Partnering events are an efficient way to make contact and meet different organisations participating in international fairs or conferences. This speed networking is an ideal way to source both technology and commercial partners.

Download the IPR brochure of the European IPR Helpdesk on partnering events to get an outline of the main intellectual property (IP) issues that SMEs should consider when participating in a brokerage event.

A partnering event is a series of prearranged transnational face-to-face meetings organised at a single venue for companies and research institutions from across Europe. In general, these technology events are organised at international fairs, trade shows or conferences, although some are organised as stand-alone events. Using another event as a host for a brokerage event can bring added value for the companies in the form of free entrance to the event, inclusion in the event’s catalogue and the opportunity for extra meetings to be organised with other companies attending the event.

Catalogue of technology profiles

The most essential element of any partnering event is the catalogue of technology profiles. This document gathers all technology offers and requests to allow all participants to select organisations with whom they would like to have a meeting during the partnering event.

Time line of activities for Partnering Events

This is how it functions:
  1. Subscribe with your own technology profile. The technology profiles of all participants will be published into a technology catalogue.
  2. Based on the technology profiles in the technology catalogue, all participants select those organisations with whom they would like to have a meeting during the partnering event.
  3. Before the partnering event all participants will receive a schedule of their pre-arranged bilateral meetings.

View the Calendar of all partnering events organised by the Enterprise Europe Network.

The following calendar shows the events which are organised or co-organised by the Enterprise Europe Network in Switzerland.

B2B-Meetings at Summit Industry 4.0
Focus on Industry 4.0 and intelligent production 12 Dec 2019 Linz, Austria
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LIGHTer International Conference 2019
Focus on lightweight materials and technology 20 Nov 2019 - 21 Nov 2019 Gothenburg, Sweden
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Matchmaking Event at G-STIC2019
Focus on delivering the sustainable development goals 20 Nov 2019 Brussels, Belgium
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Smart City Brokerage Event
Focus on digital transformation in the urban environment, mobility, circular economy and inclusive cities 19 Nov 2019 Barcelona, Spain
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ESIB 2019 Matchmaking Event
Focus on Industrial Biotechnology 19 Nov 2019 Graz, Austria
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Healthcare Brokerage Event Medica 2019
Focus on medical technologies & health 18 Nov 2019 - 20 Nov 2019 Düsseldorf, Germany
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IoT Brokerage Event 2019
Focus on Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain 29 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 Barcelona, Spain
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Meet in Italy for Life Sciences 2019 - Brokerage Event
Focus on biology/biotechnology, medicine, human health, pharmaceutical/nutraceutical, medical devices & IT applications for health 16 Oct 2019 - 18 Oct 2019 Trieste, Italy
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Quantum Industry Day in Switzerland
Focus on quantum technology, quantum computing & quantum sensing 04 Oct 2019 Zurich, Switzerland
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IFIB – International Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy Partnering Event
Focus on bioeconomy, circular economy, energy, environment, bio-based industries, agro-food, marine biotechnology and white biotechnology 03 Oct 2019 - 04 Oct 2019 Naples, Italy
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