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12 May 2021
Virtual event (Berlin), Germany
BIONNALE 2021
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Open until 12 May 2021

How does it work? - Booking of meetings & 1:1 video calls

All sessions (conference programm and b2b-meetings) can be accessed via B2Match. Please find further information on the matchmaking tool below.

A matchmaking or networking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners in face-2-face talks. 20 minutes run fast but it is enough to build first connections before the bell rings and the next talk starts.

1:1 meetings | Facts

  • Until 12 May 2021 1:1 meetings can be requested
  • Meeting requests must be accepted to be scheduled
  • Meetings are managed online via 1:1 video calls

1:1 video calls | Technical preparations

  • Use a desktop computer or laptop where both webcam and microphone are installed
  • Double check if you have selected a proper time-zone (see menu: Edit my Profile)
  • Check your time-zone
    Log-in and select "Edit my profile" to check your current time zone selection. If this is not the time zone you are located during the meetings please change accordingly.
  • Use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Opera browser preferably
  • Internet Edge Browser only works for Version IDs 80+ (Chromium edition)
  • To make sure that everything is set correctly, please go to your "Meetings" and click on the green camera button "Meeting starts in ..." - this will open the video call in your browser. You should see yourself!
  • 1:1 video call meetings can NOT be managed via the b2match Mobile App


1) Online registration

REGISTRATION

  • Register via the green button "Register now"
  • Add contact and organisation details as requested
  • Compose your personal event schedule by selecting the sessions of your choice
  • Those who are interested to take part in 1:1 meetings MUST select at least one networking session

2) Make yourself visible through an outstanding business profile

COMPANY PROFILE

Take advantage of the opportunity and introduce your company by publishing a clear profile. The more detail such as company background, business offers and interests you provide, the more you will benefit from the matchmaking tool. Your co-operation profile is your online business card.

MARKET PLACE

  • Explain the product/project/technology/expertise you are offering or looking for
  • Specify the type of partner you are looking for
  • With its filtering option the "Market Place" makes it easier to find interesting profiles
  • A meaningful profile will generate significantly more meeting requests


3) How to manage bilateral meetings?

The booking of meetings opens on Tuesday, 16 March 2021.

BOOKING OF MEETINGS

  • Browse the list of attendees or check the marketplace profiles
  • Use the optional filters to easily find the ones aligned with your goals
  • Send meeting requests to those companies/persons you want to meet
  • Adding a short reason why you are interested in a meeting will increase the acceptance
  • Meeting requests must be confirmed by the recipients to be scheduled
  • Date and time of a meeting is scheduled by the person accepting the meeting request considering the mutual availability
  • Check every incoming meeting request and accept or refuse if not appropriate. It is a matter of politeness to let the requester know if you are interested in a meeting or not.

SOME PARTICIPANTS CAN’T BE BOOKED. WHY?

Participants available for meeting requests are indicated by a green button “Available”, otherwise:

  • You may not have registered for 1:1 meetings
    Please make yourself available for 1:1 networking session via Agenda / Event Agenda.
  • No common overlapping networking sessions
    Please sign-up for some further networking session via Agenda, or agree on another time slot for the meeting via the messaging function.


4) Short before and during the event

SHORT BEFORE THE EVENT

  • You can view date/time of your meetings via the Menu “Meetings” at any time
  • Check all your pending meeting requests and consider accepting or decline
  • Download the "b2match" Mobile App (iOS/Android) to
    * get access to your meeting schedule on your mobile phone
    * be informed about last-minute changes (bookings, cancellations)
    * manage additional meetings during the event (send/receive/confirm requests)

DURING THE EVENT

  • Check again the latest version of your meeting schedule through the platform. Due to last minute changes it might have changed slightly.
  • Access the web platform and be online at least 5-10 minutes before your meetings start.
  • RESPECT the other participants' time and show up to all of your meetings.
  • If an unforeseen circumstance arises and you will not attend a meeting, please cancel your meetings through the platform. This way, the other participant will be notified.

FAQs

How do I join a scheduled meeting?

  • You can access your meeting schedule via menu "Meetings" in the top right corner.
  • Click the green button "Start meeting" next to your meetings to join the 1:1 meeting video call

What options do I have if the meeting partner does not show up timely?

  • Quick reminder to join the video call
    Send a message (or phone call) and alert your meeting partner to join the missed Video call.
    This should work well if enough time is left over (e.g. 15+ min) for this scheduled meeting.
  • Re-schedule the meeting
    In case your meeting partner doesn’t react immediately on a reminder as indicated above you should re-schedule and postpone the meeting by 1-2 hours.
  • If a meeting can not be managed at the event date itself please use the chat messaging system (open the meeting partners profile) to schedule a phone call or meeting outside this platform

What if my camera or microphone does not work?

Location

Virtual event (Berlin), Germany

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Meetings

Participants 467
Meetings 122

Participants

Australia 1
Austria 10
Bahrain 1
Belarus 1
Belgium 6
Brazil 1
Bulgaria 11
Canada 1
China 3
Denmark 3
Finland 2
France 9
Georgia 2
Germany 435
China (Hong Kong) 1
Hungary 11
India 3
Indonesia 1
Iran, Islamic Republic Of 2
Ireland 2
Israel 1
Italy 12
Japan 5
Lithuania 6
Luxembourg 2
Malta 3
Mexico 1
Netherlands 8
Poland 9
Portugal 17
Romania 15
Russia 3
Serbia 1
Slovakia 2
Slovenia 3
Spain 17
Sweden 2
Switzerland 14
Taiwan 7
Thailand 1
Tunisia 1
Turkey 51
Ukraine 2
United Kingdom 27
United States 14
Total 730