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Innovat&Match 2013

A link between Research and Industry


ASTER-SIMPLER, in cooperation with the Enterprise Europe Network, will organise the 5th Edition of Innovat&Match Brokerage Event, two days of bilateral meetings among companies, research centres and universities.

The event will take place on June 5 and 6, 2013 in the framework of R2B - Research to Business 2013, the 8th edition of the International Industrial Research Exhibition promoted by Emilia-Romagna Region, BolognaFiere, ASTER and SMAU.

With a tested format dedicated to the matching between the demand and offer for innovation, R2B aims at fostering new business opportunities between the research and business systems since 2005.

Within this context, Innovat&Match represents an opportunity for exhibitors and visitors to facilitate transnational technology transfer and develop research/technological business co-operations such as:  

  • European R&D projects                             
  • Technical Co-operation                                        
  • Sale & Distribution Agreements   
  • Manufacturing and Licensing Agreements
  • Commercial Agreements with Technical Assistance
  • Joint Ventures

Initiative Focus

The event will focus on the following strategic target fields for industrial innovation

  • Aerospace
  • Agrifood
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Energy
  • Green Chemistry
  • ICT 
  • Life Sciences
  • Safe and Sustainable Buildings
  • Smart Factory
  • Technologies for Living Environments
  • Technologies for Smart Communities
  • Transport and Mobility Systems

Why to participate

The participation at the brokerage event offers a unique opportunity to:

  • present your technology/project idea/service in bilateral meetings
  • establish technological and/or business partnership  
  • expand business establishing new international contacts
  • meet potential partners for European R&D projects
  • build quality partnerships  in view of the new opportunities of Horizon2020
  • learn about new technologies and solutions                   
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Free of charge

  + Participation in the brokerage event
  + Entrance at R2B Expo


Event language: English



Here you can find a infographic of the event.



May 21, 2013

Deadline for Registration and Submission of profiles

May 18 - 29,2013 One-to-One Meetings Selection
May 30, 2013 Preliminary Agenda with scheduled meetings
June 3, 2013 Definitive Agenda with scheduled meetings
June 5, 2013 Bilateral meetings session (13:00 - 18:00)
June 6, 2013 Bilateral meetings session (10:00 - 18:00)

If you have some problems with registration, please tell us writing an email to: simpler@aster.it




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Unioncamere Liguria

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