First ELAN Network-RVO event in the Netherlands

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Do you want to bring your product or service to the market and explore your opportunities in Latin America? Could your innovation be the answer to a challenge in countries like Colombia, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica or Mexico? Then come to the pre-matchmaking event of the ELAN Network in the Netherlands.

This first ELAN Network-RVO event in the Netherlands, in partnership with TNO, MVO Nederland and Green-ID, is a first step towards a number of business events this year in Latin American countries, organised by ELAN Network. It is a steppingstone for bringing your business to Latin America. Date: 31st of May 2017. Place: NH Hotel, The Hague.

Representatives of partner organisations in Latin America will be present at the event to inform you about opportunities and challenges in the field of sustainable technology. Whether it's bio-based solutions, renewable energy and smart city solutions, during this event, you get an idea of our opportunities and make your first contacts. Find out when an event takes place country and how you can make use of free tickets, made specially available to provide SMEs with the opportunity to participate.

The focus of this seminar will be on these sectors:

  • Health and Logistics
  • Bio-Economy (inc. Agrifood)
  • Sustainability & Circular Economy

More information on each of these themes can be obtained in the website of the ELAN Network.

Concrete leads and match-making

In the workshop information about concrete leads and local demand will be presented.  You will have the opportunity to share your ideas, questions and needs that can guide you through interesting business contacts in the country of your preference.  In this way we will help to prepare ahead of your trip to an ELAN event in Latin America for the creation new business.


09.30 Registration and coffee
10.00 Opening introductions by RVO  and TNO
10.15 Opportunities for Dutch entrepreneurs in Latin America
10.30 RVO presentation about support to international business and R&DI
10.45 Background presentation of the ELAN-programme; including Q and A
11.15 Coffee Break
11.45 Presentation of the IPR Helpdesk Latin America
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Parallel sessions: Setting-up the scene along themes:

  • Sustainability & Circular Economy (renewable energy, circular economy, cities, water/ environmental technologies)
  • ICT (Health and Logistics)
  • Bio-Economy (inc. Agrifood)

  Followed by interactive pre-matching session (using the ELAN co-creation method)

15.00 Common session with wrap up and next steps
15.30 Closing followed by information fair and drinks