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.

Online Machining Industry Meetings @ SIMODEC 2022
Focus on Machining, Bar Turning, Part Production & Machine-Tool Industries 09 Mar 2022 France, online
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Hybrid Mobile Word Congress Open Innovation Challenge 2022
Focus on AI, IoT, Industry 4.0 & 5G technologies 01 Mar 2022 - 08 Mar 2022 Barcelona & online
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Successful R&I in Europe 2022
Focus on Health, Digital (ICT), Industry (Materials), Energy, Mobility, Food & Bioeconomy, Innovative Procurement 17 Feb 2022 - 18 Feb 2022 Düsseldorf, Germany
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HTH Styria Pitch & Partner 2022
Focus on Health technology, Biotechnology, Medical technology & Digital Health 27 Jan 2022 - 28 Jan 2022 Graz, Austria & Online
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EEN Matchmaking - Circular Europe Days Dubai
Focus on Circular Economy 17 Jan 2022 - 22 Jan 2022 Dubai & online
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FoodTechnology 2021
Focus on Factory of the future, Sustainable and transparent food chains, Innovations in food, Food safety and Food lab 01 Dec 2021 - 02 Dec 2021 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
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Matchmaking @ DroneDays 2021
Focus on drone technologies and applications 26 Nov 2021 online; Belgium
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Brokerage Event @Smart Manufacturing Matchmaking 2021
Focus on Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 17 Nov 2021 - 19 Nov 2021 Italy, online
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Smart City Event 2021
Focus on enabling technologies, energy, environment, infrastructure and building 16 Nov 2021 - 18 Nov 2021 Barcelona, Spain & Online
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Torino Fashion Match 2021
Focus on Textile and Fashion 15 Nov 2021 - 18 Nov 2021 Turin, Italy
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