SME Instrument: New matchmaking and learning events in 2017

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The 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 new learning opportunities.

In addition to the Overseas Trade Fairs Programme, networking events and coaching that will continue to run, you will soon have the possibility to benefit from:

Matchmaking events with investors and business partners

Privileged access to  finance and investors

A peer to peer academy

We are working hard to build helpful and appealing services for you and we are glad to announce that the first ones will be available from October this year.



For the moment we have planned the following events:

Pitching to investors:

Merck Venture Lounge  – 18 October 2017, Darmstadt

Matchmaking with Corporates and Pitching to Investors:

MEDICA trade fair  – 13-14 November 2017, Düsseldorf

Smart City Expo World Congress  -14th-16th November 2017 Barcelona ​


Academy Branding – 9-10 November Brussels

Academy Market Segmentation – 22-23 November Brussels

For more information on the events check out our events calendar.

How to participate?

We will match the events and services that correspond the best to each coxmpany's needs. If your company has been identified for a specific business service you will be contacted directly by one of our partners who will give you the necessary information including the agenda and details about the application process.

However if you are interested in a particular event don't hesitate to apply! Places are limited for each event but there are no restrictions to the number of events and services one company can access. Applications are done through the SME Dashboard.

Who can participate?

The SME Instrument business acceleration services under “Phase 3” are designed exclusively for companies awarded Phase 1 and/or Phase 2 grants under the SME Instrument. Companies who have finished their projects can still participate. 


Contact our dedicated helpdesks and check out for more information and regular updates in our events calendar.

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