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The concept

A brokerage event based on B2B meetings,
For companies, research institutes, clusters,
To initiate technological partnerships.

Key success factors

A recurrent event mobilizing especially SMEs - It has been organized every two years at Micronora trade-fair since 1998,
Enterprise Europe Network added value by supporting
the participants for their venue, registration, and follow-up,
A strong commitment of Micro & Nano sector group members,
An event that generates results and encounters companies


Micro & Nanotechnologies crossed to Smart materials, surfaces and systems

The chosen topics are covering many industrial needs.
A first cooperation has been engaged with EPoSS, European Platform for Smart Systems Integration. To deepen the links with European platforms could be really fruitful for the next coming years.

Topics linked to recent developments in Franche-Comté area and notably to the National project “ACTION” related to smart systems integrated into the heart of matter, led by FEMTO-ST.

ARIST Franche-Comté, as Enterprise Europe Network member, organized in January 2011 a meeting involving EPoSS, FEMTO-ST
and Pôle des Microtechniques. FEMTO-ST is now member of EPoSS.


109 participants 360 meetings 24 local participants

For the first time, participation of the 4 Competitiveness clusters covering Franche-Comté area
(Pôle des Microtechniques, Pôle Véhicule du Futur, Plastipolis, Vitagora).

First feedbacks

« A great
first experience »

« No comment »
Czech Republic

« Very good
all meetings
were quickly fixed
by organisation »

« All perfect »

« Good meeting;
packed our 8 meetings
into one long day
coming up from
Grenoble and back.
Ideal! »

« Perfect event,
with very interesting
co-operation in sight.
Best among
the last ones »

« Quality meetings,
nice social events,
good organization:
simply a great event,
thanks for organizing! »
The Netherlands

« 3 out of 9 meetings
will have a follow up.
This kind of meeting
is in my eyes extremely
I will attend again »

for improvement
or new targets
for next events

« I expected
more contacts
about process
technologies. »

« There were not
many companies
in my business! »


Evaluation of the 8th edition

7 cooperation reached
Camemberts RATING OF THE MEETINGS bargraph

New 2012

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Impact of the previous edition

The results of the brokerage event are linked to the services
provided by the Enterprise Europe Network partners.
Confident relationships built with the companies
and research institutes or clusters are of first importance
and have been developed over time.

Networking events

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A networking lunch

A convivial evening:
Besançon, l’originale Franche-Comté

The convivial evening was organised in Chapelle Bacchus
with Théâtre Bacchus funded in Besançon by Jean Petrement.
Jean Petrement welcomed the participants, explaining the history
of the Chapel and telling stories around “ The painter’s workshop”,
the famous Gustave Courbet painting.
Compagnie Bacchus - L'originale Franche-Comté

More than a brokerage event

Micro & Nano Sector Group Meeting @Temis with FEMTO-ST, 26 Sep. 2012

Focused on smart materials and systems, the meeting took place in Temis Innovation, building located in the technological park that hosts the Incubator and the Business Center.


Presentation of
FEMTO-ST institute
and main
research topics
by Nicolas CHAILLET,


Presentation of
spin-off of
that specializes
in micro-components
based on smart
ferroelectric materials.

Official launch of Microtechnics Alliance, 26 Sep. 2012

Pôle des Microtechniques booth – 4 clusters (3 countries : Germany, France, Switzerland) :
Pôle des Microtechniques / Minalogic / Micronarc / MicroTec Südwest – the birth of a new meta-cluster.

Enterprise Europe Network meeting point, 25 to 28 Sep. 2012

All along the fair, the Enterprise Europe Network booth welcomed 4 co-exhibitors.
It was the meeting point of the network and links could be created with exhibitors and visitors.

International clusters workshop, 28 Sep. 2012

ALPS4EU, Enterprise Europe Network and Micro & Nano sector group initiative.
Favoring meta-clusters emergence.
11 clusters.
Pitch elevator to get to know better (short presentation, cooperation ideas).

Next edition

25th & 26th September 2014

During Micronora trade fair

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