EU-Singapore Matchmaking Event - Call for Expressions of Interest for Clusters

DEADLINE: 17 July 2022

The European Commission (EC) will organise the EU – Singapore Matchmaking Event in the context of the Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC - a HANNOVER MESSE event (ITAP) which will be held on 18-20 October 2022.

The EU – Singapore Matchmaking Event itself will take place on-site in Singapore on 19 October 2022. The event will be jointly organised by the European Commission and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) - 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).

Apply and submit your expression of interest as a Cluster organisation here

The EU-Singapore Matchmaking Event will bring together cluster organisations and SMEs 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 event will be held on-site at the Singapore Expo, as a side event of Industrial-Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC event.

The overall objective of the event is to promote information exchange and networking opportunities for European cluster organisations and their members with counterparts from Singapore. The objectives for the participants include:

  • Strengthening EU-Singapore cluster cooperation for the benefit of their members, including through a seminar, a cluster matchmaking event, and visits;
  • Identifying potential areas of common interest for cooperation and synergies, in terms of the sectoral, value chain, and market focus of their SMEs and other companies;
  • Through clusters, improving EU-Singapore industry and academia-industry collaboration in research, development, and innovation. For its members, the clusters will identify possible areas of RDI collaboration (academia, research organisations, industries...).

This call for expressions of interest is being launched to identify a European delegation made up of representatives from cluster organisations from various industry sectors who are willing and committed to participate in an EU-Singapore Matchmaking Event in the context of the Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC - a HANNOVER MESSE event (ITAP).

Cluster organisations and business network organisations that apply to this call must be willing and committed to engage in the EU-Singapore Matchmaking Event’s activities. 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.

Clusters that apply will be notified of the selection results with the shortest possible delay. Participants who are selected will receive an official confirmation and extra information.

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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