SCALE-UP: matching innovative SMEs with large enterprises

Project description

SCALE-UP is a collaboration between six European cleantech clusters from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Sweden. The aim is to work together and speed up the introduction of innovative cleantech products and services onto the market. In 2017-2018, 577 SMEs presented their cleantech solutions to 51 buyers including ABB, Beaulieu International Group, City of Copenhagen, Ørsted, Port of Rotterdam, Eneco, ENGIE Electrabel, Siemens and Skanska during 38 meet the buyer events.

We are using SCALE-UP to refine the cleantech radar of large companies and literally deliver innovative start-ups directly to their door to introduce themselves. This is resulting in collaborations, try-outs and pilots that would otherwise never have occurred. Detecting clean technology is therefore just as important as inventing clean technology. The six European cleantech clusters are using SCALE-UP to combine their strengths and, as a result, are offering companies a much broader scope.

Are you active in a large company and are you looking to find the right partner and solution to meet your specific purchasing requirements in cleantech? Are you looking for cleantech products or services in order to ensure the sustainability of your business? Would you like to get in contact with innovative SMEs in Europe? Cleantech Flanders selects the right international SMEs based on your cleantech requirements. The selected SMEs then pitch their solutions to meet your cleantech requirement(s) during the meet the buyer event.



Scale-Up from Cleantech Flanders on Vimeo.