Start.Smart.Global is a high-quality training course providing starter kits for European life science SMEs to optimise their market entries into the lucrative but challenging business environments of Japan and South Korea. Participants benefit from workshops, e-learning, webinars, peer training and a roadshow in their target country. Project outputs include individual market entry strategies, valuable contacts and a realistic evaluation of market potential.
Is it for me?
Start.Smart.Global is for innovative healthcare SMEs in biopharma / medtech /or digital health. Preferred areas of focus will be: therapeutics, diagnostics, genomics, medtech and ehealth.
1-5 July 2019: On-site training for South Korea (in Paris, France)
9-13 September 2019: On-site training for Japan (in Munich, Germany)
7-10 October 2019: Roadshow in Japan
November 2019: Roadshow in South Korea
Start.Smart.Global taps into existing successful networks and trustful business relations set up by mature cluster managers with established global networks. Building on experience from Start.Smart.Japan (GoGlobal 2018), the project expands its scope and focuses on Japan and South Korea. Korea represents a new challenging market, where clusters can make a difference to their SME’s success. The cluster partners BioM (lead), Medicen and Biocat bring in complementary expertise and provide excellence in SME training, offering networks in biopharma, medical devices, and e-health.
Start.Smart.Global aims to act as a best-practice service model for other clusters, contributing to the global recognition of innovative SMEs and strengthening Europe’s position in the global health sector. Building up the strength of EU innovators makes them globally competitive in the market, and attractive as partners for pharma and global R&D collaborations. Participants will become future peers, with the potential to train and positively influence regional networks and help them mature.