Watify matchmaking event on Internet of Things

AGORADA - Watify matchmaking event on Internet of Things

 Find your next technology, research, commercial or financial partner!

 This event is endorsed by the Enterprise Europe Network – ICT Sector Group

The Watify initiative is an awareness-raising campaign, funded by the European Commission, to stimulate the technological transformation of Europe’s industry. Watify is organising an inter-regional matchmaking event on Internet of Things in Brussels, in cooperation with EURADA, SEIMED, Impulse.Brussels and Emilia Romagna – Brussels representation office and the Enterprise Europe Network.


  • Applications, challenges and opportunities of the Internet of Things for SMEs
  • Inter-regional / cross-border value chains
  • Bilateral and multilateral meetings between public and private actors
  • Inter-regional / cross-border cooperation on targeted focus areas

The objective of the matchmaking event is to facilitate inter-regional / cross-border cooperation between regional public and private sector actors in the development of joint initiatives /partnerships or joint demonstration projects in Internet of Things – matching S3 priorities and exploiting identified synergies and complementary resources and strengths. Inter-regional or cross-border cooperation can help to exploit complementarities/synergies (i.e. different value chain positions, technologies, etc.), pool resources and infrastructures across Europe, address non-technological issues (e.g. standards), engage in large-scale demonstration, and enlarge the potential user-base.

Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the inter-connectivity of all physical objects (e.g. wearable devices, medical devices, vehicles, machines, household objects, consumer goods, infrastructure assets, etc.), bridged with the cyber world, through the combination of wireless communication technologies, sensors, actuators, machine learning, embedded software, real-time analytics and ubiquitous computing – resulting in ‘smart anything, everywhere’. The limitless applications of IoT offers business opportunities and benefits for any industry sector, particularly in manufacturing, transport, consumer goods, energy, agriculture and healthcare.

Bilateral Meetings

M2M + Symposium

Opportunity to initiate promising contacts in pre-arranged meetings


M2M + Symposium

Opportunity to pitch ideas or projects, or to present your organisation

Group meetings

M2M + Symposium

Opportunity to connect different actors for furthering potential inter-regional / cross-border cooperation on targeted focus areas

Why participate?

  • Benefit from personalised and pre-arranged bilateral meetings
  • Connect with technological/research/financing/commercial partners
  • Learn about sources of funding for projects
  • Initiate cross-border contacts, and explore potential opportunities for cooperation in targeted focus areas
  • Work towards the exploitation of synergies in cross-border value chains
  • Get informed on the opportunities and challenges of related to the Internet of Things
  • Get an opportunity to pitch projects or initiatives in Internet of Things
  • Get to know interesting projects or initiatives in Internet of Things

Who should participate?

  • Business intermediaries
  • Businesses (especially SMEs and mid-caps, start-ups)
  • Industry associations/representatives
  • Clusters
  • Research & Technology Organisations
  • Regional Development Agencies

Targeted focus areas

  • Industrial Internet of Things & Cyber-physical production systems
  • Smart packaging
  • Internet of Things in agriculture and food production
  • Wearable connected devices
  • Smart homes and buildings


To follow the event on Twitter and tweet about the event use:  #WatifyIoTBrussels

The scoping paper is available here.





closed since 10 May 2017
Registration 24 Mar – 10 May
Meeting Selection 24 Mar – 12 May
Event 15 May – 16 May
Language English
Venue Rue Montoyer 21
Brussels, Belgium
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 78
Meetings 47
Belgium 53
Croatia 1
Estonia 1
Finland 4
Germany 2
Hungary 1
Italy 3
Moldova, Republic Of 2
Netherlands 7
Poland 1
Portugal 3
Romania 3
Serbia 2
Spain 31
Turkey 3
United Arab Emirates 1
United Kingdom 2
Total 120
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After Event 841