PROBLEM: Diesel buses and vehicles are a big source of air pollution in European Cities; according to European statistics most EU cities have air pollution problems. Due to the revelations of true diesel emissions from vehicles, the backlash also fueled sales of "alternative" vehicles which rose by 35% in the first half of 2017. Europe is further ahead in the expansion of H2 refueling stations. H2 use in energy storage is the key that unlocks large-scale energy storage projects, as well as “decarbonizing” transport.
SOLUTION: To promote a fast development and commercial take-up and deployment of the new waste to transport fuel (PHEW2H2)-Ultra Heat Temperature (UHT) distributed gasification technology power plant to produce 99.9 % pure hydrogen (H2) at community level from municipal/commercial waste to produce a zero emission non-polluting transport fuel for urban and rural transport adhering to the EU Clean Hydrogen In European Cities (CHIC) project,
Chargée de mission Europe & Euroquity, Bpifrance - EuroQuity
Pitch 4 SMEs - A unique opportunity to pitch to top European investors at Vienna Enterprise on November 22nd
August 23, 2018
For the 2018 Austrian Presidency of the European Union, the Austrian government is organising on the 21st and 22nd of November the Innovative Enterprise in Vienna. To highlight Seal of Excellence companies in the framework of Access4SMEs, EuroQuity is organising a pitching event on November 22nd that top-tier Business Angels, Family Offices, VCs, Corporate VCs and other investors will attend.
20 early stage start-ups will have the opportunity to pitch 3 minutes their fundraising (from 200k€ to 2M€)
The EuroQuity team will review profiles of companies with the Seal of Excellence e-certification.
If you wish to participate please upload your pitchdeck in the Investor section of your Dataroom and complete your profile (this article will help you to do so)
Additionnaly, we are working with current investors of SoE companies to allow 8 more mature companies to present their series B funding.
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.
Registration has opened for Toulouse Space Show’s Startup Village
April 3, 2018
SME’s can register and apply online until April 16th 2018.
The Toulouse Space Show is an international professional congress gathering worldwide space specialists and companies (3000 visitors, 46 countries, 350 exhibitors). The exciting program of the event includes a Startup Village where emerging companies come to present their innovation and vision!
It will welcome up to 30 startups daily and will be animated with startup pitches and keynotes delivered by leading figures of the Space industry.
The themes of interest are:
The selected startups will get a booth to showcase their company for one day (Free of charge) and will get access to the entire conference : from Tuesday 26th to Thursday 28th
In the document, you can find the European opportunities for innovative SMEs with a special focus on InnovFin tools, reports on selected success stories from both financial intermediaries and successful applicants and a dedicated chapter with Tips & Tricks for a successful proposal.
In 2 months will stand in Amsterdam the 12th edition of the TNW Conference. They are expecting 15.000 attendees !
Since 2006, TNW Conference has brought together the ecosystem of technology agents driving business innovation. Now in 2018, they are expanding into 18 carefully curated tracks to shape a much deeper conversation on how technologies such as blockchain and AI will directly affect industries, professions and the way we innovate.
In the past ten years, TNW Conference has grown into one of Europe’s most prominent events for investors to discover new startups. Last year, more than 700 investors from over 300 venture capital funds attended, resulting in 3,800 pre-booked meetings with startups.
Meet customers, clients and investors who could help shape your company’s future.
A little save the date for an event that may be of great interest for you !
The Pitcher is a pitching event, giving the opportunity to entrepreneurs and startup teams to showcase their businesses in front of large audience of investors, VCs, fellow entrepreneurs, journalists and mentors, and to win and secure funding for their companies.
Benefits for the startups :
The participating entrepreneurs and startup teams will have the chance not only to present their companies, but also to establish great new connections, to expand their networks, to receive support and even to impress potential customers, business partners and future team members.
Benefits for the audience :
All attendees of The Pitcher will have the ability to be part of one inspiring experience, including meeting with interesting people, listening to great pitches, making new contacts and getting new ideas through observation.
Looking for European funding ? A guide to maximize your chances of being selected !
January 12, 2018
The European Commission has published “H2020” 2018-2020 calls for proposals to fund European research and innovation for almost all fields of activity.
Writing a proposal? Have a look at the most comprehensive guide with tips from the actual experts that evaluate the proposals.
This guide created in order to assist innovative companies in applying to the European Innovation Council SME Instrument 2018-2020 whose “Horizon 2020” project aims to support the most promising innovators.
The ‘Annotated proposal template SME Instrument ‘ is produced by NCPs that aims to orient and guide your innovative companies in their application by providing appropriate tools and approaches on how to draft a proposal.
It helps you have a better understand of the requirements of the template and write better applications. Their recommendations include feedbacks received from evaluators of SME Instrument proposals employed by the European Commission.
Please follow this link for a free download: Guide.
Apply now for Dublin Tech Summit 2018 - 18th – 19th april 2018 – Where today’s leaders meet tomorrow’s technology
January 5, 2018
The Dublin Tech Summit is an international event gathering 200 Startups and 800 Entrepreneurs during 2 Days focused on the following sectors: Internet of Things / Big Data/ FinTech/ Innovation/ MusicxTech/ Cloud Computing/ Artificial Intelligence/ Cyber Security
If you are an early stage start up, apply to access to get 3 tickets, a one day stand and workshops.
If you are a Growth Stage Startup, apply to obtain 5 tickets, 2 day stand, expert 1 on 1’s, workshops and a Pitch competition!
Get tickets before November 30th for sTARTUp Day - Estonia - all sectors/ early stage
November 20, 2017
sTARTUp Day is the largest business festival in the Baltic States bringing together the startup and business community. It takes place between Dec 7th and Dec 9th. It's a flagship event where startuppers and traditional entrepreneurs, experts and newbies, government and media will loudly and proudly discuss early stage businesses.
Get yourself a place at sTARTUp Day DEMO
get the attention of 2500 attendees
show features of your product to potential customers and investors
get valuable feedback about you product
Meet with investors, mentors and partners
sTARTUp Day is hosting EstBAN InvestorDay and invites investors from all Nordic countries.
Pitch your way to the top
We have a special stage for pitching competitions during the festival. Participating in one of them gives you a chance to be in the spotlight.
AGREEN STARTUP À TECH'ELEVAGE 2017 - Agriculture et secteurs connexes
November 14, 2017
Au salon de tous les élevages qui veulent innover, faites (re)connaître vos plus folles idées ! Du 21 au 23 novembre 2017 - La Roche-sur-Yon (85)
Le salon de l'élevage innovant accueille le 1er concours de startups en agriculture: AGREEN STARTUP. En 48h, l'occasion est donnée aux porteurs de projets et à ceux qui veulent les accompagner, de présenter, aidés par des coachs, leur idée à un jury et d'obtenir des aides pour concrétiser leur idée et monter leur startup.
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.