From Helsinki to Barcelona start-ups have stimulated the European economy with fresh and brilliant ideas in the past years. However, entering the market and growing business in Europe still remains challenging for start-ups. The European project Scale-EUp2 responds to this challenge with the launch of a business accelerator programme, tailored specifically to start-ups seeking to gain greater visibility and expand their business in the field of Internet of Things (IoT).
Scale-EUp2’svision is to promote “deeptech for good” by helping start-ups to capture the market in the sectors “Smart Cities”, “Smart Mobility”, “Industry 4.0” and “Smart Health”. To this end, Scale-EUp2 will establish 4 inter-connected European accelerator hubs in the regions of the Scale-EUp2 partners. The aim is to identify a minimum of 200 high-potential start-ups active in different IoT sectors, connect them to relevant European stakeholders and help them to join innovation projects. The hubs will also deliver hands-on advice on financing and funding opportunities and recruiting. An overarching goal being the connection of the European start-up community, Scale-Eup2 moreover will carry out entrepreneurship contests during six selected start-up-events.
Eight partners from four European countries participate in Scale-Eup2.
As a follow-up project of EuroPho21 NextPho21 aims to support production, employment creation and added value in the area of Photonics in Europe through various activities.
H2020 offers funding opportunites for Photonics. A current list of calls for 2018-2020 can be found here:
In the EU-Project Photonics4All 10 Partners from 9 european countries have merged to give children, adolescents, start-ups, SME's, the industry and the general public an understandig of Photonics, the technical usage of light.
The project RESPICE SME focuses on small and middle sized photonic high-tech companies. Through the project they should be supported to improve their innovation potential and innovation capacity to develope new markets together with different partners.
The aim of the EU-project EuroPho21 is to support production, employment cration and added value in the area of photonics in europe through various activities.