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.
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.
Open Call: EIC ePitching with Investors: it’s all about SaaS!
May 13, 2020
The EIC is pleased to invite all eligible startups to participate in theirr monthly EIC ePitching with Investors. This edition will focus on Software-as-a-service (SaaS) and ICT-related innovations and will take place on 16 June 2020, 1 pm CET, mark your calendars! A limited number of EIC-backed up SMEs will have the chance to show their innovative solutions via an online tool to a jury of investors –consisting out of representatives from Amadeus Ventures, BTOV, DN Capital, Kurma Partners, Omnes Capital and Speedinvest.
The applications are open until Friday 22 May 2020, 5 pm (CET)
#StartupsKillTheVirus: Online event to support tech innovators in times of COV19 crisis
April 21, 2020
🚀 #StartupsKillTheVirus is the new meeting point for all European startups interested in the resources recently launched by European institutions and initiatives to fight the coronavirus epidemic with innovative solutions.
ZABALA Innovation Consulting is organising an online event on April 28th for entrepreneurs and organisations wishing to access these funding opportunities and other support services.
The approach of the different areas of the innovation ecosystem of startups will be proposed through four different sessions.
ACCESS2EIC is the network of 15 partners who share the common purpose to work as a network of EIC (FET and SME) and ARF NCPs supporting national applicants and raising the quality of applications submitted under the enhanced EIC Pilot 2019-2020.
Access2EIC website reflects the characteristics of the network: it is tailored-made, inclusive and complementary. It takes into account the experience and activities of Access4SMEs project, while integrates and reflects the novelties and challenges introduced by enhanced EIC Pilot, including a strong focus also on Pathfinder-related issues.
Access2EIC new website is an important source of information with latest news, events and useful tools developed within the project with the aim to enhance a qualitative participation on the EIC Pilot programme.
📣Blossom Capital launches €4.6 million angel programme looking for 20 startups like yours
April 14, 2020
Blossom Capital, the VC firm founded by Ophelia Brown, is announcing a new angel investment program seeking to back European unicorn alumnus.
Dubbed “Cultivate,” the new program looks to create a 30-strong angel network made up of founders or operators from European unicorns or those with a European HQ, who will be tasked with backing alumni starting up.
This idea is to act as a catalyst for a more robust angel ecosystem in Europe, and in turn, trigger a virtuous cycle as employees inevitably leave successful companies to hopefully build the next generation of European unicorns, backed by experienced operators.
The angels can refer founders to apply and will be mentoring successful teams in their first 12 months. As the investments are non-exclusive, members are also welcome at any stage to invest personal capital alongside Cultivate’s investment.
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.