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.

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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Bringing Value to Agrobiomass
Focus on Agrobiomass valorisation & circular economy 03 Nov 2021 - 04 Nov 2021 Denmark
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B2B-Meetings at International Forum Mechatronics 2021
Focus on Mechatronics 19 Oct 2021 - 22 Oct 2021 online & on-site (Linz, Austria)
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GREEN DAYS 2021 B2B meetings at Pollutec
Focus on Green Tech 12 Oct 2021 - 15 Oct 2021 France, online
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Quantum Industry Day in Switzerland 2021
Focus on quantum technology, quantum computing & quantum sensing 05 Oct 2021 - 06 Oct 2021
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Meet in Italy for Life Sciences 2021
Focus on Pharmaceuticals, Nutraceuticals, Biotechnology, Human health and well being, Medical devices and IT Applications for health 29 Sep 2021 - 01 Oct 2021 Genoa, Italy
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IoT, AI, Robotics and extended reality - Brokerage event @ SIDO
Focus on Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 22 Sep 2021 - 23 Sep 2021 Lyon, France (on-site & online)
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Connect4Geothermal Forum with 1:1 meetings
Focus on geothermal energy 21 Sep 2021 Fribourg, Switzerland
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Husum H2 and WindMatch
Focus on Hydrogen & Wind energy 13 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021 Husum, Germany
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B2B@ DigitalRailConvention2021
Focus on Rail infrastructure and Digitisation in the rail industry 08 Sep 2021 Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany & online
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