The official opening of ENRICH at the USA East Coast Center in Boston, MA took place on October 10, 2018.
The Center, which is led by project partner InBIA, will provide information and support services to innovators and researchers across the EU who wish to accelerate access and maximize opportunities for growth in the US innovation ecosystem. . The East Coast Center joins the ENRICH network, which includes a West Coast Center previously established in San Francisco. The Center is located at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) in downtown Boston and offers services through the ENRICH network in the United States such as bootcamps, innovation tours, matchmaking events as well as upgrades. provision of “hot desks” for those selected following competitive calls for applications which will be published on www.enrich-usa.eu.
Funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020, ENRICH is a global network of centers and hubs focused on promoting the internationalization of European science, technology and innovation (STI).
ENRICH in the United States, the project focused on internationalization specifically in the United States, is coordinated by DLR with the support of inno TSD. It provides high-impact research and innovation internationalization support services to European researchers and innovators with a focus on accelerating access to the US market and maximizing opportunities for collaboration and business growth. ENRICH also serves US-based entities interested in transatlantic research and business opportunities, including identification of collaborative research partners, expansion into European markets and access to unique technologies / products developed by European innovators.
Dr Sébastien Farnaud, CEO of the MMDP Laboratory, and participant in the ENRICH Bootcamp, expressed his support for ENRICH and the new Center.
“The ENRICH program opens our eyes to the diversity and richness of the American market! It demystifies the cliché of impossible reach and demonstrates the will, necessity and benefit on both sides to strengthen this transatlantic bridge. With a large number of useful contacts, it is an experience beyond expectations which for me marks the beginning of development on several levels, ”said Farnaud.