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Online matchmaking - How does it work?

Matchmaking is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners. 20 minutes run fast, but they are enough to build first connections before the meeting ends and the next talk starts.

Via this Community Platform you can participate in two ways of matchmaking

- You can schedule matchmaking session throughout the whole year
- You can participate on the dedicated dates for the "exclusive" matchmaking sessions, specifically focusing on one of the target countries or following each Thematic Workshop. BUT please remember to book the meeings in advance of the specific date and once the meeting is accepted, please schedule the meeting for the specific date.

1) Registration

Register via the Register button.

    2) Publish a business profile to showcase your needs or offers

    Create a clear and concise business profile (Marketplace) to raise your visibility on the community platform. Your profile should describe who you are, what you can offer or are looking for to potential partners, and who you want to meet. A good profile will generate significantly more meeting requests. 

    3) Browse profiles of attendees

    Go to the participants list and to see who is available for matchmaking, then look at the left side of the screen and click on matchmaking. To get your personal and a more targetted list, use the other filters. Then you can find out more easily who is offering interesting and promising  collaboration opportunities whether it is business, technology or research co-operation.

    4) Send & receive meeting requests

    Browse published participants profiles and send meeting requests to those you want to meet during the event. Please remember to accept or decline meeting requests.

    5) Matchmaking Sessions 

    On the scheduled day for the meetings, please access your meetings in My Agenda or Meetings, where you have your complete schedule for the session and the list of your meetings. Check your camera and microphone and don't be late! 

    If you have a scheduled meeting outside the dedication matchmaking session, then just access the meeting as deschribed above.

    How to initiate a Virtual Meeting?

    1. Identify promising participants on the Participants list or the Marketplace page on the event's website. Once you found a suitable meeting partner, click "Request meeting" to send them a meeting request.

    2. Use the Messages functionality to chat about common interests and availability.

    3. Click "View Profile →" to find out more about the participant

    4. If you would like to have a meeting with them, you can also request a meeting here.

    5. Check My agenda and Meetings for your schedule and your list of confirmed meetings.

    6. At the time of the meeting, go to the Meetings page and click on Start Meeting
    • You can invite guests through the Invite guests button, or share your screen through the screen sharing button
    • A virtual meeting can be started at any given time before its ending time and it won't stop automatically, one of the participants has to end it
    • The remaining time will be displayed on the top left corner
    • The next meeting card will be displayed with one minute before the next meeting
    • Clicking on Start Next Meeting will end the current meeting and will start the next one
      Technical requirements for Virtual meetings

      The virtual meetings take place through the b2match video tool, which is integrated in the b2match platform and it doesn’t need to/it can't be downloaded.

      Use a device with an incorporated webcam or a webcam. Without the camera, the meeting can still take place in the audio mode.

      Microphone and camera

      You can test your microphone and camera in your Meetings list, once you are logged in to your b2match profile. In order to do this, you need to click the blue Camera and microphone test and follow the instructions.

      If there are issues, the system will indicate the browser's documentation's regarding the microphone and camera usage

      Additionally, you can do the following checks:

      • test your microphone with other apps, such as Google Meet, Skype, Zoom, etc. 
      • run Twilio's network test, which will start an automatic diagnosis to check if Twilio has permission to use your microphone and camera
        •  Twilio is the name of the software we use for online meetings 

      Happy matchmaking!

      Closed since 1 November 2023
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      Denmark 97
      Belgium 80
      France 76
      South Korea 76
      Netherlands 64
      Singapore 42
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      Germany 27
      United Kingdom 23
      Japan 15
      Italy 13
      Slovenia 10
      Romania 9
      Austria 8
      Finland 8
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      Malaysia 3
      Iceland 3
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      United States 1
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      Pakistan 1
      Australia 1
      Hungary 1
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      India 1
      Mexico 1
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      Chile 1
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      China 1
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      Namibia 1
      Taiwan 1
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