BioHorizon SC2 and KET-B Brokerage Event for 2020 Calls | Brussels, Belgium

03 July 2019
Albert Borschette Congress Centre, Brussels, Belgium

On 3 July 2019, BioHorizon will organize its 5th H2020-SC2 and KET-Biotech international brokerage event in Brussels.

The brokerage event is organized back to back to the EC Infoday on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2  (SC2) ‘Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy’ in Brussels on 4 July 2019. BBI JU will participate as exhibitor with an info booth. 

Brokerage events are excellent opportunities to network, we encourage you to register and come to Brussels to meet fellow researchers and industry representatives to potentially build a consortium for the upcoming Societal Challenge 2 and the Key Enabling Technology 'Biotechnology' (KET-B) calls in Horizon 2020.

The BioHorizon brokerage event will be dedicated to consortium building. The main part of the event will comprise bilateral meetings between people interested in the same topics for 2020. Following successful registration for the event, based on the submission of a high quality profile, participants can pre-arrange these bilateral meetings automatically by means of a sophisticated, user-friendly matchmaking tool.

In addition to the bilateral meetings between potential project partners, participants will also be able to meet with representatives of various supporting bodies and initiatives, as well as with the NCPs from the BioHorizon project. This represents an opportunity for attendees to draw on personalised support and information to help them through the application process.

The event programme will also provide a number of researchers and entrepreneurs a platform to present their project ideas in 5-minute flash presentations.


The BioHorizon brokerage event targets a wide spectrum of stakeholders from universities and research centres, enterprises, government organisations and NGOs, and others involved in research, from Europe and beyond, interested in sharing new project ideas and finding collaboration partners. The thematic focus of the event covers all of the Horizon 2020 SC2 and KET-Biotech calls for 2020.

Main topics

  • Sustainable Food Security (SFS) – Resilient and resource-efficient value chains
  • Blue Growth (BG) – Demonstrating an ocean of opportunities
  • Rural Renaissance (RUR) – Fostering innovation and business opportunities
  • **NEW** Additional area of interest - Topics bridging the gap to 'Horizon Europe'
  • KET-Biotechnology (BIOTEC)

Why participate?

  • To facilitate the setup of Horizon 2020 project consortia
  • To present, discuss and develop new project ideas at an international level
  • To initiate cross-border contacts
  • To receive first-hand advice and support from Commission and NCP staff

The organisers expect that the demand for places will be high. Priority of participation will be granted to registrants who provide high quality research profiles and indicate specific project application initiatives based on the upcoming calls. Participation is limited to two people representing the same department/organisation.

Flash presentations

Researchers and entrepreneurs are also invited to present their project ideas addressing topics contained in the SC2 and KET-Biotech work programmes for 2020 in short 'flash presentations'. Interest in presenting a flash presentation can be indicated at registration. The opportunity to hold a flash presentation is open to all participants subject to a simple review process but, in the event of oversubscription, preference will be given to prospective project coordinators. A presentation template will be provided by the event organisers. For more information refer to the section 'Flash presentations'.

Registration will be open till 9 June 2019.

More information and registration:

See what the previous meeting looked like: