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INNOWWIDE to Fund Companies for Entering the US Innovations Market


The application process is now open for INNOWWIDE – the new European programme for seed funding of projects assessing the competitiveness and the potential for entering the USA market of innovations, services and products. At least 120 innovative SMEs and start-ups from the EU will be supported with up to €60,000 of funding per project. The funds will cover the costs of market surveys, fees of consultants in the EU and/or in the USA, expenses for local and American contractors, subcontractors and others. Organisations interested in markets such as Russia, Brazil, Mexico, China, India and other markets outside Europe can also apply for the programme.

The deadline for the applications and the proposals is from April 1 until May 31, 2019. The required documents are available here: Call Text and Guidelines.

Sofia-based companies with projects, new products and commercial ideas can refer for assistance to Mr. Ivo Konstantinov from the Economic and Commercial Section at the Bulgarian Embassy of the United States in Washington, D.C. The applying organisation will receive recommendations and contacts with various potential American partners, part of the INNOWWIDE program. According to the type of their project, the participants can rely on receiving contacts with research laboratories in more than 20 universities, Bulgarians in the US who consult startups in the US, innovation and commerce centres, etc.

For contacts and support:

Tel.+1 202 332 6609

Tel. +1 202 387 5770

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Ivo Konstantinov

Commercial Counselor and Trade Attache

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria