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.

Smart City Brokerage Event
Focus on Inclusive & sharing cities, Mobility, the Urban Environment & Digital Transformation 13 Nov 2018 - 14 Nov 2018 Barcelona, Spain
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Matchmaking Recycling Technology 2018
Focus on Recycling Technologies 08 Nov 2018 Dortmund, Germany
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Quantum Industry Day in Switzerland
Focus on quantum technology, quantum computing & quantum sensing 11 Oct 2018 Zurich, Switzerland
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B2B-Meetings at Add+it 2018
Focus on Additive Manufacturing 27 Sep 2018 Steyr, Austria
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Micro & Nano event at Micronora 2018
Focus on microtechnologies 27 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018 Besançon, France
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Partnering Event - "Business opportunities in a circular economy"
Focus on Circular Economy 26 Sep 2018 Oslo, Norway
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WaterMatch Partnering Event
Focus on Water Technologies 25 Sep 2018 - 26 Sep 2018 Leeuwarden, the Netherlands
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Food for Change
Focus on eco packaging, sustainable production , bioeconomy , biocontrol and organic processes 20 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018 Turin, Italy
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Future Tech of Mobility Business Event 2018
Focus on electric mobility, alternative fuels and smart city logistic solutions 10 Jul 2018 Assen, the Netherlands
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Brokerage Event on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology for Horizon 2020 NMBP 2019 Topics
Focus on nanotechnologies and advanced materials, materials modelling, materials for energy, biomaterials, advanced Manufacturing 03 Jul 2018 Madrid, Spain
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