For details about InterTech events or Partners4Technology, please contact :
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or TEL +44 (0) 78 34 730
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in the UK, dial as
44 is the country
code, 191 is for Durham, northern England
from US dial as
Visit his websites for details about
or other event plans.
InterTech 2007 will be in the Netherlands.
In the USA, we
would also be glad to answer any questions about the InterTech
2005 event, the InterTech Global Alliance behind it, or the
Bruce Donnelly -
TEL 847-304-4655 (Chicago)
Business Introduction Service
for Technology-Led Business Cluster Development
Executives can use the "Partners For Technology"
website to summarize
their business and the type of cooperation being sought or offered, and the
specific technology sectors or "cluster clubs" in which their interests are focused.
Eadon for details about future InterTech event plans or
sponsorships, including the hosting of such events anywhere.
Plans for 2006 include England, The
Netherlands, Finland, and China. North American and other venues are
under discussion with potential sponsors. Enquiries from potential
co-sponsors of such future events are welcome.
Think of Partners4Technology (P4T) as a B2B matchmaking service, both online and
through periodic special events organized to meet the networking interests of participants in
specific industry sectors.
It is supported by sponsorships from economic
development organizations and professional service providers, through the InterTech
The local sponsor partners can recognize potentially useful
introductions in their own local networks of contacts according to the
interests of P4T or event participants.
As a network of such local business development networks,
P4T integrates with existing programs, events, and networking initiatives by
linking such efforts together on a global basis, instead of duplicating
their efforts to support companies in their areas.
The InterTech Global Alliance is sponsored by a global network of
local economic development organizations and other professionals.
It supports the online technology business introduction services
and organizes events for business to business (B2B) networking and
partnering among technology companies and R&D organizations. Host
locations for InterTech events typically integrate such partnering programs
into existing events.
This includes governmental and university research programs for
technology development, technology transfer, R&D commercialization and
It is also relevant to cluster development
initiatives, business incubators and accelerators, and business retention
and expansion programs as a global service.
Phil organized the
international technology business partnering event in Magdeburg, Germany.
Please contact Phi Eadon to discuss participation or
for future InterTech or similar events, or the ongoing
The 2005 program details are at :
Who is Phil briefing?
The next InterTech event will be October 17-19 in Wujiang,
Jiangsu Province, China - within a 1 hour drive of Shanghai.
This event was an opportunity to develop new
business contacts with like minded Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME's),
companies and organisations from not only the Saxony Anhalt region of Germany
but also with SME's from the North East of England and from several other
regions of Europe and the world.
2005 provided participants with a schedule of pre-booked
30 minute meetings with potential commercial partners which will create an ideal
forum for businesses to exchange ideas and to explore areas of mutually
2005 was held in conjunction with an international engineering trade
ELMATEC 2005 - which took place in Magdeburg during the same week.
The City hosts planned a week long
'Festival for Business'. InterTech delegates were able to
participate in these events. Refer to the
website for more details .
2005 represented a unique opportunity to help SME's to establish a
number of new business contacts and explore potential markets not only in
Germany but also across Europe and beyond. Future events are being planned
in other regions of the world, including North America and China.
SME's who operate in the following
engineering and science based sectors were invited to participate ...
2005 was specifically geared to help SME's who may lack the time or
resources to seek out the kind of contacts an event like this can
The event was held on October
10th and 11th 2005 in the City of Magdeburg, (about 140 kms from Berlin) in the
Saxony Anhalt region of Germany.
More information on this city and region of Germany is on the InterTech 2005
The event was designed to encourage
new business partnerships and ventures between Small and Medium sized
Enterprises. SME's are defined by the EU as businesses that employ less than 250
It was being part financed by the
European Union under the RFO TouriSME project of the INTEREG IIIC programme.
Durham, England hosted the InterTech 2004 event, October
11-12, 2004. Details are at
The event brought together entrepreneurial executives with
interests in new business alliances, joint ventures, strategic partnerships and
Many 30 minute meetings were pre-scheduled to introduce participants
to other relevant attendees according to their indicated interests.
This followed a successful InterTech event in fall 2003, and
similar prior events.
The participants at InterTech 2004 were involved in innovative
knowledge-based technologies and R&D programs, alliances, and commercialization
initiatives as well as business support services in fields such as :
- Digital technology and media
- Biotechnology and Life Sciences
- Medical and Healthcare
- Nanotechnology and microsystems
Economic Development Professionals :
InterTech can be a resource to support your business retention
and expansion programs. You may be aware of local companies which would be
seeking business contacts in other locations. By encouraging them to
register on the InterTech Global Alliance website, potential matches with their
interests can be found at any time by other users of this service anywhere,
without waiting for the next partnering event.
Similarly, other local area representatives can encourage companies in their
areas to participate. As a sponsor, you can screen Partners4Technology
listings from elsewhere for potentially relevant matches in your own area.
In this manner, the network builds up between companies which are known through
local working relationships to be interested in finding potential partners in
simple way to do this is to download the Partners4Technology registration form and distribute it to
relevant executives in your area, or send them an e-mail with the link to the
For other business partnering event organizers :
The "Unite" software technology developed for the automatic
web-based scheduling of introductory meetings among event attendees is available
for licensing to other partnering event organizers for use through their own
The complexity of coordinating the
personal meeting schedules of hundreds of event attendees is sometimes
underestimated. It is somewhat analogous to air traffic control or airline
scheduling, in which a few changes can alter much of an efficiently planned
schedule because of the "many-to-many" data relationships involved.
InterTech Global Alliance can bring this technology to existing
events, either as a separate service or by incorporating an InterTech partnering
event into a planned regional business promotion or industry event, such as a
Relationship disclosure :
Global Direct Investment Solutions is
very familiar with the organizer of InterTech Global Alliance, and we will work together to
help arouse awareness of it among our contacts because we think it may often be
relevant to the interests of the executives, professional service providers, and
economic development organizations we serve.
The InterTech Global Alliance and related services (InterTech
events and the online Partners4Technology service) are being developed as an
independent professional business.
The 2004 InterTech event was in northern England, where we
previously helped to promote direct investment during the transition of this
region from traditional heavy industries to a more diversified and globally
competitive base of successful companies. The region has attracted a high
concentration of US, Japanese, and European business investment and has many
innovative programs to support business attraction, retention, and growth.
We have registered with InterTech Global
Alliance as a sponsor because this service is
relevant to our own global work with executives and economic development organizations
in support of direct investment projects, typically by larger companies.
The InterTech focus is largely on small and medium-sized enterprises (SME's)
for technology transfer or alliances such as various forms of R&D collaboration or
commercialization. The initiatives of such firms often interest larger
ones, too, as well as many service providers which are also relevant to our own
work for larger firms. The cluster development initiatives of such
communities may also interest the executives we serve.
This is related to our specialty in the support of direct
investment projects anywhere in the world, because some of these small companies
grow up and need operations elsewhere. InterTech typically supports early
stage business development and
expansion initiatives within participating local areas, but does so by
networking companies across many participating areas and service providers as a local-to-local