Startup Europe for growth H2020 Projects (ICT33)

Scaleup4Europe’s objective is the establishment of four cross-border operating “Scaleup Labs”. The Scaleup Labs are based on the ”living lab” concept and support qualifying scaleups in achieving “Proof of Scalability”. The project partners propose to set up a Scaleup Lab in each ecosystem for a specific industry vertical that benefit significantly from Deep Tech (Smart Region, Health Sciences, Agile Manufacturing, AgTech).  The Scaleup Labs will provide deep tech start-ups with a structured open innovation approach in which they can achieve cross-border market success, through first successful collaborations with corporate customers, investors and/or public institutions.


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Berchtesgadener Land Business Service (DE)

Pomurje Technology Park Ltd. (SI)

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (RS)

Startup 300 AG (AT)

UnternehmerTUM GmbH (DE)

B-HUB FOR EUROPE will target deep tech vertical startups in the blockchain domain. The initiative is aimed at: discovering high-potential innovations, shaping suited proof of concepts and business models, providing specialised acceleration services to overcome current market barriers and assist the go-to-market process, unlocking new market channels with potential private/public customers, scaling up innovative businesses across five startups ecosystems in Europe: IT (Rome), FR (Paris), DE (Berlin), LT (Vilnius) and RO (Cluj-Napoca).


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Innova Srl (IT)

Connect Global (DE)

Asociata Spherik (RO)

VšĮ Startup Division (LT)

System@tic Paris-Région (FR)

Scale-up Champions offers deep tech startups the opportunity to accelerate their growth through a set of training activities aiming to increase their fundraising capacity and a series of networking events that will connect entrepreneurs, corporates, mentors and investors to build sustainable partnerships and create new market opportunities. The project builds on the premise of equalising opportunities of scaling up for startups across five countries represented through the partners of the consortium: Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Denmark and Spain.

Scale-up Champions offers three programmes for startups: the Startup-Corporate Collaboration Programme, the Investment Readiness Programme, and the Pan-European Online Incubation Programme.


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Fundacja Uniwersytetu Im Adama Mickiewicza W Poznaniu (PL)

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DK)

Viesoji Istaiga Kauno Mokslo Ir Technologiju Parkas (LT)

Sihtasutus Tallinna Teaduspark Tehnopol (EE)

Fundacio Privada Parc D’innovacio Tecnologica I Empresarial La Salle (ES)

X-Europe brings together leading training, acceleration, events, and media companies from across Europe. Together we will link the developing regions of the Baltics and the Visegrad region to the wider European ecosystem, rebalancing the flow of socio-economic capital. Through the delivery of training, matchmaking & promotional services X-Europe will support 150 deeptech startups and help them to internationalise, grow across borders, and into developing frontiers.


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F6S Network Limited (UK)

Linked Third Party of F6S UK: F6S Network Limited (IE)

The Next Web BV (NL)

Design Terminal Kozhasznu Nonprofit Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag (HU)

Growth Tribe France SAS (FR)

Nodibinajums Techchill (LV)

STARTUP3 aims at connecting the European deep-tech innovation players (UPTAKE) to facilitate the go-to-market of high value disruptive solutions. In this sense, the project consists in an acceleration programme based on three selection phases (UPGRADE). From the 25 winners of the STARTUP3 Open Call, 10 promising startups have been selected to enter the 2nd acceleration phase that started in October 2020. The final goal is the startup-coporate/investor matchmaking that will be operated in the final phase of the programme (UPSCALE).

That’s why in parallel are being involved corporations, investors, RTOs, and other startup support organisations, in the mentoring and B2B activities, to generate business opportunities and help the startups adapt their technologies to the market reality.

The STARTUP3 startups are playing in various technology sectors such as AI, IoT, robotics, earth Observation, cybersecurity, biotech, and in industry sectors such as agritech/foodtech, healthcare, retail, and newspace.

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Consortium: is an EU-backed consortium determined to match projects recognised as the most innovative by the EU with private investors. The project has been launched by Deloitte, H.I.Capital and Dealroom, three complementary organisations able to bring data, business support and due diligence together. The’s team selects the best European innovations in order to help them commercialise and find external investment through tailor-made strategy consulting, networking, and fundraising support. With regards to the potential investors, focus on connecting them with funding-ready startups able to match their investment thesis.


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H I Capital Ag (CH)

Deloitte Digital GmbH (DE)

dealroom.Co Bv (NL)

MediaMotorEurope: Development of deep tech solutions targeting the market have the potential to help EU’s media and creative industry to become an even stronger sector. MediaMotorEurope (MME) will boost solutions that can address challenges. Its goal is to nurture high-potential European deep tech innovators, solving today’s most prominent media industry challenges and support them in building the media solutions of tomorrow such as misinformation, accessibility, user interfaces and use of data. A large focus will be on deep tech solutions, such as AI and machine learning, and their potential application in the domain of media and creative industries.


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De Vlaamse Radio En Televisieomroeporganisatie Nv (BE)

Media City Bergen AS (NO)

Thermi Anonymi Etaireia Technologias Kainotomias Erevnas Anaptyxis Viotechnias Kai Viomichanias (EL)

Athens Technology Center Anonymi Biomichaniki Emporiki Kai Techniki Etaireia Efarmogon Ypsilis Technologias (EL)

Klaster Sofia Grad Na Znanieto (BG)

Golden Monarque Scr Sa (PT)

F6s Network Limited (IE)

DeepTech for Digital Transformation Launchpad (DT2) is an Investment Support Programme for the emerging fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain Technologies (BT) supported by the European Commission. The overarching goal of the initiative is to contribute reducing the investment gap for deep tech start-ups from Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technology sectors.


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Bwcon (DE)


France Digital (FR)

Mind the Bridge (IT)

ICT 32 2018-2020 (ongoing projects)

The Scale EUpProgramme works with startups in the fields of deep tech through the DeepTech4Good initiative and the internet of things. It helps them by facilitating access to finance, market access, market partnerships and the recruitment of talent. Project coordinator: Opticsvalley.


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Photonics Austria
Photonics BW

The Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) is a pan-European innovation platform that helps the best scaleups grow by linking European startups with large and medium corporates who are committing capital, seniority and procurement channels. Initiatives within the Startup Europe Partnership include its Scaleup Summits and Investors Forum. Project coordinator: Mind the Bridge.


European Startup Network
STARTUP OLÉ accelerator
Mind the Bridge

Pilot projects 2020-2022

European Startups is a two-year project aimed at facilitating informed conversation and collaboration among European tech ecosystem stakeholders to take Europe’s startup economy to the next level. At the centre of the joint venture, is the European Startups database, a definitive platform providing macro-level trends and trusted insights for data-driven policymaking, complemented with investment-grade research and inclusive events. Taking Europe’s startup ecosystem to the next level requires a clearer vision about European entrepreneurship and an informed two-way discussion between the private sector and policymakers. European Startups provides a trusted and easily accessible source of open-access intelligence to fulfil that purpose.


Check the European Startups website and data platform


Consortium: (NL)

Sifted (UK)