Scale your Start-up in Europe

This Project aimed to establish the Alps as an innovative hub on an international level. The project focused on one of the most critical phases of the enterprise cycle: the scale up phase. The main goal of the SCALE(up)ALPS project was to foster the scaling up of Alpine Space (AS) start-ups and to brand the AS as a cooperative area for innovative businesses and job creation. The project was about improving funding opportunities, finding a talented and skilled workforce, developing leadership and facilitating access to international markets.

Timely Support

We help you in the growth phase so that you don’t need to leave Europe to ensure your success.

Connect Stakeholders

We create a community of stakeholders (policy makers, start-ups, supporters, established companies) interested in creating a scaleup hub in the Alpine Space.

Long-term Strategy

We will produce a long-term feasibility plan with high level recommendations on start-up ecosystems’ growth and reducing fragmentation and increasing collaboration across disciplines & stakeholders.


The project span was from November 2016 until October 2019. 


  1. connecting AS ecosystem policies & communities of practice;
  2. selecting policies that expand the quantity and the quality of AS serial entrepreneurs and fast-growing scalable ventures;
  3. producing a mid-level feasibility plan with high level recommendations on start-up ecosystems’ growth and reducing fragmentation and therefore increasing collaboration across disciplines & stakeholders;
  4. designing & testing innovative public-private support schemes, matching corporates and capital, attracting talent, opening up market access and improving innovation within the entrepreneurial life cycle.

You can find out more about the project here.

Contact persons

Marisa Schneider

Project Leader International Cooperation
Entrepreneurial Network
+49 89-18 94 69-1454

Silvia Dell'Olio

Executive Director International Affairs
Entrepreneurial Network

+49 89-18 94 69-1412

This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space Programme.

Total eligible costs: 1.676.003 EUR
ERDF grant:1.424.602 EUR
Project start date: 01/11/2016
Project end date: 31/10/2019

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