SME Instrument takes you to Smart City World Expo Congress

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SME Instrument is substantially broadening the offer of free business acceleration services that will help you get connected with business partners and investors, network with the right people for your business and bring on new learning opportunities. From 14-16 November 2017 we have the pleasure of inviting you to Smart City World Expo Congress in Barcelona - the world’s leading event for smart cities projects in the context of urban development. 


As part of our offer for companies funded under the SME Instrument, you can participate to the following events during Smart City:


• Pre-arranged one-on-one meetings at the Smart City Brokerage Event
Meet with Corporates, Investors and other Industry leaders attending the Smart City. 
The Brokerage Event (B.E.) is organized in cooperation with the Enterprise Europe Network. Participants are offered pre-arranged bilateral meetings for discussion of collaborations and business opportunities. The added value that the Business support and acceleration services bring to this B.E. is access to specifically invited Corporates and Investors.
• Networking Event
You are invited to attend a networking event. Meet and exchange with fellow SME Instrument companies and network with representatives from corporates and investors. More information on the location will be sent with the official invitation.
How to partcipate?
Hurry up as applications are closing on 22 September! You can apply through the SME Dashboard.

Because we think targetted services serve a better purpose, we proactively contact the companies that we think would best fit certain events. However if you think a particular event would be of interest for your company, feel free to apply! All our business acceleration services are open to companies having received a Phase 1 or Phase 2 grant under the SME Instrument. As places are limited, companies that can benefit most from a certain event will be selected to join. 

The event focusses on digital transformation and technological advances applied to multiple sectors. A wide spectrum of technologies is being targeted, including sensors, apps and software, data analysis and big data, environmental technologies or services integration. Therefore companies who apply for the event  will be selected to participate on the basis of:

  • Smart City Expo World Congress relevance for Company's product or service (based on answers in application form)
  • Expected synergies/outcomes (based on answers in application form)
  • Commitment (based on answers in application form)


Please contact the helpdesk

Interested to learn what other business acceleration services are available for you under the SME Instrument? Check out the upcoming events and services we have planned. 
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