MATCHER is the International Open Innovation program based in the Emilia-Romagna region organised by ART-ER within the Enterprise Europe Network and promoted by the Emilia-Romagna Region, with the technical support of Deloitte - Officine Innovazione. MATCHER aims at supporting local companies to address specific business challenges by creating strategic matches with other actors of the international innovation ecosystem, in particular start-ups and scale-ups.
The program involves three types of actors:
- 10 selected companies from Emilia-Romagna region
- national and international start-ups and scale-ups
- all the actors from the Italian and international innovation ecosystem.
The business challenges addressed by the second edition of the program regard the European Green Deal, and they are grouped into three thematic clusters:
- GREEN MATERIALS
- DIGITAL PROCESSES & SMART MONITORING
- GREENER PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGIES.
Discover detailed challenges online: https://www.match-er.com/#challenges
MATCHER’s program is composed by three key points:
*MATCH.POINT: Open Innovation Program (15 Sept. - 10 Dec. 2021)
Match.Point is the International matching program dedicated to the 10 selected companies based in Emilia-Romagna and to the admitted start-ups/scale-ups with the goal of addressing the companies’ challenges. Companies and start-ups/scale-ups have about 3 months to match, connect and find opportunities to co-create solutions around shared business needs.
The call for solutions is open until 30 November 2021.
Apply Now https://matcher-green-deal-edition-2021.b2match.io/how-it-works
*BIG.MATCH - Green Deal Edition - Brokerage Event (16 Dec. 2021 from 10.00 to 15.00 CET)
Open EEN virtual matchmaking event - bilateral meetings to encourage the exchange of innovative green solutions between all actors of the innovation ecosystem: enterprises (SMEs and corporates), innovative startups and scale-ups, universities, and research centers from Emilia Romagna, Italy, Europe, and beyond, in the framework of MATCHER | International Open Innovation Program.
The event is free of charge and open to innovation actors from all over the world, to expand the borders of MATCHER Green Deal Edition.
No need to have participated in the previous phase between companies and selected solvers (who applied to the international call).
Registrations to BIG.MATCH open on 27 October 2021.
*FINAL.MATCH - Open Innovation Event (16 Dec. 2021 from 16.30 CET)
The closing moment of MATCHER: an online Open Innovation event with keynotes from international guests and inspiring talks about innovation focused on the Green Deal key topics.