Cooperative partners for the Rapid Health program are :
Test environment for proof of concept - Taiwanese Startups & Scale-ups
To shape RAPID-Health well, the Economic Board Utrecht is starting cooperation with Taiwanese startups and scale-ups. We choose to start with Taiwan because Utrecht Region has already good cooperation between the Taiwan Globalisation Network-TGN , Tiger Accelerator Program (TAP) and Taipei City Government (Department Economic Development and Startup Taipei). Many Taiwanese companies have already found their ways to the European market because of this relationship, with great success. In addition to good cooperation, Taiwan is full of promising innovations in the area of Health, which makes the chances for the European market realistic.
The Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST) in Taipei, recognized the RAPID-Health program as a good starting point to send Taiwanese qualified startups to Europe, following their Vision Program for international cooperation which they have done with Silicon Valley and Singapore.
From 2019, RAPID-Health provides a place for a couple of Taiwanese startups to get to know the market and to find a possible entry to establish their businesses in Europe.
Regional Accelerator Program Innovation & Development for health
Utrecht Region believes it’s important to introduce innovative international compagnies with a focus on Healthy Urban Living to their Ecosystem. In order to facilitate this acquaintance well, the Economic Board Utrecht starts with the Regional Accelarator Program Innovation & Development for Health (RAPID-Health). The program is the driving force for international companies to get familiar with the European market and to further develop their own businesses here. In this way, RAPID-Health supports international companies to significantly increase their opportunities in Europe. This makes the gateway to Europe even more accessible.