ener2i invites research institutions, universities, companies and Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs), as well as business support organisations and other interested stakeholders with innovation targets in Renewable Energy Sources or in energy efficiency from Belarus, the European Union, Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries, and beyond to participate in the ener2i Brokerage Event on energy in Minsk, Belarus.
The event will be held on October 14, 2014 in the framework of the XIX Belarusian Energy and Ecology Forum “ENERGY. ECOLOGY. ENERGY SAVING. ELECTRO” – ENERGY EXPO–2014. The ENERGY EXPO is the largest and most popular annual event on energy in Belarus. The EXPO features a large company exhibition and a scientific congress with several conferences and workshops. This year, the ENERGY EXPO – 2014 will be held on October 14-17, 2014.
The ener2i Brokerage Event provides an opportunity for enhancing the cooperation between Belarusian research organisations and businesses, and for establishing direct contacts and partnerships between Belarusian and foreign academic and business representatives, especially those from the EU and EaP countries. Part of the agenda will therefore be dedicated to pre-arranged face2face meetings and networking. Face2face meetings serve to find potential partners, to present competences, to discuss new project ideas and initiate partnerships for bi-lateral cooperation, or for joint projects in the EU’s Horizon2020 Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020).
The ener2i Brokerage Event is organised by local ener2i partners, the Belarusian Institute of System Analysis and Information Support of Scientific and Technical Sphere, and the Belarusian Innovation Fund. Administrative support is provided by the State Committee on Science and Technology of Belarus and the Department of Energy Efficiency of the State Committee for Standardization of the Republic of Belarus.
How does it work?
The event is free of charge however, registration is mandatory through filling in a registration form before September 30, 2014. Please, be aware that the earlier registration gives the organisers more time to disseminate the partnering requests and increases the chances to find partners.
As soon as the registration is completed, the applicants’ profiles will be collected in a catalogue to be forwarded to the registered participants by October 3, 2014. They will be requested to indicate preferable participants for face2face meetings and send their feedback by October 10, 2014 at latest. The catalogue will be uploaded on the ener2i and local organizer’s web-sites. Based on feedback provided, the organisers will suggest individual meeting agendas for matched participants before the start of the event.
A limited number of travel-grants for EU companies’ representatives to cover travel, accommodation and visa costs are available for participating in the ener2i Brokerage Event and the ENERGY EXPO. Please indicate in your registration, if such support is needed. A decision will be taken by the ener2i consortium and grantees will be informed about the outcome in due course.
Visa support and hotel recommendation will be provided by local organisers. Contact details can be found in the attached Brokerage Event Announcement and Invitation.
The full announcement as well as the agenda of the ener2i Brokerage Event Belarus are available in English and Russian language in the attachements below.
Grant Scheme to facilitate the participation of Eastern Partnership Countries in Brokerage Events
The FP7 funded IncoNet EaP project has developed (jointly with IncoNet CA) a grant scheme to financially support the participation of local researchers and companies (including SMEs) from Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) in large-scale brokerage events in EU Member States or Associated Countries. Additionally, this Grant Scheme provides grants for the ener2i Brokerage Event in Belarus as well and covers travel and subsistence expenses, visa costs and conference fees. For more information about the application procedure please visit the incrEAST website.