Preannouncement: ENRICH East Coast Innovation Tour 2019 (Washington, DC - Bethesda, MA - Philadelphia, PA - New York, NY)

Forthcoming Opportunities

Services offered in this specific call

ENRICH in the USA, organizes its second East Coast Innovation Tour as vehicle for commercialising promising EU research and technologies. Join us to discover  Washington, DC - Bethesda, MA - Philadelphia, PA - New York, NY June 9th to 14th, 2019.

This second East Coast Innovation Tour is open for:

  • Research ecosystems/multipliers: cluster managers, research lab, tech transfer office, accelerators, governmental agencies, universities, etc.
  • Early stage start-ups & Entrepreneurs
  • Researchers

from EU Member States and Associated Countries. Our industry focus is Life Sciences and drug discovery, Medtech and E-Health.

This service gives applicants the opportunity to:

  • Understand the local US ecosystem (East Coast focus) that supports Innovation;
  • Have live feedbacks on your project(s)/prototype/business plan;
  • Explore opportunities of funding in the US;
  • Explore opportunities of co-development and licensing
  • Meet potential partners and investors
  • Connect ecosystems, multipliers and clusters
  • Understand & better leverage ENRICH in the USA support.


Tentative schedule

  • Saturday, June 8th afternoon: Washington DC
    • Welcome and cultural activity
  • Sunday, June 9th: Washington DC
    • Pitch training with DC Archangels
    • Discussion about FDA regulation
  • Monday, June 10 - Bethesda, MA - National Cancer Institute
    • Meet NIH (National Institute of Health) and DoD (Department of Defense) Investigators
    • Discussion of co-development and licensing opportunities
    • Overview of the Greater DC/Maryland Ecosystem
  • Tuesday, June 11: Washington DC & Philadelphia, PA
    • Visit of SelectUSA Summit in Washington, DC
    • transfer to Philadelphia, PA
    • ENRICH in the USA Hub - overview of Global Access soft landing program
    • Panel discussion with local European SMEs and Scale-ups – Do’s and Don’ts
  • Wednesday, June 12th: Philadelphia, PA
    • Overview of the local Pennsylvanian & New Jersey funding mechanisms and programs
    • Tours of research lab, such as UPenn and Fox chase medical center
    • Exchange of experience with local startups part of the Global Startup Accelerator
    • Pitch event in partnership with local angel network
  • Thursday, June 13th: New York City, NY
    • Overview of the local New York funding mechanisms and programs
    • Meeting with local European Scale-ups – Do’s and Don’ts
    • Meeting with local accelerator program
    • Pitching Event with local angel investors and partners
  • Friday, June 14th: Greater New York, NY
    • Tour of hospital and research labs of organizations such as NYU, Columbia or MSKCC
    • Meeting with a local Fortune 500 company, such as J&J or BMS