DT4G#Barcelona – Call for applications
We encourage you to join DT4G#Barcelona, our exclusive startup event within the European Commission program, Startup Europe, that will take place on 25 April 2019 at the Pier01 of Barcelona Tech City.
DeepTech4Good is an Acceleration Programme, financed under the Horizon 2020 framework, committed to help Deep Tech startups accelerate their development and scale up at a European level. There are 4 application domains: Health & Well-being, Industry 4.0, Smart Mobility, Smart City. DeepTech4Good is led by 4 innovation hubs from Germany, France, Austria and Spain, working together to identify high potential Deep Tech startups.
The DT4G#BCN event is an excellent opportunity to present your innovative technologies in front of investors and large companies from different European countries. The startups will have the chance to do pitches, have b2b meetings with investors and representatives of large companies and to participate in the Open Innovation Challenges, focused on presenting innovative solutions to the corporates’ challenges in order to create cooperations with these European corporates.
@Startups: Don’t miss the unique opportunity to apply for the call of investor’s pitching & corporate challenge pitching until the end of March. The finalists will be able to pitch in front of investors and international corporates during the event in Barcelona. For more information check out the official event website: https://www.deeptechforgood.eu/events/dt4g-barcelona/.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Barcelona!
Contact: Sabine Runge, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DeepTech4Good: Start-ups Coming to the Fore
It’s all in a name. Deep tech start-up is the new term for a start-up founded on the basis of a breakthrough technology or science. The start-up’s product or service often revolves around a disruptive innovation. The development cycles they are involved in are often longer and more capital-intensive than with the products found in other sectors of industry. The European Union has spotted this and is now funding a European accelerator programme called DeepTech4Good. The initiative is part of Horizon 2020, the European Union Research Framework Programme, and the aim is to help start-ups raise their market profile and become a driving force in the Internet of Things (IoT) market. Five European start-up events will be organized under the programme, each resulting in the selection of eight start-ups to receive coaching on growing their business from the project partners of DeepTech4Good. The first finalists have already been chosen at the first two events called DeepTech4Good#Paris and DeepTech4Good#Stuttgart. DeepTech4Good#Stuttgart was organized by the project partners, S2i and Photonics BW.
DeepTech4Good is being coordinated by Cluster Systematic. Under the initiative, eight partners from Germany, France, Austria, and Spain will receive approximately €1.5 million from the EU and will be charged with acting as official EU ambassadors for the Startup Europe initiative. Based on a vision that deep tech is good for society, the program focuses closely on four IoT sectors: Smart Cities, Smart Mobility (modern travel solutions), Industry 4.0, and Health & Well-being. In total, 200 high-potential start-ups from four European hubs will be helped to forge networks with relevant stakeholders with the aim of initiating innovation projects. This should make it easier for them to access funding and gain further support in raising their profile. One of the overarching aims of the programme is to network and connect up hubs within Europe.
Eight start-ups receive awards at the pitch in Stuttgart
The DeepTech4Good#Stuttgart event in late 2018 was an opportunity for 23 young European enterprises to make a 5-minute pitch and inspire investors with their ideas. Eight winners were chosen after winning over the jury: Adlatus Robotics, AScon Systems, HD Vision Systems, INERATEC, skinmade, and vialytics (all from Germany), Mobility Work from France, and EET from Austria. The winners are now eligible to receive personal coaching and may progress to the accelerator programme. Gaining access to a Europe-wide network and receiving input from experts will help the start-ups scale up their business and provide welcome support with innovation initiatives – ideal prerequisites for evolving into future deep tech unicorns in Europe.
The role of Baden-Wuerttemberg as a start-up hub
“Deep tech start-ups will increase in significance for Baden-Wuerttemberg in the coming years. It’s particularly important to recognize and promote the scale-up potential. Events like DeepTech4Good#Stuttgart make a crucial contribution in this respect. With powerful sponsors like bwcon, Start-up BW, Agorize, VentureZphere, the Stuttgart stock exchange, and the StartupEurope initiative organized by the European Commission, the event provides an ideal network and it’s sponsors like these that will secure Baden-Wuerttemberg’s position as a future hub for start-ups,” says Dr. Petra Püchner, Commissioner for Europe of the Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour, and Housing Baden-Wuerttemberg, summarizing the exceptional importance of the event. “This support already starts on the doorstep at our events. For example, the start-ups receive specific training on the best way to sell themselves and different ways to network and embark on a collaboration with partners from industry,” adds Samantha Michaux, who as a project manager and Startup Europe Ambassador at S2i is responsible for supervising the project.
The next DeepTech4Good Business Event will take place in Graz in Austria on March 26, 2019.
Contact: Samantha Michaux, email@example.com
Startup Lighthouse congratulates 14 winning startups for DDW Lisbon
STARTUP EUROPE – TWIST – Time sure flies when you’re always innovating!
Wow! Has it been 2 years already? When you work with innovative technologies and when you’re constantly surrounded by creative minds, time goes by in a heartbeat. It’s those people who can’t think about anything else except finding the next best thing which will change our lives for the better that make technology, our economy and the whole world go round and round.
STARTUP EUROPE and TWIST have been at the forefront of technological innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe for the past 2 years and we loved every bit of the process!
With over 72 meetups, 3 bootcamps on life science, cybersecurity and key enabling technologies, 27 e-pitches with investors and with more than 2.500 participants to our initiatives and events, TWIST has managed to bring together the key players on the European startup scene.
Partnering with Microsoft, Adecco, Meet In Italy for Life Science, Tech-Tour, International Cybersecurity Forum, CISCO, Android and PSA, we have managed to bring our startups in contact with the most valuable resources available today. Experience mentors and experts from different industries have met up with our startups and entrepreneurs in our joint efforts to boost Europe’s startup ecosystem into achieving amazing results.
After 2 incredible years of working with some of the most talented startups and entrepreneurs in Europe and worldwide, we can easily say that the future of technological innovation is close. Real close. It’s here!
Startup Europe Partnership, 3 years later.
Startup Europe Partnership: Highlights
Established by the European Commission in January 2014 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) is the first pan-European platform dedicated to transforming European startups into scaleups by linking them with global corporates.
SEP is led by Mind the Bridge, an organization based in Italy and United States, with the support of Nesta (the UK’s innovation foundation), Factory (an acceleration program and campus for tech companies of any stage, originating from Berlin), and Bisite Accelerator (Madrid/Salamanca).
In the past two years a lot has been done by SEP to promote startup-corporate collaboration in Europe and support the scale-up of the European ecosystem. Let’s see how.
- Matching: 18 Matching Events organized with 593 private 1:1 pre-arranged and qualified meetings between startups and corporates. Of them, 328 (64%) are cross-border, meaning involving corporates and startups of different nationalities. 12 deals closed, €2.5M+ of new business generated, €450M+ ofnew capital raised post matching, 2 exits and 1 active acquisition.
- Startup Scouting and Filtering: 898 startups from 18 different countries presented to 43corporates.
- Mapping: 16 SEP Monitors published presenting data about scaleups and exits in Europe and showcasing the most fast growing startups from various ecosystems
- Meet-ups: 2Startup Europe Summit (SES)pan-Europeanconferences organized in Berlin and 2 European Innovation Day (EID) international conferences organized in Mountain View. 4 EU Commissioners, 100+ speakers, 900+ peopleattending.
- Sharing: startup-corporate collaboration reports has been view 7,000+ times and 4,500+ copies has been handed out.
- Best practices: published 2 Nesta reports, Winning Together and Scaling Together, used by Virgin Startups, ABInBev, Sky and many other corporations to inspire their innovation strategy and collaborate effectively with startups.
- 25 Corporate Startups Stars: launched the European ranking of top ‘startup-friendly’ corporates. Check out the winners’ list here.
- Over 100 investors joined SEP Investors Forum: 1 meet-up in Brussels and 2 in Berlin to stimulate the conversationbetween European and international Investors with the European Commission and the European Investment Fund. Among the outcomes, 1 policy report published collecting the main recommendations.
- Connecting Europe to the U.S.: organized 2 editions of Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV), exposing 28 scaleups in the Bay Area.
- 1250+ media outcomes, including The Financial Times, USA Today, Forbes, El País.
Great concrete results. Though, the best part is still ahead of us.
Attend National Roadshow BioInItaly Investment Forum with TWIST!
Have the chance to pitch at BioInItaly Investment Forum with Startup Europe project, TWIST project!
One of the partners of TWIST project, Lazio Innova, is a key local partner in Rome of the National Roadshow BioInItaly Investment Forum, the event organized by Assobiotec in collaboration with Intesa Sanpaolo Start-Up Initiative that will take place in Rome next January 18th 2017.
In Rome at each stage of the roadshow, a jury of experts will select the Best Presentation in Healthcare Biotech / Biomedical.
The projects and / or start-ups that will be awarded have the opportunity to enter the boot-camp that will be held in Milan at the headquarters of Fondazione Filarete- Intesa San Paolo on 27 and 28 February and will pitch at the BioInItaly Investment Forum & Intesa Sanpaolo Start-Up Initiative 29 and 30 March 2017 in Milan .
Applicants wishing to take part in this initiative must meet the following requirements:
• Contestants must present a company or project that fits within the target biotech and nanobiotech tracks of Red Biotech and Green & White Biotech. It is not required for the applicants’ project to refer to an incorporated company.
• International applications are welcome – please be aware that at least 50% of the projects admitted to Phase 2 must be Italian or planning to open up a main office in Italy within 2017.
• Contestants must indicate their fund raising objectives and financial needs (the typical equity ask range for our investment forums is between € 200K and € 3M)
• Participants from previous editions will be considered only if they can demonstrate a significant evolution in their business plan or market validation.
StartUp Europe Awards has chosen the best six startupsfrom Luxembourg
The winners of StartUp Europe Awards Luxembourg coordinated by StartupGrindLuxembourg were chosen with the collaboration of Nyuko, 123 GO social contest, Lux Future Lab and EY Innovation on December 12.
The next six startups will represent Luxembourg in the European final of StartUp Europe Awards 2016 to be held first quarterof 2017 in Brussels.
Job Today, the easy-to-use app that connects employers and jobseekers, has been awarded in the SOCIAL category.
Digicash, that allows you to pay by smartphone as simple as SMS, is the winner for FINTECH category of SEUA Luxembourg.
For WATER Category the winner is APATEQ, whichprovides oil-water separation systems for oilfield operators as well as compact wastewater treatment plants and systems for industrial wastewater.
OUNI allows customers to do their grocery and household shopping while avoiding packaging waste. The first packaging-free organic grocery store in Luxembourg won for GREEN Category.
vyzVoice, the winner for ICT Category, provides a highly secured cloud-based application infrastructure to manage your connected things.
Finally, the winner for ENERGY Category is SWIRL, a company which provides leading edge smart wind turbine solutions for grid edge and off-grid applications
Startup Europe Awards recognizes the effort of the European startups in five levels (local, county, regional, national and European) in ten categories: Creative, Energy, Fintech, Green, Health, ICT, Smart Cities, Social, Tourism and Water. Each involved country will recognize the best local startups which will have the chance to compete to be awarded as the best European startups in the Final ceremony. For this reason, StartUp Europe Awards is called “The Eurovision for Startups”.
StartUp Europe Awards is promoted by the European Commission and supported by the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors and it is implemented by Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe
Travel to and attend SXSW 2017 conference for FREE with Startup Europe!
Be part of an EU startup delegation selected to travel to South by SouthWest 2017 conference in the US, with return flights, accomodation and registration.
The EU will support participation to the South by Southwest (SXSV 2017) conference for up to 10 startup representatives (return flight EU-Austin, accommodation 4 nights, between 10-14 March.2017, and SXSW interactive conference registration).
The startups will also participate in the startup demonstrations and general networking activities that will be organized by the EU Delegation to the U.S. during this period, at an EU-dedicated venue at ‘Palm Door on 6th‘ in downtown Austin.
The selection will be based on the following criteria:
- Examples of innovative technology
- Currently participating in an EU funded programme
- Actively seeking to expand in the US
- Representing regional and gender diversity
To apply, please fill in, by 10th January 2017, the required information at: Google Form application
Startups selected will be informed by 20th January 2017.
Join Startup Europe project TWIST for 2 free webinars in December!
Startup Europe project TWIST has organised for 2 free ePitch webinars for 12th and 13th December!
Check out these fantastic free webinars below, you can’t miss them!
- TWIST Digital ePitch Training
Mon, Dec 12, 2016
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CETPlease join the event from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
- TWIST Digital Webinar “Company Valuation”
Tue, Dec 13, 2016
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CETPlease join the event from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Join ePlus for their second FREE webinar on crowdfunding!
Planning to use crowdfunding for your project? Participate in Startup Europe project ePlus‘s free webinar! Run by experts European Crowdfunding Network.
Analysing Crowdfunding Campaigns – Presenting selected Best Practices and Cases Studies
7 December 2016
ePlus will present selected best practices and cases studies from different sectors such as renewable energy, research and innovation & entrepreneurship and we we will answer your specific questions.
For more information, visit this website.