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7 June 2018 - 8 June 2018
Bologna, Italy
Innovat&Match 2018

International b2b meetings at R2B 2018

Two days of bilateral meetings among companies, research centres and universities, organised by ASTER and the Emilia-Romagna Enterprise Europe Network partners of the SIMPLER Consortium

Participants connect with Industry, SMEs, researchers and start-ups to find new technology partners


The event takes place in the framework of R2B - Research to Business 2018, the 13th edition of the International Exhibition on Industrial Research and Competences for Innovation promoted by Emilia-Romagna Region, BolognaFiere, ASTER and SMAU. R2B 2018 aims at fostering new business opportunities between the research and business systems since 2005.

Main topics & trends


  • Quality, safety and traceability in processes, products and nutrition
  • Sustainable and precision farming
  • Valorisation of by-products and waste in the agrifood sector

Building and Construction

  • Green2Build
  • Innovation in Construction and Cultural Heritage Management
  • Safety of buildings and infrastructure

Energy and Sustainable Development

  • Circular Economy and Climate Change
  • Low Carbon Economy
  • Sustainability and Ecosystem Services

Cultural and Creative Industries

  • Advanced Design & Digital Craft Technologies
  • Fashion Valley - Digitisation, sustainability, product innovation and organisational innovation and sustainability for the fashion industry
  • Multimedia - New Business model
  • Technologies for digital culture

Life Sciences and Well-being

  • New generation of Medtech
  • Regenerative and Restorative Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical and Omics Sciences
  • Smart and Active Living, inclusive services and usable technologies

Service Innovation & Big Data

  • Big Data for Industry
  • Cybersecurity
  • Competences for innovation
  • Goods logistics
  • Industry 4.0
  • Intelligent IT Services
  • Scalable Big data Infrastructure for innovative Services
  • Service platforms for IOT

Mechatronics and Transports

  • Digital and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Automation and Robotics in Emilia-Romagna
  • Efficient, sustainable and smart Engines
  • Advanced Materials in the Manufacturing of Engines and Mechatronics
  • Avionics and Aerospace
  • Nautical Affairs
  • Fluid Power

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Closed since 15 May 2018
Viale Aldo Moro
40128 Bologna, Italy
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Participants 179
Meetings 560
Italy 158
Bulgaria 5
Spain 5
China 3
Romania 2
Poland 2
Slovakia 1
Croatia 1
Estonia 1
Czech Republic 1
Total 179
Cluster 6
Company 76
Consultant 13
Innovation Promotion Agency 3
Research Centre / Lab 22
Start-up 21
Start-up MindsettER 5
University 22
Other 11
Total 179