EU-Taiwan Matchmaking Event 2024 - Call for Expression of Interest - Clusters

DEADLINE: 25 April 2024

The European Commission (EC) will organise the EU – Taiwan Matchmaking Event in the context of Taiwan Expo 2024 in Europe which will be held on 10-12 June 2024.

The EU – Taiwan Matchmaking Event itself will take place on-site in Berlin, Germany on 10-12 June 2024 with a delegation of about 80 companies and trade organisations from Taiwan.

The event will be jointly organised by the European Commission through the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP), in collaboration with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), European Enterprise Network (EEN).

Interested in joining the EU-Taiwan Matchmaking event?🔔 Join the webinar "Forge Connections: Discovering the EU-Taiwan Matchmaking Event" on 18 April, at 9:30 CET


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

  1. 25 April 2024, 23:59 Brussels time and
  2. 16 May 2024, 23:59 Brussels time (the second cut-off date will be announced only in case of still available places after the first round of evaluation following the first cut-off date).

Late applications could be accepted for participation, if eligibility criteria are fulfilled and that costs are borne by the participants. Late applications are accepted until 4 June 2024, 23:59 Brussels time at the latest through:

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 (only available if necessary)

Applicants will receive a notification whether their application is selected or rejected within one week 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 25 April 2024, 23:59 (first cut-off date) Brussels Time.

The EU – Taiwan Matchmaking Event will bring together cluster organisations and SMEs from the European Union (EU), non-EU countries participating in the Single Market Programme/COSME Strand, and Taiwan. 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 Taiwan Expo in Europe, in Berlin, Germany.

The overall objective of the event is to promote information exchange and networking opportunities for European cluster organisations and their members with counterparts from Taiwan, particularly in the fields of ICT, Semiconductors and Digital industries, AI, IoT, Advanced manufacturing, Smart Mobility, Green and Circular Economy, Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Smart Healthcare, Smart city, Connectivity and 5G.

The objectives for the participants include:

• Strengthening EU-Taiwan 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-Taiwan 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 (please see section “Who can participate” in the Call for Expression of Interest below) who are willing and committed to participate in an EU – Taiwan Matchmaking Event in the context of Taiwan Expo 2024 in Europe.

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. А separate registration for SMEs will be available soon on ECCP and EEN websites.

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