B2B Meetings

Eurofinish 2011

Innovation Seminar annex Matchmaking Event

28th September, Ghent, Belgium 

surface-nanoEnterprise Europe Network Flanders and the Eureka E!Surf Action are organizing an innovation seminar annex matchmaking event on coating and surface treatment techniques in the framework of the  “Eurofinish Exhibition (27-29 Sept 2011)“ (

During the Innovation Seminar a selection of companies (max 20) will present their innovation or project idea  in a short  (5’)– elevator pitch  – presentation in the morning. The audience can apply for one-to-one meetings lasting about 30 minutes each, with the presenters after lunch. Meetings can also be pre-booked through this matchmaking webtool. Five presentations (out of the 20) will be dedicated to early stage research ideas, for which a brainstorm session is foreseen during lunch break. In the afternoon face-to-face meetings will be held based on the received expressions of interest.  Innovations and ideas that are not selected for the seminar are given the opportunity to present a poster, and are also available for booking one-to-one meetings.

Moreover, opportunities for research funding will be presented at the seminar.

EUROFINISH (a biannual fair) has become standard value in the world of surface treatment. More than ever the market is driven by new materials and by special functionalities currently built into surface coatings. Innovative measures are needed to meet these market expectations. At EUROFINISH it will become apparent how each player in surface treatment contributes to convert scientific inventions into concrete applications at an ever increasing pace. EUROFINISH offers you a unique opportunity to exchange know-how and experience with forward looking entrepreneurs.

The Innovation Seminar annex matchmaking event is a forum for European companies and research organisations in the surface treatment and coating sector to meet enterprises, scientists and stakeholders for discussing research and technological developments, products, applications as well as ways of collaboration.

The event is supported by the European Commission European SME Week 2011 initiative (

 Why should you participate ?

The seminar annex matchmaking is designed to help you

  • Meet relevant companies and research organisations and take advantages of their core competences
  • Access new solutions for existing problems
  • Establish new business opportunities
  • Exchange ideas with international partners
  • Find partners for joint research projects
  • Build partnerships for future funding calls

Event language:  English

Costs:   Entrance is free after pre-registration on,
participation in the seminar and matchmaking event is free


Dates for your diary:

31 August Insert your cooperation profile
1 - 20 Sept. Online selection of face-to-face meetings
28 Sept.
Seminar and

10:00 - 12:15 Seminar

12:15 - 13:15 Brainstorming (adjacent to the Seminar)

14:00 - 18:00 Face-to-face meetings





Supported by



SME week 2011


Flanders Expo,  Hall 8
Maaltekouter 1
9051 Gent, Belgium
Phone: +32 (0)9 241 92 11
Fax: +32 (0)9 241 94 95