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FET Meet & Match

July 5th 2017 - July 6th 2017
Barrière Business Centre, Enghien-les-Bains, France


There is no innovation without communication. And the same applies to other communication-based activities such as finding new contacts, partners, investors and end users. Why? Because they are all based on the circulation of ideas and knowledge transfer.


EFFECT and FET2RIN have helped FET projects to present their research and results to end users and potential investors

With this in mind, the EFFECT and FET2RIN projects organised the FET Meet & Match Event on July 5 and 6 2017, in collaboration with the European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN). The event took place during the EBN Congress in Enghien-les-Bains, France, and was based on the concept of “Open Innovation, Open Ecosystems, Open Entrepreneurship, Open Startup and Open Data”.


The goal of the “Meet & Match” event was to give an opportunity to FET funded researchers, engineers and high tech SMEs to meet and discuss on future opportunities regarding their research results. In fact, connections among incubators, scientists, business stakeholders and early investors are the first steps toward future exploitation of results from FET research & development.


Speed date session of the Meet&Match event

A total of nine FET projects, either Open/Proactive (both ongoing and concluded) or part of the Innovation Launchpad, joined the event. They received support from EFFECT and FET2RIN on how to best present their research and had the possibility to share know how and boost their visibility during the “Meeting Business and Innovation Centres”, “Exhibiting at FET Corner” and “Pitching to a business audience new ideas, technological developments and future trends” sessions.


The overall feedback on the experience provided by the projects was positive. In particular, they found the sessions useful and had the chance to meet an average of 15 Business and Innovation Centres, proving the effectiveness of this kind of events.


So, if you are a FET researcher, stay tuned for future similar initiatives organised by EFFECT and FET2RIN! Because they may become a valuable and effective showcase to present your research to colleagues, investors and stakeholders. And because there is no innovation without communication.



from Wed, 5 July 2017 at 17:00
to Thu, 6 July 2017 at 17:00


Barrière Business Centre
85 Rue du Général de Gaulle