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CORNET Newsletter

Dear Sir or Madam,

The CORNET team wishes you a healthy and successful New Year!

In the past year, two further funding agencies, from Japan and Switzerland, joined our network: it has now grown to eleven countries and regions from all over the world. Almost all of them are participating in the 25th CORNET Call for Proposals which is currently open until 28 March 2018.

If you are searching for project partners, you might also want to participate in our next Partnering Event in Aachen on 31 January.

Enjoy this year’s first edition of our bi-monthly CORNET Newsletter! You are very welcome to forward this newsletter to anyone interested.

Your CORNET team


Last chance to register: Partnering Event Aachen

Last chance to register: Partnering Event Aachen 

On 31 January 2018, the international funding networks CORNET and IraSME are hosting their first Partnering Event in 2018 taking place in Aachen (Germany). The event facilitates partner search for upcoming Calls for Proposals and offers personal matchmaking talks. Additionally, the so called Elevator Pitch Sessions allow participants to present their project idea in a 5 minute slot. If you want to give a presentation, please send it via e-mail to the IraSME Coordination Office until 22 January.


25th CORNET Call for Proposals OPEN

  25supth/sup CORNET Call for Proposals OPEN

Since 6 December 2017, the 25th CORNET Call for Proposals is open! Project submission is possible until 28 March 2018, 12 p.m. (CET), via the CORNET Submission Tool. As a well-established international network, CORNET accomplishes an average success rate of 66 per cent.


How to apply for CORNET? Find out here!

How to apply for CORNET? Find out here! 

If you are an SME association or organisation, a research performer or an individual SME: once you are interested in applying for CORNET, you may ask yourself a thousand questions about what to do next. It is easier than you might expect because CORNET is designed to provide low barriers and unbureaucratic procedures ...


Project idea: Internal insulation of walls

  Project idea: Internal insulation of walls

The Belgian Building Research Institute (BBRI) is currently searching for partners to jointly realise a project idea dealing with reliable internal insulation of solid walls. The project aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing the renovation rate of existing buildings.


International congress of VIU and BMWi in Berlin


The Association of Innovative Companies (VIU) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) organised a successful congress in Berlin under the heading “With innovations on international markets – SME promotion opens doors to the world”. As a highlight of the congress, illustrative examples of international collaboration projects were presented including two CORNET projects.


Partner network IraSME: 21st Call for Proposals open

  Partner network IraSME: 21supst/sup Call for Proposals open

The 21st IraSME Call for Proposals is open. Project submission is possible until 28 March 2018, 12 p.m. (CET) – the same deadline that applies for the current CORNET Call for Proposals. If you would like to develop a project beyond the pre-competitive Collective Research approach or if you like to take the results of your CORNET project to the next level, the market-oriented funding network IraSME might be the right tool for you.


AiF Forschung · Technik · Kommunikation GmbH
CORNET Coordination Office
Irina Bester (cornet@aif.de)
Bayenthalguertel 23
50968 Cologne
  +49 221 716101-22

Managing director: Michael Krause
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Amtsgericht Köln
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