SCALE-UP creates mutually beneficial collaborations between SMEs and large enterprises. Many corporates recognise the benefit of ‘open innovation’ and are keen to benefit from the innovations that emerge from the dynamic SME innovation ecosystem. SMEs get a chance to bring their products and services to corporate buyers which can lead to transformational opportunities for collaboration, growth and profitability.
The SCALE-UP partners offer transnational business support services. Central are the tailor-made Meet-the-Buyer events. These events are designed to match large enterprises (buyers) to cleantech suppliers (innovators). The Meet-the-Buyer events bring large customers with cleantech innovation needs together with SMEs with innovative cleantech products, services and solutions.
Meet-the-buyer: Alfa Laval & Tetra Pak
Join this opportunity on October 3 to enter real business partnerships between cleantech SMEs and the Scandinavian multinationals Tetra Pak and Alfa Laval.
Skanska and Siemens, Oct 2016:18 SME’s had meetings with Siemens and Skanska. 65% of the meetings arranged resulted in further evaluation and joint activities that are still active after six months. Read more (Swedish only)>>
ABB, E.ON and Fortum, May 2017; 91% of the meetings are still active – only two of the arranged 23 meetings resulted in no further actions. Read more >>
The SCALE-UP Project
Cleantech Inn Sweden is running the SCALE-UP project in partnership with RISE, The Swedish Research Institute. The SCALE-UP Project is a collaboration between five regional cleantech clusters from the United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark. The project is co-funded by the European Union through the Interreg Programme.