The Access2EIC -Seal of Excellence community aims at gathering high potential European companies that received from the European Commission a “Seal of Excellence” certificate and European equity investors.
Webinar - What are investors looking for? - 22 October at 4 PM CET What do differentiate the startups that succeed compared to those that don’t?
October 5, 2020
Venture capital investors only finance an average of less than 0.03% of new businesses. Meanwhile, entrepreneurs fail seven out of ten times during the first ten years of their ventures. These bounce rates are even more challenging in the case of deep tech entrepreneurs.
Understanding the elements a company should have before going to fundraise
Comprehending how do investors identify good entrepreneurs
Logitech & Tech Tour Scouting Top European Startups - Call for applicants - 27th November
October 1, 2020
Logitech and Tech Tour joined forces scouting for companies to collaborate on the following technology domains: Digital Health & Wellness, Multimodal Interfaces, eSports & Gaming, Remote Presence & Communications, Sensors, Actuators & AI.
Join one or more domains in the pursuit of unleashing human performance. Contribute towards improving the interaction between humans and the digital world, and their wellbeing in contexts such as physical activity, work, entertainment, gaming, and more.
Become part of the Final 20 European startups and have the opportunity to share how your expertise and technology could support Logitech's domains of interest. All high potential startups will have the following benefits: collaboration opportunities with Logitech, Technology co-development, Licensing of solution via Logitech, International exposure to investors & more
MyGalileoSolution - Call for applicants - 14th October
September 30, 2020
MyGalileoSolution is the largest competition organized by the European GNSS satellite navigation agency (GSA) with a cumulative prize of almost 1.5 million euros.
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has launched the #MyGalileoSolution contest. The competition is aimed at European innovators and entrepreneurs willing to develop location-based solutions, such as mobile applications, portable solutions, asset management and tracking solutions or robotics, taking advantage of Galileo as a source of positioning, navigation and/or synchronization.
The objective of the competition is to develop a location-based solution, such as a mobile application, a portable solution, asset management, tracking solution or robotics, taking advantage of Galileo as a source of positioning, navigation and/or synchronization.
➡️ Addressed to companies in the member states of the European Union, Norway and Switzerland.
“IPA4SME: call for proposals! 15.000 EUR co-financing for your SME's IP valorisation!”
September 18, 2020
IPA4SME is up and running and is looking for SMEs who need help with their IP valorisation. The current call for proposals opened in June 2020 and will close on Wednesday 30 September 2020.
The campaign is offering SMEs awarded with the H2020 SME Instrument Seal of Excellence a unique opportunity to valorise and protect Intellectual Property through a variety of IP-related services, worth up to EUR 15.000.
These services include free IP pre-diagnostic, with a verified IP expert providing a customised report on your IP business strategy, including recommendations on how to efficiently and securely exploit your assets. This service is only available to SMEs registered in Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden.
This 60-minute session is for European SMEs seeking practical tips on how to get investment ready and how to ensure that their business is attractive for investments. Our expert, Fadi Naffah (Director of the Lebanon Enterprise Development project at Berytech, EBN Member in Lebanon) will delve into the following topics:
Different rounds of funding (family, friends, fools; seed; Series A; Beyond series B etc) and what investors look for at each stage of maturity
What makes a company attractive to investors?
Dynamic Q&A session where our expert will explore financing strategies in more detail and answer individual questions related to investment readiness.
ENRICH in Brazil Innovation Challenge Brazil - Europe : Call for solutions is Open!
September 4, 2020
ENRICH in Brazil is calling European Solution Providers to propose their COVID-19 related solutions in the areas of Digitalization, Tourism, Health, and Sustainable Development!
Based on the Call for Challenges, ENRICH in Brazil has been launched in June 2020, three Brazilian challenges has been identified. In total 30 challenges have been received, and assessed on the critieria of Innovativeness, Scalability, Importancy, Urgency and Solvability. The Evaluation Committee consisted of European and Brazilian experts from the ENRICH in Brazil partners.
Now, the call for Solutions is open and they are looking for problem solvers from the European market !
For the three challenges described online, solutions are welcome to submit. For each solution a financial support for the solution and its implementation is foreseen.
APPLY TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS GLOBAL STARTUP COMPETITION
September 2, 2020
Led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the UN agency responsible for promoting sustainable, accessible and inclusive tourism, this Competition aims to encourage the global innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem to embrace sustainability and to deliver impact during the United Nations Decade starting this year.
Paticipating startups will be assessed according to their contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Participate in an online pitch session organized by Oslo Innovation Week
August 26, 2020
OIW 100 Pitches is a platform connecting entrepreneurs and investors. If you have an investor-ready business solution to at least one of the UN sustainable development goals, you can apply here!
The 2020 edition will be fully digital. All startups need to submit a 3 minute video pitch no later than Monday 31 August. The top 100 videos will be made available on the Oslo Innovation Week website two weeks in advance, and a jury will select 3 companies from 5 different tracks. The selected 15 companies are invited to the live session where they will present their solution in conversation with the jury.
5 tracks for this year's OIW 100 Pitches:
Ocean - supported by DNB Bergen
Do you have the solution to feed the growing urban population?
Our world population is growing in one generation with more than two billion people. One-third of us will live in the cities. Add the effects of climate change and it is safe to say that we face big challenges to the way we are producing our food.
FoodStars (an initiative of World Startup Factory and Truvalu.startups) drives innovations and entrepreneurship in agriculture and the food chain to secure the Dutch position as the most sustainable and circular food producer.
The European Investment Bank released podcasts to help you understand european finance and economics.
Focus today on the notion of quasi-equity.
Why a company would use quasi-equity, which he also calls “venture debt.” Quasi-equity is an innovative debt instrument. It bears the same risk as equity without diluting the founders, and therefore pays off more like equity than traditional debt.
The Seal of Excellence is a quality label awarded to project proposals submitted to Horizon 2020 which succeeded a highly competitive evaluation process by independent experts, but did not received funding due to budget limits.
This quality label is a guarantee for investors to find high standard project proposals from European SMEs with growth potential.