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Minalogic Business Meetings 2017: Third edition a hit

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Minalogic Business Meetings 2017: Third edition a hit

16/06/2017

The third edition of the Minalogic Business Meetings, an international business convention unlike any other event in the region, was held on April 26, 2017 in Grenoble. More than 150 people attended this digital-technology event: 59 technology providers took advantage of the opportunity to meet with 62 potential buyers, including some big-name corporations, for a total of 121 participating companies.

 

The day lived up to expectations as evidenced by the excellent satisfaction rates participants reported on the pre-scheduled meeting format, suitability of contacts to their needs, and the quality and efficiency of the individual meetings. The all-business event met the expectations of more than 83% of the participants. And, with more than 740 relevant, targeted, and effective meetings, the day was chock-full of high-added-value opportunities likely to lead to future partnerships. According to the participants, more than 25% of the meetings should lead to some form of follow-up.

 

In a parallel session, eight presentations gave innovative SMEs (Aryballe Technologies, Chronocam, Morphosense, Pyxalys, Rtone, and Smart Me Up) and large research organizations (CEA Liten and INRIA) a chance to showcase their businesses and research activities.

 

Minalogic partnered with the Grenoble-Isère Economic Development Agency (AEPI) on the eve of the event to organize three site tours (the Leti showroom, Enedis, and Xerox) for corporate participants. The tours highlighted the technological innovations developed by these three Minalogic partners and, more broadly, the regional digital ecosystem’s vast potential. And, with a friendly yet focused atmosphere, the tours were ideal for networking with corporate participants to lay the foundations for strong future relationships and set the tone for the main event on the following day.

 

 

Testimonial from a technology provider

Lucas NACSA, CEO, Neovision

«The Minalogic Business Meetings gave me an opportunity to meet with representatives of sixteen key accounts potentially interested in our artificial intelligence know-how. We got a chance to raise our profile and benefitted from qualified leads that will bring us real business opportunities.»

 

 

Testimonial from a corporate participant

Jérôme BRUEZIERE, VP New Technologies, Areva

«There are a lot of innovation-related events out there these days. But the Minalogic Business Meetings are different. The organization is realistic and efficient, with half-hour time slots that are much more effective than the typical five-minute speed networking sessions when it comes to finding a use case or presenting a solution. The technologies available at the event are high-quality. These products and services are both innovative and relatively mature. In addition, the selection is targeted in terms of technical scope but offers wide variety of approaches.»

 

 

 

Get ready for 2018 !

The friendly, relaxed atmosphere made it easy to network, contributing to both the day’s success and participants’ high satisfaction rates. The fourth Minalogic Business Meetings will be held in 2018, providing another major international event for digital technology purveyors and buyers. Minalogic hopes to bring in even more participants next year.

 

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