Match-ER

Regione Emilia-Romagna

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

ACTORS

THEMES

MATCHING
OPPORTUNITIES

INTERNATIONAL OPEN
INNOVATION PROGRAM

MATCHER is the International Open Innovation program based in Emilia-Romagna region that 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 third edition is involving three types of actors: 11 selected companies from the Emilia-Romagna region, national and international start-ups and scale-ups and all the actors from the Italian and international innovation ecosystem.

The third edition addresses challenges regarding Human Centric Innovation. These challenges concern the following main trends:

PROCESS, PRODUCTION
AND SUPPLY CHAIN

WORKPLACE DIVERSITY,
EQUITY AND INCLUSION

WORKPLACE COMMUNITY &
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

SAFETY AND SECURITY

Will you join us?

TIMELINE

PRE-CALL

April – July 2022

Corporates will be interviewed to prioritize their objectives and needs around innovation, strategy, and future-proof solutions during a workshop and 1to1 calls

INTERNATIONAL ROADSHOW

July – November 2022

International Roadshow to scout startups from all over the world operated in the four fields of the Human Centric Innovation topic

CALL IS OPEN

July 19th, 2022

Startups admitted to the program must meet two criteria: high-level fit with corporate partner challenges and candidate maturity (min TRL of 4)

STARTUP/SCALEUP PREPARATION

September 1st, 2022

Startups will be supported by professional consultants to be prepared to meet the Corporate partners through virtual learning and 1to1 meetings

MATCH.POINT

Starting September 13th, 2022

Corporate partners and startups matchmaking meetings to build and create win-win relationships aiming to improve their business following the Human Centric Innovation thematic

BIG.MATCH + FINAL.MATCH

November 28th and 29th, 2022

An Open Innovation event will be open to innovative companies, startups, research labs and international guests, that will be invited to give inspirational speeches

ADVANTAGES FOR APPLICANTS

Access to corporates

Get in touch with multinationals that are keen to innovate and ready to collaborate with startups

Network opportunity

Expand your network, meet innovative corporates ready to disrupt the industry, create new business opportunities!

Internationalization

Making a deal with a multinational corporate opens up new international market opportunities

CORPORATE PARTNERS

MAIN ORGANIZERS

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With the support of

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