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Building knowledge and networks for SMEs


Networking can be one of the most invaluable forms of activity for an SME. It can build knowledge, understanding and develop partnerships. Here is a look at some of the key conferences, workshops and fairs aimed at SMEs in early 2010.

January 2010 | February 2010 | March 2010

CORNET Project Partnering Event

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Event date:14 January 2010
Location: Gyor, Hungary

The National Office for Research and Technology in Hungary has organised a CORNET proposal building and partnering event to target collective research projects. Participants – associations, federations, research organisations, small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), clusters and trade organisations – will have the opportunity to present and discuss project ideas with potential partners. Participation is free of charge but those interested must register before 31 December 2009. Organisations are invited from the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Austria and Slovenia – other countries are also welcome.


CORNET/Era SME Partnering Event

Event type: Matchmaking
Event date: 20 January 2010
Location: Maastricht, Netherlands

SMEs, associations, professional federations, clusters, trade organisations and research performing organisations are invited to take part in this partnering event for those interested in submitting a project proposal for the 9th CORNET or 7th EraSME call. The event offers an ideal networking opportunity and the chance to gather more information on both schemes.


InnoBuild Tech at BUDMA 2010 Fair

Event type: Brokerage event
Event date: 20 January 2010
Location: Poznan, Poland

This event poses an ideal opportunity for European companies from the construction sector to expand their activities in Poland. The brokerage event at BUDMA International Construction Fair, which attracts 65 000 visitors from 29 countries, aims to help Polish companies build direct contacts with European partners.


Fifth ETSI Security Workshop

Event type: Workshop
Event date: 20-22 January 2010
Location: Sophia Antipolis, France

This annual workshop focuses on security innovation in Europe. It brings together International Standards Developing Organisations and security experts to discuss recent developments, share knowledge, identify gaps and coordinate future actions and work areas.


Chemika 2010

Event type: Fair, conference and brokerage event
Event date: 21-22 January 2010
Location: Szczecin, Poland

This event addresses the chemical industry. Consisting of a fair, a conference and a brokerage event, it aims to bring together companies from Poland and across Europe who can provide commercial and technological services for chemical companies.


Technology Matchmaking Event

Event type: Matchmaking
Event date: 28-29 January 2010
Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Held during the winter meeting of the Licensing Executives Society – an association of 32 societies with an interest in technology transfer – this matchmaking event will provide a technological and commercial platform to present global solutions for companies. Companies with high technological and innovation capabilities, plus those looking for solutions provided by such companies, are expected to attend.

January 2010 | February 2010 | March 2010