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13 March 2019 - 14 March 2019
Brussels, Belgium
H2020 Secure Societies 2019 Info Day and Brokerage Event

A matchmaking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners. People meet at high speed. 20 minutes are usually enough to build connections, then the bell rings and the next talk starts.

How does it work?

1.  Register and publish your collaboration wishes

2.  Browse the participant list and book meetings with companies you are interested in

3.  A couple of days before the event you receive your meeting schedule



28.01 - 05.03.2019

Registration for the event (may be closed earlier if the venue capacity is reached)

08.03.2019Deadline for PITCH submission

25.02 - 10.03.2019



Confirmation of the BILATERAL MEETING

The workflow in detail

 1) Online registration  

Register online and submit your own cooperation profile. In your profile you can state what kind of technology/product/expertise you are offering, what kind of cooperation you are looking for and which ideas you would like to discuss with potential collaboration partners. All cooperation profiles will be published online and will be for everyone to see. You can change your profile any time. Note: The better the quality of your profile the more meeting requests you will receive. Your business proposal is your business card, therefore spend some minutes to insert a high quality and meaningfull profile. 

2) Promotion of published profiles

 All published profiles will be extensively promoted by the organisers of this event. Furthermore, all participants of the event will view your cooperation profile. A statistical analysis of 40 matchmaking events showed that high quality profiles are visited about 50 to 150 times BEFORE the event and will still be viewed AFTER the event.

3) Selection of bilateral meetings

Email notification

You will be informed by email when you can start booking bilateral meetings. Check which cooperation profiles are most promising. Intelligent search options allow a quick identification of the most suitable participants/cooperation profiles. Within a few minutes you should be able to identify future potential business partners.

Booking of bilateral meetings

Once you have found the most promising business partners you can select them for bilateral meetings. You can add further meetings any time but please be aware that the bookings are managed on the principle "first come - first served". You can book meetings BUT you can also be booked for bilateral talks by other participants!

Your personal meeting schedule

A few days before the event you will receive your personal meeting schedule (furthermore you can constantly check your meeting schedule online). This meeting schedule gives information about the time, the number of the table and who you are going to meet.

Confirm your participation

In case you have meetings the organizer needs to be sure that you will attend the event. Therefore please confirm or cancel your participation once you are asked to confirm.  Otherwise the event organizer has to inform all your meeting partners that meetings are/could be uncertain. This causes additional work and makes the event less reliable.  

 4) At the event 

At the registration desk, you will receive an updated version of your meeting schedule including last minute bookings. Your personal meeting schedule lists in chronological order for each meeting the names of your conversation partners number of table for each meeting Our staff will be at your disposal during the whole matchmaking event.


Closed since 5 March 2019


Hotel Metropole Brussels

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Participants 317
Meetings 427


Armenia 3
Austria 4
Belgium 54
Bosnia And Herzegovina 1
Bulgaria 2
Cameroon 1
Czech Republic 7
Denmark 1
Estonia 3
Finland 10
France 33
Germany 9
Greece 17
Hungary 6
India 1
Ireland 4
Israel 9
Italy 54
Kosovo 1
Lithuania 3
Luxembourg 1
Malta 1
Netherlands 9
Norway 11
Poland 17
Portugal 7
Romania 4
Slovakia 3
Slovenia 3
South Africa 2
Spain 32
Sweden 2
Switzerland 3
Tunisia 1
Turkey 54
Ukraine 5
United Kingdom 14
Total 392


Company 107
University 65
R&D Institution 67
Association/Agency 27
Authority/Government 61
Other 34
Consulting 31
Total 392