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With 5 million inhabitants and 53 cities, the Ruhr area is Europe's third largest metropolis.

Start-ups from all over the world find a high density of well-known companies, large corporations but also many medium-sized companies, often hidden champions in their industries

For Companies

Worldwide innovation scouting

Matchmaker.Ruhr contains databases on thousands of start-ups, products and innovation news worldwide. Keep Pace and get connected with the international tech-scene.

All Start-ups To the Marketplace All News

Exclusively for Start-ups

Find customers, partners and investors

Matchmaker.Ruhr networks start-ups from all over the world with the help of its partners and the Innovation Bridges with the leading industrial partners from the Ruhr Area. Through the platform, start-ups gain easier access to the business ecosystem. Innovations arise from international cooperation.

To the Matching

For all

It’s a people business

Join the international Innovation Community and get direct access to decision makers.

The automated matching algorithm introduces new, suitable business partners to you every week.

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How it works

  1. Register for free with your business email
  2. Fill out the profile
  3. Post products or requests
  4. The matching algorithm automatically presents start-ups, solutions, customers, partners & investors every week
  5. In the meantime, discover thousands of offers and requests in the marketplace
More details


Matchmaker.Ruhr is the first digital and international matchmaking platform for companies from the Ruhr area. The platform is a free offer of the initiators from the Ruhr district and their partners and in co-operation with the Innoloft Business network developed.


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