Watify matchmaking event on Internet of Things


Venue: Emilia Romagna – Brussels representation office

Rue Montoyer, 21

Brussels, Belgium


Date: Monday, 15 May 2017



09:00 – 09:30 Registration of the participants and welcome coffee  
09:30 - 10:00 Opening Session: Introduction to Watify and the objectives of the event
Lorenza Badiello, Head of Emilia-Romagna Office
Stanisław GINDA, President of EURADA. Director of Bielsko-Biala RDA
Benjamin Carnec, Impulse Brussels, Enterprise Europe Network
Sabina Asanova, CARSA
10:00 - 11:00

State of play in IoT

Sources of EU funding
Daniela Fazenda, National Contact Point Impulse.Brussels

Inter-regional cooperation in IoT
Kjeld B. Olesen, Zealand Denmark and ERRIN representative

Success factors for SMEs to become IoT ready
Dr. Martin Ruppert, Managing Director IMP³rove. European Innovation Management Academy EWIV

11:00 – 11:30

Networking coffee break


11:30 – 13:00

Public/private actors, initiatives, projects, ideas (5 min each)

13:00 – 14:00

Networking lunch



14:00 – 15:30

Speed networking/dating
Pre-arranged exploratory one-to-one meetings – based on a personalised agenda (30 min / meeting)


15:30 – 17:00 Working group meetings

Multilateral meetings aimed at connecting different actors for furthering potential inter-regional / cross-border cooperation on targeted focus areas selected by the participants.

  • 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



17:00 – 18:00

Ceremony of the Eurada Christiane Bom Award 2017
This annual award recognizes outstanding individuals which have carried out personal contribution to the fostering of regional economic development. Christiane Bom was one of the founders of the European Association of Development Agencies, the second president of EURADA and Director of the GOM Vlaams-Brabant Agency in Vilvoorde. This award was created in her name by Eurada regional practitioners, following her unexpected passing in 2002. You are cordially invited to the networking cocktail that will follow the Award ceremony (from 17:30 until 20:00).

18:00 – 20:00

Eurada General Assembly
(only for members of Eurada)


Date: Tuesday, 16 May 2017



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Tuesday, 16th of May 2017
Emilia-Romagna – rue Montoyer 21
Satellite Events
Tuesday, 16th of May 2017
House of Textile – rue Montoyer 24
09:00 - 09:30   Welcome coffee and registration
09:30 - 11:00 Crowfunding
First informal meeting for the creation of a working group of regions interested in Crowdfunding. Parallel workshop hosted by the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN)
Working Group Industry 4.0
3rd Meeting of the Eurada Working Group on Industry 4.0. This WG already gathers 50 participants and it is still open to any regional stakeholder or company. Leaded by ADE Castilla-Leon

Industry 4.0 for SMEs partnerships in the Industrial Modernisation Platform of the European Commission. Wim Martens. ADE

Bagaar Industry 4.0 accelerator. Caroline Van Cauwelaert. Bagaar

iKaas Project: expected results and posibilities of cooperation. Sergio Fernandez. EMT
11:00 - 11:30   Networking Coffee
11:30 - 13:00   Opportunities for Digitalisation and Regional Economic Development
This session will inform you about possibilities to support the IoT deployment on your local SMEs and specific opportunities to digitalise traditional companies. It is going to provide specific experiences of implementations of regional cooperation in industrial modernisation to benchmark and exchange best practices within Europe. This last part of the two days event will contribute to the establishment of specific cooperation agreements between companies and different regions. The purpose is to provide the framework of specific cooperation possibilities to make regional interventions more efficient.

DIGITRANS Digital Transformation in the Danube Region. Goran Levačić. Technology Innovation Centre Međimurje

Re-Confirm initiative. Andreas Pauer. Ecorys

IoT Tribes. Tanya Suarez. Bluspecs

Startup Europe Regions Network (SERN) Emma Fau. StartupRegions
13:00 - 14:30   Networking Lunch
14:30 - 16:30   Communication and Social Media Strategies for EU Projects
Communication and Social Media Strategies for EU Projects will enable professionals tasked with branding, public affairs, marketing communications (internal or external) or community engagement to plan, execute and assess a comprehensive and effective social media campaign for their European agencies, organisations, programmes and projects. Through a combination of an extensive presentation of the tools, case study analysis and simulations, participants will increase their expertise in communication strategies and social media campaign management, to craft an authentic and effective "voice" for their organizations and communities in the European market.

Patricia Rodríguez Fortún - Corporate Communication Expert & EU Project Manager – Communication Package

Helena Gómez - Business developer - Communication Package


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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