NearUS Innovation Tour to San Francisco, Sacramento and Silicon Valley

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 00:00 to Friday, January 19, 2018 - 00:00
United States of America
Event type: 
Technical and Research
Technological area: 
Information Technology/Informatics

The NearUS initiative, funded in the framework of Horizon2020, will increase European and US research and innovation collaborations while strengthening the position of Europe as the world´s leading partner in science, technology and innovation.

During its pilot phase, NearUS will propose a variety of services for researchers and entrepreneurs.
This includes research connection symposia, business matchmaking opportunities, working visits and innovation tours to US organisations, pitching to potential investors, R2M and B2B boot camps, work space access, hands on business acceleration programmes, media promotion service and more.

The pilot services will be offered in specific calls.

This first Innovation Tour is open to EU Member States and Associated Countries early stage entrepreneurs, researchers, research organizations, and clusters looking for market information, partners, investment opportunities and feedbacks for their ICT and ICT Convergence innovations.

The tour will introduce 10 selected participants to accelerators, renowned US university research gems, and successful US and EU scale-ups and unicorns located in San Francisco Bay, Sacramento and the Silicon Valley. Participants will receive guidance on IP/pitch support and will be introduced to potential partners including corporations and potential investors.

Call opened: October 5, 2017
Call closes: November 20th, 2017 – 23h59 CET


Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.