Technology Cooperation Days


Explore new business opportunities with European and U.S. clusters at a matchmaking event in Hannover!

On the 25th and 26th of April 2016, the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) supported under EU COSME programme will organise in collaboration with the Enterprise Europe Network a thematic matchmaking event with the aim of promoting EU-U.S. cluster-to-cluster and cluster-to-business partnerships in various fields. Clusters with activity related to industrial automation and IT, energy and environmental technology, industrial supply, production engineering and services, as well as research and development, in EU, the USA and COSME participating countries are welcome to apply for benefitting of this unique opportunity.

This event offers a chance for your cluster to develop collaborations with other participating clusters and their business members from Europe and the USA; thus, creating greater possibilities for your SMEs to grow through opportunities such as access to new markets or to new products and services.


Please note that the matchmaking is organised in three separate sessions:

Monday: 12:00-14:00 – reserved for cluster 2 cluster (C2C) matchmaking; US clusters and EU confirmed clusters only (Note: confirmation is given through the Expression of Interest process on the ECCP webplatform*)

Monday: 16:30-18:00 – reserved for cluster 2 cluster (C2C) matchmaking; US clusters and EU confirmed clusters only (Note: confirmation is given through the Expression of Interest process on the ECCP web platform)

Tuesday: 10:00-13:00 – C2C and C2B (cluster 2 business) matchmaking. Open to any cluster from EU, US and other countries

Please register to the sessions through the registration link:

Please note you can only register to the sessions once you are selected among the 25 representatives from cluster organisations.


In addition to the individual matchmaking appointments, this will be the chance for you to assist to a high-level presentation session. The indicate agenda can be found here.

*A call for expression of interest is launched on behalf of EASME -The Executive Agency for SMEs and the European Commission services, to select a European delegation composed of 25 representatives from cluster organisations that are willing and committed to participate in a cluster matchmaking event. Participation for these clusters will be supported. Please download the full [Call for the Expression of Interest] and the [Cluster Questionnaire] and follow the indicated guidelines for application within the call for expression of interest.


Expressions of interest to participate in this event must be submitted electronically by the 21st of March 2016 at 18:00 CET to Mrs Camille VIDAUD (


Contact information for EU clusters:

If you have questions regarding the event please contact Mrs Camille VIDAUD ( from inno TSD.

Contact information for US clusters and US Economy Development Organizations:

If you have questions regarding the event please contact Mrs Tshanda KALOMBO ( from U.S. Department of Commerce.

closed since 13 Apr 2016
Registration 18 Nov – 13 Apr
Meeting Selection 17 Mar – 28 Apr
Event 25 Apr – 28 Apr
Language English
Costs 119,00 € per organisation; buyers free of charge
Venue Hall 2, Stand C01 Location
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 366
Meetings 746
Austria 4
Belgium 6
Bulgaria 1
China 13
Czech Republic 21
Denmark 1
Finland 4
France 9
Germany 114
Greece 3
Hungary 4
India 1
Indonesia 1
Italy 12
Japan 4
Korea, Republic of 6
Lithuania 7
Luxembourg 1
Malta 1
Netherlands 7
Norway 1
Others 7
Poland 10
Portugal 5
Romania 6
Russia 26
Serbia 1
Spain 8
Taiwan 6
Turkey 6
United Kingdom 3
USA 72
Total 371
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