Enterprise Europe Network Flanders and 2BFunTex are organizing an innovation seminar annex matchmaking event on functional textiles with cross over from and towards the coating and surface treatment sector in the framework of the "Eurofinish Exhibition" (23-24 Oct 2013)
• Innovation Seminar
• B2B meetings
During the Innovation Seminar (in the morning) a selection of companies and research organizations (max 20) will present their innovation or project idea in a short (5’)– elevator pitch – presentation.
The selection of the presentations will be based on the collaboration profiles submitted via this webtool. In addition, opportunities for research funding will be presented at the seminar. Five presentations (out of the 20) will be dedicated to early stage research ideas, for which brainstorm sessions are foreseen during lunch break. In the afternoon face-to-face meetings (lasting about 30 minutes each) will be organised based on the bookings received for the collaboration profiles. Meetings can be pre-booked via this tool with all collaboration profiles (also the ones that were not selected for presentation). The audience in the seminar can still book (extra) meetings with the presenters.
EUROFINISH (a biannual fair) that is celebrating its 10th birthday has become standard value in the world of surface treatment. More than ever the market is driven by new materials and by special functionalities currently built into surface coatings, not the least in functional textiles. Innovative measures are needed to meet these market expectations.
The Innovation Seminar annex matchmaking event is a forum for European companies and research organizations in the functional textiles and surface treatment/coating sector to meet enterprises, research organizations and other stakeholders for discussing research and technological developments, products, applications as well as ways of collaboration that can benefit from the cross-fertilization between both sectors.
Entrance is free after pre-registration on the Eurofinish website; entrance ticket is necessary for participation to the matchmaking event
30. September 2013 Insert your cooperation profile
01-10. Oktober 2013 Online selection of face-to-face meetings
23. Oktober 2013 10:00 - tbc Seminar noon Brainstorming : adjacent to seminar
14:00 - 18:00 Face-to-face meetings