Future Match 2017 at CeBIT - Brokerage Event

Highlights of 2017

Guided Tours to Exhibitors from Lower Saxony


Guided Tours to Japanese Exhibitors

All services are free of charge for registered participants. Please see below for detailed information


Advisory Services on

- the German market

- the Japanese market

- European ICT research funding

- IPR in China and South East Asia


Thematic Guided Tours at CeBIT 2017 - Meet Selected Exhibitors from Lower Saxony and Japan

----Japan as Partner Country at CeBIT 2017----

During Future Match at CeBIT 2017, the Leibniz Universität of Hannover and the EU-Japan Center for Industrial Cooperation will offer thematical company missions to the booths of Lower Saxony and Japan in order to showcase technology from these regions!

The aim of the company missions is to establish cooperations between the visiting companies and the exhibitors. Several companies, universities and governmental organisations will be presenting innovative products, technologies and services in each of these tours:

Guided Tour 1 to companies and university institutes of Lower Saxony : Tuesday, 21st of March 2017 from 2 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. concentrating on „Internet of Things / Industry 4.0”

Guided Tour 2 to companies and university institutes of Lower Saxony: Thursday, 23rd March 2017 from 2 p.m. - 3.30 concentrating on „IT Solutions for Business Management and Security” 

Download catalogoe for Tour 1 and 2 here.

Guided Tour 3 to innovative SMEs from Japan: Wednesday, 22nd of March 2017 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Interpreter will be available.) Download cataloge here.

The company missions will be held in English and will be carried out together with the respective regional Enterprise Europe Network partner. Participants will have the opportunity to get in direct contact with the exhibitors, exchange expressions of interest and arrange further meetings. Participation is free of charge. Interest for the tours can be expressed during online registration.

Meeting point will be the registration desk of Future Match (hall 6 and booth A18/27) some minutes before the start of the tour.

For participation or further details please contact your regional Enterprise Europe Network partner or:

Nicole Okoye                                              
Enterprise Europe Network                               
Leibniz Universität Hannover                            
Tel: +49 511 762 5406
Mail: nicole.okoye@zuv.uni-hannover.de  


GTAI offers consultation talks on the German market

Germany Trade and Invest is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. The company helps create and secure extra employment opportunities, strengthening Germany as a business location. With more than 50 offices in Germany and abroad and its network of partners throughout the world, Germany Trade and Invest supports German companies setting up in foreign markets, promotes Germany as a business location and assists foreign companies setting up in Germany. 

In specific cases experts provide comprehensive project management and support services for foreign companies which usually include:

  • Assistance with finding the right site location for their business
  • Legal information on setting up a company
  • Tax information (national and international)
  • Information on government incentives for businesses
  • Information about key industries in Germany

All inquiries are kept confidential.

Book a meeting with an expert here...

Read more on GTAI...


Advisory services on companies seeking to develop their activities in Japan

----Japan as Partner Country at CeBIT 2017----

The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is a non-profit organisation jointly funded by the European Commission and the Japanese Ministry for Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Its purpose is to promote all forms of industrial trade and investment cooperation between the EU and Japan as well as to improve the competitiveness of EU and Japanese companies.

Meet an expert on activities with Japan during Future Match to:

  • find partnering support and access to practical information on Japan and the Japanese market,
  • get informed about company missions to Japan for European companies focusing on the ICT, Nanotech and Biotech sectors,
  • get logistical support in Japan for EU SMEs.

Book a meeting with an expert here..

Read more on the EU Japan Centre...


Advisory services on European ICT research funding by Ideal-ist

Recognising the importance of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) for the growth of European economy, it is desirable to strengthen their innovation capacity via technology and know-how transfer and joint research and development projects.

To enhance the cooperation between European SMEs and research organisations the Enterprise Europe Network offers during the Future Match 2017 in cooperation with Ideal-ist, the worldwide Horizon2020 ICT Support Network for research and technological development, advisory services on EU research funding in Horizon2020.

Invite an expert for a bilateral meeting (25 min) during Future Match to:

  • get informed on European funding opportunities for joint ICT research projects between enterprises and research organisations,
  • discuss your project idea,
  • get advise on how to submit a proposal
  • or how to find suitable project partners.

Book a meeting with an expert here...

Read more on Ideal-ist...


Advisory services on IPR in China and South East Asia by the China IPR SME Helpdesk

The China and South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesks are European Union co-funded projects that provide European SMEs with free, practical, business advice relating to IPR in China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) and South-East Asia.

Meet an expert on IPR in Asia during Future Match to

  • learn about any aspect of intellectual property rights in in China or South-East Asia, including protecting your copyrights in the ICT sector.

Book a meeting with an expert here...

Read more on the China IPR SME Helpdesk...


closed since 13 Mar 2017
Registration 15 Nov – 13 Mar
Meeting Selection 1 Feb – 17 Mar
Event 20 Mar – 24 Mar
Language English
Costs 110 EUR + VAT
(incl. CeBIT tickets)
Special Offers
Venue CeBIT Fair Hannover, hall 6, stand A18/27
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 228
Meetings 1148
Armenia 1
Austria 1
Belgium 3
Bosnia-Herzegovina 1
Bulgaria 3
Colombia 8
Cyprus 1
Czech Republic 3
France 2
Germany 51
Greece 4
Hungary 13
India 5
Indonesia 1
Israel 2
Italy 20
Japan 8
Korea, Republic Of 8
Lithuania 1
Luxembourg 17
Netherlands 2
Others 4
Poland 36
Portugal 3
Romania 9
Serbia 2
Slovak Republic 2
Spain 5
Switzerland 15
Taiwan, Republic Of China 4
Tunisia 1
Turkey 2
United Kingdom 1
Total 239
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After Event 6481