finance and Operations, Impact Hub Zürich
18:40 Foundation and Awards – Funding Opportunities
Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier, Managing Director CTI Invest
19:00 Closing and outlook
Dr. Susanne Daniel, SME Contact Point, Euresearch Basel
Dr. Ralf Dümpelmann, Manager Nanotechnology, i-net innovations, Basel
19:05 Apero and Networking

Please register until 26th August 2015 (see right column).

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