Travel Grant Scheme: Extension of Deadline of the 2nd Call for Applicants Participation in the Brokerage Event during the EU-China Business and Technology Co-operation Fair in Chengdu (Deadline: 19/09/ 2014)



Within the context of the Dragon-STAR project a Travel Grant Scheme will be implemented. The Travel Grant Scheme provides the opportunity for European organizations to investigate the Chinese market and identify suitable partners to conclude technological and/or research collaboration. It also provides financial support to eligible European organizations to travel to China.

This is the Second Call of the Dragon-STAR Travel Grant Scheme and it aims at covering the traveling expenses of organizations interested to participate in the Brokerage Event organized in parallel to the EU-China Business & Technology (B&T) Co-operation Fair, which will be held in Chengdu, China on 21-23 October 2014.

The EU-China Business & Technology Cooperation Fair has been held for 8 editions with a total number of 1392 EU companies, organizations, universities, governmental bodies, research institutions, etc.,and 2755 Chinese counterparts. Over 10,000 B2B matchmakings meetings were arranged for the participants and the average success rate is over 30%. It has already become one of the biggest international platform for investment, trade and technology cooperation. Based on the success of 8 previous editions, we are delighted to invite you to participate in the 9th EU-China Business and Technology Cooperation Fair will be held on 21-23 October 2014 in Chengdu, China , at the same time with Western China International Fair.

This event will focus on EU-China urbanization relevant industries, environment protection, modern agriculture, biopharmaceutical, general aviation and IT sectors.

Objective of the call

The aim of the Travel Grant Scheme is to support technological and research collaboration between Chinese and European organizations in order to explore the opportunities, not only for joint participation in the European Commission’s HORIZON 2020 programme, but also the possibilities of concluding technological agreements. The Travel Grant Scheme is designed to cover the traveling expenses of European organizations to participate in the Brokerage Event organized in parallel to the EU-China Business & Technology Co-operation Fair, which will be held in ChengduChina on 21-23 October 2014, and to discuss the possibility of concluding technological and/or research collaboration and agreements.

The Call

The deadline of the 2nd call for applicants is extended until 19th September 2014. The applications will be evaluated on a first come first served basis and until the entire budget has been allocated.

It supports representatives from European organizations from the EU Member States to visit the EU-China Brokerage Event and Technology Co-operation Fair which will be held in Chengdu, China on 21-23 October 2014, and meet Chinese counterparts in order to discuss potential technological and/or research collaborations.

The Chengdu Brokerage Event is an ideal opportunity to discuss joint preparation of project proposals for submission to the current or upcoming HORIZON 2020 Calls or for the conclusion of technological co-operation agreements. The topics of the Fair and the Brokerage Event are the following:

  1. Innovation & Technology Transfer
  2. Urbanization
  3. General Aviation
  4. Environment Protection
  5. Renewable Energy
  6. Modern Agriculture
  7. Biotechnology
  8. Logistics
  1. ICT

For research collaborations, along with the application, it is also necessary to submit a Confirmation of Pre-check regarding the topic / field of research of the planned project proposal.


Funding & Timetable

The grant covers expenses for flights, accommodation, registration fees for entrance to the fair and participation in the Brokerage Event or participation in any other parallel events/workshops in the fair, as well as food and local transportation costs in China (taxi, train, busses etc), with a maximum of €2,500.

In the case that not all the budget is allocated, additional calls will follow until the budget has been used up.

Timetable for the 2nd Call

01/05 to 19/09 2014 Call open: The applications will be evaluated on a first come first served basis.
15/09 2014 Final deadline for applying to SEZ for Confirmation of Pre-check (only applicable to Partner Search applicants)
20/09 to 26/09 2014 Evaluation
30/09 2014 Final selection by the Project Evaluation Committee
01/10 2014 Applicants informed of selection results
24/12 2014 Final deadline for receipt of Narrative and Cost Report


Info and Submission

 All enquiries may be addressed to Ms. Monika Nagy (tel.: 0030 2310 539 817, ext.:207, e-mail:

You may download all relevant documents here