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European Scale-up Navigator: A New Guide for Europe’s upcoming Tech Champions | Rise Europe

Munich, Germany. Rise Europe, a European network of leading start-up ecosystem builders*, announced the launch of the European Scale-Up Navigator, a comprehensive guide for start-ups aspiring to become Europe’s next tech champions. The Navigator provides start-ups that are considering to internationalize with valuable insights, resources, and strategies to navigate the European innovation landscape and achieve sustainable global success.

Europe is home to a thriving start-up ecosystem with a wealth of talent, innovation, and untapped potential. However, European start-ups often face challenges in scaling their businesses and achieving global reach. The European Scale-Up Navigator aims to address these challenges by providing start-ups with a roadmap for success. The Navigator comprises a report on insights into the European innovation landscape, including the specific characteristics of each country. It identifies different funding opportunities and potentials for industry collaborations in the respective markets and outlines important regulatory and legal frameworks. Additionally, it provides guidance on the most important questions start-ups wishing to expand face: when, where and how to internationalize. Lastly, for each of the 14 member countries of Rise Europe, a detailed overview of local support systems is provided including the direct contacts of the Rise Europe ecosystem builders.

“With Rise Europe, Europe has a new impulse generator that will contribute to overcoming global challenges and shape a transnational understanding of the importance of sustainable entrepreneurship,” said John Bell, HighTechXL CEO. “We want to put people and Europe’s values at the center of everything we do. I am very pleased to team up with our friends and dedicated colleagues as part of Rise Europe.”

Since May 2023, 20 innovation drivers of Europe’s most dynamic entrepreneurship hubs have joined forces within the Rise Europe network. United in the commitment to combine their strengths to jointly accelerate start-up teams, they want to contribute to European technological sovereignty. The ambition is to match the innovativeness of countries like USA and China by helping European start-ups to scale and become sustainable global market leaders. The initiative therefore combines the individual local ecosystems into one, aiming to contribute to faster and better solutions to major societal challenges.

Rise Europe thanks McKinsey & Company for their analytical contribution to the European Scale-up Navigator and their commitment to fostering the European start-up ecosystem.

* Rise Europe is a collaboration of leaders from: Aalto University, Agoranov, Beta-i, Campus Founders, DTU Skylab, École Polytechnique, ETH AI CENTER, ETH Zurich, HighTechXL, IE University, Imperial College London, INiTS, KTH Innovation, EnSpire Oxford at Oxford University, Sting, TalTech, Tangent at Trinity College Dublin, UnternehmerTUM and Vento

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