For the request of The Next Web (Netherlands) Design Terminal is launching a monumental two-year long program to connect innovation ecosystems of Western and Central and Eastern Europe from January.
The program will help the deep-tech entrepreneurs of the Visegrad region whose innovations based on scientific research to make valuable business connections in Western European markets.
After the successful international Mentoring Program and the unique V4 Startup Force program in Design Terminal’s international activities have reached another important milestone. With the world-renowned Dutch The Next Web and woth other three leading organizations of the European startup life Design Terminal is launching a major two-year program to connect the innovation ecosystems of Western and Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Baltic region in the framework of the Horizon 2020 EU program.
In addition to enterprise development trainings, it is an explicit goal to foster business cooperations between startups, SMEs and large companies. With the X-Europe program, Design Terminal helps startups and SMEs of the Visegrad region developing high-tech engineering innovations to enter the international market, grow their business, and connect them with large companies in Western Europe. In addition to strengthening the region’s international competitiveness, the program can significantly strengthen the role of Budapest as the region’s innovation centre.
X-Europe starts in January and lasts for 26 months, with events in Budapest, Amsterdam and Riga. The program’s international communication will start in January, which will be tracked in both domestic and international media. Organizers expect to mobilize around 1,500 startups, of which 150 are eligible to participate actively in the program. In addition to trainings, mentoring sessions and networking, entrepreneurs will be helped to increase their media presence, make connections with investors, and 3 teams can join the Design Terminal Mentoring Program each semester.