European Soft-landing project

The European Union has recently launched a Soft-landing project to connect international startup ecosystems and facilitate international growth for tech companies.

The project is being organized by four European players: Crosspring from Zoetermeer, GTEC from Berlin, IMT Starter from Paris, and Startup Division from Vilnius. These organizations will set up 40 business missions and 27 soft-landing programs throughout the next two years.

 

For ecosystem builders

Ecosystem builders (Accelerators, mentors, VC’s, serial entrepreneurs, etc.) can benefit from business missions in six ecosystems: France, Germany, India, Lithuania, The Netherlands and the US. The missions will help ecosystem builders explore the destination hub, meet local players and build bridges between them.

 The business mission is free for the selected participants. Besides that, ecosystem builders are
eligible to receive up to €1.200 of costs reimbursement after the mission.

 

For Scaleups

Startups and scaleups can benefit from Soft-landing programs in the same destination ecosystems. Different than the missions, the soft-landings follow a hands-on approach and aim to reach one specific goal: help companies enter and scale in the destination market.

The soft-landing have a cost of €3.000/program/company, but, thanks to the European Union, the entrepreneurs don’t need to pay for the program – only their travel expanses.

uGlobally is involved with the European Soft-landing project together with Crosspring, the Dutch representative of the project. uGlobally’s team is helping Crosspring to create and manage the business missions and soft-landings in The Netherlands and also to India.

You can find more information and apply to the Soft-landing project at: soft-landing.eu.