Scale easily in Northern Europe

The Interreg Lean Landing program is designed to help startups scale quickly into new European markets. If you want to test whether your products or services can be sold abroad, or if you’re looking for new partnerships in Northern Europe, this programme is for you.

It’s free to join, and we’ll even refund a large part of your travel and accommodation costs. If you’re interested in joining the Interreg Lean Landing program, the first step is a screening interview, where we assess your company’s potential and motivation to participate in the project.


CEO Thomas Goijarts of Patient Journey AppDutchbasecamp has done a remarkable job of arming us with local business insights and creating valuable connections from sometimes unexpected angles. Next to that they are a great bunch of people to work with!

Some of our participants

Outline of the program

Sounds good, right? Upon review of your application we get back to you, plan an intake and define your needs.

We form small groups of startups and ScaleUps with similar interest in specific Interreg countries. For these different groups, we organize a tailor-made workshop to discuss what it takes to scale to your hub of interest. We then plan a mini-bootcamp to the hub to validate your assumptions, build networks and meet potential launching customers.

What we do

Favouring a hands-on approach, we arrange partner and customer meetings for you in your country of choice, so you can get fast feedback from potential customers or partners and perform a real-time test of the potential of your products and services in a new European
market. That way, you avoid traditional market analysis and get quick, solid feedback to act on via practical encounters.


The Lean Landing network consists of 26 partners, accelerators and incubators from across the North Sea Region, i.e. Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Holland and UK. Together, we have boots on the ground in all six countries, enabling us get you quickly in touch with new customers and partners. Critically, the Lean Landing network gives you hands-on knowledge and local insight into anything from business laws to cultural etiquette in markets far from home. And when joining the Lean Landing programme, you will be able to use the office facilities at incubators and accelators across the North Sea Region.

The Lean Landing program is supported and made possible by Startup Amsterdam and the North Sea Region, European Regional Development Fund.