The BRIDGE project expects to account, at the end of the 20 months of its duration, with the participation of 200 EU Cluster organisations, start-ups and SMEs which will have benefited from the actions developed during the project: events, workshops, joint-strategies, partnership agreements, etc.
Furthermore, BRIDGE Consortium represents a total of circa 1.100 SMEs, which will benefit directly and indirectly of more international support services offered by the Clusters involved in order to strengthen the competitiveness and sustainability of the European Union´s enterprises, encourage an entrepreneurial culture and promote the creation and growth of SMEs (an essential objective of the Europe 2020 programme and COSME’s in particular).
The overall concept underpinning the project is based on increasing the opportunities of internationalization of European start-ups and SMEs working on data-driven technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain (BC) by:
- Creating a BRIDGE Value Chain (AI and BC) composed by start-ups and SMEs from different European companies interested in targeting non-EU countries.
- Developing a joint internationalization strategy shared by European Clusters interested in supporting their companies in approaching new markets in new countries.
- Validate the strategy and its support measures with the involved companies through co-participative laboratories and workgroups.
- Creating a European Strategic Cluster Partnership to formalize and strengthen the commitment between the partners to take the BRIDGE Value Chain abroad.