On November 23rd the second Scale-Up Summit will take place in Rotterdam during the Clean Tech Summit 2017. Over 20 green innovators will pitch their product to corporate buyers and corporate investors. The Scale-up Summit is part of the INTERREG North Sea Region project SCALE-UP. The participating Green Innovators and Corporate Buyers and -Investors will be announced shortly.


SCALE-UP supports the greening of the economy through better exploitation of NSR Clean Tech (CT) innovations, aiming at international uptake of 25 novel, green products and services by large corporate buyers. While the NSR globally leads in CT innovations, still too few of those reach international markets.

Large buyers may be unaware of innovations available across the region, or find start-ups unsuitable as providers. Innovators have difficulties accessing large buyers abroad or have little experience with corporate procurement processes.

In SCALE-UP, the CT cluster organizations Clean Tech Delta (NL), CLEAN (DK), Cambridge CT (UK), iCleanTechFlanders (BE) and CleanTechINN (SE) will offer a set of new transnational services aimed at enabling business development between innovators and buyers. At the core are tailored Meet the Buyer events, professional expertise development programs for innovators focusing on reaching corporate buyers, and a voucher system to support international travel.

SCALE-UP summit

During the SCALE-UP Summit, participating SMEs get the chance to participate in a 1-on-1 meeting with a corporate buyer. If there is a match between the SME and the corporate, the opportunity to start a pilot together will be explored and supported. The participating corporates will be announced soon.

Preliminary Program

  • 8:30 – Opening and welcome
  • 9:00 – 10:30 – Meet the buyer session 1
  • Break
  • 11:00 – 12:30 – Meet the buyer session 2 and Lunch
  • Break
  • 13:00 – 15:30 – Meet the start-up
  • 15:30: Wrap-up and closing

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