Innovation Bridge North America aims to create a strong network in the innovation ecosystems of the USA and Canada. After the experiences with the Innovation Bridge Israel and the Innovation Bridge China, BMR is now setting up the Innovation Bridge North America to build the bridge from North America to the Ruhr region. Together with the Worldfactory Start-up Center of the Ruhr University Bochum and the Chambers of Commerce Abroad in the USA and Canada, BMR has developed various formats to make start-up ecosystems, pathways and networking opportunities for regional actors as well as the potentials of internationalisation for start-ups visible.
As the regional economic development agency for the Ruhr region, BMR aims to support both the settlement of foreign companies in the Metropole Ruhr and the market development of domestic companies in North America. In addition, the Innovation Bridge is intended to generate innovation impulses and cooperation potential for the region. BMR is therefore building bridges in regions whose competences are complementary to those of the Ruhr region, as well as the tech hotspots Tel Aviv and Shenzhen - and currently North America. Boston is very strong in the field of medical technology and robotics, while in Canada it is above all the exciting players in the field of artificial intelligence and IT security. In short: innovation through cooperation!
Further events to intensify the internationalisation of the growing start-up scene in the Ruhr region:
14 April 2021: Creating Innovation Networks - Kick-off
20 to 22 April 2021: COLLISION - North America's fastest-growing tech conference
19 May 2021: Creating Innovation Networks - From Science to Start-ups
29 to 30 June 2021: Panel discussion together with RUB at ruhrSUMMIT