NearUS - Training: How to Internationalise to the US

Event information
Venue:Washington DC

14 November 2017

The NearUS initiative is establishing a Network of European Research and Innovation Centres throughout the United States. It acts as a central contact point for European research and innovation actors seeking to grow and reinforce collaboration across the Atlantic. The mission of the Network is to provide standardised as well as tailor-made, research & innovation internationalisation support services to European researchers and innovators, to accelerate access to the US market, and maximise chances of success.

Going international is not an easy step. Even though the US may seem culturally close to a lot of EU R&I actors, the US eco-system and market have their own pace. Within this context, the NearUS Project is organising the first training event on “How to internationalise to the US” that will provide the trainees further understanding about the US market, its main challenges and opportunities from the European perspective and support on how to successfully create relevant partnerships in the US.

Target Participants:

  • Accelerators
  • Incubators
  • Research parks
  • Business networks
  • SMEs
  • Clusters
  • R&D institutes and labs
  • Start-ups
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Research managers and administrators
  • Universities

Agenda of the day

12.30 - 13.30: Networking Lunch

13.30 - 14.00: Introduction to the training

14.00 - 14.15: US Market at a glance

14.15 - 14.35: Main challenges and opportunities in the US market

14.35 - 14.45: Question & Answers

14.45 - 15.10: US research cooperation and funding opportunities

15.10 - 15.25: Coffee Break

15.25 - 15.55: How to create relevant partnerships in the US

15.55 - 16.20: Support services available (NearUS and others)

16.20 - 16.50: Practical Exercise

16.50 - 17.00: Evaluation & Closing Remarks