The European Commission is launching this call for proposals for the provision of services aiming to facilitate the management and development of the European startups and scaleups ecosystem graph. More specifically, it refers to the study and configuration of a dynamic data aggregation, visualisation and analysis platform.

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This initiative will provide a better understanding of what is happening locally in various hubs, for example assessing strengths and weaknesses, and yearly growth, and measure their overall contribution to generating socio-economic welfare.

Objectives

The objective of this pilot project is to investigate the growth potential of various startups and scaleups ecosystems, in a dynamic way, based on socio-economic data gathered through effective and reliable data collecting and processing methods. All this information will be gathered and made accessible to the public through a user-friendly online platform that will map and link key connections for numerous parameters that make up the startups and scaleups ecosystems, notably the deep-tech hubs by specialisation and competence.

Aims:

  • To configure an existing top data platform (i.e. https://public.tableau.com) to showcase in a visual and public way the details by country, industry, year, permitting the download of automatically generated reports.
  • To acquire socio-economic data and establish methodologies that offer access to the European startups and scaleups ecosystem graph.
  • To create the first EU mapping of the deep-tech hubs with the highest potential for scaling up in the EU

Expected results

The principle outcome of this project is to strengthen the image of the European ICT startups and scaleups scene. This initiative is going to target the positioning of such ecosystems, with the view of showcasing their strengths.

Concretely, this project should create a measurable impact, which in the end serves as a trustworthy tool to design evidence-based policymaking, notably to identify and address and enhance deep-tech ecosystems in the EU.

This initiative will provide a better understanding of what is happening locally in various European startup hubs, for example by assessing strengths and weaknesses, yearly growth, and measure their overall contribution that generates socio-economic welfare.

The action will be implemented by way of a call for proposals with a maximum aid intensity of 90% of the total eligible costs of the project(s).

The total budget of this pilot project is one million euros. 

Further information about the call is available in the below documents.

Contact

CNECT-F3-CALLS@ec.europa.eu

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