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19 November 2020 - 20 November 2020
Online, Italy
B2Blue 2020

Matchmaking Event - How does it work?

For more information on virtual meetings go to the dedicated page.

1) Online Registration 

  • Register via the green "Register now" button in home page
  • Choose time slots based on your availability

I. Publish a business profile to showcase your needs

  • Create a clear business profile about your organisation. The profile should be written in English.
  • Your profile will be reviewed before it is validated and published on the platform. 
  • At least one Marketplace entry is required for profile validation.
  • You can update your profile, attendance, account settings and add other Marketplace entries at any given time.

II. Your Marketplace

The Marketplace enables you to list your offer and request items and to search for suitable business partners based on these items. You can present your offer within the following categories: 

  • Product 
  • Service 
  • Partnership 
  • Project cooperation 
  • Investment Opportunity 
  • Expertise 
  • Request 

At least one Marketplace entry is required for profile validation. We suggest you create meaningful and attractive Marketplace items and remember: your profile is the FIRST impression other participants will get of you! 


2. Promotion of Published Profiles

  • All published (validated) profiles will be extensively promoted by organisers and co-organisers. All event's participants will be able to view your profile and will browse the Marketplace. 
  • High-quality profiles are visited about 50-150 times BEFORE the event and will still be viewed AFTER.

3. Selection of bilateral meetings 

I. You will receive an e-mail notification when the meeting booking phase begins

Smart search options allow you to quickly identify the most suitable participants/ Marketplace profiles. In a few minutes you should be able to identify future potential partners.

II. Booking bilateral meetings

Check which participant profiles are most promising and interesting for you in the Marketplace

  • Filter cooperation profiles (with filters on the left column of the Participants page) and find the ones meeting your needs
  • Request meetings you are interested in as Host
  • Receive meeting invitations from other participants as Guest
  • Meetings requested are accepted by the guest, who also chooses the time based on the share availability. 

You can add further meetings any time, but be aware that bookings are managed on the principle "first come - first served". 
You can book meetings BUT you can also be booked by other participants!

III. Your personal meeting schedule (your Agenda)

  • Check your Agenda and Meetings tab on your personal profile area after Logging in online.
  • Your personal agenda is live, therefore it can change. To avoid missing out on interesting meeting requests it is important to check on it the days before the event.

4. Matchmaking Event (19-20 November 2020)

  • Check your meeting schedule online (including last minute variations). 
  • Get ready at least 10 minutes before the start of your meeting. 
  • Be mindful of other participants' time and remember to show up for your meetings. If you are not be able to attend a meeting due to unforeseen circumstances, please contact the Organisers or your Support Office and they will inform your counterpart. 

Matchmaking events - A short introduction


Closed since 16 November 2020
Online, Italy
Organised by
Participants 112
Meetings 64
Italy 82
Bulgaria 4
United Kingdom 3
Spain 3
Malta 3
Somalia 3
Croatia 2
Greece 2
Romania 2
Germany 2
Belgium 2
Nepal 1
Egypt 1
Denmark 1
Slovakia 1
North Macedonia 1
Finland 1
Viet Nam 1
Ireland 1
Total 116
Company 40
Start-up 19
University 14
Other 12
Cluster 10
Research Centre/ Lab 6
Public Authority/Government 6
Innovation Promotion Agency 5
Investor 4
Total 116
Profile views
Before event 3327
After event 458
Total 3785