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Brokerage - How It Works





15 July – 5 Sept


 Publish your organisation profile & collaboration wishes

  1. Register
  2. Publish a description of your organisation focus and your research collaboration wishes
    The better your profile, the more meeting requests you will receive
5 - 15 Sept  Book bilateral meetings
  • Send meeting requests to participants of your choosing
  • Meeting requests are treated as accepted as long they are not declined by the meeting partner
16 Sept  Personal meeting schedule
  • You will receive your personalised preliminary meeting schedule by email

20 Sept

 Bilateral face-to-face meetings 

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

A brokerage event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners. People meet and greet at high speed. Twenty minutes are usually enough to establish connections, then the bell rings and the next bilateral 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 at any time.

Note: The better the quality of your profile, the more meeting requests you will receive.
Your profile is your business card. Therefore, spend some time preparing a high quality and meaningful profile.

2) Promotion of published profiles

All published profiles will be extensively promoted by the organisers of this event. Furthermore, all participants of the event will view your cooperation profile. A statistical analysis of 40 matchmaking events showed that high quality profiles are visited about 50 to 150 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 most promising. Intelligent search options allow for a quick identification of the most suitable participants/cooperation profiles. Within a few minutes you should be able to identify future potential research 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 any time but please be aware that the bookings are managed according to the principle 'first come, first served.' You can book meetings BUT you can also be booked for bilateral talks by other participants! For more information see FAQ.

Your personal meeting schedule
A few days before the event you will receive your personal meeting schedule (you can also check your meeting schedule online at any time). This meeting schedule provides you with information about the time, the number of the table and who you are going to meet.

Confirm your participation
If you have meetings scheduled, the organiser needs to be sure that you will attend the event. Therefore, please confirm or cancel your participation once you are asked to do so by the organisers. If you do not, the event organiser must contact all your meeting partners to inform them that the planned meetings are/could be uncertain. This causes additional work and makes the event less reliable.


4) At the event

At the registration desk, you will receive an updated version of your meeting schedule including last minute bookings. Your personal meeting schedule lists in chronological order for each meeting the:

  • names of your conversation partners
  • table number for each meeting

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



closed since 12 Sep 2016
Registration 15 Jul – 12 Sep
Meeting Selection 5 Sep – 15 Sep
Event 19 Sep – 20 Sep
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Radisson Blu Hotel
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 31
Meetings 35
Belgium 4
Croatia 1
Estonia 4
Finland 3
Germany 6
Greece 2
Iceland 1
Italy 1
Latvia 4
Lithuania 4
Malta 2
Norway 3
Poland 76
Spain 2
Sweden 2
Turkey 2
United Kingdom 2
Total 119
Profile Views
Before Event1180
After Event 3042