Jan Coppens - Acceleration & Internationalization


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  • Jan Coppens - Acceleration & Internationalization

    1. 1. Acceleration & Internationalization<br />Jan Coppens<br />1<br />
    2. 2. IBBT acceleration & internationalization<br />2<br />Questions addressed<br />Theme<br />Programs<br />3<br />1<br />2<br />How do I expand my current business across Europe and globally?<br />Plug & Play Tech Center<br />Soft Landing<br />…<br />Internationalization<br />Where do I find adequate funding to grow my business?<br />Fast-Track Funding<br />iVenture<br />Financing<br />Where can I find technical research expertise and facilities to develop a new product or service?<br />ICON / Contract research<br />iLab.t & iLab.o<br />Research & development<br />Other<br />
    3. 3. 1<br />Internationalization<br />High tech ICT companies are born global<br />Partnership with the Plug & Play Tech Center, supported by FIT<br />ICT start-ups can spend up to 3 months in Silicon Valley and find the introductions, local market knowledge and support they need to get started up <br />?<br />Europeanpilot program from EBN<br />Offer companies services at a selection of global locations, tailored to match their: logistics, access to the local business world, expert advice<br />
    4. 4. EBN Soft Landing program (1/3)<br />4<br />1<br />European Business & Innovation Centre Network, acknowledged by the European Commission, that offers support to innovative SME’s and entrepreneurs <br /><ul><li>EBN launched Soft Landing initiative, which is a Global network of incubators that offer short-term business support to visiting companies to explore international markets easily
    5. 5. Duration from a couple of days to several weeks
    6. 6. All incubators offer the same ★★★★serviceand eliminate unpleasant surprises
    7. 7. Type of services can be different from incubator to incubator</li></li></ul><li>EBN Soft Landing program (2/3)<br />5<br />1<br />The objective is to take away some of the practical difficulties with doing International business<br /><ul><li>Soft Landing uses a flexible model for collaboration, e.g.,
    8. 8. Depending on the type of incubator, following services are offered
    9. 9. Logistics (access to offices and IT infrastructure)
    10. 10. Access to the local business world through pre-arranged meetings
    11. 11. Specialized support, including expert advice on legal, financial or cultural matters
    12. 12. The cost of the services depends on the pricing of each individual incubator</li></ul>Ask<br />support<br />Contact<br />incubator<br />SME<br />Makes<br />offer<br />INC<br />Visit<br />
    13. 13. EBN Soft Landing program (3/3)<br />6<br />1<br />59 incubators out 22 countries participate to the Soft Landing pilot<br />Russia<br />Lebanon<br />Palestine<br />China (Chengdu)<br />Jordan<br />US (SE)<br />Chile<br />
    14. 14. Fast-Track Funding Program<br />The Fast-Track Funding Program aims to help young companies get the early-stage funding they require and increase their chances of success by leveraging the knowledge of seasoned professionals<br />7<br />2<br />Help to bridge the funding gap<br />2011<br />2012<br />May<br />Apr<br />Mar<br />Feb<br />Jan<br />Nov<br />Oct<br />Dec<br />Kickoff workshop <br />3 live “webinars” related to building a compelling business proposition<br />3 coaching sessions<br />Showcase your business in our investment for a with one-on-one meetings<br />EU<br />Venture Summit<br />Benelux<br />venture forum<br />12 Flemish companies are participating in the 2011-2012 program<br />
    15. 15. Research & Development<br />8<br />3<br />Leverage IBBTs core competence<br />Make iLab.t and iLab.o expertise and services available for SMEs<br />Make the ICON demand-driven R&D projects more flexible to accommodate the needs for SMEs even more, e.g.,<br />Shorter-term<br />Valorization support (track, stimulate and follow-up)<br />Etc.<br />iLab<br />iLab.t<br />iLab.o<br />R&D<br />
    16. 16. More info…<br />9<br />www.ibbt.be/en/entrepreneurship<br />