GIA Berlin Acceleration Programme
For Singapore-based tech startups and SMEs looking to expand into Germany through Berlin.
Connects Singapore companies with in-market partners and opportunities to test and commercialise their solutions.
About this programme
Organised by German Entrepreneurship Asia (GEA), the GIA Berlin Acceleration Programme is an in-market, growth acceleration programme designed to support Singapore-based tech startups and SMEs in their expansion to Europe. Also known as Scaler8, the programme provides companies with the framework and know-how to navigate the Germany market with confidence, with market exploration and access services tailored to the needs of each individual company.
An eight-week programme aimed at helping participants build a solid foundation for expansion, identify opportunities within the German market, and strengthen their offerings. The programme includes a week-long immersion in Germany*, where participants can get connected with GEA’s extensive network of partners and mentors, and potential customers.
For participants who require further strategic advice and mentoring sessions, Scaler8 Explore offers an optional add-on, Explore Extension, which spans three months. Explore Extension includes a total of eight hours of advice and partnership building support from the Scaler8 team, and and eight hours of extended coaching online by Scaler8 mentors.
- Fee for Scaler8 Explore: S$5,500 per startup or SME, after support from Enterprise Singapore
- Fee for Explore Extension: S$2,000 per startup or SME
A 16-week programme and market immersion in Germany*, where participants will receive support to develop a comprehensive expansion roadmap and be guided through its implementation. They will get to tap GEA's network of in-market experts, who cover everything from business strategy and pilot negotiations, to incorporation, talent and company acquisitions.
- Fee for Scaler8 Access: S$18,200 per startup or SME, after support from Enterprise Singapore
Scaler8 Open Innovation
In this programme, participants will be matched with challenge statements posed by German companies from various sectors and embark on pilot projects to help them gain access to the market, pilot and commercialise solutions, and build a track record in Germany. Scaler8 Open Innovation will work with participants to refine their solutions and facilitate discussions with German corporates.
- Fee for Scaler8 Open Innovation: S$600 per startup or SME, after support from Enterprise Singapore
About German Entrepreneurship Asia
Singapore-based tech startups and SMEs who have:
How to apply
Register your interest here and complete a brief questionnaire. Or contact GEA for more information:
Senior Programme Manager