Cooperation Lounge Bavaria-Africa – Research & Innovation for Global Climate Action

Cooperation Lounge Bavaria-Africa – Research & Innovation for Global Climate Action

In the aftermath of the UN Climate Change Conference COP27 which is taking place this year in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, for the first time in Africa since 2016, the Scientific Coordination Office Bavaria-Africa of the Bavarian Research Alliance organises an online Cooperation Lounge “Bavaria-Africa – Research and Innovation for Global Climate Action” on 23-24 November 2022. The event is supported by the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN). Part of the event are 1:1 matchmaking meetings.

Addressing the climate crisis requires collective action. Therefore, the event will gather mainly African and Bavarian, but also international stakeholders from academia, industry, and the public sector who wish to cooperate on solutions for tackling the global climate crisis – with a specific focus on international research and innovation projects. The 1:1 virtual meetings offer an excellent opportunity to establish contacts and initiate projects.

In detail, during our Cooperation Lounge you will have the opportunity to:

  • get latest key scientific initiatives (via keynotes, roundtables, plenaries);
  • attend many interactive and diverse breakout sessions;
  • find new international partners for future cooperations, especially in research & innovation;
  • extend your network by organising 1:1 meetings with international scientists and industry experts in the fields of climate adaptation, water, agriculture, bioeconomy, food security, renewable energies and circularity;
  • enhance the visibility of your institution towards Bavarian and African stakeholders in research & innovation;
  • learn about European funding opportunities for R&I cooperation projects together with African stakeholders and its national as well as regional implementation;

As we are currently preparing the agenda of the event, please do not hesitate to get in touch and send us your suggestions of topics which should be addressed during the event. Just email us at! We also stay available for any questions.

Event time

Wednesday and Thursday, 23 & 24 November 2022
With the possibility of 1:1 matchmaking meetings until the end of the year.


The event will be held online via b2match.


The preliminary agenda can be found here soon.


The event will be held in English.

Participation fee

The event is free of charge.


The official registration of the event will open in October 2022.

Please note that there is only a limited number of places available for this event. In case the event is overbooked, the organisers reserve the right to prioritise the participants based on their profile on the matchmaking platform.

Contact at BayFOR

Dr Thomas Ammerl
Acting Head of
Scientific Coordination Office Bavaria-Africa
Phone: +49 89 9901888-120


M. A. Susanne Reichenbach
Scientific Coordinator
Scientific Coordination Office Bavaria-Africa
Phone: +49 89 9901888-127

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