The Tesla Project is a transnational innovation project supporting pilot actions for early-stage technology-based enterprises in North West Europe.
TESLA is a transnational innovation support project involving eight partners from six EU Member States. The overall objective of the project is to support the growth and development of early stage High Potential Start Up (HPSU) companies in Ireland, Wales, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands through a programme of transnational pilot innovation and business support initiatives. The project is being led by the Border Midland and Western Regional Assembly.
The project consists of ten targeted initiatives aimed at helping HPSUs internationalise more quickly, access key export market intelligence in the European Union and beyond, identify new product development opportunities and, with the support and expertise of the partner network to identify new sources of finance for HPSU development. The project will invest €3.8m in the partner regions over a three year period, 50% of which will be provided by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg IVB North West Europe Programme.
- 612 firms will be engaged in the 10 initiatives
- 55 new products designed and/or developed
- 45 HPSUs established
- 68 Support Workshops hosted
- 850 Expert days provided to firms