26 November 2018 | Aachen, Germany
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26 November 2018
Aachen, Germany
IraSME & CORNET Partnering Event Aachen 2018

Bilateral Meetings - How It Works:




Registration possible from now on


  • Publish your organisational focus and your collaboration wishes
    The better your profile the more meeting requests you will receive
29 Oct 2018  Book B2B meetings
  • Send meetings requests to selected participants of your choice
  • Meeting requests are treated as accepted as long they are not declined
23 Nov 2018 Personal meeting schedule
  • You receive your pre-liminary meeting schedule by email

26 Nov 2018

Bilateral face-2-face meetings 

  • You receive your updated schedule at the reception desk
  • Your schedule contains time and table number of each single meeting

A matchmaking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners. People meet and greet at high speed. 15 minutes are usually enough to build connections.

The workflow in detail

1. Online registration

Register online and submit your own cooperation profile.

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.

All cooperation profiles will be published online and will be for everyone to see. You can change your profile any time.

Note: The better the quality of your profile the more meeting requests you will receive.

Your business proposal is your business card, therefore spend some minutes to insert a high quality and meaningfull profile.

2. Promotion of published profiles

All published profiles will be extensively promoted by the organisers of this event. Furthermore, all participants of the event will view your cooperation profile. A statistical analysis of 40 matchmaking events showed that high quality profiles are visited about 50 to 150 times BEFORE the event and will still be viewed AFTER the event.

3. Selection of bilateral meetings

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! For more information see FAQ.

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 and who you are going to meet.

Confirm your participation
In case you have meetings your potential project partners  need to be sure that you will attend the event. Therefore please confirm or cancel your participation once you are asked to confirm. You will agree that reliability is the basis for any kind of cooperation.

4. At the event

At the registration desk, you will receive an updated version of your meeting schedule including last minute bookings. Your personal meeting schedule lists in chronological order for each meeting the

  • names of your conversation partners
  • number of table for each meeting

Our staff will be at your disposal during the whole matchmaking event.

From registration to the event, there will be regular email updates explaining what you need to do next.

1. Registration | until 22 November 2018

2. Set up a profile

Create a strong profile which will raise your visibility to others on this platform.  Make it clear and concise. Your profile should describe who you are, what you can offer potential partners and who you want to meet. A good profile will  significantly generate more meetings. Don't forget your profile will be live and visible even after the event.

3. Request meetings | 29 October 2018 - 22 November 2018

Be active not reactive. Browse published participants profiles and send meeting requests to those you want to meet at the event. Adding a meaningful remark why you are interested in a meeting will increase the chance that your request will be accepted. Accepted meeting requests will be scheduled automatically.

4. Build connections | 23 November 2018

About 1 workingday before the event you will be able to check your meeting agenda online or via the b2match app.


Closed since 23 November 2018


Campus-Boulevard 55
52074 Aachen, Germany

Organised by


Participants 108
Meetings 81


Austria 4
Belgium 23
Canada 16
China 1
Croatia 1
France 3
Germany 80
Greece 1
Total 129


Company 47
University 28
R&D Institution 22
Association/Agency 12
Authority/Government 10
Other 10
Total 129