October 29-30, International Matchmaking Event – Jena

In collaboration with Medways and the Enterprise Europe Network in the Netherlands and Thüringen, MinacNed would like to invite you the 29th and 30th of October on our special 2-day company mission: the International Matchmaking Event in Jena, Thüringen Germany. The focus of this mission is on Optic & Life science, therefore the area Thüringen is the perfect place to visit. This area is characterized by a large diversity of high-quality innovative companies and research facilities.

We will take you with us to visit companies, give matchmaking possibilities (bilateral meetings based on catalogue selection), show you the Carl Zeiss Planetarium, involve you in a mini forum, laugh with you at the social dinner and offer you plenty of network possibilities.

2-day program

Mondag, october 29

09:00-10:30 Introduction with: Medways e.V., Jena, OptoNet e.V., Jena, MinacNed cluster, NL en Jena Wirtschaft
Visit to Fraunhofer IOF – Fibre Technology Centre en een presentatie van het Project Centre ‘Biomedical Optical Systems’ (Erfuhrt)
10:45-12:15 Company visit Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT), Jena
12:30-15:30 Lunch and a possibility for bilateral meetings. Notice: These meeting has to be arranged in advance, so sent your selected companies together with your registration form.
16:00-18:00 Company visit Analytik Jena AG – Segment Optic & Life Science
19:30 Visit to Planetarium Jena
21:00 Social and Networking Dinner Restaurant ‘Zur Noll’, Jena


Tuesday, October 30

08:30-10:30 Company visit Microfluidic Chip-Shop
11:00-12:30 Company visit Abbott (former Alere, tbc)
13:00-15:30 Mini Forum at the Bio-Instruments Centre (BIZ), Beutenberg Campus Jena:

Blink GmbH
Dynamic24 GmbH
Ongnostics (tbc)
Infectognostics (tbc)

15:30 Closure with a possibility for individual meetings with companies.



Travel to and from Jena is for own responsibility. We have a shuttle bus available on site.


Hotel ‘Steigenberger Esplanade’ (www.jena.steigenberger.de)  Carl-Zeiss-Platz 4, D-07743 Jena

20 single rooms (€ 109/night incl. breakfast) these rooms can be booked by the participants until the 30th of September. Please use the discount code: “Stiftung für Technologie” via reservation@jena.steigenberger.de. Later bookings on availability.

More information:

For more information, please contact Sharon Tammer by email: sharon@fhi.nl or feel free to call: (+31) (0) 33 465 75 07


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