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NGI Matchmaking Event

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Chamber of Commerce (CCI) of Lyon
Place de la Bourse, 69002
45° 45' 52.5276" N, 4° 50' 11.2704" E

The National Contact Points ICT/NGI, Imaginove and CCI of Lyon, member of EEN, invite you to participate in a matchmaking event with a plenary session and  pre-arranged Face2Face meetings for the H2020 Next Generation Internet (NGI) Calls.

What is NGI? 

The Next Generation Internet (NGI) is a key priority in the H2020 ICT Work Programme 2018-2020 which will ensure a more human-centric Internet supporting  European values of openness, cooperation across borders, decentralisation, inclusiveness, transparency and protection of privacy. The NGI matchmaking event in Lyon brings together participants (companies, R&D structures and universities) from several European countries. Participants are invited to collaborate on H2020as well as on Fast Track to Innovation and Eurostars calls to ensure the best impact of the meetings.


  • VR/AR
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Language Technologies
  • Media, Social Media
  • Interactive Technologies
  • IoT                                                                
  • Digital Learning

Why participate?

  • Present, discuss and develop new project ideas at international level
  • Facilitate the setup of projects consortia
  • Acquire new cross-border contacts and initiate collaborations
  • Build quality partnerships for participating in the new H2020, FTI and Eurostars calls
  • Meet potential partners for 2018 NGI calls, but also for all sub-activities (calls for proposal, prizes, vouchers) that will be proposed by some NGI selected projects.

Who can participate?

Representatives of companies, universities and research institutes worldwide working in the ICT sector (see Topics), interested in sharing new project ideas and finding collaboration partners.



Matchmaking – How does it work?

It is an ideal opportunity to initiate promising contacts in pre-arranged meetings

  1. Register & publish your collaboration wishes
  2. Browse the participant list and book meetings with delegates of your interest
  3. Several days before the event you receive your meeting schedule


9.30 - 9.50 - Next Generation Internet initiative: introduction by the European Commission on the objectives and roadmap Loretta Anania, European Commission, DG CONNECT 

9.50 - 10.10 - Dynamic vision for Next Generation Internet: identifying technologies, research topics and opportunities Katia Bego, coordinator of EU Engineroom project (TBC), Nesta

10.10 - 10.50 - NGI Challenges and priorities for 2018 Pierre-Yves Danet, French National Contact Point for NGI, Orange Labs

10.50 - 11.05 - How to submit European collaborative projects Claire Ferté, French National Contact Point for ICT, Business France

11.05 - 11.20 - Federating NGI stakeholders Coordinator of HUB4NGI (Speaker TBC)

11.20 - 11.30 - The Web Conference 27th edition Laurent Flory, Member of the Advisory Committe of the World Wide Web Consortium, organiser of the Web Conference, CIO of Université Lyon 1

11.30 - 11.45 - IMAGINOVE - Creative and ICT Industries in NGI Vera Ovcharenko, Head of European Affairs, Imaginove

11:45 - 12:00 - Enterprise Europe Network support for integrating H2020 projects and meeting ICT stakeholders

Claire Delsuc, CCI Lyon Métropole, member of EEN
Emilien Oumehdi, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Entreprise, member of EEN

Networking Lunch

13.20 -17.00   Face2Face pre-arranged meetings (20 min)

For more information visit the event's website:  https://ngi-matchmaking-event.b2match.io/

To register: https://ngi-matchmaking-event.b2match.io/signup