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CELTIC Spring Call Launch Event – 9th of December 2022

December 9, 2022

CELTIC-NEXT Spring Call 2023
Online LAUNCH EVENT on December 9th 2022


CELTIC is pleased to have hosted the CELTIC-NEXT ONLINE LAUNCH EVENT on the 9th of December 2022.

The Launch Event was held on the 9th of December 2022, starting at 9:30 am CET until 17:00 CET. Many thanks to all the proposers and presenters for joining and participating in the event!

Public Funding Information updates from many Country representatives were announced. The CELTIC-NEXT Launch Event aims to expand knowledge, boost visibility and promote cooperative efforts for innovative results for this new Call. 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.


Welcome and Introduction
David Kennedy, Chair person of Celtic Core Group

How to prepare CELTIC proposals
David Kennedy, Chair person of Celtic Core Group

Brokerage Tool
Christiane Reinsch, CELTIC Programme Coordinator

PA presentations
Austria – Michael Walch, FFG – Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Finland – Heikki Uusi-Honko, Business Finland
France – Antoine Roux & Mrs Nolwenn Simonot, BPI France
Germany – Katharina Lehmeier, DLR Project Management Agency/German EUREKA Office on behalf of BMBF
Hungary – Gergely Mészàros, NKFIH
Luxembourg – Elisabeth Frisch, Luxinnovation Gie National Agency for Innovation and Research
Poland – Andrzej Wajs, National Centre for Research and Development
Sweden – Marlene Häggström, Vinnova
Spain – Oscar Fernandez Moyano, CDTI
Taiwan – Frank Shiu, ITRI
Turkey – Umut Ege, TUBITAK
UK – Tom Kirkham & Mr Ben Morris, Innovate UK

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 that were presented in the pitching session in the afternoon:

Metaverse ReadyMahmoud HashemiOpenFabricCanadaSave the date 12 Dec 16:00-16:30 CET
COMETEli TockerECI TelecomIsrael
Save the date 12 Dec 10:00-10:30 CET
MediFortNkululeko Mhlaba PhungelaAfrica
Save the date 15 Dec 14:00-14:30 CET
MSWMiguel AiresLiveDrivePortugal
Save the date 13 Dec 16:00-16:30 CET
European Mobile Cyber ProtectionVladimir DvoretskyAcronisSingapore
Save the date 14 Dec 16:00-16:30 CET
Food ChainAlan WhitesideUniversity of StrathclydeUK
Save the date 12 Dec 11:00-11:30 CET
Save the date 12 Dec 15:00-15:30 CET
Networking resilience transformation
Michael FitchCommunications Research Ltd.UKSave the date 14 Dec 11:00-11:30 CET
Smart Drone OperationsAndreas KröpflEyesonAustria
Save the date 13 Dec 10:00-10:30 CET

Consortium Building Sessions will be organised the week following the Launch Event to allow pitch proposers to share their ideas and build a first contact with potential project members to become; these sessions will hold from Monday 12th until Thursday 15th of December.

Read more info about our current Spring Call 2023.


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



December 9, 2022
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