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19 December 2022
Horizon Europe Brokerage Event for Cluster 6 - Calls 2023

Virtual matchmaking events - How do they work?


A matchmaking event 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.


1) Registration

  • Register via the green button "Register now"
  • Add contact and organisation details as requested
  • A meaningful organisation profile in English should be provided under "Organisation Information --> Organisation description"
  • Meaningful cooperation profile(s) in English should be created for at least one of the selected topics (see explanation and instructions under next point)

    2) Creation of high-quality cooperation profile


    To create/improve your cooperation profiles, please proceed as follows:

    1.         Log into your B2Match account

    2.         Select ‘My profile’ > Overview

    3.         Select ‘Project Cooperation’ under the headline ‘Opportunities’

    4.         Fill in the required information:

      • Please add the topic identifier(s) and  topic title(s) to the title of the cooperation profile(s). You have only 160 characters; titles with more than 160 characters do not get published. Thus, it may make sense to limit the title of your cooperation profile to the topic identifier (e.g. HORIZON-CL6-2023-BIODIV-01-1)
      • Under 'Description' provide a short but informative and topic specific description of the project/technology/expertise you are offering or looking for, present your role in the consortium and specify the type of partner you are looking for,
      • Choose the 'Type of cooperation sought': partner or coordinator.

        Your cooperation profile is your online business card. A meaningful profile will generate significantly more meeting requests!


        3) How to manage bilateral meetings?


        The matchmaking platform will remain open until the end of January 2023, and further meetings can be arranged during this period.

        • Browse the list of attendees or check the marketplace profiles
        • Send meeting requests to those companies/persons you want to meet
        • Adding a short reason why you are interested in a meeting will increase the acceptance
        • Usually meeting requests must be confirmed by the recipients to be scheduled
        • Typically, date and time of a meeting is scheduled by the person accepting the meeting request considering the mutual availability.
        • Check every incoming meeting request and accept or refuse if not appropriate. It is a matter of politeness to let the requester know if you are interested in a meeting or not.


        4) Matchmaking Event

        Access your meetings in My Agenda, where you have your complete schedule for the event and the list of your meetings. Check your camera and microphone and don't be late!

        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 on the participant's card in order to access their profile


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


        3. Click on the participant's preview if the participant is marked as Available


        4. Click Request Meeting, under the participant's photo, to request a meeting


        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!

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          Closed since 31 January 2023
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          Participants
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          Spain 187
          Italy 119
          Portugal 89
          Germany 80
          Belgium 76
          Poland 74
          France 73
          Tunisia 73
          Israel 57
          Romania 54
          Greece 51
          Hungary 41
          Netherlands 38
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          Czech Republic 27
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          Ireland 24
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          Serbia 17
          Finland 16
          Colombia 15
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          Switzerland 14
          Bulgaria 14
          Slovakia 12
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          Cyprus 10
          Sweden 9
          Estonia 7
          Latvia 7
          Morocco 6
          Malta 5
          South Africa 4
          North Macedonia 4
          Georgia 4
          Bosnia And Herzegovina 3
          Moldova, Republic Of 3
          Kenya 3
          Croatia 3
          Taiwan 3
          Armenia 3
          Tanzania, United Republic Of 2
          Pakistan 2
          Mexico 2
          Libya 2
          Australia 2
          Luxembourg 2
          Brazil 2
          Nigeria 2
          Reunion 2
          India 2
          Thailand 1
          China (Hong Kong) 1
          Oman 1
          Zambia 1
          Antigua And Barbuda 1
          Ghana 1
          China 1
          Viet Nam 1
          Burkina Faso 1
          New Zealand 1
          Egypt 1
          South Korea 1
          Cameroon 1
          United States 1
          Algeria 1
          Malaysia 1
          Indonesia 1
          Kosovo 1
          Ethiopia 1
          Ecuador 1
          Lebanon 1
          Total 1651
          Participants
          University 505
          R&D Institution 386
          Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) 303
          Other 108
          Association/Agency/Cluster 95
          Authority/Government 90
          Large company (Industry) 78
          Consultancy 69
          National Contact Point (NCP) 17
          Total 1651
          Profile views
          Before event 29030
          After event 15616
          Total 44646