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With its approximately 100 offices in over 70 countries, ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA provides a broad range of intelligence and business development services for both Austrian companies and their international business partners. Around 800 employees and 35 consultants around the world can assist you in locating Austrian suppliers and business partners. We organize about 1,200 events every year to bring business contacts together. Other services provided range from introductions to Austrian companies looking for importers, distributors or agents to providing in-depth information on Austria as a business location and assistance in entering the Austrian market.


Contact: Peter Pesl, Head of Technology and Innovation


The BCCC is a bilateral non-profit membership organisation dedicated to promoting and supporting business relations between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Croatia. We help Croatian entrepreneurs find their foothold in the UK, promote their ideas, and raise capital for their businesses. Croatia is an up-and-coming tech star in its own right, with plentiful opportunities for UK businesses. We exist to bring the two together, with strong links in the private and public sectors of both countries. We promote and host our own tech focused events, and help our members access the wider tech relationships we love to develop.

Contact: Damir Cimer, Director

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Business Finland is the Finnish government organisation for trade, foreign direct investment and innovation. Its 600 experts work in 40 offices globally and in 16 regional offices around Finland.
Contact: Perry Le Dain, Trade Commissioner


La FrenchTech London was founded in 2015 and is part of La FrenchTech, the French government initiative bringing together startups, investors, policymakers and community builders and aiming at supporting the French Digital Ecosystem around the world. La FrenchTech London is the official organisation supporting the French startup & entrepreneurs ecosystem in the UK.

Contacts: Raphael Crouan, President

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Germany’s Digital Hub Initiative was founded in 2017 by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. The Initiative brings together twelve Digital Hubs located throughout Germany and provides a solid network to facilitate the exchange of expertise, programs and ideas. Each Digital Hub allows start-ups, companies and research institutions to come together to find solutions to the challenges and prospects of digitisation. These solutions range from artificial intelligence to mobility and smart infrastructure.


Contact: Robert Scheid, UK Ambassador

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The UK Israel Tech Hub is a not-for-profit venture operating out of the British Embassy Israel since 2011. The Hub was founded by the UK government as a means to drive economic growth by helping British companies partner with cutting-edge technology from Israel. The Hub has earned a strong reputation as the finest team of “resident experts” in Israel, one of the world’s leading clusters of technology and innovation. Our unique position within the UK Government, and based at the British Embassy enables us to open doors in both markets that might otherwise be closed, and we do so quickly and efficiently. We pride ourselves on high quality, well-organised innovation advisory work. As such, the Hub has become an ideal partner for UK corporations in facilitating their innovation/technological needs.

Contact: Avital Levitzky, Fintech and Cybersecurity Sectors Lead


TechItalia is a community encompassing 5,000 professionals working in tech in London which supports Italian companies interested in expanding, launching internationally and raising investment in the UK. Since 2018 we have been organising acceleration programmes and bootcamps for tech startups and scaleups with one Italian cofounder, via our network of 200 professionals.

Contact: Pier Paolo Mucelli, Co-founder

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r10ventures is a London-based tech programme working with startups in AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Fintech, IoT and advanced business solutions. We provide specialised origination and market monitoring services in Romania, and offer expert mentoring and specialist advice to bring best in class growth expertise to its technology startups and scaleups. Through innovation and acceleration programmes attuned to the needs of founders from the CEE region, we help narrow any cultural and entrepreneurial gaps and connect early stage, high growth potential companies, with the fuel they need for international growth.




A programme designed to help innovative Swiss start-ups explore the UK market. Selected start-ups are given the opportunity to learn about potential business opportunities in the United Kingdom first-hand and build personal networks through individually tailored contacts, activities and events. The programme is funded by Switzerland’s national innovation agency Innosuisse and run by the Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom. The worldwide network of Innosuisse Internationalisation Camps includes the USA, China, India, Brazil and the UK.


Contacts: Lutz-Peter Berg, Head of Science and Innovation

Charlotte-Mathilde Chenu, Science and Innovation Officer

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Hackquarters connects the most promising startups with the innovative corporate companies. Developed initially as a programme for Turkish startups, it now supports tech companies from multiple countries helping them scale internationally via corporate innovation programmes.

Hackquarters has more than 400 alumni startups, who raised in total $100M funding among our 80 innovation and accelerator programs. You can always check our corporate innovation services and look into our portfolio.


Contact: Kaan Akin, Founder

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