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.

IOTSWC Brokerage Event 2024
Focus on Industry 4.0 and Sustainable Energy & Mobility solutions 21 May 2024 - 30 May 2024 Barcelona & hybrid
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Technology & Business Cooperation Days 2024
Focus on Industry 4.0 and Sustainable Energy & Mobility solutions 09 Apr 2024 - 25 Apr 2024 Hannover & online
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Eurostars Ready for Take Off Matchmaking 2024
Focus on Agriculture and Food technologies, Sustainable Solutions, Digitalization, Life Science and Health 04 Apr 2024 - 12 Sep 2024 Amsterdam, hybrid
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Anuga FoodTec
Focus on Sustainable Food Tech Solutions 19 Mar 2024 - 22 Mar 2024 Cologne, Germany
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EEN Matchmaking at JEC World 2024
Focus on composite materials, fibers, plastics, polymers & carbon 05 Mar 2024 - 15 Mar 2024 Paris & online
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IraSME & CORNET Partnering Event
Focus on SME international cooperation 29 Feb 2024 Stuttgart, Germany
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MWC Open Innovation Challenge 2024
Focus on IoT, Fintech, 5G Connect, Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare, Mobility&Logistics, Industry 4.0, Circular Economy& Sustainability 26 Feb 2024 - 08 Mar 2024 Barcelona & hybrid
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BioMatch at BioFach 2024
Focus on organic food 14 Feb 2024 - 15 Feb 2024 Nürnberg, Germany
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10th South Korea – Switzerland Call webinar & partnering event
Focus on Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 07 Feb 2024 - 31 May 2024 Online
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Grüne Woche Business Days 2024
Focus on Agrofood, circular economy 15 Jan 2024 - 30 Jan 2024 Berlin & online
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