European Matchmaking event – Development and production of COVID-19 therapeutics

Building on the experience of the EU Task Force for Industrial Scale-up of COVID-19 vaccines, the European Commission will facilitate cooperation between actors in the supply chain to ensure that available therapeutics are produced in sufficient quantity as soon as possible. In the context of a surge in demand, it remains crucial to ensure the speedy production of current and new therapeutics against COVID-19. To support the industry, the Commission organises the pan-EU matchmaking events for all supply chain actors, so that they find solutions for the bottlenecks encountered.

Medicines for COVID-19 are still in the development phase. Therefore, the objective of the event is to help accelerate the development of new and repurposed medicines for COVID-19 therapeutics, i.e. medicines specifically developed for an indication in treatment of COVID-19, at all stages of COVID-19 disease and mobilise the EU pharma manufacturing capacity for their potential production.

The target group is the entire EU COVID-19 therapeutics value chain starting with researchers and developers, through manufacturing companies and representatives of the hospitals, who apply such therapeutics to their patients. The providers of ancillary functions such as clinical trials services, accessories suppliers (e.g. vials, syringes, tubes etc.), funding providers and public procurers will also be targeted to take part in the event.

The event will take place virtually on 12th and 13th July 2021. 12th July will start with a half-day seminar setting the scene with a welcome by Commissioner Breton and Commissioner Kyriakides.


  • Preparatory live webinar – Monday, 14th June, 2021
    14h – 14: 30h CEST
     – ‘Matching capacities for COVID19 therapeutics production’ to kick-off registration to the event
    (The webinar will be recorded and uploaded in the matchmaking platform)
  • Technical live webinar – Wednesday, 30th June, 2021
    10:00 – 10:30 (CEST) – Webinar: Matchmaking Logistics, Access link
  • DAY 1 – Monday, 12th July, 2021
    9:00h – 12:00h (CEST) 
    – Launch of the EU matchmaking event on COVID19 Therapeutics: Experts seminar
    13:00h – 17:00h (CEST) – Matchmaking meetings
  • Day 1 – Tuesday, 13th July, 2021
    09:00 – 17:00h (CEST) – 
    Matchmaking meetings

How to apply?

In order to apply to the event, European companies must comply with the requirements stated in the event’s Call for Expression of Interest.


The Task Force has also launched an EU Survey with the purpose of gaining understanding on the needs of the EU organisations working in the development of new and repurposed medicines for COVID-19 therapeutics, i.e. medicines specifically developed for an indication in treatment of COVID-19. Participate in this EU Survey by the 25th of June 2021. Your answers will help shape EU support in the best possible way. The link to the EU Survey: