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The international funding initiative ENRICH in the USA (European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs in the USA) acts as a central contact point for European research and innovation actors seeking to grow and reinforce collaboration in the USA.
ENRICH is the European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs. Promoted by the European Commission through Horizon 2020, the ENRICH Network currently offers services to connect European research, technology and business organisations with three global frontrunner innovation markets: Brazil, China and the USA. Detailed information on the organisational structure of ENRICH can be found on the .
ENRICH in the USA establishes a Network of European Research and Innovation Centres throughout the United States of America. ENRICH USA acts as a central contact point for European research and innovation actors seeking to grow and reinforce collaboration across the Atlantic. The initiative started in April 2017.
The mission of the Network is to provide standardised as well as tailor-made, research & innovation internationalisation support services to European researchers and innovators, to accelerate access to the US market, and maximise chances of success. Services will target various, commercially viable technology maturity levels and include for example the Entrepreneurial Skills Development Program (ESDP) for researchers in the early stages of commercialisation, Match&Pitch events, sector specific bootcamps, innovation tours, online workshops, hot desks and more. Detailed information on currently open calls of ENRICH in the USA can be found under.
The ENRICH in the USA Network includes the following entities:
- One “Coordination Node” in Europe (at EBN, Brussels)
- One “Coordination Node” in the US (at InBIA)
- Two physical ENRICH in the USA Centres:
- San Francisco Centre: ENRICH West Coast Centre at EAEC
- Boston Centre: ENRICH East Coast Centre at the Cambridge Innovation Centre (CIC)
- Five Associate Hubs across the US, and plans to expand the ENRICH in the USA Network beyond these first five Hubs, over four years.
60 associated partners in the EU and US support the ENRICH in the USA Network.
The DLR Project Management Agency is port of the ENRICH in the USA consortium and in charge with the coordination of the EU project.
If you have any questions regarding ENRICH in the USA, please get in touch with one of the contact persons (see contact box on the right).