Horizon 2020 Space Information Day

Horizon 2020 Space Information Days 2015


Horizon 2020 is the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for the years 2014-2020 that aims at stimulating growth and creating jobs in Europe. It has a budget of just over €70 billion for that period and has been launched on 1 January 2014. A budget of € 1.42 billion has been earmarked over this 7 year-period to support space activities.

Two major international events provided first-hand information on the content of the coming calls and bring interested actors together for matchmaking. Both events were organised by the European Commission and COSMOS2020, the network of National Contact Points (NCP) for Space.

Registration for the next event in Ljubljana will be open soon!
You can still register for the Online Partner Search Database (without attending one of our events).
Presentastions of past events can still be downloaded on the individual event sub-pages.



Upcoming events 




 19 – 20 April 2016




Past events




 28 - 29 September 2015




 9 - 10 November 2015



The 2016-2017 work programme for the Space theme under Horizon 2020 was formally published on 14 October 2015 on the Participant Portal: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2016_2017/main/h2020-wp1617-leit-space_en.pdf. For some topics additional documents are available through the Participant Portal.

The work programme includes:

  • Applications in Satellite Navigation – Galileo
  • Earth Observation – Copernicus
  • Competitiveness of the European Space Sector (Space Technology, Space Exploration and Science, International Cooperation, Outreach and Communication)
  • Protection of European Assets in and from Space (Space Weather, Space Debris and Near Earth Objects) as part of the COMPET topics
  • SME Instruments and Fast Track to Innovation


This website serves as the event homepage for both events and at the same time hosts a partner search database. When you register (no matter if for events or just for partner search) you have the chance to create cooperation profiles. You can also select your areas of interest and indicate your preferred call topics from the (draft) 2016/2017 Space work programme. This makes the partner search database a powerful networking tool.

During the events you can have bilateral meetings with other participants in dedicated “Brokerage Sessions“ based on a selection and booking process supported by the partner search database. This booking process is done online some days in advance of the events. Further details are explained under "How it works".


Register for this event
open until 31 Dec 2020.
Registration 25 Jun – 31 Dec
Meeting Selection 24 Oct – 4 Nov
Event 28 Sep – 20 Apr
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Dimičeva ulica 13
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 172
Meetings 574
Austria 6
Belarus 2
Belgium 101
Brasil 1
Bulgaria 6
Croatia 3
Cyprus 3
Czech Republic 4
Denmark 3
Estonia 2
Finland 1
France 58
Germany 71
Greece 30
India 2
International Organisation 23
Israel 5
Italy 60
Japan 1
Latvia 1
Lithuania 5
Luxembourg 6
Netherlands 20
Poland 161
Portugal 25
Romania 4
Serbia 2
Slovak Republic 3
Slovenia 1
South Africa 2
Spain 50
Sweden 10
Switzerland 7
Turkey 13
Ukraine 23
United Kingdom 36
United States of America 3
Total 754
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