EU-Singapore Matchmaking Event: Calls for Expression of Interest are now open for Clusters and SMEs
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 October 18th – 20th, 2022.
The EU – Singapore Matchmaking Event itself will take place on-site in Singapore on 19 of 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).
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...)
Two calls for expressions of interest are 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.
Small and medium-sized enterprises from EU (and non-EU COSME) countries who wish to participate in the EU – Singapore Matchmaking Event from various industry sectors.