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.
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.
BlockStart is a 3-stage partnership program. Each DLT/ blockchain startup receives a grant (equity-free) of up to €20,000, tailored tech and business mentoring.
BlockStart supports blockchain/ DLT startups & developers with big ideas and the passion to make them happen. Over an agile piloting program they will help you fine-tune, test and demo your solution with innovative SMEs (adopters) willing to approach blockchain & other DLTs.
Along the way, they provide you with a streamlined access to strategic partners, industry experts, top-tier customers and follow-on investors.
BREAST CANCER INNOVATION PROGRAM - APPLY BEFORE AUGUST 31th
July 23, 2020
Pfizer Italy and H-FARM are launching an Open Innovation Program to develop and validate innovative solutions for women with metastatic breast cancer.
The program will connect startups from Europe with Pfizer Italy to test and validate their solutions. Pfizer Italy together with H-FARM will select the best startups to pitch to the Pfizer’s Management with the ultimate goal of launching a Proof of Concept.
The accelerator EIT Climate - KIC in Spain supports climate entrepreneurs with equity free funding, training and a global network, accelerating their business with improved success rates and bigger impact. It offers a rapid development for start-ups for maximum business potential and climate impact. In three stages, the up to 18-month programme brings climate entrepreneurs the knowledge, resources, tools and the mentoring they need to build a successful company.
How can the coexistence of overhead lines with fauna and flora be improved? In its effort to minimise the impact of power lines on the environment, especially on birdlife, Iberdrola is launching a new Startup Challenge in search of innovative solutions to improve their coexistence.
Bids will be analysed by experts in MV networks and sustainability from the different regions and the project will be implemented in collaboration with specialist technicians from the Iberdrola network area.
- More information : https://www.iberdrola.com/innovation/international-startup-program-perseo/startup-challenge-bird-protection
The incubation center of the European Space Agency in Portugal coordinated by Instituto Pedro Nunes has opened applications for startups with technology-based projects/data for the space industry. The program wants to support up to 12 national companies per year, looking for teams, or startups up to 5 years old using space technologies on non-space innovative solutions, or exploitation non-space technology in the space market, giving €50.000 to each one and also technical and business support.
TechConnect Ventures is seeking technologies, manufacturing methods, and techniques that can verify the authenticity and integrity of hardware components. This solution is to be provided to TechConnect Ventures' client, a primary industry influencer and commercialization partner with extensive activities related to innovations for reliability, efficiency, affordability and safety in the areas of infrastructure and asset maintenance.
Banco Santander launches “Santander X Tomorrow Challenge” to find solutions to the major challenges of post covid-19
June 3, 2020
If you are a co-founder of an early-stage startup that is focused on creating a high-impact solution that could help society post-COVID-19, then this call is for you.
Banco Santander launched the Santander X Tomorrow Challenge to find solutions to the major challenges of post covid-19. Entrepreneurs from 14 countries (incl. Spain, Portugal, Germany, Poland and the UK) can now apply until the 2nd of July. The selected 20 will receive a total of €1 million in funds and benefits.
The challenge is structured into 4 categories that combine some of the main challenges being posed by this new situation:
transforming personal skills;
reinventing and reopening business and industries;
Webinar introducing a call for proposals: Solutions for Post-COVID 19 Next High-Impact Human Pandemic
May 27, 2020
Companies based in Canada, France, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, join us for this webinar to know more about the program and the opportunities for your company next Wednesday, June 3 2020 at 5:00 pm (CEST).
Bpifrance, the National Research Council Canada and the Eureka Network have joined forces in developing global solutions to prepare our societies for the post COVID-19 pandemic and to look for solutions which address the next highly contagious human infectious disease pandemic.
13 innovation agencies are providing funding support to highly innovative companies willing to collaborate to develop and launch disruptive solutions to counter pandemic challenges.
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.