Innovat&Match 2018

International b2b meetings at R2B 2018
Date: 7-8 June 2018, Bologna, Italy

Two days of bilateral meetings among companies, research centres and universities, organised by ASTER and the Emilia-Romagna Enterprise Europe Network partners of the SIMPLER Consortium.

The event took place in the framework of R2B – Research to Business 2018, the 13th edition of the International Exhibition on Industrial Research and Competences for Innovation promoted by Emilia-Romagna Region, BolognaFiere, ASTER and SMAU. The event aim was fostering new business opportunities between the research and business systems since 2005.

R2B 2018 offered a wide range of topics in the field of innovation and innovative services, the exhibitors presented technologies and expertise related to innovation that can stimulate growth and competitiveness, more precisely:

  • Agrofood;
  • Building and construction;
  • Energy and sustainable development;
  • Cultural and creative industries;
  • Life sciences and well-being;
  • Service innovation & big data;
  • Mechatronics and transports.

One-to-one meetings at Innovat&Match layed the foundation for the development of international projects; conferences, thematic workshops and the exhibition area highlighted new technologies and topics of national and international importance.

From Romania were selected 6 clusters, the Transylvanian Mechanical Engineering Cluster (TMEC) being represented the center region. Zsolt Koncz, the cluster’s delegate was selected by the organizers through EEN to participate on this matchmaking event. He had 8 meetings from 4 became very successful with a possibility to have a cooperation:

One of our members want to apply with them as a possible candidates to form cooperation in a H2020 Twinning programme consortium.

The Twinning project line targets technology transfer via science and innovation and R&D in a West-to-East direction on a European level, totally encompassed in the 2020 Horizon scheme.  

180 participants, 230 people in the matchmaking area and  9 countries, participants connected with Industry, SMEs, researchers and start-ups to find new technology partners.

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