How it works
This Virtual Marketplace is an open 1:1 networking platform. It is an ideal way to initiate contacts with potential new international collaboration partners and a great opportunity to widen your network. The concept revolves around finding matches between a technology seeker and a technology provider.
- All meetings arranged via this website are in the form of video calls.
- There is no personal meeting schedule other than what you arrange yourself.
- You build your own agenda based on accepted meeting requests.
Accepted meeting requests will be scheduled according to mutual availability and preference. When sending a meeting request, you will be able to propose the date and time for a 15, 30, 45 or 60 minute video call. Date and time of the call can later be re-scheduled by both parties if needed.
You can continue to send and receive meeting requests to arrange more meetings before the proposal submission deadline of 15 October 2020.
To get started and find out how to register, promote your project and arrange meetings, please watch the video, and follow the 4 simple steps below.
Please note that finding matches and initiating contacts between participants is also referred to as a Brokerage Event, Matchmaking or Partnering.
Effective B2B partnering consists of 4 simple steps
1. Online registration
During the registration you are required to provide the following information:
- Your organisation's profile
- Your OFFER (Expertise and Project Cooperation) or Your REQUEST in the Marketplace
All the information must be written in English and will be checked and validated before being included in the Marketplace. If mandatory information gaps exist or the information you input is unclear, we will contact you to resolve the issue. Profiles that are incomplete, unclear or irrelevant to the event will not be considered.
Your profile is your opportunity to define the product, service, technology or investment you are offering or requesting and gives you a valuable opportunity to describe what you would like to discuss with potential collaborative partners within this process.
You can submit as many OFFERS and REQUESTS to the Marketplace but do not include more than one OFFER or REQUEST on the same profile.
2. Promotion of published profiles
All profiles (Expertise, Project Cooperation & Requests) will be promoted within the Marketplace.
Profiles are the key to success at finding a collaborative partner to join the call, as interests will be generated based upon the information submitted against each profile entry. We would encourage all participants to submit, in as much detail as possible, the most accurate information against each submission when creating an OFFER or a REQUEST. All cooperation profiles will be published online.
3. Arrangement of your virtual appointments
You will be able to search the Marketplace to identify suitable partnership opportunities.
Connecting with participants
You can initiate meetings or send messages to connect with other participants and vice versa.
BE ACTIVE, NOT REACTIVE!
Browse published participants profiles and send meeting requests to those you want to connect with. Adding a meaningful remark why you are interested in a meeting to increase the chance that your request will be accepted.
There is no personal meeting schedule other than what you arrange yourself. You build your own agenda based on accepted meeting requests. When sending a meeting request, you will be able to propose the date and time for a 15, 30, 45 or 60 minute video call. Date and time of the call can later be re-scheduled by both parties if needed.
Following a meeting and the initial exchange of project ideas and requirements with another participant, you can take the conversation to a channel of your choice.
You can continue to send meeting requests to other participants to arrange more meetings.
4. Preparing and submitting the EUREKA call application
When a match is ascertained, both partners from the participating EUREKA countries are encouraged to have detailed conversations on the project collaboration in preparation for the EUREKA proposal submission.
Please refer to the following link on the eligibility criteria and submission process:
All partners must complete and submit the EUREKA project online application form in English at eureka.smartsimple.ie by 17:00pm Central European Summer Time on 15 October 2020.