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

March 17, 2023@8:30 am - 5:30 pm CET

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.

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


By applying and participating in the CELTIC-NEXT Call, your organisation can access national public funding for your R&D project!

Participating in this Event to close the year by joining CELTIC-NEXT Community, was an opportunity to celebrate the programme’s success and learn about the next opportunities to keep engaged.


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.



March 17, 2023
8:30 am - 5:30 pm CET
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