Instituto Pedro Nunes
IPN     IPN Incubadora

ADSA
Supporting Atlantic Digital Startups to go International

Challenge

The digital economy is rapidly growing worldwide. It is the major driver of innovation, competitiveness and growth, and it holds huge potential for European entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Unfortunately, only two percent of European enterprises are currently taking full advantage of new digital opportunities (EC Europa). Although not widely known, Europe & particularly Atlantic countries have many world success stories in the digital market. Yet these success stories have the potential to grow further and the new startups of the digital economy in Europe need to be supported from their early age, to be able to adapt to and benefit from international opportunities.

Solution

ADSA encourages digital startups to go international, and thus contribute to support cooperation in the exploitation of R&D results and the creation of more knowledge-intensive businesses able to access the international markets.
Digital startups develop innovative ideas which can be put on the market very quickly. ADSA also set up cooperation between research, economic and governmental actors as the partnership comprises a mix of organizations from across the triple helix.
By helping digital startups to go international, ADSA will increase R&D investments in the private sector which is a key issue in the region since those investment rates are low in the whole Atlantic area.

Project Reference

EAPA_21/2016

Funding

Location

Portugal, Spain, France, Ireland, United Kingdom

Total Cost

2.097.084.00

IPN Cost

190.779.00

EU financial support

1.572.813.00

National public financial support

143.084.25

Duration

42 meses

Consortium

Technopôle Brest Iroise (Lead Partner) (FR), Innovation & Management Centre Limited / WestBIC (IE), Fundacion Bahia de Cadiz Para El Desarrollo Economico (ES), Réseau des Professionnels du Numérique (FR), Comhairle Cathrach Corcai (IE), Enterprise North West (GB), IPN Incubadora - Associação para o Desenvolvimento de Actividades de Incubação de Ideias e Empresas (PT), Universidade do Porto (PT), Oficina da Inovação – Empreendedorismo e Inovação Empresarial (PT), Consejo Andaluz de Cámaras de Comercio (ES), European Business and Innovation Centre Network (BE), Technopole Quimper-Cornouaille (FR), ADIT – Technopole Anticipa (FR), Derry City and Strabane District Council (GB), Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (IE)

Partners

 

Website

http://atlanticdigitalstartups.eu/

Keywords

Startups, Digital, Atlantic Region, Internationalization