Proposers Brokerage Day – 17th March 2023 at Bpifrance Le Hub in Paris


CELTIC was pleased to have hosted the CELTIC-NEXT Proposers Brokerage Day on Friday 17th of March 2023 at Bpifrance Le Hub in Paris.

Event sponsored by:

Many thanks to all the proposers and presenters for joining and participating in the CELTIC-NEXT Proposers’ Brokerage Day for proposers interested in building CELTIC projects!

This event was the perfect opportunity to enable projects in the field of next-generation communications for the digital society that contribute to a sustainable world. We invited you to participate, engage and explore ground-breaking opportunities together with the CELTIC-NEXT Cluster. By applying and participating in the CELTIC-NEXT Call, your organization can now access national public funding for your R&D project. As usual, this bottom-up call is the perfect opportunity to enable projects in the field of next-generation communications for the digital society that contribute to a sustainable world.

In the morning, Mr Jean-Luc Beylat, Vice-Person Ecosystems from NOKIA, delivered a keynote on “A new era of immersiveness between human, physical and digital worlds”.

In the afternoon, during a panel session, Mr Mohand Achouche from Nokia and Mr Patrick Cogez from AENEAS, Eureka Xecs, had a discussion on the Interdependencies of ICT & ECS; under the moderation of our CELTIC-NEXT Chairman, Mr David Kennedy.

National Funding schemes were also presented in the morning by Public Authorities representatives: Ms Nolwenn Simonot from BPI France, Mr Ben Morris from InnovateUK, Mr Heikki Uusi-Onto from Business Finland, Mr Umut EGE from TUBITAK Türkiye, Ms Katharina Lehmeier from the DLR in Germany and finally Ms Marlene Häggström from Vinnova Sweden.

You can (re-)watch all the event presentations online on our CELTIC YouTube Channel: @CelticNext


Welcome by Bpifrance – Video
Mr Gilles Le Cocguen, Head of EuroQuity at Bpifrance

Keynote – A new era of immersiveness between human, physical and digital worlds
Mr Jean-Luc Beylat, VP of Ecosystems, NOKIA (slides, video)

Introduction to CELTIC-NEXT
Mr Xavier Priem, CELTIC Office Director (slides, video)

How to submit a good Proposal (incl. Brokerage Tool)
Ms Christiane Reinsch, CELTIC Office Programme Coordinator (slides, video)

National Funding schemes presented by Public Authorities
France – Mr Antoine Roux & Mrs Nolwenn Simonot, BPI France (slides, video)
UK – Mr Ben Morris, Innovate UK (slides, video)
Finland – Mr Heikki Uusi-Honko, Business Finland (slides, video)
Germany – Mrs Katharina Lehmeier, DLR Project Management Agency/German EUREKA Office on behalf of BMBF (slides)
Sweden – Mrs Marlene Häggström, Vinnova (slides, video)

The following Public Authorities have also presented their interest in supporting this CELTIC Spring Call 2023 during our last Launch Event: 

Austria – Michael Walch, FFG – Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Hungary – Gergely Mészàros, NKFIH
Luxembourg – Elisabeth Frisch, Luxinnovation Gie National Agency for Innovation and Research
Poland – Andrzej Wajs, National Centre for Research and Development
Spain – Oscar Fernandez Moyano, CDTI
Taiwan – Frank Shiu, ITRI
Turkey – Umut Ege, TUBITAK

Presentations & Discussion on the Interdependencies between ICT & ECS – Video
Mr Mohand Achouche, NOKIA (slides, video)
Mr Patrick Cogez, AENEAS, Eureka Xecs (slides, video)
Moderated by Mr Xavier Priem, CELTIC Office Director


New project ideas presented in the pitching session in the afternoon:

ioDT2VideoPosco TsoLoughborough UniversityUK
5G4PHealthVideoInes CaetanoSistradePT
ADAVideoErica YangChiltoncomputingUK
POSCAVideoPedro SantosISEPPT
Distributed ManufacturingVideoAparajithan SivanathanAMRCUK
6th senseVideoRemi DuchalardArthaFranceFR
MediFortVideoNkululeko MhlabaPhungelaZA
Future generation system architectureVideoAndrey KrendzelHuaweiSE
FortCADVideoNkululeko MhlabaPhungelaZA
TIMEVideoGaynor O'FlynnBeinghumanUK
The I-Deal-GridVideoJean Jacques CarrilloEdisonwaysFR
MetaverseVideoMahmoud HashemiOpen FabricCA

Key dates for the upcoming Spring Call 2023 are:

Spring Call 2023 Opening 1-Dec-22
Launch Event 9-Dec-22
Proposers Brokerage Day 17-March-23
Deadline for Proposals 24 May–23
Labels Notifications Jun-23


Please do not hesitate to get in contact with the CELTIC Office for further information.

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