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Story 16 March 2023

Open Call: Come with the European Pavilion to Gastech 2023

Eirini Sotiropoulou

The European Innovation Council (EIC) offers you, EIC companies, the exceptional opportunity to be a part of the European Pavilion and invites you to submit your application for Gastech 2023 under the EIC Overseas Trade Fairs (OTF) Programme 2.0. The world’s largest meeting place for the gas, LNG, hydrogen, low-carbon solutions and climate technologies industries will take place on 5-8 September 2023 in Singapore.


Having established as a landmark event in the energy industry’s calendar, Gastech 2023 allow attendees to be part of the most important conversations about the future of energy. Gastech 2023 will look ahead to the future amidst an industry-wide transformation to drive progress to net zero. The selected EIC beneficiaries will be able to showcase and explore the latest solutions, services, and technologies that will increase efficiencies, reduce carbon emissions and enhance business performance.

The 2023 edition of the trade fair will welcome 750+ exhibiting companies from 100+ countries, 600+ speakers and 40.000+ attendees. If you are eager to launch your extraordinary innovations and connect with the entrepreneurial community, Gastech 2023 is the ideal tradeshow for interaction, engagement and networking.


Applications are open until 5 May 2023 


What’s in it for you?

EIC-funded SMEs, start-ups and scale-ups, who will be selected to attend Gastech 2023, will have access to unique business services, including pitching, matchmaking support, a free booth to exhibit their innovations within the European Pavilion, mentoring services, and the reimbursement of 50% of all expenses up to EUR 1 000.


Who can apply?

Gastech 2023 is looking for EIC-funded SMEs, start-ups and scale-ups working on innovative advancements in the following fields: 

  • Natural Gas & LNG
  • Environmental & Low-carbon solutions
  • Hydrogen and climate technologies

Watch the EIC OTF Programme 2.0 – Application Dos & DONTs video in order to find out how you can submit a successful application and maximise the chances of being selected.



After logging in with your EU-Login credentials, please fill in the application form and answer all the questions. 

You will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Your plan to internationalise your innovative products and services overseas.
  • The expected impact of your participation to the trade fair.
  • The fit of your innovative products and services with the trade fair.
  • Your commitment of financial and human resources for participation to a trade fair. 
  • Your contribution to EU strategic autonomy and/or the image of the EU as technology powerhouse.

Please notice that the information you provide on the application form will be shared with external experts in order to maximise potential benefits and ensure the effectiveness of meetings. For the evaluation and final ranking of companies, our external experts will check for your TRL.

The OTF team will contact all applicants at the beginning of May, once the selection process has been concluded and inform each applicant of the outcome of their application.


About the EIC Overseas Trade Fairs Programme 2.0

The EIC OTF Programme 2.0 supports EIC beneficiaries to promote their commercialisation strategy in foreign markets and leverage business opportunities at the most popular trade fairs, strengthening the EU innovation brand around the world. Selected EIC-funded SMEs, start-ups and scale-ups from EU Member States and associated countries have access to the Programme.

The EIC OTF Programme 2.0 is running throughout 2022 and 2023, offering EIC beneficiaries the opportunity to attend 15 international trade fairs in different sectors across EU and extra-EU markets (Southeast Asia, the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America).

Should you have any question, please contact us through the EIC Community Helpdesk (please select the category “EVENT – EIC OTF Programme – Gastech 2023’’ as the subject).


Cancellation policy

Cancellations will only be considered in duly documented cases of “force majeure”. Unjustified cancellation can lead to exclusion in future EIC Business Acceleration Services initiatives. 

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