Bridging the gap between the UK and Brazil tech startup ecosystems

The Embassy of Brazil in London, ANPROTEC (Brazilian National Association of Technology Parks and Business Incubators), APEX-BRAZIL (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency) and the Imperial College London are launching the 2020 Brazil-London Incubation Programme.

10 Brazilian startups within the health care and engineering sectors will participate in an intensive virtual schedule of activities to be held on November 2020.

 

In order to support the development and internationalisation of Brazilian enterprises in the areas of health and engineering, Anprotec, together with the Embassy of Brazil in the United Kingdom, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) and Imperial College London launch the Call for the Brazil-London 2020 Incubation Program. The program will consist of immersing Brazilian startups in the innovation ecosystem of the city of London, United Kingdom.

In its original format, the Program would include a one-week face-to-face exchange. However, due to the worsening of the Covid-19 pandemic, this first edition of the program will be held in virtual mode. The content and objective of the program remain the same: to offer Brazilian enterprises privileged contact with London’s innovation environments, in particular Imperial College London.

10 selected startups will participate in an intensive virtual agenda of activities in November 2020. On that occasion, preparatory sessions on market access, technical training, seminars on the innovation ecosystem, mentoring, pitch training, access to local investors, business matchmaking will be offered, and qualified networking, in addition to an exercise dedicated to accelerating the internationalisation process of innovative ventures.

10 selected startups are in the initial stage to a mature product development maturity, and have solutions that address one or more Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN).

The selection of proposals has been carried out by an evaluation committee composed of representatives from Anprotec, the Brazilian Embassy in London, Imperial College London and ad hoc specialists or external partners.

 

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