West Coast

Entrepreneurial

Alliance





The WCE Alliance proposes three axes of bilateral collaboration, as illustrated below:

Technology Transfer, Insertion & Complement

Technology transfer occurs when a Research & Development Center provides a technology or a process to an entrepreneur or to a company with the intent to allow for the creation of a commercial product.

Technology Insertion occurs when an entrepreneur or a company provides a technology or a process, originally developed for a commercial product, to a Research & Development Center with the intent to allow for its derivation towards another technology or process.

Technology Complement occurs when two companies join their respective technologies or processes with the intent to create a new solution aiming at a broader market outreach.


Startup Immersion & Exchange

Startup Immersion occurs when a startup company, whether or not hosted in a Business Incubator or an Industrial Accelerator in one country, temporarily relocates, from a couple of weeks to several months, in a in another country's Business Incubator or Industrial Accelerator.

Startup Exchange occurs when two startup companies, hosted in a Business Incubator or an Industrial Accelerator in their respective country, temporarily swap their location, from a couple of weeks to several months.


SME International Expansion

SME International Expansion occurs when a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) either delegates its representation to a service provider, or opens up an office in its own name in a foreign country.