Discover the promising deep tech sector in Europe! Find out a detailed mapping of the startup ecosystems in Denmark, Estonia, Poland, Lithuania and Spain. Find out more: online Scale-up Champions Startup Ecosystem Guide
The Investment-Readiness Programmes consists of a set of training activities and networking events for a batch of pre-selected startups working in deep tech with two main objectives:
There will be four openings for proposals, followed by a selection process to identify the best deep tech startups among all the applicants. It is essential that the candidates are working on a high technology-based solution. The chosen ones will be matched and provided mentoring sessions, followed by a series of workshops and individual meetings with experts. Once the startups are well-prepared and fully equipped to raise investment, they will be brought together with investors, business angels and venture capitalists to pitch their ideas.
The Online Market Discovery Programme connects startups across Europe with local tech hubs in order to create new relevant contacts for new market discovery and expansion. Without the need for physical travels, startups get online support from local mentors and take part in workshops led by some of the big names in the international deep-tech scene. Moreover, thanks to the founder-to-founder learning, startups will be introduced to like-minded entrepreneurs, allowing them to inspire each other, and share their experiences and know-how. Recent calls: Market Discovery Tours in 2022
While helping deep tech startups to scale internationally, Scale-up Champions have released a series of 8 webinars on deep-tech innovation, cross-borders investments, entering new markets, and corporate-startup collaborations: series on Youtube channel.
The Startup – Corporate Collaboration Programme starts with a set of challenges put forward by corporates, followed by a call for startups developing disruptive technologies that could provide solutions to overcome them. We carry out a selection of the best proposals and connect both types of entities with each other.
Create new market opportunities and help shape the deep tech startup ecosystem.
Startups interested in applying should match the following criteria:
Europe-based startups with chances of global roll-out.
Customer validation is done and the initial business model is tested.
Already invested in or generates significant revenue by bootstrapping.
Strong core team with key positions (marketing, technology, leadership).
There is a real market problem that could be solved by complex technology based product.
There is a large or growing global potential or high-value niche.
Startup is looking for next investment to grow effectively.
It is a set of cutting edge technologies based on substantial scientific advances and innovation. Deep tech focuses on areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics, deep learning, machine learning and more. Deep tech startups aim to profoundly impact society’s lives through scientific breakthrough.
New initiatives are coming soon. Stay tuned!