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9 September 2020
Matchmaking event with virtual meetings on 27 May & 9 September
Eurostars Life Sciences matchmaking event 2020

            +++ COVID-19 UPDATE! +++

The safety and security of matchmaking participants are our top priorities. Even if the risks of Covid-19 contamination decrease, we still prefer to be careful for everyone's safety. That is why we decided to organise the Eurostars Life Sciences matchmaking event completely virtual : 

  1. Virtual meetings on 27 May 2020 
  2. Presentations and SME pitches will be available online for registered participants from 24 August 2020
  3. Virtual B2B-meetings on 9 September 2020

Eurostars Life Sciences matchmaking event

A brokerage event for SME’s looking to cooperate in research and development projects.

In the context of the Eurostars Calls (next cut-off deadline is 3 September 2020), the Enterprise Europe Network and the public funding agencies from Belgium, the Netherlands and Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany) co-organise an international matchmaking event for SME’s interested in Life Sciences topics.

Eurostars funds international innovative projects led by R&D-performing SME's. With its bottom-up approach, it supports the development of innovative products, processes and services. It is an ideal first step in international cooperation, enabling small businesses to combine and share expertise and benefit from working beyond national or regional borders.

To help interested parties in finding international partners (companies, universities, research institutes) with complementary expertise to set up a Eurostars project, a two-fold matchmaking event is organised in the domain of Life Sciences, including health, biotech, medtech and agrotech:

  1. On 27th May 2020, online B2B meetings will be facilitated through the b2match platform to allow companies to find partners for the next Eurostars call in September. 
    More than 170 participants from 19 countries registered for this online matchmaking session and a total of 159 meetings took place successfully! 
  2. On 9th September 2020, online B2B meetings will be facilitated through the b2match platform for participants looking for partners to submit a proposal in 2021.

From 24th August, registered participants will have the opportunity to learn about the latest services and funding opportunities offered to SME’s for cross-border research projects by the Eurostars programme and how to set up an international project via virtual presentations. In addition, SME pitches with project ideas and/or expertise offers will be made available online. On the 9th September you will be able to meet potential project partners and/or get an answer to your questions regarding the presentations and pitches during the virtual matchmaking session.

Participants of the virtual matchmaking session on 27th May are also invited to attend the virtual Eurostars Life Sciences matchmaking event (with presentations, pitches and bilateral meetings) on 9th September 2020!

The Eurostars matchmaking event is free of charge.

The 2nd day of the Eurostars matchmaking event is scheduled on the 1st day of the Knowledge for Growth conference (on 9-10 September 2020), one of the largest conferences in Europe in the domain of Life Sciences, also offered online. Please note that the Eurostars Life Sciences matchmaking event is not part of the Knowledge for Growth programme so you have to register separately for both events.


We encourage you to browse the Eurostars FAQ section, which answers many of the questions you might have. There you will find a range of information for applicants, participants and experts.

    For whom?

    Why participate?

    Companies and researchers active in the field of life sciences.

    • Get the latest information on funding opportunities
    • Present your project ideas, your organisation and technical know-how in the pitching session
    • Connect with companies in this sector and explore R&D cooperation possibilities

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    Closed since 9 September 2020
    Location Virtual event
    Organised by
    Belgium 72
    Germany 51
    Spain 32
    Netherlands 18
    Türkiye 16
    Italy 12
    Portugal 12
    Hungary 11
    Poland 8
    Switzerland 6
    United Kingdom 3
    France 3
    United States 2
    Austria 2
    Georgia 1
    Romania 1
    South Africa 1
    Finland 1
    Cyprus 1
    Croatia 1
    Ireland 1
    Latvia 1
    Slovakia 1
    Czech Republic 1
    Total 258