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14 June 2022
Brussels, Belgium
IHI Kick-off and brokerage event


This event includes dedicated time for one-on-one brokerage meetings. A brokerage meeting is a quick and easy way to meet potential partners for your consortium. 20 minutes isn’t long, but it is enough to build a connection and decide on any next steps.

Brokerage timeline

1) Registration

Register via the Register button.

    2) Create your participant profile

    Create a clear and concise participant profile to raise your visibility on the b2match platform.

    Your profile should describe who you are, what you can offer to potential consortium partners, and who you want to meet. You may also wish to highlight any existing experience you have in participating in or coordinating projects that are large / complex / cross sector / involve diverse types of stakeholders. A good profile will generate significantly more meeting requests. 

      3) Set up a marketplace for your idea

      If you want to take part in brokerage meetings, we strongly advise you to expand on your participant profile by creating a marketplace as well, as this will give you increased visibility.

      If you are the coordinator of a consortium: the marketplace is where you can describe how your consortium responds to the requirements of the call topic, what expertise and resources you already have, and what you are looking for in new partners.

      If you are a partner looking for a coordinator / consortium: the marketplace allows you to really explain how your organisation could help a consortium to achieve the objectives of the call topic. If you are bringing in-kind contribution to the project, you can also describe this here. 

      Don't forget that the information you present in your marketplace and your profile will be publicly available, so you should not share information that you would prefer to keep confidential.

      4) Browse other attendees’ profiles and the marketplace

      Go to the participants list and marketplace to find people who could be a good match for your consortium and who you would like to meet on the day. If you want to find out more about a participant, you can send them a message via the b2match platform.

      5) Send and receive meeting requests

      You can send and receive meeting requests via the b2match platform. The brokerage sessions are hybrid, so both remote and on-site meetings are possible. On-site meetings will take place at numbered tables and these will be allocated by the platform. Remote meetings will take place online via the b2match platform.

      On the day

      Access your meetings in My Agenda or Meetings, 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!

      The b2match platform - step-by-step 

      How to find participants, send messages, and set up a 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 

        Closed since 20 September 2022
        Location Hotel Le Plaza Brussels
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        Participants 1515
        Meetings 611
        Spain 225
        Belgium 169
        Italy 147
        France 129
        Germany 129
        Netherlands 108
        Turkey 97
        United Kingdom 67
        Portugal 61
        Switzerland 42
        Ireland 38
        Austria 34
        Israel 33
        Finland 32
        Sweden 29
        Poland 29
        Norway 23
        Greece 19
        Luxembourg 19
        Lithuania 18
        Bulgaria 17
        Hungary 17
        Denmark 15
        Czech Republic 14
        Romania 12
        Slovakia 9
        United States 7
        Slovenia 6
        Moldova, Republic Of 4
        Estonia 3
        Bosnia And Herzegovina 3
        India 3
        Croatia 2
        Cyprus 2
        Serbia 2
        Latvia 2
        Ukraine 2
        French Southern Territories 1
        Indonesia 1
        Armenia 1
        Gambia 1
        Tunisia 1
        Ethiopia 1
        Nigeria 1
        Uganda 1
        Montenegro 1
        Georgia 1
        Iran, Islamic Republic Of 1
        Albania 1
        Malta 1
        Australia 1
        Algeria 1
        Taiwan 1
        Total 1584