MATCHER | International Open Innovation Programme in Bologna


MATCHER aims to generate powerful and win-win business matches between leading corporations from Emilia-Romagna and the most promising startups and scaleups from all over the world in order to co-produce pilot projects that foster new solutions in the fields of:

  • Smart Mobility
  • Healthcare & Wellbeing
  • Future of Packaging

The call for startups and scaleups is now open until September 30th 2019.

The selected startups will meet the corporates taking part in the programme during the final event held in Bologna, Italy.

The event includes:

  • On November 13th 2019 Pitch Session and Kick Off Table Corporate-Startup for the first Match-making step.
  • On November 14th 2019 Open Innovation event including a EEN Brokerage Event. Registration to the Brokerage Event opens on August 26th 2019 (soon info abuot the event on Merlin).

How to participate: find other useful info and apply at

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