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EU Industry Days 2022: meet EISMEA projects at the virtual exhibition

From 8 until 11 February, 35 European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) projects will participate in the virtual exhibition of the EU Industry Days.

This is an unique opportunity to meet and connect with industry stakeholders, policy makers, EU SMEs and find potential collaborations.

The EU Industry Days 2022 will be a hybrid event, with a two-day physical gathering in Brussels and another two days of virtual events taking place online. This year’s edition aims to stimulate discussions across industrial ecosystems on their green and digital transition, in order to further support and strengthen the resilience of EU industries and SMEs. It has also a specific focus on youth and the crucial role young people can play in the evolution of European industry to tie-in with the European Year of Youth.

This year’s agenda is full of very diverse and interesting topics. In particular, we flag:

  • "Spotlight session: R&D investment and EU green technologies leadership" on 9 February 2022, from 13:00 to 14:00, which will be opened by Mariya Gabriel’s, the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth and followed by a panel discussion moderated by Jean-Eric Paquet, Director General of Research and Innovation.
  • "Bridging gaps between European “Davids and Goliaths”, on 11 February, from 11:15 to 12:00, where EISMEA Head of Department Luisa Prista will moderate a session on the benefits of cooperation between start-ups and large companies.

Find more information and register here.

The Europe’s flagship annual event on industry is complemented by networking opportunities, 8 new episodes of the EU Industry Days podcast series and a virtual exhibition with 41 EU projects funded by the European Commission.

The virtual showcase of projects also presents a matchmaking and networking platform where projects representatives, stakeholders and attendants will have the opportunity to share knowledge and ideas on how to form the industries of future. The projects have three specific topics:

  • Green and Digital transition
  • Green and Digital new business models
  • 2022 European Year of Youth



  • innovation
  • Tuesday 8 February 2022, 09:00 - Friday 11 February 2022, 17:00 (CET)

Practical information

Tuesday 8 February 2022, 09:00 - Friday 11 February 2022, 17:00 (CET)
Visit EU Industry Days website