Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação participated in the ENRICH in the USA official launch event in San Francisco, United States of America, on January 24th. This centre will provide information and support services to EU innovators and researchers wishing to expand their activities to the US. It will focus on accelerating access to the US innovation ecosystem, and maximizing growth opportunities.
The services will include bootcamps, innovation tours, "match and pitch" events as well as the provision of "soft landing hubs" for individuals selected following competitive calls for applications. The next calls will be published on 22 February online at www.enrich-usa.eu.
The Centre, led by the European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN) and the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA), is funded within a project with a grant from the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme. SPI is a partner entity in the centre, being responsible for managing and developing tools, studies and trainings that will support the European community to identify opportunities in the USA market, and also promote the services offered by the centre.