EU-Singapore Matchmaking Event 2023 - Call for Expression of Interest - Clusters

DEADLINE: 02 August 2023

The European Commission (EC) will organise the EU – Singapore Matchmaking Event as part of Singapore Week of Innovation & Technology (SWITCH) and Agri-Food Tech Expo Asia 2023, both will be held on 31 October – 2 November 2023.

The EU – Singapore Matchmaking Event itself will take place on-site in Singapore on 30 October – 1 November 2023.

The event will be jointly organised by the European Commission and Enterprise Singapore (EnterpriseSG) - with the support of the EU Delegation to Singapore and the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry and facilitated by the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) and the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).


This Call for Expression of Interest has two cut-off dates (deadlines):

  1. 2 August 2023 23:59 Brussels time and
  2. 5 September 2023, 23:59 Brussels time.

First cut-off

Applicants will receive a notification whether their application is selected, put on the reserve list or rejected within two weeks after the first cut-off date. Applications on the reserve list may be edited and resubmitted until the second cut-off date – the last submitted application will be considered in the evaluation. 

Second cut-off

Applicants will receive a notification whether their application is selected or rejected within two weeks after the second cut-off date.

Applicants that are not selected may participate at their own cost if they fulfil the eligibility criteria of this call.

Applications on the reserve list of the first cut-off will be evaluated together with the applications received by the second cut-off date.

Apply and submit your expression of interest as a Cluster here until 2 August 2023, 23:59 (first cut-off date) Brussels Time.

The EU – Singapore Matchmaking Event will bring together cluster organisations, SMEs, Start-ups and European Industry Associations from the European Union (EU), non-EU COSME countries, and Singapore. It will provide participants an excellent chance to promote Cluster to Cluster (C2C), Cluster to Business (C2B), and Business to Business (B2B) collaborations. The overall objective of the event is to promote the exchange of information and provide networking opportunities for European cluster organisations and their members with counterparts from Singapore, particularly in the fields Agri-food, Health Care and Biomedical Tech, Digital Tech, Smart Cities and Urban Solutions, Advanced Manufacturing, Green Tech.

The objectives for the participants include:

The call for expressions of interest is being launched to identify an European delegation made up of representatives from cluster organisations who are willing and committed to participate in the EU-Singapore Matchmaking Event.

By submitting an expression of interest in response to this call, you are indicating your acceptance of the call's terms.

Further details about the event, the eligibility requirements, and how to submit an expression of interest can be found here.

This call is targeting only cluster organisations and business network organisations. A separate call exists for SMEs. So if you are an SME you should respond to the call that is available here.

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