This is an international event bringing together the world of science and business in Sustainable Economy, related to the Horizon Europe Framework Program. It is an opportunity to make contacts and receive support in obtaining funding under Pillar II of the HE program - Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness, in the area of Cluster 4 - Digital Technologies, Industry and Space.

The conference will introduce the European Commission's policies, the Processes4Planet partnership, as well as opened  calls 2023 in Horizon Europe related to sustainable economy. The event is also an opportunity to meet potential partners and create consortia. Representatives of research institutes, universities, public entities, large companies, SMEs, start-ups, associations, foundations, international organizations wishing to apply for funding under Horizon Europe are invited to attend the event.




Energy Intensive Industries – Processes4Planet Partnership

Thematic workshop under the cluster digital, industry, space





Registration and lunch




Welcome address from Organizers


Plenary sessions online/onsite


Welcome and introduction to Processes4Planet partnership (Chair: Jürgen Tiedje, European Commission)

  • EC Presentation of policy framework (J. Tiedje, European Commission)   
  • Processes4Planet presentation and update of the roadmap (board member, A.SPIRE) 
  • Presentation of the Slido query on “How best increase the participation of less represented countries in Processes4Planet proposals and A.SPIRE (A. Orduña, A.SPIRE) 


Plenary sessions online/onsite


Success stories from H2020 SPIRE projects and from less represented countries (Chair: A.SPIRE)

  • Accelwater (Institute of Communications and Computer Systems)
  • Covestro (D. Pawlucka)
  • SPIRE projects where low participating countries were active - positive lessons for the future  (L. Diels, APG Chair, A.SPIRE)
  • Move4Earth  (J. Pierzchala, DOMO Chemicals)


Plenary sessions online/onsite


Deeping into Horizon Europe P4Planet and Innovation Fund

  • Horizon Europe, Cluster 4, Industry - framework & WP2023-24 P4Planet topics (Garbiñe Guiu & Dominique Planchon & Antonio Ferrandez, RTD, European Commission)
  • Applying to Horizon Europe funding: key aspects (Lucia Fernandez, HaDEA, European Commission)
  • Innovation Fund - Overview of funding opportunities and Synergies with R&I Funding Programmes (Philip Hawkins, CLIMA, European Commission)
  • Pitching session – up to 3 min presentations with project ideas and collaboration offers to P4P topics 




Networking for proposers 

  • Organised tables for pitchers – finding your partners





  • Main highlights of the day (A. SPIRE board member and European Commission - J. Tiedje)
  • Display of the Slido results




Cocktail/dinner - networking

  • Networking continues 



 DAY 2 – 6TH DECEMBER 2022

Raw Materials, Advanced materials and bioeconomy







Plenary sessions online/onsite


Polish support system for Horizon Europe (Chair: Magdalena Bem-Andrzejewska, NCBR/NCP Poland)

  • Landscape of the support system; Role of NCBR: National Contact Point and the NCP Office in Brussels - M. Bem-Andrzejewska & K. Dutkiewicz-Garcia
  • Industry Contact Points in the context of Horizon Europe - K. Luft
  • Enterprise Europe Network – B. Grzonka
  • NCP4Industry – European network of National Contact Points - J. Piekarski 


Plenary sessions online/onsite


Raw Materials, Advanced Materials and Bioeconomy in 2023 HE Calls

  • Raw Materials - D. Cios, European Commission
  • Advanced Materials - J. Drbohlavová, European Commission
  • Bioeconomy - T. Calikowski, European Commission




Pitching session

  • Up to 3 min presentations with project ideas and collaboration offers to P4P topics 
  Onsite 12:00-13:30

Networking for proposers

  • Organised tables for pitchers – finding your partners




Lunch and networking




How to sign up?

Participation in the event is free of charge. Number of places is limited. Go to the registration tab and sign up. Eligibility for the meeting is determined by the order of registration. All those who register will receive feedback regarding qualification/non-qualification for the event. The information will be sent to the email address provided during registration.

Presentation of the project idea

Send a presentation in PDF format (3-5 slides, max. 5 MB) by November 30 this year to: Active participation in the presentation is possible only with "onsite" registration.

Availability information

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Registration for the event closed on December 1, 2022.