Thank you for participating in the the Xecs Matchmaking Event of the Xecs Call 3. The Xecs Call 3 has been launched during the event.


Welcome by Bpifrance

Presented by Pascal Lagarde, Executive Director for international, Strategy, Evaluation, Bpifrance.

AENEAS role in Xecs

Presented by Caroline Bedran, Director General AENEAS

Presentation slides here

Xecs and Launch of the Call 3

Presented by Nadja Rohrbach, Xecs Director.

Presentation slides here

How to prepare a successful application

Presented by Paul Merkus, Head of the Research Support Office, TU Eindhoven

Presentation slides here

SME testimonial: Why is Xecs a well-fitting scheme

Presented by Marcel Dijkema, Innovation Strategist, Adimec

National Support

Presented by Public Authorities Representatives

Coffe break

SME expertise pitch

moderated by Shéhérazade Azizi, Xecs Programme Manager

Penta - Euripides² Award

Lunch break

Project pitches

moderated by Patrick Cogez, AENEAS Technical Director

All pitch presentations and posters are available in the ECS Collaboration Tool while selecting the Xecs Matchmaking Event.



  • To allow you to best benefit from the Xecs Matchmaking Event, a webinar on “How to use the ECS Collaboration Tool?” will be held online on 7 September 2023, 11:00-12:00 CEST.

Want to know how to create a project idea? How to apply for a pitch and a poster?  How to look for partners? How to exchange messages on the board?

  • To support your Xecs Project Outline (PO) submission in the Project Zone, a webinar on “How to submit a Xecs Project Proposal in the Project Zone?” will be held online on 25 October 2023, 11:00-12:00 CEST.

What is the process flow when submitting a Xecs Project Outline? What should you expect? What are your audiences? What are the Project Outline and Cost Detail annexes? What are the next steps?


Country webinars

Finland: “Eureka Xecs Call Info” Webinar by Business Finland 

United Kingdom: “EUREKA Programme” Information webinar 

Xecs call 3 calendar


The Project Outlines must be submitted by Thursday 18 January 2024, 17:00 CET in the Project Zone.

FPP PHASESelected project partners will be invited to prepare and submit a Full Project Proposal by 18 April 2024, 17:00 CEST in the Project Zone.


Venue: Bpifrance, Le Hub, 6-8 Boulevard Haussmann, 75 009 Paris

Direction by Metro Line 8 or 9: Get off at the station Richelieu- Drouot; take exit 4- rue Chauchat- Bpifrance is accross the street


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This event is organised by AENEAS who operates Xecs, PENTA and EURIPIDES², three Eureka Clusters.

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🛈 Disclaimer: The event will be recorded. The recording and the slides will be made public on the event webpage by 24h after the event.

While registering for the Xecs matchmaking event, you are aware that videos and pictures of participants will be made during the event and may be further promoted on Xecs and AENEAS websites and social media.

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