Initial Aid for Your Innovation


Our basic idea in HYPEREGIO – EarlyTech is to provide SME with the substantial support needed in the first stages of cross-border technology and knowledge transfer. Our technology transfer activities are targeted to 1:1-matchings and a lower Technology Readiness Level (TRL 1-3). SMEs are invited to

  • Take part in technology- or branch-specific Business-to-Science (B2S) oriented euregional events
  • Participate in dedicated cross-border human resources (HR) events or programs
  • Get acquainted with our technology transfer (TT) managers connecting you with suitable cross-border knowledge institutions
  • Grasp your B2S voucher: Get a € 6,000 grant for free to explore an initial cooperation with a knowledge institute to address your specific technology objectives


Are you aware of the excellent research and technology potential across the borders? Get acquainted with our technology transfer (TT) managers! They arrange appropriate contacts and support you in building efficient cooperation with knowledge and research institutions.

Contact your regional and / or cross-border TT manager >> here.


As an entrepreneur you have to deal with questions of the future and key enabling technologies which could be important for your business. You need to exchange trends and use chances of cooperation with knowledge and research institutions. So why not use the immense potential right across the borders in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine?

With our EarlyTech events you will have the opportunity to get in contact with scientists – goal-driven, need-based, on a personal level – as problem solvers: Early in the morning at our “EarlyBirds Technology Breakfast”, or in the late afternoon at research institutions and interesting locations at our “Business meets Science” events. They will open their doors for you, so you can get a close and exclusive look inside!

Get an impression of our cooperation and funding opportunities for SMEs in the HYPEREGIO and watch our short video of an “EarlyBirds Technology Breakfast” event (YouTube channel) >>

In the early morning during our “EarlyBirds Technology Breakfast” you get a look inside an innovative company where we discuss future topics with scientists and other entrepreneurs. After a presentation of the entrepreneur and a lecture by a professor you are invited to have a breakfast refreshment with a guided tour and networking possibilities afterwards.

 Did you ever get a close look inside an R&D institution? Use this opportunity and get into direct contact with scientists who could support your innovation. At our “Business meets Science” events you visit a research institute or interesting location to meet professors and scientists and learn more about the state-of-the-art research.


The acquisition and bonding of junior staff, professionals and executives is a particular challenge for small and medium-sized enterprises. At the same time, it is essential to sustain the innovative potential and competitiveness of enterprises.

Get an impression of a HYPERslam and watch pour short video (YouTube channel) >>

We support SMEs with a variety of cross-border human resources (HR) events and programme.

Take the chance to get professional knowledge of cross-border recruiting and security of skilled employees with the event series “Lights on: Human Resources“ – the format for human resources management in an international and euregional context. Propose your own current topics and develop the human resources management in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine together with us.

Present yourself as part of a job expedition as an attractive employer in the cross-border region. Attract students for professional practical trainings, bachelor and master thesis or career entry in your company.

Our “HYPERslam – Discover Euregional Employers” mainly takes place at job fairs. Companies are presented in an entertaining way by a poetry slammer.

Introduce your company as an attractive employer to numerous students in a modern and appealing way with the “HYPERslam – Discover Euregional Employers” events.