LINKS UP aims to stimulate the growth and improve the competitiveness of young innovative or start-up firms from the e-tourism and e-health sectors of south-west Europe. The project will concentrate on the development and growth stage of these companies, known as the acceleration process, which had not been tackled on a transnational level up to now. At the end of the project the companies will obtain all the information on financing and the main players in the regions and countries taking part. They will also get to know the needs of major corporations by means of a transnational call for large company - start-up firm accompaniment projects. Finally, a platform for exchanges between companies will be put into operation together with a programme that will facilitate the installation of start-up firms in other territories taking part.