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Supporting Atlantic Digital Startups to go International


The digital economy is rapidly growing worldwide. It is the major driver of innovation, competitiveness and growth, and it holds huge potential for European entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Unfortunately, only two percent of European enterprises are currently taking full advantage of new digital opportunities (EC Europa). Although not widely known, Europe & particularly Atlantic countries have many world success stories in the digital market. Yet these success stories have the potential to grow further and the new startups of the digital economy in Europe need to be supported from their early age, to be able to adapt to and benefit from international opportunities.


ADSA encourages digital startups to go international, and thus contribute to support cooperation in the exploitation of R&D results and the creation of more knowledge-intensive businesses able to access the international markets.
Digital startups develop innovative ideas which can be put on the market very quickly. ADSA also set up cooperation between research, economic and governmental actors as the partnership comprises a mix of organizations from across the triple helix.
By helping digital startups to go international, ADSA will increase R&D investments in the private sector which is a key issue in the region since those investment rates are low in the whole Atlantic area.

Project Reference



Intervention Region

Portugal, Spain, France, Ireland, United Kingdom

Total Investment

2 399.532,71 EUR

IPN Investment

191.779,00 EUR

Total Eligible

2 396.732,71 EUR

IPN Eligible

237.412,27 EUR

EC Funding – Total

1 797.549,53 EUR


42 meses

Start Date


End Date


Approval Date



Technopôle Brest Iroise (Lead Partner) (FR), Innovation & Management Centre Limited / WestBIC (IE), Fundacion Bahia de Cadiz Para El Desarrollo Economico (ES), Réseau des Professionnels du Numérique (FR), Comhairle Cathrach Corcai (IE), Enterprise North West (GB), IPN Incubadora - Associação para o Desenvolvimento de Actividades de Incubação de Ideias e Empresas (PT), Universidade do Porto (PT), Oficina da Inovação – Empreendedorismo e Inovação Empresarial (PT), Consejo Andaluz de Cámaras de Comercio (ES), European Business and Innovation Centre Network (BE), Technopole Quimper-Cornouaille (FR), ADIT – Technopole Anticipa (FR), Derry City and Strabane District Council (GB), Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (IE)




Startups, Digital, Atlantic Region, Internationalization