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BIO.NRW.eco is an associated cluster in MPowerBio, which support start-ups and SMEs in the bio-based industries and helps them secure sufficient investments.

MPowerBio is a project funded by BBI JU, which aims to support clusters within the bio-based industries across Europe and helps SMEs overcome the challenge of securing sufficient investment to scale. The project will run until the end of 2022 and aims to prepare a total of 250 SMEs for investment.

As part of this, MPowerBio has launched the Business Support Programme which gathers high-potential start-ups/SMEs and scale-ups from bio-based industries and provides:

  • experienced start-up coaches
  • investors
  • industry experts
  • an entrepreneurial environment

In addition, a six-week online training course starting in June 2021, delivered by MPowerBIO in-house growth experts, will provide bio-based SMEs and scale-ups with tailor-made sessions covering various topics such as:

  • reporting and exit strategies
  • market validation
  • financial planning
  • IPR protection
  • matching company growth and EU funding opportunities
  • creating and delivering a compelling investor pitch deck
  • and much more

The best part about the programme is that it offers direct access to investors at regional and final events

 

More information about the Business Support Program 2021 can be found here.
To apply for the programme, click here.

If you have further questions regarding MPowerBio or other funding options for bio-based start-ups and SMEs please contact Dr. Jasmin Schubert or Dr. Katharina Gräfe.