Dear EU Startups, fasten your seatbelts and have a soft landing with

22 March 2021
A new initiative gives start-ups an opportunity to fly.
A new initiative gives start-ups an opportunity to fly., a Horizon-2020 project of the European GNSS Agency (GSA) that is helping create partnerships between GNSS industries in Europe and Asia, has launched the Soft-Landing programme – a start-up support initiative that will prepare European GNSS-based innovators for scalable success in Asia. Applications should be submitted by 26 March 2021. Interested? Apply here.

Are you a young EU-based start-up with an innovative downstream GNSS product ready to go global? The new start-up support initiative from may be just what you are looking for! The programme will empower European start-ups, to begin their global journey from the comfort of their own home (offices). 

Ecosystem exploration mission

The initiative will invite up to 10 of Europe’s boldest start-ups with GNSS applications on an ecosystem exploration mission to the Asia-Pacific region in 2021. The selected enterprises will be supported throughout a 5-step internationalisation sprint with workshops and training sessions to access markets globally and to prepare for expansion.

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The start-ups will receive the equivalent of one month’s one-on-one coaching from experienced business coaches and GNSS experts and multipliers in the Asia-Pacific region. This will give them insights into the local GNSS market, acquaint them with local business etiquette, help them to define their business case and to identify the market with the best fit for their products.

Global business opportunities

During the exploration mission, start-ups will be able to familiarise themselves with the local ecosystem, build up their own global network in the international GNSS community, open up global business opportunities, and promote themselves among Asian GNSS stakeholders. Target markets include China, India, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and Australasia.

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The selected start-ups will receive financial support of up to EUR 2,000 to reimburse their travel costs required to effectively participate in the programme and to leverage what it has to offer. To be eligible, a start-up should be incorporated, younger than five years, offer a downstream GNSS product or solution, and be based in the European Union.

Does that sound like you? If yes, then don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity. To apply now, click here. For more information, visit the website or watch the Soft-Landing Programme information session recording.

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Updated: Mar 22, 2021