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B2B 4 Energy Brokerage Event

Event type: Matchmaking
Event date: 13 April 2010
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

A technology and business matchmaking event will take place during Expo Energy 2010, which runs from 13 to 16 April in Sofia, Bulgaria. The B2B 4 Energy event will focus on all areas of energy and energy efficiency. The event aims to facilitate the establishment of joint ventures and partnerships under EU-funded research projects.


Technology Transfer and Business Cooperation

Event type: Matchmaking
Event date: 16 April 2010
Location: Bologna, Italy

This matchmaking event targets Italian and French companies that manufacture and supply pharmaceutical and cosmetic machinery and products. It will be held during the Cosmoprof fair, due to take place from 15 to 19 April 2010. The event aims to foster collaboration and participation among players in the cosmetic industry.


Hannover Messe 2010 – Technology Cooperation Day

Event type: Matchmaking
Event date: 19-23 April 2010
Location: Hannover, Germany

The Technology Cooperation Day is an embedded technology event organised within the b2fair matchmaking at Hannover Messe 2010. The matchmaking event will offer participants the chance to have pre-organised and qualified bilateral meetings with potential partners ranging from R&D partnerships to sales and distribution. Hannover Messe 2010 focuses on industrial topics including automation, robotics, energy, nanotechnologies and Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) projects.


The 8th ETAP forum on eco-innovation

Event type: Forum
Date: 20-21 April 2010
Location: Bilbao, Spain

The eighth forum of the action plan in favour of eco-technologies aims to make eco-innovation happen in SMEs. The forum aims to get entrepreneurs to speak about their needs as well as the barriers to their development. The intention is to create recommendations for new policies that foster eco-innovation at regional, national and European level.


VIV Europe Matchmaking Event

Event type: Matchmaking
Date: 20-21 April 2010
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

VIV Europe is a key meeting place for top decision makers in the Feed-to-Meat industry. More than 200 companies are expected to exhibit there. A free two-day matchmaking event is planned, aimed at companies and research institutes active in the field of livestock breeding, meat production, meat safety and so on.


European Patent Forum 2010

Event type: Information forum
Date: 28-29 April 2010
Location: Madrid, Spain.

The European Patent Forum assesses Europe’s renewable energy innovation potential following the Copenhagen Summit 2010. Does Europe have the technologies to meet its ambitious renewable energy targets? Are the right conditions in place to facilitate technology transfers? These are some of the questions the event will aim to answer.


Futurallia 2010

Event type: Matchmaking
Date: 28-30 April, 2010
Location: Poitiers, France

Futuralia 2010 is the 15th edition of this successful event, which gathers around 800 entrepreneurs for 2 days of personalised B2B meetings. Up to 9 000 business meetings are expected to take place with the aim of creating new business and research partnerships.