Founded in 2008 by the European Commission, the Enterprise Europe Network now boasts more than 600 industry-focused member organizations from across Europe and beyond. The network is committed to bringing businesses, universities and research institutes together, and to helping them tap into foreign markets and find business and project partners.
Another key objective is to facilitate access to cooperation exchanges, business trips and European funding - first and foremost in the field of research and innovation. The Enterprise Europe Network also seeks to improve innovation management and provides the European Commission with constructive feedback on problems encountered in the single market.
With the international cooperation exchange Future Match, the network has created the ideal setting at Europe’'s biggest business festival for innovation and digitization for forging new international collaboration and business contacts for joint research projects, business ventures and technology transfers in true speed dating fashion. The event is being held in Hall 16 at CEBIT 2018 and has been organized by Leibniz Universität Hannover as part of the Enterprise Europe Network Lower Saxony.
Companies and research institutes hoping to make the most of this opportunity can register until 4 June 2018.
The event is primarily aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), startups and academic institutions in the field of information and communication technology that are keen to showcase their know-how and solutions to potential partners.
Entry is free for research institutes in Lower Saxony and interested parties from a field not directly linked to the IT sector - such as medicine, transportation, logistics, humanities and social sciences - that are looking to establish an interdisciplinary collaboration.