3 October 2017 / Barcelone, Spain

Sustainable Advanced and New Materials

The Watify initiative is an awareness-raising campaign, funded by the European Commission, to stimulate the technological transformation of Europe’s industry. Watify is organising a matchmaking event on Sustainable Advanced and New Materials in Barcelona, in occasion of the Barcelona  Industry 4.0 week organized at the Fira Barcelona’s premises.

OCTOBER 3, 2017 | 9:30AM-4:30PM Barcelona, Spain


  • Challenges for the production and commercialization of Sustainable Advanced and New Materials in Europe;
  • Pan-European Inter-Regional Match Making event;
  • Bilateral and multilateral meetings between public and private actors;
  • Inter-regional / Cross-border cooperation on targeted focus areas.


The objective of the matchmaking event is to facilitate inter-regional / cross-border cooperation between regional public and private sector actors in the development of joint initiatives /partnerships or joint demonstration projects in Sustainable Advanced and New Materials – matching S3 priorities and exploiting identified synergies and complementary resources and strengths. Inter-regional or cross-border cooperation can help to exploit complementarities/synergies (i.e. different value chain positions, technologies, etc.), pool resources and infrastructures across Europe, address non-technological issues (e.g. standards) and enlarge the potential user-base.

Consult the scoping paper on sustainable advanced and new materials.

What to expect

European-level speakers

A plenary session rich of insight from experts and ongoing European projects in the area.

Bilateral meetings

opportunity to initiate promising contacts in pre-arranged meetings. Learn how to get the most out of bilateral meetings in WATIFY matchmaking here (coming soon).

Group meetings

Opportunity to connect different actors for furthering potential inter-regional/cross-border cooperation on targeted focus areas. Learn how to get the most out of working group meetings in WATIFY matchmaking here (coming soon).

Why participate?

  • Benefit from personalized and pre-arranged bilateral meetings for business and project development opportunities.
  • Connect with new technological/research/financing/commercial partners
  • Get informed on the opportunities and challenges of Sustainable Advanced and New Materials, with related projects, initiatives and actors
  • Learn about regional competencies and complementarities
  • Initiate cross-border contacts, and explore potential opportunities for cooperation
  • Work towards the exploitation of synergies in cross-border value chains

Who should attend?

  • Research & Technology organisations
  • Regional Development Agencies
  • Business intermediaries
  • Business (especially SMEs and mid-caps)
  • Industry associations/representatives
  • Clusters

Venue & Location

Fira Barcelona, Gran Via Venue

Av. Joan Carles I, 64, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona

Eleonora Zoboli eleonora.zoboli@technopolis-group.com


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