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17 November 2021 - 19 November 2021
BE @Smart Manufacturing Matchmaking 2021 - Virtual Edition
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Open until 12 November 2021

Virtual matchmaking events - How do they work?


A matchmaking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners.
30 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 Register button.


    2) Publish a business profile to showcase your needs

    Create a clear and concise business profile to raise your visibility on the b2match platform.
    Your profile should describe who you are, what you can offer to potential partners, and who you want to meet. A good profile will generate significantly more meeting requests. 


    3) Create your marketplace

    The Marketplace enables you to list your offer and request items and to search for suitable business partners based on these items. You can present your offer within the following categories: 

    • Product 
    • Service 
    • Partnership 
    • Project cooperation 
    • Investment Opportunity 
    • Expertise 
    • Request 

    At least one Marketplace entry is required for profile validation.

    Go to the participants list to find out who is offering interesting and promising business opportunities.


    4) Send & receive meeting requests

    Browse published participants profiles and send meeting requests to those you want to meet during the event. 


    5) 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. 

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


    7. 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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      Meetings

      Participants 217
      Meetings 214

      Participants

      Algeria 1
      Austria 6
      Belgium 1
      Bulgaria 19
      Croatia 3
      Czech Republic 5
      Denmark 1
      Finland 2
      France 4
      Germany 12
      Greece 18
      India 2
      Ireland 1
      Israel 1
      Italy 20
      Japan 1
      Latvia 4
      Lithuania 2
      Malta 4
      Mexico 2
      Netherlands 2
      Nigeria 1
      Poland 5
      Romania 18
      Russia 4
      Slovakia 11
      Slovenia 1
      Spain 27
      Sweden 1
      Switzerland 3
      Taiwan 1
      Tunisia 5
      Turkey 20
      Ukraine 7
      United Kingdom 6
      United States 1
      Uruguay 1
      Total 223

      Participants

      Start-up 29
      Microenterprise (0-10) 41
      Small Enterprise (10-49) 59
      Medium Enterprise (50-249) 29
      Large Enterprise (250+) 21
      University 11
      R&D Institution 17
      Association/Agency 5
      Authority/Government 1
      Cluster 1
      Investor/Business Angel 1
      Other 8
      Total 223

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