B2B Meetings

2BFunTex@Eurofinish 2013

Innovation Seminar annex Matchmaking Event on Functional Textiles

23rd October, Ghent, Belgium 


Enterprise Europe Network Flanders and 2BFunTex are organizing an innovation seminar annex matchmaking event on functional textiles with cross over from and  towards the coating and surface treatment sector in the framework of the "Eurofinish Exhibition" (23-24 Oct 2013)

  • Innovation Seminar
  • brainstorming
  • B2B meetings

During the Innovation Seminar (in the morning) a selection of companies and research organizations (max 20) will present their innovation or project idea in a short (5’)– elevator pitch – presentation. The selection of the presentations will be based on the collaboration profiles submitted via this webtool. In addition, opportunities for research funding will be presented at the seminar. Five presentations (out of the 20) will be dedicated to early stage research ideas, for which brainstorm sessions are foreseen during lunch break. In the afternoon face-to-face meetings (lasting about 30 minutes each) will be organised based on the bookings received for the collaboration profiles. Meetings can be pre-booked via this tool with all collaboration profiles (also the ones that were not selected for presentation). The audience in the seminar can still book (extra) meetings with the presenters.

EUROFINISH (a biannual fair) that is celebrating its 10th birthday 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, not the least in functional textiles. 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.

Furthermore, this time the "Subcontracting fair : from design to manufacturing" is co-located with the Eurofinish fair.

The Innovation Seminar annex matchmaking event is a forum for European companies and research organizations in the functional textiles and surface treatment/coating sector to meet enterprises, research organizations and other stakeholders for discussing research and technological developments, products, applications as well as ways of collaboration that can benefit from the cross-fertilization between both sectors.

The event is organised in the framework of the EC FP7 NMP Coordination Action 2BFUNTEX

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 the Eurofinish website; entrance ticket is necessary for participation to the matchmaking event

Dates for your diary:

11 oct Insert your cooperation profile
1-17 Oct Online selection of face-to-face meetings

23 Oct

10:00 - 12.00 Seminar
noon Brainstorming : adjacent to seminar
14:00 - 18:00 Face-to-face meetings





Supported by





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