EBN – GBI - Paving the way for Indian ecosystem to internationalize
Global Business inroads (GBI), in association with European Business and Innovation Network (EBN), aims to support Indian entrepreneurs, start-ups to explore opportunities in European market and support Indian incubators, accelerators and other centres of excellences to leverage EBN platform into becoming a world class startup ecosystem.
With introducing flagship initiatives like “Startup India and Standup India” & “Atal Innovation Mission” – Government of India aims to promote existing/new incubation centres and innovative startups to develop into a world class ecosystem by providing financial support, infrastructure and assistance. In a view to aid to such initiatives, both by Central and State Governments, GBI intends to develop expert connect with startup successful ecosystems across the world. GBI, being EBN’s representative in India, is focusing on exploiting these opportunities by supporting both Indian and European startups to globalize.
In an effort to support internationalization the Indian startup ecosystem, understand the needs and bridge the gap for the ecosystem, GBI along with David Tee, Head of Membership Services, EBN will be meeting key incubation centers, centers of excellence and government across India during 08-12 August 2016.
European Business and Innovation Network (EBN), based in Brussels, is a network of 250+ business and innovation centres, incubators, accelerators, chambers and other organizations that support the development and growth of innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs from over 40 countries around the world. Apart from offering niche networking options for entrepreneurs through special interest groups, EBN carries out a unique and only EU recognized “certification & benchmarking system for incubators, accelerators and clusters”. Some of the key value proposition include
Internationalization support for inbound and outbound B2B
Soft-landing, mentoring of startups who aim to venture into EU
EU-BIC Certification – A unique ‘quality & benchmarking system’ for innovation-based incubators & accelerators. Certification of organisations within an international quality system
Best practice sharing within a global network of experts. International Hub – An open international networking platform for start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs delivering smart take-off and soft landing services
Projects Lab – An efficient EU-funded collaborative projects lab