The Reconfirm initiative is preparing the satellite Matchmaking event on SME integration to Industry 4.0 in Bilbao. It will take place on the 26th of November, night time, between 18.00-22.00 (networking dinner included). Download the full agenda.

On our matchmaking event, the platform partners that have identified Industry 4.0 as a key priority on their smart specialisation strategies will present common projects, inviting you to take part as a partner in their projects. So far, the regions have the following proposals:

  • Platform for the Integrated Management of High-Tech enterprises: An ICT platform able to support high-tech SMEs (including start-ups), the aim is to provide support in all the tasks an SME needs but is not always equipped for, from IPR management to internationalization. It will be an open nature platform to all high-tech SMEs from any EU country.
  • 0 Lab for Industrial IoT: It aims to build a vertical lab for industrial IoT applications, joining cross-regional entities in order to maximize synergies. The preferred sectors of application are the automotive industry and the machinery industry.
  • Cross-border shared service platform for production performance optimisation: The members of the platform create a space to share their knowledge, expand their market share and become a part of a broader innovation ecosystem while offering their services to the SMEs.
  • Cross-border trend monitoring & technology management observatory: It offers a unified general methodological toolbox & database, which will help SMEs to navigate better among technological, societal and ecological challenges and incorporate these into company strategy and daily operations.

During the event you would be able to listen to a five-minute presentation of every project proposal seeking for partners to co-invest, followed by a round table discussion with potential partners. The aim is to establish partnerships with other entities (companies, regions or development agencies) and settle co-investments projects.

If you want to participate in our satellite event from 18:00 to 20:00 on the 26th November and have dinner afterwards at Melia Hotel (check the location) we kindly request you to register here. We look forward to having you there and meeting you personally. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further question you may have.