27-28 November 2017, Helsinki, Finland



  • Come to co-create project ideas for international grant calls
  • Establish new project networks
  • Network with international project professionals
Networking Lab brings together European partners on issues of strategic partnerships, project idea co-creation, effective ideas-to-project management and networking.
The lab is about working, sharing and creating together in order to produce better quality international project proposals.
The lab also offers a possibility to research, development and innovation (RDI) focused staff to network and develop project ideas to national or international funding instruments.

For whom?

Research, development and innovation experts, substance specialists, grant writers and anyone interested to innovate ideas for 2018 - 2020 international funding calls.


Monday 27 November

8:30 Registration opens
9:00 Welcome reception
10:00 Keynote: Glocal Solutions to Global Challenges in the Age of Neo-Nationalism
Pasi Saukkonen
Senior Researcher, Adjunct Professor
City of Helsinki, Urban Research and Statistics
10:30 Sustainable Future for All – Introduction to workshop themes:
12:30 Lunch
13:30 - 17:00 Workshops
17:00 Evening reception

Tuesday 28 November

9 :00 Info session on Horizon 2020
Vera Mikkilä, NCP on Health, demographic change and wellbeing, Academy of Finland
9:30 Workshops, day 2
Teams continue with their challenge on their own schedule. Lunch is available at 11 - 13.
15:00 Time Out!
Each team will share their results with other teams.
(Based on feedback received from participants, originally three day event takes place in two days. We apoligize any inconvenience this might cause!)


Please register here. Registration ends 17.11.2017.

Diak and Arcada offer the programme free of charge and participants are expected to cover other costs by themselves.