The Drive programme

Dutch International Scale Consortium (DISC)


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Service description

Looking for “unique, real and relevant contacts with the Dutch ecosystem”? That’s how earlier participants describe the DRIVE Programme. The DRIVE Programme gives participants the opportunity to obtain substantial knowledge about the Dutch Smart City and Smart Mobility market in a short period of time, and to get in touch with relevant stakeholders and clients. The programme has two phases and is conducted in a hybrid format: the first phase has 4 group sessions (online), and the second phase has individual support and valuable introductions (offline). The following activities will be covered in Phase 1: Masterclass 1: clients and channels to reach these clients; Masterclass 2: tenders and tender procedures; Masterclass 3: Legal and ethical aspects; and Masterclass 4: Financial aspects (tax and subsidies). Phase 2 will cover the following activities: a. Interviews with stakeholders; b. Workshop Cultural differences; c. Pitch training; and d. Individual support to further prepare for one-on-one sessions with stakeholders and clients during the Smart City Expo Barcelona. The participants in Phase 2 will be selected by the DISC-partners.

Sector agnostic
Technology Readiness Level
TRL 8 – System complete and qualified
TRL 9 – Actual system proven in operational environment
Disclaimer related to service

 Applications can be done on a rolling basis, however, the programme has a fixed start and end date, to be determined by the organisers.

Financial requirements

€ 3.995.