On 12 September, the European Commission organized an information and networking workshop. The event targets potential applicants to the calls for project proposals under the Horizon 2020 ICT-33-2019 topic. On this page you will find more details regarding the call, the recording of the information session and the official presentations.

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The ICT-33-2019 Startup Europe for Growth Call for Proposals

A budget of EUR 10 million will be distributed among ecosystems builders and leaders who want to work with other ecosystems across Europe. We are looking for organisations aiming at connecting local tech startup ecosystems and supporting cross-border activities. Among the 4-5 startups ecosystems connected by each project, at least half of them will be located in less developed ecosystems.

The project should develop a single online entry point to each one of the ecosystems and connect them to the Startup Europe one-stop-shop. Cross-border activities will include connecting tech entrepreneurs with potential investors, business partners, accessing skills, and services helping startups soft land in new international markets. Particular focus will be placed on stimulating partnerships between scaleups and corporates with a view to procurement, mergers or acquisitions. Importance will also be placed on supporting SMEs, startups and scaleups across Europe, to access public procurement opportunities across borders. Read the full text of the call.

Call In Brief:

Budget: EUR 10 Million
Opening of the call: 16 October 2018
Closing date: 28 March 2019 17.00

Workshop Agenda

The workshop took place on 12 September 2018 in Brussels, MADOU Auditorium, Place Madou 1, 1210 - Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode.

9.30-10.00: Registration

10.00-10.30: Welcome address and introduction (by Helen Koepman, European Commission)

10.30-11.00: ICT-33-2019 Startup Europe for Growth (by Isidro Laso Ballesteros, European Commission)

11.00-11.30:  Proposal evaluation (by Massimiliano Dragoni, European Commission)

11.30-12.30: Questions and answers

12.30-13.30: Networking lunch

13.30-15.30: Presentation of ideas for proposals

15.30-17.00: Networking between participants


Recording of ICT-33-2019 Information session

Download the official presentations

  • Overview of the Startup Europe for Growth Call by Isidro Laso, European Commission
  • Innovation Radar by Eoghan O'Neill, European Commission
  • Call evaluation by Massimiliano Dragoni, European Commission
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