REACH is a Silicon Valley based incubator program designed to boost Nordic research based tech projects that have international ambitions and potential.


This on-the-job training program runs over six calendar months with two 14-days acceleration visits to Silicon Valley, structured around top mentor sessions, potential customer, partner or investor meetings, workshops and business events. 

Based on a successful pilot from 2015, this format has been developed to target, accelerate and de-risk your execution. During REACH you will identify, validate and realize your technology’s commercial potential, expand your professional network, and improve your selling arguments and pitch.


is reach for you?

REACH is designed to boost Research-based start-ups or spin-out projects from the Nordic countries that have:

  • Active founding team members
  • International ambitions
  • Unique technology
  • Focus that fits with Silicon Valley ecosystem



Arne Tonning

Innovation Norway
Program Manager Reach

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Anne Lidgard

Vinnova Sweden


Berglind Hallgrímsdóttir

Innovation Center Iceland


Tiina Tanninen-Ahonen

Tekes Finland


Lise V Sund

Reaserch Council Norway


We are happy to say that we have signed an investment agreement with 3 different VC – and angel-funds. We would never have landed this agreement in Norway alone. This is a direct consequence of REACH!