If you are attending the meeting on site, we invite you to deliver a three-minute pitch during the pitching sessions, which run from 11:30 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 16:00. Although only on-site participants can deliver pitches, the pitching sessions will be webstreamed, allowing both on-site and remote participants to follow the pitches.
If you are coordinating a consortium: the pitching sessions are an opportunity to showcase how your consortium would address the requirements of the topic and explain what expertise you are looking for to complete the consortium.
If you are a partner looking for a consortium: pitching allows you to showcase how your skills, expertise and resources would be an asset for a consortium applying for a given topic.
Due to time constraints, the number of pitching slots is limited. If the slots are oversubscribed, preference will be given to the following groups, in this order of priority:
- Coordinators looking for consortium partners
- Participants who will bring in-kind contributions to the project
- Participants interested in IHI call 1 (the single-stage call)
We will inform people who have been selected for the pitching session one week before the event.
Register via the Register button, and answer ‘yes’ to the question on pitching.
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.
3) Set up a marketplace for your idea.
If you want to take part in the pitching sessions, we strongly advise you to expand on your participant profile by creating a marketplace as well. This will give you additional visibility towards people who do not attend the pitching session.
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 expertise you are looking for.
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.
4) Prepare your pitch
How you structure your pitch is up to you. However, we would advise you to start by introducing yourself and your organisation, and stating clearly which topic(s) you are interested in and whether you are a coordinator looking for consortium partners, or a partner looking for a consortium / coordinator.
After that, you may wish to include the following elements in the pitch.
- the consortium you have assembled so far;
- the status of your draft proposal and how it responds to the requirements of the topic;
- what you need in terms of new partners (e.g. in-kind contributions / skills / expertise / resources / organisation types…);
- proof of your skills / experience as the coordinator of similar projects.
Partners who will bring in-kind contributions to the project
- the scale / nature of your in-kind contribution;
- any other skills / expertise / resources you would bring to the consortium.
Partners looking for a consortium
- the specific skills / expertise / resources you would bring to the consortium, and why your involvement would be an advantage to the project;
- proof of your skills / experience as a partner in other similar projects.
As it is a three-minute pitch, no slides will be allowed.
Don't forget that the information you present will be publicly available, so you should not share information that you would prefer to keep confidential.
The three-minute time limit will be strictly enforced, so you should practice your pitch ahead of the event to be sure that you won’t run out of time on the day.
5) On the day
Ensure you are in the room during the pitching session allocated to you. When the person before you in the list is pitching, come to the front of the room and stand to one side of the stage. Come onto the stage when invited to do so by the moderator.
Deliver your pitch, respecting the three-minute time limit.