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.

Matchmaking @ Ceramic Network
Focus on industrial and technical ceramics 23 May 2023 - 25 May 2023 Limoges, France
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Hybrid networking event at the 4th Green Energy & Sustainability Exhibition and Conference
Focus on Energy, Electromobility, Automotive, Vehicle industry, Transport, Urban mobility, Drone technology, Circular economy, Waste management, Hydrogen energy 22 May 2023 - 26 May 2023 Zalaegerszeg & online
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Murcia Food Brokerage Event 2023
Focus on Food Technology 11 May 2023 - 16 May 2023 Murcia & hybrid
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b2b Software Days / the future of digital business
Focus on ICT and Artificial Intelligence 08 May 2023 - 10 May 2023 Vienna & hybrid
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EEN Matchmaking - JECworld 2023
Focus on composite materials, fibers, plastics, polymers & carbon 25 Apr 2023 - 05 May 2023 Paris & online
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Focus on Agricultural technologies and biosolutions 25 Apr 2023 Online
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Technology & Business Cooperation Days 2023 @ Hannover Messe
Focus on Industry 4.0 and Sustainable Energy & Mobility solutions 04 Apr 2023 - 20 Apr 2023 Hannover & online
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Vorarlberger Innovations- und Technologiebörse 2023
Fokus in alle Technology areas 28 Mar 2023 Dornbirn, Austria
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EnergyWeek 2023 Matchmaking 2023
Focus on renewable Energy 21 Mar 2023 - 24 Mar 2023 Vaasa, Finland
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Industry 4.0 - International Business Meetings - Global Industrie 2023
Focus on Industry 4.0 and SMART factory solutions including resource and energy efficient manufacturing technologies 08 Mar 2023 - 14 Mar 2023 Lyon & online
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