The goal of IN-4-AHA online matchmaking events is to connect Solution Providers (supply actors such as companies, start-ups, researchers developing products/services) with Need Owners (demand actors such as care providers, policy makers, potential buyers of products/services). In turn, this facilitates cross-border partnerships that can benefit the scaling up of innovative practices. For example, one of the partnerships that was formed during the first matchmaking event has resulted in a successful application for the IN-4-AHA Twinning program.
The first edition of IN-4-AHA online matchmaking took place on 29 and 30 November 2021, both days from 11:00 until 18:00. Participants had 12 meeting slots each day to schedule meetings as they saw fit, and on day 2 there was also an informative webinar on lessons learned from twinning and matchmaking events. The webinar is available for replay here.
The first matchmaking event was attended by 21 Solution Providers, such as PlatformUptake.eu and GeneratieThuis, and 4 Need owners, such as Atendo and Empirica/Incareheart PCP Project. Out of all meetings, in at least four of them the involved parties committed to another follow-up meeting to potentially build up their partnership. Notably, Atendo and GeneratieThuis joined hands to submit an application for the IN-4-AHA Twinning program and were successfully selected during the first call in late 2021. Read more about the twinning between Atendo and GeneratieThuis, as well as the other pairs selected so far, here.
IN-4-AHA’s second online matchmaking event is planned from 7 to 10 March, daily from 10:00 to 17:00 with meeting slots, interesting showcases, and informative webinars. Find more information and a link to register here.