On the occasion of the Autumn Committee Plenaries in Vojvodina from 25-27 September 2018 a Regional Business Forum is being organised together with the Enterprise Europe Network and the Vojvodina Chamber of Commerce and Development Agency.
Sharing experiences to support the business community
The Regional Business Forum will gather in one place Regional chambers of commerce and Regional agencies in charge of investments, support for SME and promotion of business and commerce from wider Europe. The event creates a possibility for collaboration and good practice sharing. This event is an opportunity for regions to promote their business potentials and achievements through both dialogue and bilateral meetings.
The Forum will be a place to exchange on the support for SME, promote business and commerce, incentive the possibility to collaborate and share best practices between regions.
The programme includes a one-day conference, a high-level panel debate on Open Data for startups together with all the policymakers from AER member regions, B2B meetings and different study visits.
Open Data for startups: a high-level panel debate
The high level panel debate will bring together speakers from startups, regional policymakers, experts on design and data to discuss why, how and for what regions should open their data and look at challenges and opportunities. Policymakers and representatives from the business sector will discuss how opening public data supports the emergence of startups in regions.
B2B meetings powered by Enterprise Europe Network
Business-to-business (B2B) meetings will be organised in the framework of the Regional Business Forum in Vojvodina. Enterprise Europe Network will facilitate these B2B meetings to help delegates find business partners based on their own interests. The Enterprise Europe Network helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions. The network is active in more than 60 countries worldwide and brings together experts renowned for their excellence in business support.
The B2B meetings will be organised via the Enterprise Europe Network matchmaking tool. These will be organised in advance. To request B2B meetings participants have to fill in the required information when registering for the event.
The study visits organised in the framework of the Regional Business Forum will feature:
- the BioSense Institute, the Research and Development Institute for Information Technologies.
BioSense cross-fertilizes the two most promising sectors in Serbia: ICT and agriculture. BioSense performs multidisciplinary research in the fields of micro and nanoelectronics, communications, signal processing, remote sensing, big data, robotics and biosystems. The goal is to support the development of sustainable agriculture and create a positive impact to the lives of people. BioSense aims to incorporate all efforts and results of various research groups into a unique BioSense integrated system for agricultural monitoring. BioSense Institute coordinates or participates in a large number of international research projects, including Horizon2020, FP7 and Eureka.
- Unimet, a metal transformation company based in Serbia
Further information including the programme, the B2B platform, the practical information and the registration can be found in on the Regional Business Forum website. To request a B2B meeting, participants need to fill in the relevant fields in the registration form.
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