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15 November 2021 - 17 November 2021
Brussels, Belgium
LIFE in the New European Bauhaus

Virtual matchmaking - How does it work?


A matchmaking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners. 20 minutes goes quickly, but it is enough to make the first connection before the meeting ends and the next talk starts.


1) Registration

Register via the Register button.


    2) Publish a profile to showcase your interests

    Create a clear and concise profile to raise your visibility on the b2match platform.
    Your profile should describe who you are, what you can offer to potential partners, and who you want to meet. A good profile will generate significantly more meeting requests. 


    3) Browse profiles of attendees

    Go to the participants list to find out who is offering interesting and promising collaboration opportunities.


    4) Send and receive meeting requests

    Browse published participants profiles and send meeting requests to those you want to meet during the event. 


    5) Matchmaking event

    Access your meetings in My Agenda or Meetings, where you have your complete schedule for the event and the list of your meetings. Check your camera and microphone and don't be late!

    How to initiate a Virtual Meeting?

    1. Identify promising participants on the Participants list or the Marketplace page on the event's website. Once you found a suitable meeting partner, click "Request meeting" to send them a meeting request.




    2. Use the Messages functionality to chat about common interests and availability.



    3. Click "View Profile →" to find out more about the participant



    4. If you would like to have a meeting with them, you can also request a meeting here.


    5. Check My agenda and Meetings for your schedule and your list of confirmed meetings.



    6. At the time of the meeting, go to the Meetings page and click on Start Meeting
    7.  
    • You can invite guests through the Invite guests button, or share your screen through the screen sharing button
    • A virtual meeting can be started at any given time before its ending time and it won't stop automatically, one of the participants has to end it
    • The remaining time will be displayed on the top left corner
    • The next meeting card will be displayed with one minute before the next meeting
    • Clicking on Start Next Meeting will end the current meeting and will start the next one
      Technical requirements for Virtual meetings

      The virtual meetings take place through the b2match video tool, which is integrated in the b2match platform and it doesn’t need to/it can't be downloaded.

      Use a device with an incorporated webcam or a webcam. Without the camera, the meeting can still take place in the audio mode.

      Microphone and camera

      You can test your microphone and camera in your Meetings list, once you are logged in to your b2match profile. In order to do this, you need to click the blue Camera and microphone test and follow the instructions.



      If there are issues, the system will indicate the browser's documentation's regarding the microphone and camera usage

      Additionally, you can do the following checks:

      • test your microphone with other apps, such as Google Meet, Skype, Zoom, etc. 
      • run Twilio's network test, which will start an automatic diagnosis to check if Twilio has permission to use your microphone and camera
        •  Twilio is the name of the software we use for online meetings 

      Happy matchmaking!

      Registration
      Closed since 14 November 2021
      Location
      Venue: Event Lounge - Bd. Général Wahislaan,
      1030 Brussels, Belgium
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      Participants
      Argentina 1
      Aruba 1
      Australia 1
      Austria 17
      Belarus 1
      Belgium 165
      Brazil 1
      Bulgaria 7
      China 1
      Colombia 1
      Croatia 6
      Cyprus 1
      Czech Republic 3
      Denmark 11
      Egypt 3
      Estonia 5
      Finland 8
      France 20
      Germany 55
      Greece 60
      Guatemala 1
      Hungary 3
      Ireland 12
      Israel 1
      Italy 95
      Jordan 1
      Latvia 10
      Lebanon 1
      Lithuania 7
      Luxembourg 1
      Malta 5
      Moldova, Republic Of 1
      Netherlands 30
      Norway 7
      Poland 9
      Portugal 58
      Romania 10
      Serbia 2
      Slovakia 7
      Slovenia 4
      Spain 91
      Sweden 10
      Switzerland 3
      Turkey 5
      Ukraine 2
      United Kingdom 12
      Total 756
      Participants
      Business community 10
      Consultancy 90
      Embassy/ Permanent representation 3
      European institution 67
      Large company 12
      Local authority/ administration 60
      Ministry/Central administration 47
      NGO (European or international level) 45
      NGO (national level) 37
      Not employed (incl. retired) 3
      Press 4
      Professional body (business assoc., trade union) 9
      Regional authority/administration 46
      Self employed 13
      Small or Medium-size company 53
      Student 35
      Third sector body (social enterprise) 13
      University/Research Center/Think Tank 162
      Other 47
      Total 756
      Profile views
      Before event 2479
      After event 247
      Total 2726