What is a matchmaking event?
A matchmaking event allows you to meet directly potential partners. The particularity of Enterprise Europe Network matchmaking events is that the profiles are checked and the meetings are bilaterally validated in order to ensure quality and relevance.
The B2B meetings are pre-validated bilateral meetings that last around 20 minutes and are based on profiles of technology offer/requests, business/trade and partner searches for European projects.
Each participant has a personalised meeting schedule sent in advance. 20 minutes is usually enough time to build connections, then the bell rings and the next talk starts, according to your schedule.
Contact your local Enterprise Europe Network advisor for any information you may require!
STEP 1 – Registration: it’s easy!
If you already have a b2match account, you can log in directly with your account by clicking “Login” on the top right corner of the website.
Otherwise, click on the green button “Register” and fill in your email address, name and surname, and password. You can then complete your personal and organisation details as the registration process goes on.
Registration is open until: 4th November.
STEP 2 – Plan your attendance and choose your slots of availability
You can find details of the available activities on our website. We will organise your meetings depending on your availabilities, so please make sure you or someone from your organisation can attend before selecting an activity.
STEP 3 – Add information about you and your organisation
Give more details on your organisation so that participants can get a better understanding of what you are looking for and can offer. You can select sectorial keywords to describe your organisation’s area of activity or project. It will be useful for other participants to identify you and your offer/request in the database.
Example: my company is specialised in waste management. Select keyword “Waste processing, sorting”.
After this step, don’t forget to verify your email (a message will be sent automatically to your email address).
STEP 4 – Complete your profile
Give detailed information on your partner search, product, service or project.
Examples: I am looking for a detection system
I am offering a license agreement in water treatment technology
I am looking for a distributor
I am looking for partners for European projects in the development of energy storage
The better the quality of your profile, the better the quality of meetings! Please fill in a detailed profile to attract other participants and ensure the relevance of your meetings.
STEP 5 – Browse the catalogue and select your meetings
You can access the catalogue of profiles in the tab Marketplace. Browse the online catalogue and identify interesting partners – a search facility and filters will help you (country, sectors…).
You can ask for individual meetings with potential partners just by clicking on the checkbox next to the respective profile. You can add further meetings any time but please be aware that the bookings are managed on a "first come - first served" basis and upon availability.
Meeting selection: from 5th to 14th November.
STEP 6 – Bilateral validation of meetings is compulsory (to ensure quality and relevance)
All requested meetings are submitted for bilateral validation. You will be asked to accept or reject meeting requests. In your final schedule, only the meetings validated by both you and your partners will appear. This is to ensure bilateral interests and high quality of meetings. As a result, your meetings are more efficient.
STEP 7 - Receive your complete personal schedule
You will receive your personalised meeting schedule a few days before the event. This meeting plan gives information about who you are going to meet, the time, the place within Pollutec (Hall, Stand, table number).
STEP 8 – D Day: attendance is compulsory
Registration means that you or someone of your organisation will be present at the event and attend the meetings you requested or have been requested for your profile.
At the event: Please, come to our booth (Hall 4?) and you will receive an updated version of your meeting schedule including last minute bookings.
Individual meetings will last 20 minutes and will take place on our booth, in Hall 4 (?).
Staff of Enterprise Europe Network will offer on-site support throughout the event.
STEP 9 – Follow-up process
After the event, complete the follow-up questionnaire. Your Enterprise Europe Network advisor will continue to support you in the following steps with partners identified.
What is an EEN brokerage event?
Download the NCPs CaRE brochure on the Good practises to participate to a brokerage event here.
Don't hesitate to contact your local EEN contact point if you have any question!
For further assistance, check out the B2match participant guide.