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14 November 2019 - 15 November 2019
Brussels, Belgium
SMART REGIONS 3.0 Conference

1:1 Networking - How does it work?

From October 10th onwards, you will have the option to schedule bilateral meetings and present your interests in certain topics, your expertise on specific matters and/or your project ideas to possible project partners.

  • Schedule a short and sharp 15-minute meeting to foster effective networking!
  • Join us in our matchmaking tool for a chat in our networking area (20 tables).





22 September
End of October

Publish your profile & collaboration wishes

1. Register
2. Publish your profile. The better your profile the more meeting requests you will receive.

End of October

Book face-2-face meeting

Send meetings requests to selected participants of your choice.
Meeting requests have to be approved to be scheduled.

8 November

Personal meeting schedule

You will receive your preliminary meeting schedule by email.

14-15 November

Bilateral face-2-face meetings

You will be able to receive further information about your booked meetings at the reception desk in the Riverside room at The Egg.


A matchmaking event is a quick and easy way to network, present your ideas and interests to other applicants and meet potential project partners. People meet and greet at high speed. A few minutes are usually enough to build connections, then the bell rings and the next meeting starts.


During the registration, you can indicate if and when you are available for bilateral meetings. During registration, you will also be able to set up your profile.

Cooperation profiles will be automatically published online and available for everyone to see in the ‘Participants’ tab of this website. You can edit your profile at any time.

Note: Upon registration, you will receive an automatic registration confirmation email. However, it may take a little time before your registration request is approved by the event organizer.


After registering, you will be able to create and customize your profile by stating what kind of cooperation you are looking for (eg. project partner, consortium) and which ideas you would like to discuss with potential collaboration partners.

Note: The better the quality of your profile the more meeting requests you will receive. Your profile is your business card. Please spend some time completing your profile and adding meaningful information.


From October 22nd, you will be able to browse profiles and send meetings requests to all those listed within the Participants tab of this website. Approved meeting requests will be scheduled on fixed time-slots prior to the event.

  • Email notification: You will be informed by email when you can start booking bilateral meetings.
  • Booking of bilateral meetings: Once you have found the most promising partners you can select them for bilateral meetings.
  • Confirm your participation: If you have been sent any meeting requests, please do not forget to confirm or decline your participation once you are notified.


On the day of the event, you will be given an updated version of your meeting schedule (always available online), including last minute bookings, at the registration desk. This meeting schedule will include the time, the name of your conversation partner and the table number.

Our staff will be at your disposal during the whole matchmaking event.


Closed since 8 November 2019


Rue Bara 175
1070 Brussels, Belgium

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Participants 145
Meetings 95


Austria 5
Belgium 203
Bulgaria 4
China 1
Croatia 2
Cyprus 1
Czech Republic 7
Denmark 3
Estonia 1
Finland 38
France 22
Germany 18
Greece 13
Hungary 6
Ireland 3
Italy 31
Latvia 3
Lithuania 2
Luxembourg 2
North Macedonia 1
Netherlands 12
Norway 5
Poland 20
Portugal 11
Reunion 1
Romania 18
Slovakia 1
Slovenia 2
Spain 44
Sweden 9
Switzerland 1
Turkey 1
Ukraine 1
United Kingdom 5
United States 2
Total 499


Public administration 296
Business 37
Research 43
Civil Society 6
Other 116
Total 498