ITEA PO Days 2022 & ITEA Family reunion
13-15 September, Helsinki
The ITEA Community is coming together again!
300+ potential project partners | presentation of innovative project ideas | dynamic workgroup sessions | constructive consortium building | best practices
On 13 September 2022, ITEA, the Eureka Cluster programme on software innovation, will open ITEA Call 2022 for project proposals in conjunction with the ITEA Project Outline Preparation Days (ITEA PO Days) in Helsinki on 13 and 14 September. And as we are finally able to come back together again with the ITEA Community, an ITEA Family reunion is organised back to back to this event, starting in the afternoon of 14 September until lunch on 15 September.
Here below you can find more information about your participation, the programme and the ITEA Project idea tool. Click on one of the buttons to jump directly to the related webpage.
PO Days 2022: The perfect combination of online and physical components
The ITEA PO Days event has proved to be the perfect stepping stone to kick-off your new RD&I project in the software innovation domain; over 70% of the submitted Project Outlines in ITEA were presented first at this lively brokerage event. And building new projects and partnerships can best be done in a physical environment. That is what we learnt the past two years, during which it was unfortunately not possible to come together physically. Nevertheless, the online events that were organised instead brought us some new insights as well. The ITEA PO Days 2022 event will combine the best practices of both online and physical events of the past, in order for you to get the most out of your event participation!
In short, the ITEA PO Days 2022, including the ITEA Family Reunion, will enable you to:
- Present your project idea(s) and/or learn about other project ideas during the online project idea pitch sessions, a few days before the physical event, and interact on these ideas during the onsite poster session in Helsinki
- Discuss and work on your project ideas in (physical) workgroup sessions
- Meet companies and potential partners from all over Europe and beyond
- Learn more about the specific funding rules in your country well in advance in the interactive, online country information sessions and meet Public Authorities to discuss your idea(s) personally in Helsinki
- See how the ITEA Office can support you during the full project lifetime
- Get inspired by successful SMEs, an engaging keynote speaker and ITEA's 'sparks'.
- Learn from the best during the ITEA Award of Excellence ceremony 2022
Check out the detailed programme and block your calendar!
Don’t delay your registration!
The participation fee for the ITEA PO Days 2022 is 150 EUR, VAT excluded (non-refundable). This fee also enables you to join the ITEA Family reunion. If you are only interested in attending the ITEA Family reunion, the participation fee is 50 EUR, VAT excluded (non-refundable). And for those who wish to fully benefit from the opportunity to come together, a networking dinner will be organised in the Scandic Marina in the evening of 14 September. A dinner fee of 50 EUR, VAT excluded (non-refundable) is applicable. Don’t miss this great networking opportunity and register now! Availability is limited and each year the brokerage event is fully booked.
Note: to participate in the PO Days you need to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement.
Kick off your project proposal now
You can already get started for this Call by using the online ITEA Project idea tool and Partner search. It is highly recommended to start shaping your project idea(s), browse other project ideas (NDA protected) and identifying potential partners well in advance to optimise your preparation period before the opening of the Call on 13 September. This online tool set can also support you in preparing your Project Outline when you are interested in participating in our Call for projects but not able to come to Helsinki.
Please also check the tips & tricks from experienced project partners.
Interested or expert in Smart Health?
The best innovation projects often start from clearly stated customer or end-user requirements. To create such strong innovation projects that address the key challenges, ITEA organises once a year an international customer and end-user workshop. This year the ITEA international customer and end-user workshop will focus on Smart Health. Mid July, a full report on the workshop can be downloaded in the ITEA Call 2022 Project idea tool. It can possibly serve as valuable input for your project ideas as the workshop focusses on actual customer needs.
Our experienced Community members tell you why it is important to be at the ITEA PO Days
Mix between speed dating and a hackaton
"The ITEA PO Days event is an opportunity to do what I call a mix between speed dating and a hackathon at the same time, to come up with an idea that we wouldn’t be able to come up with ourselves."
- Patrick Mandic | Mavennet
"It's actually like being on a train station and the ITEA PO Days prepare for the departure of the train. There are several wagons in which you can ride. Once the train has started rolling, you can still climb in, but it becomes increasingly difficult."
- Frank Golatowski | University of Rostock
Spirit of open innovation
"The ITEA PO Days are an excellent networking event. There is a real spirit of open innovation and collaboration. Having discussions with peers can lead to interesting results for all concerned. Some proposed project ideas, which at first seemed to be out of scope for us, turned out to be a perfect opportunity to match our needs with the needs of others."
- Andy De Mets | Barco
Improvement of project proposals
"The PO Days offer the opportunity to strengthen project proposal consortia or to join project proposals of others. Together with these possible partners, the objectives of the project proposals are improved during the different group discussions."
- Frank van der Linden | Philips
Maintain and extend network
"The PO Days bring potential topics for my company. Next to that, it helps to maintain my network and it is an opportunity to catch new contacts which can evolve in cooperation. The fact that you meet people face-to-face, facilitates the future collaboration in my opinion."
- Patrick Chombart | Dassault Systèmes
Opportunity to contribute to exciting POs
"The PO Days help me to strengthen and extend my network and give me the opportunity to contribute to exciting Project Outlines."
- Marius Bilasco | Lille 1 University
Visioning a future world
"If you attend the ITEA PO Days regularly, you see how ideas are evolving to products in some years. And afterwards the ITEA PO Days are not only days to participate in R&D projects, but also days for visioning a future world."
- Özer Aydemir | IOTIQ