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.

Grüne Woche Business Days 2024
Focus on Agrofood, circular economy 15 Jan 2024 - 30 Jan 2024 Berlin & online
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The European Green Deal Brokerage Event
Focus on new green deal 16 Nov 2023 Brussels, Belgium
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Energy and Global Expo & Congress B2B
Focus on energy and climate 14 Nov 2023 - 17 Nov 2023 Valencia, Spain & online
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MEET at The Greener Manufacturing Show 2023
Focus on Circular Economy, Emission Reduction, Energy & Resources, Factory Solutions, Green & Sustainable Chemicals, Sustainable Materials 08 Nov 2023 - 09 Nov 2023 Cologne, Germany
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IraSME call webinar & partnering event
Focus on SME international cooperation 08 Nov 2023 - 08 Dec 2023 Online
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Smart City Brokerage Event 2023
Focus on enabling technologies, energy, environment, infrastructure and building 02 Nov 2023 - 09 Nov 2023 Barcelona, Spain & Online
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EU Brokerage Event on KETs in Horizon Europe
Focus on twin green and digital transition, resilient value chains and batteries 27 Oct 2023
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Energy Business Meetings at OMC 2023
Focus on renewables & Power generation, Oil & Gas operators, drilling and Completions, Offshore platforms, Process equipment, Electrical products and services, Marine Equipment & Services, Automation, Health, Environment (HSE), Transportation and Logistic 24 Oct 2023 - 30 Oct 2023 Ravenna & online
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GREENET Brokerage Event for HE Cluster 5 - 2024 calls
Focus on Climate sciences, Cross-sectoral solutions for the climate transition, Sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply, transport and Smart Mobility services for passengers and goods 18 Oct 2023 Online
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Quantum Industry Day in Switzerland 2023
Focus on quantum technology, quantum computing & quantum sensing 16 Oct 2023 Lausanne, Switzerland
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