The Department for International Trade would like to invite Italian start-ups and scale-ups to apply for UK-Italy Springboard.

Organised in collaboration with Intesa San Paolo and ITA Italian Trade Agency (ICE), UK-Italy Springboard is a business competition open to all innovative Italian start-ups willing to use the UK as a springboard to grow on the global stage.

With its dynamic business ecosystem and a strong start-up culture, the UK market offers outstanding opportunities for Italian companies and represents the stepping stone to international markets.

The competition will be open until Thursday 14 December 2017.

How to enter:

Download the application form by clicking this link here.

Send the completed application and an executive business plan no longer than 10 pages to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The business plan should include:

- date of incorporation 
- mission statement
- turnover from 2013 to 2017
- team structure and internal competences
- growth and internationalisation strategy and reasons why your company is interested in the UK

The competition is open to all Italian companies incorporated from 1 January 2012. An established presence or the interest to pursue business in the UK is an essential prerequisite.

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