Supporting Cities & Regions
We deploy all of our activities to help individual cities and regions foster knowledge-intensive startups.
Like many innovation consultants, we have helped many (over 30) cities and regions develop their regional innovation strategies, working with Managing Authorities, Regional Development Agencies, city governments, incubators, accelerators, local large companies and other stakeholders.
Unlike other innovation strategy consultants, we can then deploy our investment funds and training activities to help implement it.
How we help
Invest: we set up and manage co-investment funds with public authorities, private investors and more to invest directly in startups - see
Advise: with over 20 years' hands-on experience in investing in high-growth companies across Europe, our strategy advice reflects what we see every day as we coach the startups we're investing in - see
Regional Technical Assistance
Cultivate: launch a
Creativity Camp to unleash the entrepreneurial spirit in your city's young people, or roll out our
Kaufman FastTrac® and
Research Helicopter mentoring programmes for your entrepreneurs and innovators
Partner: we help cities and regions establish EC-supported research & innovation projects with their local Research & Technology Organisations
Synergy: we combine all of these activities in the city-oriented, challenge-based Meta Innovation Platform
Need help fostering startups in your region or city? Get in touch.