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H2020: opportunities and funding for Swiss Start-ups and SMEs workshop EPFL Innovation Park.

Innovation-driven and R&D-intensive Start-ups and SMEs can benefit from Horizon 2020 programmes in many ways: it is a source of R&D financing and it provides a great way to increase the effectiveness of new product development, to address novel market segments/regions, to get powerful insight in customer experience, to build networks for new products (suppliers, customers, end-users, R&D partners) and much more.

Euresearch Lausanne and EPFL Innovation Park offer this free of charge event for Start-ups and SMEs, providing a unique overview on H2020 opportunities for businesses. Entrepreneurs participating in H2020 projects will talk about their experience and why they decided to participate.

Detailed agenda:

16.45:                    Arrival of participants

17.00:                    Welcome statement and introduction, by Jean-Philippe Lallement, EPFL Innovation Park & Irina Sakharova Quitt, SME Advisor, Euresearch Lausanne/Vaud

17.05:                    Horizon 2020: overview of opportunities for Swiss SMEs & Start-ups, by Gerhard Gass, National Contact Point SMEs, Euresearch

17.15:                   Horizon 2020: what benefits for businesses? Best practices for search/application/partnering, services offered by Euresearch, by Irina Sakharova Quitt, SME Advisor, Euresearch Lausanne/Vaud

17.25:                    How to read H2020’s Work Program and identify opportunities? An example, by Gerhard Gass, National Contact Point SMEs, Euresearch

17.30:                   Enterprise Europe Network in light of search for H2020 partnering, by Emile Dupont, Enterprise Europe Network & Euresearch

17.40:                    Testimonials from entrepreneurs, Benoit Mariani, CEO & co-founder, Gait Up SA; Tim Llewellyn, CEO, nViso SA

18.05:                    Q&A session

18.30-19.30:       Networking apéro


The workshop will be held in English.

 Date17 September 2015 de 16h45 – 19h30 – Room Neptune, 1st floor, building C

Limited to 85 participants: CEOs, CTOs, R&D, development, strategy managers and entrepreneurs


First come, first served basis


Registration on Euresearch website through direct link:



Don’t wait too long to sign up, the places will go fast!