Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) formed a partnership with ELITE, London Stock Exchange Group’s innovative business support programme. The partnership outlines several areas for closer collaboration, including informing SEP and ELITE members about the opportunities available to participants on each programme, exploring cross participation opportunities for companies on both programmes in order to maximize synergies, education support from Mind the Bridge for ELITE companies, sharing knowledge and expertise on innovation, entrepreneurship and the US market etc.
Both SEP and ELITE are leading platforms devoted to supporting the growth of Europe’s most promising companies. SEP is the open innovation platform launched by the European Commission managed by Mind the Bridge. Its goal is to initiate qualified connections between top European scale-ups and medium and large corporations in order to foster commercial and strategic partnerships. As for ELITE, it offers businesses a full programme to help them grow, including education training and direct contact with Europe’s financial and advisory community, through a unique online portal.