The Bridgehead programme allows European startups and scale-ups individualised internationalisation support. It follows an individual and needs-based approach by matching suitable start-ups and SMEs to clusters, accelerators and incubators (CATs) all over Europe. Participating start-ups have the unique opportunity to benefit from physical spaces and services offered by the CATs. This supports them in creating a soft-landing to enter new markets beyond their home markets.
Who can apply: This programme targets more mature start-ups aiming to enter new markets. Incorporated TRL 6 start-ups with a defined product, significant traction in their home markets and a clear internationalisation plan. It is open for start-ups of all health-related areas.
Detailed description:It is an internationalisation programme for start-ups interested in being hosted by one or several top-notch accelerators/incubators/clusters from the EIT Health European network. Start-ups travel to accelerators of their choice to speed up access to markets, tap into local networks of partners and clients, access infrastructure and get a first-hand feeling for the local regulatory and business context. They are guided by a trusted and seasoned local support team who open the right doors to establish and grow cross-border business.
Apply here: https://eithealth.optimytool.com/en/