|date||May 4, 2020 - May 5, 2020|
|organisation||Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) i|
IFAT is the leading trade fair for environmental technologies around water, sewage, waste and raw materials management. In 2020, the main focus is on technologies, engines and services within the sectors water and wastewater. Above that, IFAT concentrates on waste and secondary raw materials with topics such as recycling, air purification, and energy generation.
The bilateral meetings allow targeted networking and matchmaking for all exhibitors and visitors of the fair. The aim is to assist SMEs, universities and research institutes in finding partners in Europe and beyond.
Update as of 24th March 2020:
Since the fair IFAT is postponed until 7th-11th September 2020, the EEN Brokerage Event will take place virtually on 4th and 5th May 2020. Participants will be able to schedule virtual meetings trough a video conference tool (B2Match).
Participation is free of charge.
EASME replaced the EACI (Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation). It has been set-up by the Commission to manage a number of EU programmes on its behalf:
-Horizon 2020: Research
-COSME: Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)
-LIFE: Environment and climate action
-EMFF: The Maritime and Fisheries Fund
-Intelligent Energy – Europe
-The Eco-innovation initiative