ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus Events at European Utility Week 2017

ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus Matchmaking - How It Works

Join our Matchmaking Sessions!

Manage up to 6 bilateral meetings with cooperation partners in 90 minutes.


A matchmaking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners. People meet and greet
at high speed. 15 minutes are usually enough to build connections, then the bell rings and the next talk starts.

Matchmaking at European Utility Week 2017 - Important Timelines




Oct 2, 2017

Registration (until 12pm)

Publish your business focus &  collaboration wishes

1. Register at our event page.

2. Publish your organisational focus and your collaboration wishes.
    The better your profile the more meeting requests you will receive

Sep 4 - Oct 3, 2017 Book B2B meetings
(until Oct. 3, 12pm)
  • Send meetings requests to selected participants of your choice
  • Meeting requests are treated as accepted as long they are not declined
Oct 4, 2017  Personal meeting schedule
  • You receive your pre-liminary meeting schedule by email

Oct 5, 2017

 face-2-face meetings 

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


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 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 spend some minutes to insert a high quality and meaningfull 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

3.1) 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 a quick identification of the most suitable participants/cooperation profiles. Within a few minutes you should be able to identify future potential business partners.



3.2) 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 on 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.

3.3) Your personal meeting schedule
A few days before the event you will receive your personal meeting schedule (furthermore you can constantly check your meeting schedule online). This meeting schedule gives information about the time, the number of the table and who you are going to meet.

3.4) Confirm your participation
In case you have meetings the organizer needs to be sure that you will attend the event. Therefore please confirm or cancel your participation once you are asked to confirm.
Otherwise the event organizer has to inform all your meeting partners that 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

number of table for each meeting

Our staff will be at your disposal during the whole matchmaking event.
closed since 2 Oct 2017
Registration 1 Aug – 2 Oct
Meeting Selection 4 Sep – 3 Oct
Event 2 Oct – 5 Oct
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue RAI Amsterdam Europaplein 22
1078 GZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Conference Room D203/204
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 35
Meetings 27
Austria 9
Belgium 9
Croatia 4
Denmark 2
Finland 2
France 8
Germany 10
Hungary 1
Ireland 4
Italy 3
Netherlands 4
Norway 2
Others 1
Poland 2
Portugal 3
Romania 3
Spain 3
Sweden 4
Switzerland 3
Turkey 15
Total 92
Profile Views
Before Event737
After Event 766