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.

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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International Partnering at IFAT 2020
Focus on Environmental Technologies like water, sewage, waste and raw materials management 04 May 2020 - 05 May 2020 Munich, Germany
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B2B Matchmaking @ InMotion 2020 Smart Textiles International Conference
Focus on smart textiles 27 Apr 2020 - 28 Apr 2020 Weimar, Germany
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DMEA Business Meetings
Focus on IT for healthcare 21 Apr 2020 - 23 Apr 2020 Berlin, Germany
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Company Mission Lightweight construction in urban systems
Focus on lightweight construction in urban systems 19 Mar 2020
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Mobile World Congress Brokerage Event 2020
Focus on AI, IoT, Industry 4.0 & 5G technologies 25 Feb 2020 - 27 Feb 2020 Barcelona, Spain
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Swiss Nordic Bio 2020
Focus on biotechnology, pharmaceuticals & medical technology 06 Feb 2020 Zürich, Switzerland
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CERÁMICA INNOVA - 7th Networking Event
Focus on Construction, Architecture & Ceramics 03 Feb 2020 - 07 Feb 2020 Valencia, Spain
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Life Science Zurich Impact - The Cause of Health B2B
Focus on pathogens, nutrition, healthy aging, AI for lifesciences and novel therapies 03 Feb 2020 Zürich, Switzerland
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B2B-Meetings at Summit Industry 4.0
Focus on Industry 4.0 and intelligent production 12 Dec 2019 Linz, Austria
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