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EEN Matchmaking Event at the Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Forum 2015

EEN Matchmaking Event at the Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Forum 2015 

23rd to 24th Sept. 2015, Ghent, Belgium 

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) North West UK invites you to participate in a business-to-business matchmaking event taking place during the Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Forum in Ghent, organized by the AAL Joint Programme in cooperation with i-Minds and IWT. 

The AAL Forum will be attended by 1000 delegates with more than 80 exhibitors and sponsors, and over 150 presentations being made. Matchmaking meetings will run alongside the AAL forum programme and provide participants with private face-to-face 20 minute meetings with hand-picked delegates to discuss project ideas, requests, offers or share knowhow with potential partners. Meetings will be pre-arranged to take place during the forum breaks to maximise networking opportunities. 

The matchmaking sessions will allow companies, solution suppliers, investors, corporations, researchers etc. to seize opportunities and build (technological and/or commercial) collaboration with potential partners based outside of the UK. 

Who should attend: 

  • Companies, research organisations, end-user organisations interested in R&D/Technology/Business collaborations with partners from Europe. 
  • Companies already registered to attend the AAL Forum 


Why participate: 

  • If you are looking for an opportunity to meet with innovative technology suppliers of AAL solutions 
  • If you are looking for potential deployers of your AAL solutions 
  • If you are looking for external funding 
  • If you are looking for unique opportunities to cherry-pick interesting opportunities for investments 
  • If you are active in research and/or innovation in the AAL field 


General information:

Registration and Profile Submission: 


Deadline – 21st Sept 2015 

Online selection of bilateral meetings: 

Deadline - 21st Sept 2015 

Bilateral Meetings 

23rd to 24th Sept 2015 

Matchmaking Website: 


Event Language: 


Full AAL Programme 



The matchmaking event is linked to the AAL programme which addresses the challenges arising from demographic change and takes advantage of the economic opportunities available in three specific areas: 

  • ICT 
  • Active Aging 
  • Healthcare 

Please Note: Registration for the AAL Forum is mandatory for participating in the matchmaking Event. Early Bird Rate now available (Valid till July 14, 2015). 

Grant funding to subsidise travel expenses is available for companies participating in the following UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) schemes: 

  • Strategic Management Development Programme for Exporters 
  • Passport to Export 

If you would like more information or would like to book your place please contact: 

Andrew Kent, Senior Innovation Adviser (Inventya) - a.kent@inventya.com, +44 (0) 1925 607191