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.
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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
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EISMEA projects participating in the virtual exhibition are:
Funded by the European Innovation Council - Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe
HYCAP project’s goal is to create a more energy efficient replacement for lead-acid batteries for heavy vehicles.
RAMP-PV has developed an environmentally friendly and cost-effective process to revalorise highly pure silicon and silver.
Nestwave’s patented, hybrid-signal technology significantly improves localization accuracy in critical indoor and dense urban environments while greatly reducing power consumption and solution footprint compared to existing solutions.
EU Prize for Women Innovators 2020
Josefien Groot - CEO of Qlayers (high tech wind turbine technology), is the winner of 2020 EU Rising Innovator category. This prize is awarded to promising women innovators under the age of 30.
EU Prize for Women Innovators 2019
Haelixa project, Dr. Michela Puddu, Haelixa’s CEO, is the winner of the 2019 EU Rising Innovator category. The company uses intelligent DNA-based tracing solutions to ensure ethical and transparent industry practices, with special focus on sustainable products such as organic cotton.
EU Social Innovation Competition winners 2021
Snowball Effect trains and brings together aspiring social entrepreneurs and founders of established social businesses, for them to replicate impactful solutions.
SkillLab Mobile solution that helps people to identify and express their skills. It also matches skills to occupations and training offerings that address skill-gaps.
Zekki_What's up a digital service from Finland that matches young people with various support services based on an online wellbeing self-assessment quiz.
DigiCirc (INNOSUP) empowers SMEs to leverage digital technology as a key enabler for innovative circular products/ services, processes and business models in 3 domains: Circular Cities, Blue Economy, Bioeconomy.
AMULET (INNOSUP) The goal of AMULET is to create new value chains by fostering the penetration of advanced materials in different fields (automotive, aerospace & aeronautics, energy and building sectors) and to significantly contribute to CO2 emissions reduction in the EU.
Metabuilding (INNOSUP) aims at bringing innovative ideas and new technologies to the “traditional” value chain of the Construction sector, and to create an enlarged Built Environment industrial sector by opening the Construction sector to other industries.
BeCorp have created an innovative solution for farmers to test and understand their soil in order to make smart farming decisions.
HARVESTORE develop devices, which will be able to “harvest” energy from heat and light and to “store” it for its use as power supply for IoT nodes at the same time.
KET4Cleanproduction is a platform and network to provide energy/waste saving technology services to manufacturing companies.
PITCCH (INNOSUP) is the pan-European Open Innovation Network in Advanced Technologies. The aim is to facilitate the establishment of structured collaborations between Big Corporations (BCs) as technology seekers with Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) as technology providers.
GreenOffshoreTech aims to facilitate the creation of new products, processes or services with the ambition to make offshore production and transport greener, cleaner and modern towards a resource-efficient economy and EUs Green Deal.
Urban Tech (INNOSUP) will support the acceleration of competitive success of European SMEs through market launch of new or significantly improved products and services with higher value (with higher quality, increased access, eco-innovative, resource efficient and internationally scalable).
200SMEChallenge (INNOSUP) The scope of this project was to allow a selected set of innovation agencies to set up, execute and evaluate the impact of a novel SME innovation support scheme following the tenets of Innovation Challenges.
Funded by the Single Market programme (COSME)
Materalia The main objective of this project is to boost green transition in Metallurgy and Wind Energy industries.
WORTH is the sole European project where designers, SMEs, manufacturers, and tech providers work together to develop innovative, design-oriented business ideas.
ELIIT aims at developing new materials, combining low environmental impact and a high level of comfort and performance.
Intelligent Cities Challenge is supporting 136 EU and international cities to build ecosystems of smart growth, harnessing the benefits of advanced technologies while prioritizing the economic growth, the wellbeing of the citizens, and the environmental and social sustainability.
Enterprise Europe Network supported projects
Enrico Raimondo is a startup company developing new products for fashion and luxury sectors. Mr Raimondo developed a new dedicated production process, protected by the registered design and filing another patent.
Nablawave has a proven method in proposing research and development activities and innovation processes to its customers, derived from a long-lasting experience in the aerospace field.
Nuromedia offers more than 15 years of expertise in software engineering, innovation of business concepts and company building. With state of the art methods and techniques, they develop sustainable solutions with a sense for business, trends and feasibility.
BeefyGreen, a Dutch company manufacturing a mushroom-based meat substitute from the stems of oyster mushrooms received the award in the 'Stepping Ahead' category. This visionary enterprise showed the best example of positive results, focusing on digitalisation, sustainability and innovation.
Resortecs is a start-up company in the textile and fashion sector, offering global patented solutions that enable garment recycling - thanks to automatic disassembly of apparel at industrial scale.
Wildling Shoes makes minimal shoes, fairly produced and made from sustainable materials that allow experiencing walking in a truly natural way. All of this while ensuring fair working conditions and environmental standards.
International Intellectual Property Rights Helpdesks (Africa, China, South-East Asia, Latin America, India) is a service that supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the European Union (EU) and COSME associated countries to both protect and enforce their Intellectual Property (IP) rights by providing free information and services.
European IP Helpdesk supports European SMEs and research teams involved in cross-border business and/or EU-funded research activities manage, disseminate and valorize their Intellectual Property.
Consumers / Products Safety
CASP stands for Coordinated Activities on the Safety of Products. It enables all authorities of EU/EEA countries responsible for market surveillance to cooperate to reinforce the safety of products places on the European markets.