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ITEA PO Days 2017, 12-13 September, Berlin

ITEA 3 Call 4: Jump-start your project idea!

On 12 September, the fourth ITEA 3 Call for project proposals will open in conjunction with the ITEA Project Outline (PO) Preparation Days in Berlin on 12 & 13 September. This event is the perfect way to jump-start your preparations for an ITEA Project Outline. In short, the ITEA PO Days 2017 will enable you to:

  • Present your project idea(s) and/or learn about other project ideas in a poster session and during parallel project idea pitch sessions
  • Discuss and work on your project ideas in workgroup sessions
  • Meet companies and potential partners from all over Europe and beyond
  • Meet Public Authorities to discuss your idea(s) and learn more about the specific funding rules in your country well in advance
  • Learn from presented ITEA best practices and see how the ITEA Office can support you during the full project lifetime


PO Days registration

The participation fee for the PO Days is 150 euro, VAT excluded (non-refundable). If you are interested in participating in the PO Days 2017, please fill in the online registration form.

Previous years have proved to be so popular that we reached the maximum number of registrations weeks before the event, so please make sure you register in time!
Note: to participate to the PO Days you need to sign a non-disclosure agreement.


Get started now!

You can already get started for this Call by using the online ITEA Project idea tool, Partner search and Message board. It is highly recommended to start shaping your project idea(s), browse other project ideas (NDA protected) and identifying potential partners well in advance to optimise your preparation period. This online tool set can also support you in preparing your project outline when you are interested in participating in our fourth Call but not able to come to Berlin.


Interested or expert in Smart Manufacturing solutions?
Be sure to check out the result report of the ITEA international customer and end-user workshop! It can possibly serve as valuable input for your project ideas.
Download the full Smart Manufacturing workshop report (June 2017).

Our experienced community members tell you why it is important to be there

Train departure

It’s actually like being on a train station and the PO Days prepare the departure of the train. There are several wagons in which you can ride. Once the train has started rolling, you can still climb in, but it becomes increasingly difficult.

Frank Galowtowski - University of Rostock

Spirit of open innovation

The ITEA PO days are an excellent networking event. There is a real spirit of open innovation and collaboration. Having discussions with peers can lead to interesting results for all concerned. Some proposed project ideas which at first seemed to be out of scope for us turned out to be a perfect opportunity to match our needs with the needs of others.

Andy De Mets - Barco

Maintain and extend network

The PO Days bring potential topics for my company. Next to that, it helps to maintain my network and it is an opportunity to catch new contacts which can evolve in cooperation. The fact that you meet people face-to-face, facilitates the future collaboration in my opinion.

Patrick Chombart - Dassaul Systèmes

Improvement of project proposals

The PO Days offer the opportunity to strengthen project proposal consortia or to join proposals of others. Together with these possible partners the objectives of the project proposals are improved.

Frank van der Linden - Philips

Opportunity to contribute to exciting POs

The PO Days help me to strengthen and extend my network and give me the opportunity to contribute to exciting Project Outlines.

Marius Bilasco – Lille 1 University

Visioning a future world

If you attend the ITEA PO Days regularly, you see how ideas are evolving to products in some years. And afterwards the ITEA PO Days are not only days to participate in R&D projects but also days for visioning a future world.

Özer Aydemir - IOTIQ