Veranstaltung NRW Europa

Webinar on cooperation in Research, development and innovation (R&D&I)

08.05.2024 16:00 | 08.05.2024 17:30 Uhr
Canada offers an attractive proposition as a target market for the EU aviation industry, with high potential for cooperation with Canadian companies. The consistently growing, high-tech and export-oriented Canadian market  is a driving force in international aviation. Greater Montréal is considered one of the most important aerospace regions in the world. Canadian and European suppliers, technology partners and end customers cooperate ever more closely to find solutions to common challenges in the context of global supply chains, sustainability and digitization.

For all companies and research institutions interested in cooperation opportunities with Canada, the Aviation, Space & Defense Sector Group of the Enterprise Europe Network, in cooperation with the Canadian Trade Commissioner, the region of Québec and the European-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research, will offer several opportunities for information, networking and market development in spring and summer 2024.

The focus will be on the following topics:

  • New materials & additive manufacturing
  • Emission-reducing technologies (“Green aviation”)
  • Drones, UAVs & Advanced Air Mobility (AAM)

The webinar on cooperation in Research, development and innovation (R&D&I) will focus on opportunities for cooperation within the framework of relevant international funding programs with a particular focus on aviation. Special attention will be paid to the European research framework program "Horizon Europe", in which Canadian participants have been able to participate since the end of 2023 due to an association agreement.

Good practice examples of successful collaborations will be presented, as well as the support available from the participating organizations for networking and consortium building, followed by a Q&A session.

The language of these activities will be English. Participation is free of charge.

How can I get involved?

If you are interested in cooperating with Canadian companies or research institutions, please contact us.

The following options are possible:

  • Presentation of your company and your cooperation wishes with Canada in a live webinar ("pitching")
  • Having a cooperation request in our cooperation database, identification, contact and placement of suitable partners by partners of the Enterprise Europe Network and the Canadian Trade Comissioner (also after the event)
  • Participation in our 1:1 matchmaking at ILA Berlin and networking with members of the Canadian company mission
  • Advice on funding opportunities for R&D projects with Canadian project partners

More background information on the Canadian aerospace sector:



16:00 CET   Intro and Moderation: Cornelia Schwizer, ZENIT GmbH/NRW.Europa
16:05 CET   Support structures of the Enterprise Europe Network in Europe and Canada
16:15 CET   CAN-EU cooperation opportunities in the context of Horizon Europe
Juan Francisco Reyes Sanchez, HEurope NCP aviation
Spanish Representative SRG Clean Aviation & SESAR
16:35 CET   Cooperation opportunities in other selected R&D&I programs
Marcus Collier-Wright, ZENIT GmbH/NRW.Europa
16:45 CET  

Good practice: Schweitzer Ingenieurgesellschaft MbH (DE)
"Development of UAV-based solutions and application in Canada"

16:55 CET   Presentation: CRIAQ: consortium for research and innovation in Aerospace in Québec
17:10 CET   Q&A
17:25 CET   Preview ILA Berlin activities and matchmaking
17:30 CET  

End of the webinar


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Ihre Kontakte

Johannes Böhmer

ZENIT GmbH / NRW.Europa

Cornelia Schwizer

ZENIT GmbH / NRW.Europa