Partners from the 11 organisations that make up the Atlantic Digital Startup Academy (ADSA) gathered in Coimbra at the end of June to hammer out a programme offer best suited to their local pool of startups.
The meeting was hosted by IPN Incubadoro which is ranked in the world top 5 of university associated incubators. As partner, IPN, bring decades of experience in working with science and technology based startups – companies that have gone through the incubator and accelerator employ over 3000 people locally. Central to the projects success will be the capacity of the project partners to provide soft-landing supports to participating startups looking to enter the partners home markets.
Capitalization is a key element throughout the project – by researching and building on the work of previous programmes from around Europe the partners ensure that ADSA follows and develops best practice in supporting startups going international. This project work package is being led by the European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN) from their headquarters in Brussels. EBN is a network of 150 EU|BICs (business and innovation centres) and 70 other organisations that support the development and growth of innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs.
Digital startups should keep an eye out for the launch of the programme offer their own area and get in touch with their local partner.