Meet Horizon 2020 experts & potential European partners

Do you need funding for research and innovation projects, supporting from researchers or strengthening your international network? On 10 and 11 November 2015, the Maritime and Innovation Brokerage Event (MIBE 2015) will take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. This will be the ideal opportunity for the European maritime community to share R&D opportunities, meet experts on Horizon 2020 and find opportunities for cooperation with European partners.

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the European Commission programme for financing European research and innovation projects. The Expert Center for International Research and Innovation (EiOI), a part of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, is the National Contact Point (NCP) for Horizon 2020 in the Netherlands. Horizon 2020 is open for your company, with a simple structure that reduces red tape and time so you can focus on what is really important. This approach makes sure new projects get off the ground quickly and achieve results faster.

MIBE 2015

For your business, this two-day event is the place to get information about Horizon 2020 and to find European partners. The programme focusses on the upcoming calls of the Horizon 2020 programme that are of great interest to several companies. More information about the Maritime Innovation and Brokerage Event please visit

Parellel sessions

During the second day there will be three rounds of parallel brokerage sessions that will give you detailed information on specific Horizon2020 calls. Click here for the programme of MIBE 2015.

Round 1

MG-2.1-2017: Innovations for energy efficiency and emission control in waterborne transport
MG-2.4-2017: Complex and value added specialised vessels
Ocean Energy – Combined topics from Energy Workprogramme

Round 2

MG-2.2-2016: Development, production and use of high performance and lightweight materials for vessels and equipment
BG-02-2016/2017: High value-added specialised vessel concepts enabling more efficient servicing of emerging coastal and offshore activities
MG-3.3-2016: Safer waterborne transport and maritime operations

Round 3

MG-2.3-2016: New and improved transport concepts in waterborne transport
BG-04-2017: Multi-use of the oceans marine space, offshore and near-shore: Enabling technologies
MG-7.3-2017: The Port of the future


The topics starting with MG (Mobility for Growth) are included in the Workprogramme of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 4 (SC4): Smart, Green and Integrated Transport

The topics starting with BG (Blue Growth) are included in the Workprogramme of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 (SC2): Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy

The Ocean Energy topics are included in the Workprogramme of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 3 (SC3): Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy (see Chapter 2. Renewable energy technologies)

These workprogrammes can be found on the website of the European Commission.