Short description of project idea :
The goal of this project is to build an agile pan-European personalized coaching programme for most promising high tech startups or innovative SMEs in strategic channels through the connection of the biggest startup hubs across Europe (e.g. Paris, Barcelona, Berlin and London) around 3 major societal challenges.
Main areas of expertise:
Cap Digital focuses on 6 markets: Culture/Media/Advertising, Education/HR/Training, Health/Well-being, Technologies/Data/Artificial Intelligence, Smart Environment, Industries & Services.
Main objectives of the project and how will they be achieved:
A smart-landing platform
The goal of the project will be to build a smart-landing platform upon existing on-going activities run by the best-in-class acceleration ecosytems such as business accelerators, competitiveness clusters, EU stakeholders; with the objective of all necessary acceleration expertise for the growth and scale up of up to 15 EU companies for a duration of 24 months.
Partners that have already expressed interest in the project and expected role:
Currently being discussed with some partners - no commitment at this stage
Profile of partners sought and expected role:
Gold-labelled and experienced clusters, best-in-class business accelerators and incubators (preferably members of networks such as EBN, ESN...)
The partners are expected to provide the acceleration expertise which includes: - Access to their ecosystem (R&D, industry, public and private buyers and users, financing agencies, investors) - In-house international entrepreneurial and/or experts in scaling coaching programs Inbound and outbound internal or partnered capabilities (hospitality, international partnerships) - Expertise in EU and overseas projects,
Specific countries/regions/cities you are keen to collaborate with:
The top startup ecosystems in EU: Berlin, Barcelona, London, eventually Stockholm and Amsterdam
Name of the organisation:
Short description of organisation:
Cap Digital (www.capdigital.com) is the French business cluster for digital transformation in the Paris Region, the first digital innovation ecosystem and the largest cluster in Europe. Created in 2006 as a non-profit organisation, Cap Digital counts more than 1000 members; mostly SMEs but also large companies, academics and policy makers. Cap Digital provides its members with intelligence, training, matchmaking/networking, funding solutions, project reviews, label accreditation program for R&D projects and business development. Regarding internationalization services, Cap Digital helps its members to access new international markets abroad through services supported by public funds and through the participation in international trade shows or dedicated softlanding programs. Cap Digital received in 2014 the Gold label Cluster management excellence delivered by ESCA.