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Up Your Game

February 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - February 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Enterprise Europe Network is organising a business-to-business matchmaking event, called “Up Your Game”, running alongside and as part of the Yorkshire Games Festival in February 2019.
The aim of this matchmaking event is to offer participants a structured way of meeting other  delegates, in order to form potentially game-changing global partnerships.
“Up Your Game” facilitates collaboration, ideas, innovation and investment in animation, games, motion graphics, VFX, AR and VR.
In order to take part in “Up Your Game”, delegates are required to purchase a “Game Talks Pass”. 1 or 2-day Passes can be purchased online through the festival website.
The Yorkshire Games Festival is a five-day extravaganza celebrating games culture, design and production, with special guests, workshops, masterclasses, and a fun-packed weekend for gamers of all ages.
The full festival programme with headline speakers can be found here. 


The matchmaking sessions are a quick and easy way to meet potential new collaboration partners and a great opportunity to widen your network of commercial contacts.
The concept revolves around a published OFFER being matched to an existing REQUEST.
Meetings last 25 minutes which is usually enough time to build connections, then the bell rings and you move on to your next meeting.

Here is a video which explains the process: 

Step 1: Register

Register until January 2019 and make sure you tick the ‘matchmaking session’ box if you want to book meetings with other delegates, in addition to the attendance of the talks at the Yorkshire Games Festival.

Step 2: Set up a profile

Publish a profile that will be visible to the other registered delegates on the event website.  This profile should describe what you are looking for and/or offering to potential partners.
The more complete your profile, the more meeting requests you will receive!

Step 3: Request meetings

Between November 2018 and January 2019 you can send and receive meeting requests with other delegates registered for the matchmaking session.
A few days prior to the event you will receive a personal schedule with the times and table number for your meetings.  You can then keep up to date with last minute changes online or via the b2match app. (itunes / playstore)
Meeting requests are treated as accepted unless they have been declined.
In order to take part in the Up Your Game B2B matchmaking event, delegates are required to purchase a “Game Talks Pass” or day-ticket from the festival website.
Tickets will go on sale from Wednesday 26th September 2018. A link to purchase tickets will be available in September.

Game Talks 2-Day Pass Game Talks 1-Day Pass
Early Bird Prices
(available from 26 Sep – 21 Nov 2018)
£65.00 £35.00
General Prices
(available from 22 Nov 2018)
£80.00 £40.00

Concessions for students and over 60s are available, please contact us for further details.
The Yorkshire Games Festival Game Talks programme offers a unique schedule of talks, masterclasses and Q&A events featuring high-profile industry guests. The masterclasses will explore a wide variety of themes within games development.
Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) has organised the following events, run in addition to the Game Talks programme, as part of the Yorkshire Games Festival:

Thursday 07 Feb 2019 How to pitch for maximum effect
Helping you make a positive impact whether it is a business meeting or a funding pitch. Delivered by Access to Finance and pitching specialists from St Johns Innovation Centre, Cambridge. This event is for business delegates only.
Up Your Game
B2B matchmaking event.
Friday 08 Feb 2019 Rise & Design: Applications of Immersive Technologies
Immersive Technologies which include Virtual and Augmented Reality were first developed over thirty years ago, but are now starting to come into their own as a tool for business. They are widely used in education and training, architectural and urban design and in heritage sites, as well as the more common gaming applications. This event will showcase both the latest technology and a range of ways that businesses are using Immersive Technologies to create, understand and explore their world in new ways.
Bookable via Eventbrite.
Up Your Game
B2B matchmaking


February 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am
February 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm



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