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.

Quantum Industry Day 2020
Focus on quantum technology, quantum computing & quantum sensing 02 Oct 2020 Zurich, Switzerland
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12th Micro&Nano Event @ Micronora 2020
Focus on micro & nano systems, smart manufacturing, ICT and materials & surface treatments 22 Sep 2020 - 25 Sep 2020 Besancon, France
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Brokerage at 6th SIDO Exhibition (IoT, AI, ROBOTICS & XR)
Focus on Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 03 Sep 2020 - 04 Sep 2020 Lyon, France
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Technology & Business Cooperation Days @ HANNOVER MESSE 2020
Focus on Industrial automation, IT, industrial supply, production engineering as well as energy and environmental technology. 13 Jul 2020 - 16 Jul 2020 Hannover, Germany
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Plant Inter-Cluster (PIC) Week 2020 - Digital Edition
Focus on Plant Production 22 Jun 2020 - 26 Jun 2020 Lyon, France
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Care & Industry together against CORONA
Focus on technology solutions to aid in the fight against COVID-19 16 Jun 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 Online Meetings
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DMEA Business Meetings
Focus on IT for healthcare 16 Jun 2020 - 18 Jun 2020 Berlin, Germany
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Biobased Economy Conference 2020
Focus on biobased economy, resource efficiency, value from wastes & circular economy 04 Jun 2020 - 05 Jun 2020 Potsdam, Germany
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Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference 2020
Focus on Medical Technologies and Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals 11 May 2020 Online Conference
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Innovation in Environment & Energy & Circular Economy
Focus on Environmental Technologies like water, sewage, waste and raw materials management 04 May 2020 - 05 May 2020 Online matchmaking event
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