Open Call: The European Innovation Council launches the Overseas Trade Fairs Programme 2.0: are you ready to take on the world?
European innovators, funded by the European Innovation Council (EIC), have ambitious plans to scaleup rapidly at European and global levels providing solutions to global societal challenges. This requires access to overseas markets. On 17 June, 10.00 – 11.15 (CEST), the Overseas Trade Fairs 2.0 Programme and its first two calls (CES Las Vegas 2022 and Arab Health 2022) will be officially launched by Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General of DG Research and Innovation.
With the EIC Overseas Trade Fairs 2.0 Programme (OTF 2.0), EIC beneficiaries will receive pivotal support to promote their commercialisation strategy at international level and showcase, from January 2022 on, their innovative products and services at 15 international trade fairs around the world.
Register here for attending the OTF 2.0 Launch event
(Applications are open until Wednesday 16th June at noon).
The Launch Event will serve as a first introduction to the OTF 2.0 Programme; why should you join? What are the benefits stemming from your participation? How can OTF 2.0 help you grow your business globally? All these questions and many more will be answered during this session.
Do not miss the chance to be a part of the debate, learn from the experts and receive specific information on the objectives, services provided, application and selection procedures of the new OTF 2.0 Programme!
Should you have any questions regarding the Launch Event, please contact us at the EIC Community Helpdesk (please select the category “EVENT – EIC OTF Programme– Launching Event” as the subject).
For more information about the Overseas Trade Fairs Programme 2.0, please visit the EIC website.
17 June (10.00 – 11.15 CEST)
10.00 – 10.05
Introduction by Richard DOHERTY, Senior expert in international business
10.05 – 10.10
Official Launch of the OTF 2.0 Programme
Jean-Eric PAQUET, Director General of DG RTD, European Commission
10.10 – 10.40
- Jean-David MALO, Director - European Innovation Council (EIC)
- Barbara WEIZSACKER, Secretary General - European Exhibition Industry Alliance (EEIA) and European Major Exhibition Centres Association (EMECA)
- Maria Irene CARDILLO, Owner of AE.C.I (Architettura Edilizia Civile e Industriale) and CEO of GREEN BLOCK ™
10.40 – 10.50
Technical Informative presentation on OTF Services & Trade Fairs
- Manuel MENDIGUTIA, OTF 2.0 Coordinator – EIC
- Lucia DASTIS ALONSO, Senior adviser - Deloitte
10.50 – 11.10
- Oana POPESCU, OTF 2.0 Communication & Community Coordinator – EIC
- Marco BRIDGFORD, Adviser – Deloitte
11.10 – 11.15
- Viorel PECA, Head of Unit Transition Activities and Business Acceleration Services – EIC
End of the session
The OTF 2.0 Programme is taking into account the current global pandemic situation and its evolution in order fully respect all health and safety measures of the European Union and the countries where the OTF 2.0 trade fairs will take place.