Innovation Initiative

Enabling Innovation and Ecosystem Excellence

Program Design


Leading global innovation hub


European innovation hub

April 27th to 30th

Boston entrepreneurs and investors are taking off to explore Strasbourg and seize French and European opportunities

Accessing European and USA Ecosystems and markets through Strasbourg and Boston





The Boston-Strasbourg Innovation Initiative aims at elevating the existing sister-city relationship between the two cities. This is achieved by adding a business and economic focus to help entrepreneurs bring innovations that matter to new markets more effectively, and to power up each ecosystem to continuously drive innovation excellence.

In April 2020, a group of 15 Boston organizations, startups CEOs looking to expand to the French and broader European regions, investors, ecosystem leaders and corporate executives will be exploring and evaluating market entry and investment opportunities in Strasbourg.

Later in the year, a group of 15-20 Strasbourg ecosystem leaders, companies, local business angels and corporates will explore Boston for similar opportunities. 


April 2020 Conference: Boston to Strasbourg


Enroll in this great program and conference in Strasbourg now to benefit from a unique opportunity to explore, evaluate and learn about strategies to successfully expand your business opportunities to the European region.



February – March


Experts to help you prepare

Work with a team of expert to best prepare your exploration to ensure maximum results are delivered during and post program. Based on your customer needs and objectives that standard exploration will be customized to maximize your time in Strasbourg.





April 27th – 30th


Workshops, visits, meetings in Strasbourg

Participate in a unique curriculum that will provide you strategic contacts and insights to fully understand the approaches to take to successfully and more rapidly expand your business to Europe. Join a group of investors looking for local talents and technologies that are transforming healthcare.




Post Program


Maximize a new Strasbourg network

After the program, report on achievements and get post exploration support to transform your new strategies into firm realities. Benefit from economic incentives, local expertise and other opportunities to fully achieve your custom business objectives.



Participant benefits


A highly customized program with tracks for each categories of participants.

Successful US healthcare companies 

Rapidly gain the insights and strategic contacts you need to decide and pursue a go to market strategy. Reduce risks, maximize your success leveraging a highly customized private-public initiative focusing on results.

Opportunistic US Investors

Join the exploration to evaluate EU opportunities, meet highly promising local entrepreneurial talents. Meet and exchange with local investors, leaders to better comprehend the opportunities and tackle key challenges of foreign investing.


Leading US Corporates

Partner with Innouvo and its partners to efficiently and effectively evaluate the local innovation ecosystem and source quality deal flow matching your strategic business needs. Save time and energy in triaging and selecting deals that matters to you.

US ecosystem leaders

Evaluate regional opportunities that ca help your organizations better support global entrepreneurship and market access. Network and exchange best practices to support innovation excellence and find synergistic collaborations.

Leverage these ecosystem advantages


Boston: Global Innovation Excellence


  • Boston is the historic home of the American revolution and of today’s technological (r)evolution.
  • A city that focuses on solving problems that matter: Healthcare, Climate change and more.
  • An ecosystem that values its diversity, entrepreneurs from all backgrounds and countries of origin.
  • An extraordinary city that houses some of the best and brightest minds on the planet.
  • The home of Harvard and M.I.T. as well as the some of the best incubators in the world
  • A proven track record of successfully bringing innovation to product companies and mind capital.
  • One of the largest Venture Capital community in the world, Boston is the launchpad to the world for technological innovations.


Strasbourg: Constitutional European Capital


  • The constitutional European capital, Strasbourg, France is the doorway through which companies can gain market access to Europe, including its many emerging countries.
  • Geographically located close to Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium, and a couple of hours away from Paris, Berlin and London.
  • Gateway to the upper Rhine region and to the $20 trillion European economy that includes as-yet-untapped economies, presenting immense opportunities for American entrepreneurs and investors.
  • Renowned as a center of excellence for healthcare and for a dedicated and passionate entrepreneurial community focused on solving pressing world issues similar to those we care about in Boston, including healthcare, climate change and more. 

Participating Organizations

Ecosystem Partners


Special thanks to our ecosystem partners for participating in build up of more effective and efficient

European and US innovation ecosystem

Investors (VCs, BA Groups, Corp VC)


To be announced March 10th

US Healthcare Companies


To be announced March 10th



To be announced March 10th