La France au CERN 2016

Bilateral Meetings - How It Works





French companies : 20 June - 1 August

CERN researchers : 1 August - 26 September  



  • Register 
  • Publish your organisational focus and your collaboration wishes

The sooner and the better the quality of your profile, the more meeting requests you will receive. 

Deadline: 26 September

  • Send meetings requests to selected participants of your choice
  • Please note that the meeting requests must be confirmed in order to be scheduled
30 September


  • You receive your pre-liminary meeting schedule by email

3 October


  • You receive an updated schedule at the reception desk
  • The schedule shows time and table number of each meeting

Meeting duration: 30 minutes are usually enough to build connections.

The workflow in detail

1) Online registration

Register online and submit your own cooperation profile.

In your profile you can state what kind of technology/product/expertise you are offering, what kind of cooperation you are looking for and which ideas you would like to discuss with potential collaboration partners.

All cooperation profiles will be published online and will be for everyone to see. You can change your profile any time.

2) Promotion of published profiles

All published profiles will be promoted by the organisers of this event. Furthermore, all participants will view your cooperation profile.

A statistical analysis of 40 matchmaking events showed that high quality profiles are visited about 50 to 150 times before the event and will still be viewed after the event.

3) Selection of bilateral meetings

  • Email notification
    You will be informed by email when you can start booking bilateral meetings. Intelligent search options allow a quick identification of the most suitable participants/cooperation profiles. Within a few minutes you should be able to identify future potential business partners.
  • Booking of bilateral meetings
    Once you have found the most promising business partners you can select them for bilateral meetings. You can add further meetings any time but please be aware that the bookings are managed on the principle "first come - first served". You can book meetings but you can also be booked for bilateral talks by other participants.
  • Your personal meeting schedule
    A few days before the event you will receive your personal meeting schedule (you can also constantly check your meeting schedule online). This meeting schedule gives information about the time, the number of the table and who you are going to meet.
  • Confirm your participation
    In case you have meetings the organisers need to be sure that you will attend the event. Therefore please confirm or cancel your participation once you are asked to confirm.
    Otherwise event organisers have to inform all your meeting partners that meetings are/could be uncertain. This causes additional work and makes the event less reliable.

4) At the event

At the registration desk, you will receive an updated version of your meeting schedule.

Your personal meeting schedule lists in chronological order for each meeting the

  • names of your conversation partners
  • number of table for each meeting

We will be at your disposal during the whole matchmaking event.

closed since 4 Oct 2016
Registration 26 Feb – 4 Oct
Meeting Selection 5 Sep – 4 Oct
Event 3 Oct – 4 Oct
Language English
Venue Route de Meyrin 385
Meyrin, Switzerland
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 101
Meetings 135
France 54
Germany 1
Switzerland 52
Total 107
Profile Views
Before Event3223
After Event 3614