Allia Future Business Centres support SCALE-UP – a new collaboration between existing, successful regional cleantech clusters. Supporting Cleantech innovators in Accessing Large Enterprises through Unlocking Procurement. This project is co-funded by the European Union.
Scale-Up is a collaboration between Europe cleantech clusters: Cambridge Cleantech, Clean Copenhagen, Clean Tech Delta, Rotterdam and Cleantech Inn Sweden.
The clusters are knowledge centres, start-up communities and cities with specific focus and experience in cleantech. By foster better connections between the clusters, the project will speed up the market introduction of innovative cleantech products and services. Scale-Up is approved by the European subsidy program INTERREG North Sea Region.
SCALE-UP supports the greening of the economy through better exploitation of NSR Clean Tech innovations, aiming at international uptake of 25 novel, green products and services by large corporate buyers. While the NSR globally leads in clean tech innovations, still too few of those reach international markets.
Large buyers may be unaware of innovations available across the region, or find startups unsuitable as providers. Innovators have difficulties accessing large buyers abroad or have little experience with corporate procurement processes.
In SCALE-UP, the cleantech cluster organizations CTD (NL), CLEAN (DK), Cambridge CT (UK), iCTFlanders (BE) and CTINN (SE) will offer a set of new transnational services aimed at enabling business development between innovators and buyers. At the core are tailored Meet the Buyer events, professional expertise development programs for innovators focusing on reaching corporate buyers, and a voucher system to support international travel.
The clusters that will develop those new services and anchor their collaboration in the European Strategic Cluster the International Cleantech Network
Read more – Visit the SCALE-UP website