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.

Gamesmatch@Gamescom 2019
Focus on platform, content and technology development in the gaming sector 20 Aug 2019 Cologne, Germany
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Circular Economy Partnering Event BOOSTALPS
Focus on Circular Economy solution and operating in Textile value chain 03 Jul 2019 - 04 Jul 2019 Milan, Italy
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KET-360 Innovate Together, Brokerage Event
Focus on nanotechnologies, advanced materials, manufacturing and processing 27 Jun 2019 Strasbourg, France
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Matchmaking at Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D
Focus on Additive Manufacturing 25 Jun 2019 - 27 Jun 2019 Erfurt, Germany
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B2B Meetings @ Forum "Composites in Aerospace"
Focus on composites in aerospace 21 May 2019 Dübendorf, Switzerland
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Murcia Food Brokerage Event 2019
Focus on Food Technology 14 May 2019 - 15 May 2019 Murcia, Spain
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Bionnale 2019 Networking Event
Focus on biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical technology 07 May 2019 Berlin, Germany
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DMEA Digital Health Business Meetings 2019
Focus on IT solutions for medical practices 11 Apr 2019 Berlin, Germany
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HANNOVER MESSE - Business Matchmaking Event
Focus on Industrial automation, IT, industrial supply, production engineering as well as energy and environmental technology. 01 Apr 2019 - 05 Apr 2019 Hannover, Germany
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Oil & Gas Business Meetings at OMC 2019
Focus on exploration, extraction, processing and site maintenance technologies 27 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019 Ravenna, Italy
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