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30 June 2022 - 1 July 2022
Brussels, Belgium
European Defence Fund Information Days 2022

1:1 Matchmaking | How does it work?

The 1:1 matchmaking will be facilitated between registered participants. In order to have an efficient networking experience, your topics of interest (based on the topics of the calls for proposals) will be used as a basis to provide a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners. Matchmaking sessions will last for 20 minutes. They are fast, but they are enough to build first connections before the meeting ends and the next talk starts.

The 1:1 matchmaking scheduler can be used for both on-site and virtual participants.

You can plan meetings during specific times before, during, or after the event:

  • Before the event: Virtual matchmaking on weekdays (08:00-20:00) until 29 June.
  • During the event: Hybrid/on-site matchmaking in the afternoon of July 1 (13:00-17:00). Meetings can take place virtually or on-site. For on-site meetings, a numbered meeting point will be assigned by the platform. The numbered meeting points will be in the Networking Zone.
  • After the event: Virtual matchmaking from the end of the event (1 July 17:00) until the end of October via the long-term matchmaking functionality. To use this feature, you need to first opt-in under "Meetings" / "Availability".


1) Registration

Register via the Register button. You will be invited to select your topics of interest when registering. Participation is confirmed upon the receipt of a confirmation e-mail from the organisers. 

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) Browse profiles of attendees

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 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!

How to initiate a 1:1 Matchmaking Meetings?

  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 in 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 1:1 Matchmaking Meetings

    The virtual matchmaking 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 31 October 2022
    Location Brussels City Centre
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