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How to get the most out of the Watify Matchmaking

A few tips on effective bilateral meetings

 

Introduction

This document gives you an idea on how to get the most out of the pre-scheduled bilateral meetings in Watify matchmaking events. Each bilateral meeting is limited to half an hour and so it would be helpful to structure the conversations.  In general, there are no fixed rules, each person has his or her own style. However, it is important to approach the subject rigorously, in order to achieve tangible results from matchmaking event.

Creating your profile

It is essential that your (organisation) profile is complete, but it should not include an overly detailed description of your company or organisation and its products, services, activities or technologies, but rather emphasise in a concise way what you offer and what you are looking for (relevant to the theme(s) of the matchmaking event).  This can be followed by taking the opportunity to pitch at the event (if the option is available), as an additional tool to attract potential cooperation partners.

Structure of the bilateral meetings

  1. Personal introduction (approx. 5 minutes each): The parties introduce themselves and their organisations in a brief and useful way that is relevant to the targeted theme(s) of the matchmaking event. Ideally, the party who requested the bilateral meeting makes the first presentation.
  2. Discussion on the potential cooperation opportunities (approx. 5 minutes each): The parties then proceed to elaborate on the potential and specific cooperation opportunities, building on what they offer and/or what they are looking for. This may include joint initiatives or projects relevant to the theme(s) of the matchmaking event.
  3. Conclusions and follow-up actions (approx. 10 minutes): If indeed possibilities for future cooperation are promising, the follow-up actions should be identified and contacts exchanged. It's important not to leave this part for the last minute.

Bilateral Meetings - How It Works

Task

Description

Registration

Publish your business focus & collaboration goals

  1. Register and create your cooperation profile
  2. Publish your focus and collaboration goals

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.

Note: The better your profile the more meeting requests

 Book bilateral meetings
  1. Send meeting requests
  2. Confirm/decline pending meeting requests
  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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 or meeting place and who you are going to meet.

 

Personal meeting schedule

  1. Print and bring with you the final meeting schedule which you will receive by email

Bilateral face-2-face meetings

  1. Manage your bilateral meetings during the event - detailed times / numbered tables or places are listed on your schedule

 

Registration
closed since 10 May 2017
Schedule
Registration 24 Mar – 10 May
Meeting Selection 24 Mar – 12 May
Event 15 May – 16 May
Details
Language English
Venue Rue Montoyer 21
Brussels, Belgium
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 78
Meetings 47
Participants
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
Profile Views
Before Event2158
After Event 365
Total2523