Innovate 2017

Bilateral meetings - how it works





Early August


 Publish a profile

  1. Register on b2match website
  2. Publish your cooperation profile and indicate the type of partner/s you are looking for.
16th October  Book B2B meetings
  • Send meetings requests to selected participants of your choice
  • Meeting requests are treated as accepted as long they are not declined
3rd November  Personal meeting schedule
  • You receive your pre-liminary meeting schedule by email

8th-9th November

 Attend meetings 

  • You receive your updated schedule at the reception desk
  • Your schedule contains the time and table number for each meeting

A matchmaking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential partners. People meet and greet at high speed and 15 minutes is usually enough to build a connection before the bell rings and the next meeting starts.


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 available 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 please invest a little time in creating a high quality and meaningfull profile.

2) Promotion of published profiles

All published profiles will be extensively promoted by the organisers of this event and all participants will be able to view your cooperation profile. A statistical analysis of 40 matchmaking events showed that high quality profiles are visited between 50 and150 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 the most promising for you. 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 at any time but please be aware that the bookings are managed on a "first come - first served basis". You can book meetings BUT you can also be booked for bilateral meetings by other participants! For more information see the FAQ section.

Your personal meeting schedule
A few days before the event you will receive your personal meeting schedule which can also be checked online. This meeting schedule gives information about the time, the number of the table and who you are going to meet.

Confirm your participation
The Innovate 2017 Match organisers need to be sure that you will attend the event and any meetings that you book. Please ensure that you cancel your participation if you cannot make it anymore. Failure to do so means will give a bad image about your company and may prevent your meeting partners from meeting other businesses. This tends to cause additional work and makes the event less reliable and pleasant for the participants.


4) At the event

At the registration desk, you will receive an updated meeting schedule including any last minute bookings. Your personal meeting schedule will list the participant details and table number for each meeting in chronological order. 

Our staff will be at your disposal during the whole matchmaking event.



closed since 1 Nov 2017
Registration 10 Aug – 1 Nov
Meeting Selection 16 Oct – 3 Nov
Event 8 Nov – 9 Nov
Language English
Costs Participants must buy Innovate 2017 ticket
Venue Birmingham (NEC)
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 378
Meetings 778
Belgium 1
Bulgaria 3
Canada 2
Chile 1
China 1
Croatia 1
Cyprus 1
Czech Republic 3
France 2
Georgia 2
Germany 11
Ghana 1
India 16
Italy 2
Korea, Republic Of 23
Netherlands 1
Nigeria 1
Poland 2
Romania 6
Slovak Republic 3
Spain 4
Turkey 2
United Kingdom 331
United States 2
Total 422
Profile Views
Before Event15786
After Event 3538