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Bridgehead Global – Accelerate your way to China


BIO Clustermanagement NRW GmbH (BIO CM) is a catalyser in the EIT Health Bridgehead Program offering its service to startups and small companies in the biotechnology and life sciences.

Bridgehead matches high-quality health entrepreneurs with appropriate catalysers facilitating their internationalisation to new European markets (Bridgehead Europe) and non-European markets (Bridgehead Global). The catalysers are clusters, networks, or incubators that are experts in the target country and support startups through their local knowledge and contacts.

BIO CM is an expert for the Chinese market that already accelerated the market entry of many startups. As a Bridgehead catalyser, BIO CM now shares its expertise with European companies and provides support in regulatory, financial, and cultural nature, such as the identification of partners and regions, fairs & conferences, assistance in business agreements, stakeholder management, and workshops on local reimbursement and regulatory system. Its employees include Chinese-speaking people located in Germany and China. They ideally link Europe and the Far East and thus make the market entry more effective.

For the catalysers’ support, startups receive up to 40,000€ funding (Bridgehead Global). The next application deadline is 14 September 2021. Further information can be found here.