Eurostars Event – 12th October 2016

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Interested in setting up an R&D project with international partners? On Wednesday 12th October 2016, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, together with the EUREKA Secretariat and Enterprise Europe Network are organising an international  event dedicated to the Eurostars programme ( at the Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Programme will start at 9.00 and finish at 18.30.


This year’s event will be two-fold:

1) Project Building

An important part of the Eurostars Autumn event is reserved for the Matchmaking of companies and research organisations from the Netherlands and 35 other Eurostars countries. The Matchmaking will be organised by Enterprise Europe Network. During the event companies are also invited to pitch their ideas to a group of peers. Eurostars works on a bottom-up basis, meaning that representatives from all technology fields are welcome to participate in the Programme. The event will focus in particular on:

Life Sciences and Health
ICT and Electronics
Industrial Manufacturing, Materials and Transport
Energy Technologies
Food Technologies
2) Providing Information

There will be opportunities to learn more about the Eurostars Programme (application process, eligibility rules, tips and tricks for writing successful applications) and the national funding rules of your potential project partners. Representatives from the Eurostars Secretariat in Brussels and national Eurostars offices will be present at the event so you can discuss your ideas with them.



Registration for this event is free of charge and is open from 15th July to 7th October 2016. In order to register you must use the online registration form via this site. You can indicate beforehand in which breakout session(s) you would like to take part. The session “Explaining Eurostars” will be given twice. For the Matchmaking you will be required to upload your company profile to the site. Please note that you will need to take care of your own travel and accommodation arrangements.


Excursions on 13th October

Some excursions will be organised for participants of this Eurostars event on 13th October. Please check the site regularly for updates about these excursions.


More information about Eurostars

If you are interested in taking part in Eurostars or have any questions about the programme, please contact your national Eurostars office ( For more information about the Eurostars event in Amsterdam, please contact Arnold Meijer:

More information about Enterprise Europe Network

Enterprise Europe Network helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make the most of business opportunities in the EU and beyond. Connecting SME’s, knowledge institutes and research organisations takes place by organising bilateral meetings at events, international fairs or trade missions. The Network also has an extensive databank of companies and research institutes looking for international partners, which you can also search in this for a partner yourself

If you are interested in finding an international business partner or have any questions about the Network, please contact  Rebecca van Leeuwen or Michelle Lemmers


For more information see here.