3 - 4 July 2018 / Castres, France

E-health connection 2018

The brokerage event e-Health Connection will take place in the surroundings of Castres, in Occitanie (Southern France), during the e-Health Summer University on 3-5 July 2018, an event organised by Castres-Mazamet TechnopoleCEEI. The event gathers healthcare professionals, industrials, industrial solutions providers, patients, healthcare and social financial backers, institutional representatives, researchers and students.

The digital hospital is CHIC! For the 2nd year the e-health connection will be in total immersion in the Intercommunal Hospital Centre of Castres-Mazamet for the first day, to be as close as possible to healthcare players.

July 3-4, 2018 | 2pm - 5:30pm

Castres, France


eHealth Brokerage Event

Enterprise Europe Network and Castres-Mazamet TechnopoleCEEI, invite you to “e-Health Connection” business convention.

eHealth Connection Brokerage Event is an ideal opportunity to find international partners for technology transfer, business co-operation and collaborative research, in pre-arranged 20 minutes meetings in one location. You simply need to Register, present yourself, your company, your technology online and select partners of interest in advance of the event.

Gain new opportunities and competitive advantages through technical and R&D cooperations. Attending this event will give you easy access to enterprises in the field of health, ICT and social. Come to this event and find/promote e-health solutions!

Around 30 happenings (TV shows, round-tables, workshops, showroom, demonstrations, flash presentation, eHealth Awards, ...) will take place during 3 days. Don't miss this opportunity for you to meet, find and share skillness in e-health!

Registration e-Health Summer University 2018

BtoB registration requires different and paid registration at the eHealth Summer University : Read more…


Bilateral Meetings - How It Works





2 July


 Publish your business  focus &
 collaboration wishes

  1. Register
  2. Publish your organisational focus and your collaboration wishes
    The better your profile the more meeting requests you will receive
20 June - 2 July Book B2B meetings
  • Send meetings requests to selected participants of your choice
  • Requested participants have to accept or decline a request in order for the meeting to be scheduled.
2 July Personal meeting schedule
  • You receive your pre-liminary meeting schedule by email

3-4 July

 face-2-face meetings 

  • You receive your updated schedule at the reception desk
  • Your schedule contains time and table number of each single meeting

A matchmaking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners. People meet and greet at high speed. 20 minutes are usually enough to build connections, then the bell rings and the next talk starts.

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.

Note: The better the quality of your profile the more meeting requests you will receive.
Your business proposal is your business card, therefore spend some minutes to insert a high quality and meaningfull profile.

2) Promotion of published profiles

All published profiles will be extensively promoted by the organisers of this event. Furthermore, all participants of the event 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. Check which cooperation profiles are most promising. 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 (furthermore you can 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 organizer needs to be sure that you will attend the event. Therefore please confirm or cancel your participation once you are asked to confirm.
Otherwise the event organizer has 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 including last minute bookings. Your personal meeting schedule lists in chronological order for each meeting the

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

Our staff will be at your disposal during the whole matchmaking event.

What to Expect


Latest trends in uses, technologies and researches on the use of Information Communication Technology in healthcare and autonomy / Short, sharp 20 minutes meetings to foster effective networking / Get to know key players offering services to companies / Get your problem solved / Matching organizations offering or seeking solutions.

Main Topics

m-health: mobile applications, mobile telemedicine, Navigation, Positioning and Telecommunications Telemedecine: Teleconsultation, teleexpertise, telesurveillance and teleassistance / Autonomy and homecare: Home automation, geolocation, fall detectors... / Embedded Systems Robotics in health: chirurgical help, home assistance, … / Interoperability Social networks: Internet portals/spaces dedicated to the collection of information / discussions and sharing of knowledge between patients/families/caregivers/healthcare providers and professionals …

Why to participate

Initiate cross-border contacts and co-operations / Find new commercial and/or technological partners / Exchange experiences with a wide variety of international health, ICT and social partners : big companies, SMEs and start-up / Find out about market trends and innovations / Present, discuss and develop new projects / Meet many potential projects or business partners in a short time / Discuss your ideas in 20 minutes 'private' bilateral meetings / Win new partners at the top level

Venue & Location


Tuesday, 3. July

The CHIC Intercommunal Hospital Centre of Castres-Mazamet

2pm > 5pm



Wednesday, 4. July

ISIS, the School of Engineering for Information Technology and Information Systems for Healthcare

2pm > 5:20pm

How to reach the eHealth Summer University?

practical information



Castres-Mazamet TechnopoleCEEI
Label Technopole by the national network RETIS and the European Center of Enterprises and Innovation, Castres-Mazamet TechnopoleCEEI develop engineering innovation around 3 expertise areas : Health, Digital and Fine Chemicals.


CCI Occitanie Pyrénées - Méditérranée
The CCI OCCITANIE aims to act for economic development alongside companies, to be a place of consultation and coordination of the 13 territorial CCIs in France, to carry out specific joint actions, to be the interlocutor of the public authorities and the regional authorities.
The Enterprise Europe Network helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions. 



Myriam Larauche
Event Coordinator UEES2018 

Bénédicte Ganivet
Chargée de mission Innovation & Europe CCI Occitanie