Are you interested in the EU-funded waterborne projects?
Are you looking for funding, potential partners and new areas of cooperation?

As a follow-up to our September’s Info-Session on Horizon Europe & EU-funded Inland Navigation projects, we would like to inform you about the upcoming Brokerage event scheduled for 20 December 2021.

What is a brokerage event? In other words, it is a B2B meeting and a matchmaking event – a great opportunity to meet potential cooperation partners from different organisations and make new contacts. On top of the usual sessions run in the ‘listening mode’, participants meet during facilitated face-to-face sessions, where they can explore potential business and technological co-operation opportunities. It is therefore important to carefully fill in the registration form to be placed in the group corresponding to one’s interest.

The Brokerage event is being jointly organised by the WATERBORNE Technology Platform (Waterborne TP) and the European Council for Maritime Applied R&D (ECMAR), and it is open also for the non-members. We, as the Platform, are in regular contact with the Waterborne TP on inland waterway transport-related matters.

The WATERBORNE TP – ECMAR Brokerage Event will present the ongoing Zero-Emission Waterborne Transport (ZEWT) Partnership, and provide an overview of the opportunities in the next round of calls for proposals under Horizon Europe and the Innovation Fund. There will be networking opportunities to meet other participants and stakeholders of the waterborne sector.

This event will take place on Monday, the 20th of December 2021, 10:00 – 17:00 o’clock.
Please see here a full draft agenda and register via the link – it will be open until 15 December 2021:

In the registration form, you have to indicate whether you are a member of Waterborne TP and/or ECMAR. You have an option to indicate your interest in specific topics since there will be parallel sessions running for both ZEWT Partnership calls and other HEU calls, so please have a closer look at the interesting options available, e.g. topic related to innovative energy storage systems on-board vessels or transformation through retrofitting. There is also a possibility to chair a topic session and present your own pitch proposal.

We look forward to a fruitful brokerage event together!

Photo source: Waterborne website