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 & Technical Textiles
Focus on smart textiles 01 Jun 2022 - 30 Sep 2022 Frankfurt, Weimar & online
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Technology & Business Days 2022
Focus on Industry 4.0 and SMART factory solutions including resource and energy efficient manufacturing technologies 30 May 2022 - 02 Jun 2022 Hannover, Germany & online
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Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference 2022
Focus on ICT and Artificial Intelligence 24 May 2022 - 25 May 2022 Austria & online
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Med2Meet – virtual healthcare cooperation day
Focus on Medical Technology 18 May 2022 Online
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Bringing Value to Agrobiomass
Focus on Agrobiomass valorisation & circular economy 11 May 2022 Denmark & online
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Bionnale 2022
Focus on biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical technology 11 May 2022 - 12 May 2022 Berlin & Online
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GreenTech Days 2022
Focus on new materials and renewable energy for energy efficiency, new energy solutions, sustainable water management and circular economy 10 May 2022 - 11 May 2022 Online & Vienna
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Sustainable Foodtech Solutions
Focus on Agrofood 26 Apr 2022 - 02 May 2022 Cologne, Germany
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B2B Meet & Match event at Food Technology 2022
Focus on Agrofood 13 Apr 2022 - 14 Apr 2022 Den Bosch, Netherlands
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Innovation Day Upper Rhine 2022
Focus on Deeptech, Sustainable Development, Health Innovation 12 Apr 2022 Strasbourg, France & online
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