The European Startup Prize is the biggest EU-founded Award and Acceleration Programme for sustainable mobility. The Grand Ceremony will showcase the top 10 startups from 2020. They will pitch in front of very VIP Jury, which will select the 4 most promising startups, called Gold Awards. One of the startups will also receive a Special Award from the audience.
Ultimate Demo Day is a virtual pitch and networking event – powered by UnternehmerTUM with TechFounders, Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners, and XPRENEURS – including 50+ start-up pitches, a matchmaking platform, and a start-up exhibition.
The Digital Summit looks at the key fields of action within the digital transformation across ten topic-based platforms. The platforms and their focus groups are made up of representatives from business, academia and society who, between summit meetings, work together to develop projects, events and initiatives designed to drive digitalisation in business and society forward. The Summit will serve to present the results of the work that has been done in the past, to highlight new trends and discuss digital challenges and policy approaches.
fintech:CODE is Europe’s leading annual event focusing major challenges and best-in-class solutions that banks, asset management firms and insurance companies are experiencing when adopting and scaling DevOps at an enterprise level goes online. Speakers and participants will join the fin:CODE 2020 through our digital conference platform hubs 101 and experience a new interactive format that allows knowledge exchange, interaction and networking. During the 4th edition, the fin:CODE code will bring together over 200 software development experts and DevOps geeks from across the entire European ecosystem and beyond.
The HUBCAP open calls aim to upgrade the capacity of SMEs to leverage Model-Based Design (MBD) technology in Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) and ultimately deliver new products and services in multiple application domains. The programme provides services and technical expertise by seven Digital Innovation Hubs, and offers financial support for European SMEs to experiment in highly innovative, cross-border experiments.
City of the future S+T+ARTS Open Call for Artists
Nesta Italia, supported by Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo and the European Commission
Nesta Italia launches “City of the future”: the open call is addressed to Artists, Collective and Creatives from Italy and all over Europe to present artistic concepts based on emerging technologies (e.g. AI, Big Data, Blockchain, 5G, IoT), considering their applications and usability into an urban and social context (for example, projects aimed at finding medtech solutions for COVID19 or solutions to enhance an ecological transition).
Advanced manufacturing technology providers and business intermediaries are invited to apply for this new call to provide Pan-European advanced manufacturing assistance and training programme for small businesses.
The goal of this initiative is to support manufacturing SMEs by providing them access to advanced manufacturing expertise as well as access to relevant training programmes in order to increase their competitiveness.
Rise is Colorintech’s pre-accelerator program that puts entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds through an 8-week program. The program is made up of workshops, lectures, and office hours covering a range of invaluable content for early-stage entrepreneurs. The aim is to help founders accelerate their ideas, learn best practices while gaining access to a community of fellow founders, investors, and experts.
PITCH is Web Summit’s startup competition that assembles the world’s leading early-stage startups to engage in the ultimate battle of the pitches.
Please note that only startups exhibiting at Web Summit are eligible for PITCH. Apply to join ALPHA at Web Summit.
The fourth call for proposals under the European Commission's Clusters Go International programme is now open - with a total of €7.5 million of funding available. Open exclusively to organisations registered, or having submitted a regisration request, to the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP), this action aims to intensify cluster and business network collaboration across borders and between sectors.
The NCSC Cyber Accelerator is run in partnership with Wayra UK, combining the NCSC’s technical expertise and Wayra’s commercial expertise to the World’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. The programmes will run for 10 weeks each in Cheltenham and meet in person three days a week.
webinale is the conference for product owners, web designers and frontend coders. It combines user experience with code and offers a variety of topics that are important for digital professionals nowadays.
Digital Test Beds to accelerate industry 4.0 transformation of Europe’s food sector
To make digitalisation solutions more accessible to SMEs of the food sector, three of EIT’s Knowledge and Innovation communities (KIC) – EIT Food, EIT Digital and EIT Manufacturing (lead) – have joined forces to enable development and implementation of end-to-end digitalised production testbeds. These testbeds for Europe’s food sector will serve as platforms for food companies, manufacturing equipment suppliers, and providers of digitalisation solutions to identify challenges, define use-cases, develop innovations, and enable learning.
The possibilities of artificial intelligence and machine learning bring more and more intelligence into the human-computer interactions. At Voice Conference, leading experts will show you what is already possible today, how the future of voice recognition software looks like and why chatbots and virtual assistants will become an essential part of our daily lives.
Call for expressions of interest to become EIT Food Hubs in 2021-2023
EIT Food is looking for organisations that would assume the role of EIT Food Hub, one in each of the countries targeted by EIT Food’s Regional Innovation Scheme: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Open call for Digital Challenge – DigiFed and European enterprises are looking for StartUps and SMEs who are ready to respond to digital challenges for which NO Cyber Physical Systems or embedded systems solutions have been identified in the market. DigiFed and Digital Challenge Owners offer grants of up to € 110k as well as technical and business support for the development of smart applications in Europe.
The purpose of this program is to encourage research actors to create new structured partnerships through the creation of “Joint Laboratories” between a SME or an intermediate-sized enterprise and a research laboratory.
Our 4 months programme is designed to help impact ventures grow by overcoming the unique challenges they face and equipping them with the resources they need to attract investment, scale their solutions and maximise their impact.
Discoveries is an intensive four-week acceleration program that will turn fresh ideas into successful businesses, through a set of bootcamps where the participants will define, validate and develop the model under the lean startup methodology.
We expect aspiring entrepreneurs with a tech startup related to the travel & tourism industries for the 6th edition of this successful acceleration program.
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StartUp Health: Special call for COVID-19 innovation
StartUp Health is launching an open call for innovation as part of our Cure Disease Moonshot and putting the full support of the StartUp Health platform and network behind bringing your innovations to the world.
Whether you have technologies that may help speed up the R&D process for finding treatments or you have solutions that can help with diagnostics, home care, hygiene or telemedicine, we want to meet you. This is a broad call for innovations that can aid the public, patients, and health professionals alike.
(UK only) A number of Community Foundations and other organisations have launched funding programmes to assist local organisations in responding to the challenges of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Below you will find a list of organisations and the types of funding they have made available.
We are committing a minimum of $250,000 in the form of grants and/or in-kind services to the overall accelerator program. We will work with each of the selected companies to better understand their needs and determine the award amount appropriately. Additional funding may be available from our clients and partners. Equity investments may also be considered, but these are not a requirement for this year’s accelerator.
As part of our community, you are invited to apply for a mentor session with an AWS Expert. Mentor sessions provide the opportunity to get guidance on how to grow and develop your business and allow you to get first-hand advice from experts in your field. We offer 5 distinct mentoring tracks in the program: Fundraising, Product, Marketing, Sales, or Strategy & Ops.
The European Commission launches an initiative to collect ideas about deployable Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics solutions as well as information on other initiatives that could help face the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
The initiative aims to create a unique repository that is easily accessible to all citizens, stakeholders and policymakers and become part of the common European response to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Accelerace is a tailored support package for impact entrepreneurs to take your initiative or business to the next level. Get top-notch expert consulting, access to workshops & peer-to-peer meetings, an inspiring workspace and much more.
Hustle empowers ambitious businesses to scale fast and innovate with confidence. Whether you're bringing a new startup to life or taking an already great business to new heights, with Hustle's studio, PR, and fundraising support you'll get faster, leaner and better-looking outcomes.
50 Partners is a select group of French expert entrepreneurs who are on a mission to accelerate innovative young startups. We offer office space in Paris, fundraising, ongoing mentorship, and industry perks to each startup in our program. We provide high-quality mentorship over the long-term and are financially invested in the success of our startups.
Please note that we accelerate only French startups or startups with a strong development strategy in France.
Top Seeds Lab is the only accelerator in the world belonging to the prestigious Global Accelerator Network, exclusively focused on Travel Tech. We are based in Spain, one of the world leaders in Tourism, and we have an agreement with the Ministry of Tourism of Spain and a unique Advisory Board, where C-levels of more than 50 of largest Travel & Tech companies help us to draw our investing Road Map as well as to help our participated start ups to grow.
“Infrastructure-oriented Call” will target the provision of open source components, for example the SSI-Roles layer, the SSI Protocols or the Crypto layer. Interoperability, scalability or features that provide generic business benefits are required.
This call is open to innovators in SSI domain and will fund selected projects up to €155K.
Design Health Barcelona is a postgraduate program to develop future entrepreneurs and healthcare innovators. The program, inspired on the biodesign methodology created by the Stanford University, invites participants to experience a full cycle of innovation.
Portugal Ventures aims to invest, between €200,000 up to 1 million euros in Technological and Non-technological projects in the Tourism. Call Tourism intends to identify investment opportunities that contribute to increase the competitiveness of the country’s tourist offer; enhance the tourist experience in Portugal; improve the efficiency of businesses in the sector.
Over 100 startups will be selected to showcase their products and initiatives throughout the event. Each startup will have a small booth at SiGMA surrounded by top investors and mentors. However, only the judges' top ten make it to the Pitch during the final leg of the Summit. Increase your chance of being one of the top 100 by providing a 3-minute video-introduction upon participation!
EdTech is a combination of conference, exhibition and networking. It focuses on adult education and skills development. Technology in education is one of the most important and fastest growing industries. Efficient educational system is a key factor in sustainable development of innovations. When comes to educational technology, Sweden and other Nordic countries are considered to be among the most forward thinking in the world. EdTech Sweden is a yearly summit bringing together the producers and end-users of educational technology. Most of the participants come from the Nordic countries, but the admission is open to international guests as well.
Startup Day 2021
city of Tartu, University of Tartu, Tartu Science Park, Contriber, Tartu Biotechnology Park, Tartu Business Advisory Services, Tartu Centre for Creative Industries, .Ole Rohkem, and Swedbank.
sTARTUp Day is the biggest festival in the Baltics, bringing together startups, traditional entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, and students. The aim of the event is to connect startup-minded people and celebrate entrepreneurship in the smart city of Tartu.
DIGI-B-CUBE project launched an open call for funding on 22nd April 2020, to support projects focusing on integrating digital innovations and disruptive technologies across the Medical Diagnostics and related value chains. Small and Medium Enterprises (including new start-ups) operating in the health, medicine, biotech, biopharma, IT or related sectors (robotics, automation, electronics, nanotech etc.) can apply for equity-free funding up to €60,000 through the DIGI-B-CUBE voucher scheme.
BASTA! has been the leading independent conference for Microsoft-, Cloud & Web-Technologies.Stay up to date on developments in the Microsoft Universe with our informative keynotes, sessions and power workshops.
The Summit offers 12,500 delegates the chance to network with leaders in the iGaming industry, strike deals with the biggest brands, engage the leading suppliers, and secure support from the affiliates that matter.
DeveloperWeek 2021 is the largest developer conference & event series including the DeveloperWeek 2020 Conference & Expo, 1,000+ attendee hackathon, 800+ attendee tech hiring expo, and a series of workshops, technical talks, and keynotes. This year, the entire DeveloperWeek Events Series will be hosted online!
The EC funded EFPF project has allocated 2.5 Million Euros to provide Financial Support to third parties to undertake up to 20 sub-projects. We are inviting manufacturing companies, digital solution providers, software developers and researchers to apply for sub-projects related to the development, prototyping, integration and validation of innovative solutions using the EFPF platform and federated services.
The 2021 programme of WiDS Zurich, one of 50+ regional events worldwide, will feature speakers on a broad array of topics ranging from predictive analytics, natural language processing, machine learning algorithms, to decision making and ethics in AI. The main conference will be held at Stanford University on 8 March 2021 and will be available via livestream.
High dynamism and innovation underpin digital transformation of our public administrations. In this context, there is a need to overcome organisational silos by sharing best practices and lessons learned. ENDORSE It will bring together a large audience made up of simple users, practitioners, experts, researchers and solution seekers and providers in EU institutions and agencies as well as in national public services and universities.
The only event that focuses entirely on the commercialization of the bio-economy. We connect brands and retailers across a range of chemical, material, and product industries to the entire value chain to collaboratively drive change through commercially viable innovation.
We help tech startups funded from any H2020 related calls to reach the market. Under a pan-European approach we offer a network of top-experts who will provide free support on training, fundraising, networking and promotion.
A 5-day intensive acceleration in Catalonia starting in April 2021 - a startup bootcamp and crash course in business and entrepreneurship designed to bring a combination of knowledge & practice to startup founders and transform outstanding ideas into successful companies, providing resources, know-how and network.
ViennaUP is a unique city-wide event series for startups and investors. Comprising at least dozens of workshops, talks, or conferences taking place every single day for two groundbreaking weeks, this is a new way for tomorrow’s pioneering business solutions to find their partners.
The EU-Startups Summit will gather over 1,500 founders, startup enthusiasts, corporates, angel investors, VCs, and media from across Europe. The two-day event is a great opportunity for networking, and a meeting point for aspiring entrepreneurs and investors who are aiming to build international tech companies.
The ‘European Social Economy Summit’ (#EUSES) is a jointly organized conference by the European Commission and the City of Mannheim. The #EUSES is a conference which aims at strengthening the social economy in Europe and harness its contribution to economic development, social inclusion as well as green and digital transitions. The discussions will focus on three dimensions: digitalisation of the Social Economy, (social) innovation, cross-country and cross-sectoral collaboration.
Over 200 global investors, 150 startups and visitors from over 20 countries are expected to attend Latitude59, the flagship startup & tech event of e-Estonia – the world’s first digital society. Whether you are an entrepreneur, general attendee, investor, startup or student, Latitude59 offers a platform to learn, connect and network with fellow entrepreneurs, investors and leaders.
Codemotion offers companies a unique opportunity to engage with a selected target of developers and IT professionals. Participate with one of our sponsorship packages and take advantage of the following benefits. The conference allows companies to promote their technological products and services to a vertical target of developers and IT professionals, encouraging their use. Codemotion also acts as an incredible recruiting opportunity for companies who are in search of specialized IT Professionals.
DevOps is fundamentally changing the IT world and sets the path for successful business transformation. Join DevOpsCon to learn about the latest tools, technologies, and methodologies for building and maintaining secure, scalable, and resilient software systems.
Once a year, the most impactful and influential figures in tech journey to Voss, Norway to create Startup Extreme—a festival dedicated to bridging new relationships and fostering the growth of entrepreneurship internationally. We’re a vibrant, humble, and participatory festival—creating an authentic way to showcase the pulse of the Norwegian and Nordic startup ecosystems.
4YFN is the startup event of the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry, GSMA MWC. Our goal is to support startups, investors and companies to connect and launch new business ventures together.
SmartEEs2, a European acceleration program, is organizing an open Call for Application Experiments with the objective of providing support to Innovative Companies to digitalise their businesses and access new markets by integrating Flexible and Wearable Electronics technologies (FWE) into advanced products / series of products and services.
We have noticed that organizations struggle with the marriage between agile and architecture. Sometimes agile takes precedence, sometimes architecture takes precedence. Our attempt with the conference is to encourage conversation between practitioners of these different domains, further understanding and respect, and find new ways to achieve common goals for modern organizations.
HackConf is Bulgaria's premier software development conference, happening in Sofia. Organized “for developers, by developers”, it covers a wide range of software development topics, regardless of the tech stack.
The summit brings together over 4000 participants – startups, innovators, corporate executives, political leaders, celebrities – and offers them a platform to connect and discover business opportunities.
Comprehensive support program specialized in the food sector of 9 months duration, focused on entrepeneurial initiatives in their initial phase which are developing or have developed a minimum viable product and have outlined a business model, aligned with any of the challenges that the food sector seeks to solve through BFFood.
Comprehensive support program specialized in the food sector of 12 months duration, focused on (already) stablished companies with a defined product of service and first sales (already) made, aligned with any of the challenges that the food sector seeks to solve through BFFood.
The Blockchain Technology Conference gives you deep insights into a world augmented by distributed ledger technology; it features in-depth sessions and workshops on principles, programming techniques and real-world applications.
The TE Office grants a start-up grant in periods of no more than six months. The purpose of startup grants is to encourage new businesses and promote employment. The grant provides an entrepreneur with a secure income during the time that getting the business up and running is estimated to take – however for no more than 12 months. The startup grant consists of a basic grant, which amounts to EUR 33.66 a day.
Overview of the best practices implemented by the Barcelona City Council against COVID-19's economical consequences
For the first time in the 25-year history of START Global, START Summit 2021 will take place in a hybrid format. From 22nd March to 27th March 2021 we will be streaming entrepreneurship- and technology-related content from different locations around the world. The week will be kicked off by our coding competition, START Hack, on the 20th and 21st of March, uniting tech students from all over the world. START Summit will then take place from the 22nd to the 27th of March. Over the whole week, our participants are presented with content and networking opportunities online. Because of the hybrid concept, people form all over the world will be able to join, but we are mainly targeting students, investors and professionals from Europe. The difference to many other events is the quality of our content and speakers, such as previous speakers like Sigmar Gabriel, Valentin Stalf or Tony Fadell, the inventor of the iPod.