Startup Europe is an initiative of the European Commission which encourages entrepreneurship, startup creation and growth, notably in deep technology areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, High Performance Computing and Blockchain.
Startup Europe especially works to connect the local ecosystems of start-ups, including investors, accelerators, corporate networks, universities, entrepreneurs and media on the European level. For example, a mapping of the European Startup Hubs is publicly accessible, including lessons learnt and policy recommendations.
Call for proposals
The recently published call for proposals H2020-ICT-33-2019 Startup Europe for Growth and Innovation Radar provides opportunities for regional startup ecosystems to connect with other ecosystems on a pan-European and international level.
The call aims at fostering cross-border activities such as connecting entrepreneurs with potential investors and business partners, and developing services that helps startups to soft land in new markets. Special attention will be placed on supporting digital startups and scale-ups to access public procurement opportunities across borders.
The deadline for the submission of proposals is 29 March 2019.
More information on the call for proposal, including all required documents, is available here.
More information on Startup Europe is available at http://startupeuropeclub.eu/ and https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/startup-europe-at-web-summit.
On 14 and 15 May, 2019 - in Katowice, Poland - the huge event for startuppers will take place. I write here about European Startup Days.
On 29th March, 2019 the second regional stakeholders meeting took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. The meeting focused on the second thematic workshop in Aldershot.
1st of April was the official date of launching new acceleration programme for startups and teams with the idea for the Sharing Economy sector.
Next SARURE meeting will be our first Thematic Seminar under the title of 'Complementary services/initiatives to retail in rural areas' in Freyburg (Germany).
Project partner ProAgria Pohjois-Savo will have the pleasure to host the 3rd EUREGA Interreg Europe Interregional Exchange visit in Kuopio on 18 – 20 June 2019.