SCALE-UP supports the greening of the economy through better exploitation of NSR Clean Tech (CT) innovations, aiming at international uptake of 25 novel, green products and services by large corporate buyers. While the NSR globally leads in CT innovations, still too few of those reach international markets.

Large buyers may be unaware of innovations available across the region, or find start-ups unsuitable as providers. Innovators have difficulties accessing large buyers abroad or have little experience with corporate procurement processes.

In SCALE-UP, the CT cluster organisations 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 programmes for innovators focusing on reaching corporate buyers, and a voucher system to support international travel.

SCALE-UP will deliver;

  • 5 established clusters connected, providing new transnational business development services
  • 50 transnational events, matching technology buyers with innovators
  • Up to 250 innovators financially supported in transnational business development
  • 300 innovators provided with skills to serve industrial markets

The clusters that will develop those new services and anchor their collaboration in the European Strategic Cluster the International Cleantech Network.