The objective of the EU- South Asia Start-up Helpdesk is to help start-ups from EU and Sri Lanka/South Asia access the SL/South Asia and European markets respectively. We will connect start-ups from EU and South Asia and provide continuous and consistent support to the start-ups for internationalization. The Help Desk aims to become a one stop center for all your queries in the context of expanding your start-up to Europe or South Asia. Our experts will guide you with the valuable information and relevant networking opportunities. We aim to make your dream to scale-up and access new markets a reality with the our support.
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5 start-ups from Sri Lankan and / or EU will receive hands on support to enter the European and Sri Lankan markets respectively.
To apply please go to the Global Technology Interface(GTI) platform and on the Innovation Call page go to: "EU- Sri-Lanka Innovation Partnership" call.
The helpdesk team has prepared fliers on Why India (PDF 3.2MB), Why Sri Lanka (PDF 2.8MB) and Why Europe (PDF 3.5MB) for a quick glance on why Indian, Sri Lankan and European start-ups should consider Sri Lanka/South Asia and Europe as a market and co-creation destination.
Interested startups can contact Joshua from the Indian Help Desk, Fayaz from the Sri Lankan Helpdesk and Chris from the EU Helpdesk.
Favorable Market conditions
Largest consumer base for emerging technologies
Openness for European technologies
Lower market deployment costs
Gateway to global market
Access to Standardized technology
Access to multiple markets through EU
More details to be announced soon