The algorithm of the platform matches companies’ needs and search criteria on the basis of more than 15 parameters.
When the affinity between companies’ characteristics and search criteria is higher than 50%, the platform elaborates a list of potential meetings, which, once verified, are scheduled during the semester of Expo Milano 2015.
When a new meeting is proposed, the platform alerts the non-Italian company, which has up to 48 hours before the scheduled time to:
- Browse on the portal Italian companies that the platform reported as compatible, according to the non-Italian company’s search criteria, and proposed for meetings
- Select the company or companies of interest
- Confirm, through a dedicated flag, the availability for the meetings (up to a maximum of six meetings per day)
In case the company does not make any change to the suggested meetings, the schedule is considered as definitive.
When a meeting is confirmed, the non-Italian company is required to pay a fee of 150 euro. If the non Italian company is registered through an aggregator it is only required for it to provide credit card details, and in case of no-show at the meeting, it will be charged a penalty.
Once the company has given availability to meet an Italian counterpart, it has also the possibility to look for partners coming from other countries besides Italy, through the “Worldwide Research
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