April 2, 2024

Matchmaking session

Future-proof high tech equipment

On April 2, 2024, NXTGEN Hightech, in collaboration with NWO, is organizing a matchmaking event in Utrecht for the open call "Future-proof high tech equipment". This call aims to develop a new generation of high tech equipment focused on sustainability, digitalization, health, and the technological sovereignty of the Netherlands.

The purpose of the matchmaking session is to bring together researchers from various disciplines and professionals from public and private entities.

Location: NWO Utrecht

Language: Engels

Registration: registration is open until Thursday, March 27, 2024, and participation is free of charge.

Click here for the call page (via NWO)


  • 12:30     Arrival and lunch

  • 13:00     Start of the meeting with interactive sessions and networking opportunities

  • 15:00     End of the meeting and start of post-discussion/drinks

About the call

To stimulate the development of a new generation of high tech equipment, €10.6 million in research funding is available. The future-proof high tech equipment focuses on sustainability, digitalization, health, and the technological sovereignty of the Netherlands. The new knowledge falls within one of six application domains, such as energy conversion and storage. The research stems from five prioritized key technologies and is linked to one of two selected system technologies.


The meeting aims to create new connections and promote interdisciplinary collaboration to come up with integrated research proposals. Within a varied program of interactive sessions, participants will discuss interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange their (research) interests with each other. Finally, time is provided to continue discussions with other interested parties, concluding with informal drinks .

Pitch & present

During the session, participants will have the opportunity to present their idea/proposal within 3 minutes, with room for discussion. This will take place in the form of a short pitch, where at least the research area, the plan, and the desires need to be briefly discussed. There is space for a maximum of 8 pitches.


Would you like to register for this meeting? Please fill in the registration form below. You will then be included in further communications about this meeting.

General information
Role *
Questions in regards to the call
How far along are you in forming a consortium for this call? *
Would you be willing to present your research idea or case during the matchmaking event? *
A lunch will be provided by NWO for the matchmaking event. Would you like to make use of this? *
I agree to share my details with other participants via the participant list *

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