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15 September 2021 - 16 December 2021
Matcher Green Deal Edition 2021
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Matcher Green Deal Edition 2021

The second edition of the International Open Innovation Program

MATCHER is the International Open Innovation program based in Emilia-Romagna region, that aims at supporting 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 program involves three types of actors: 10 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 business challenges addressed by the second edition of the program regard the European Green Deal, grouped into three thematic clusters:

    To find more, see the Challenges

    The program is composed by three key points.

    MATCH.POINT is the International matching program dedicated to 10 selected companies based in Emilia-Romagna and the admitted start-ups/scale-ups candidates to solve the companies’ challenges. Companies and solvers will have about 3 months to match, connect and find opportunities to co-create solutions around shared business needs.

    BIG.MATCH and FINAL.MATCH are the closing moments of MATCHER, where further matches, as well as networking with the national and international innovation community, will take place. The event is open to innovation actors from all over the world.

    Join the Emilia-Romagna Ecosystem, a region of culture, innovation and globally leading companies.

    Why participate?

    A unique chance for Startups and Scaleups from all over the world, Corporate partners and other actors of the innovation ecosystem to meet and create a win-win business relationship. The goal is to co-developing concrete pilots and a go-to-market strategy, as well as making a positive impact on the environment.

    You will be also able to encounter many top realities in the international innovation ecosystem, expanding your network through building connections and relationships.

    Moreover, MATCHER is an extraordinary opportunity to enter in the Italian market.

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    Participants 139
    Meetings 92


    Australia 1
    Austria 1
    Bulgaria 1
    Canada 3
    France 2
    Germany 4
    Greece 4
    India 2
    Israel 2
    Italy 76
    Lithuania 2
    North Macedonia 3
    Malta 1
    Netherlands 3
    Portugal 1
    Romania 6
    Russia 1
    Singapore 1
    Slovakia 1
    Slovenia 2
    Spain 3
    Turkey 1
    Ukraine 1
    United Kingdom 6
    United States 11
    Total 139

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