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Energy Dome
Italy, Milano Start-up

Energy Dome is an Italian startup that works in the energy sector and has done so since it was founded in 2019. It helps to solve one of the key infrastructure problems in modern energy, which is long-term energy storage. The company has gone through a number of funding rounds since being founded, with a total of six investors supporting the business in its mission to change the energy market. The total funding raised from the investors is approx. $22 Million and was supported by 360 Capital one of Italy's main Start-up investors. They employ around 31 people.

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Satispay
Luxembourg, Luxembourg Start-up

Satispay is a smart payment platform that enables individuals to pay in affiliated stores (online and offline), exchange money with friends and set aside small amounts of money. Businesses can accept payment from customers by integrating their in-store payment application to their smartphone, tablet, and PC systems. The company also offers e-commerce plugins and customized links for online stores to receive payments. Satispay has also integrated with PagoPA for the payment of fines, taxes, stamps and health tickets, which can be made directly from the Services section within the app, where it is also already possible to top-up phone credit with Italy’s main operators. They have raised approx. $471 Million in founding are considered a unicorn and employ aroun 428 people.

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Scalapay
Italy, Milano Start-up

Scalapay is an innovative payment method which allows a customer to defer a payment through three interest-free instalments. The buy now pay later service is available in over 7.000 physical stores and in the e-stores of more than 5.000 brands. The cost of the service is totally free for the customer and is financed by a commission applied to retailers who are immediately paid for their product. They have raised approx. $727 Million in founding are considered a unicorn and employ aroun 225 people.

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Buzzoole
Italy, NaplesStart-up

Buzzoole is a marketing services company that automates, manages and measures investments with influencers. Its end-to-end platform uses cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence technology to simplify every stage of the creator marketing process. Buzzoole serves in the region of 850 international brands and boasts a community of more than 270,000 creators from all over the world. Founded in 2013 the company has a growing presence in a number of locations globally, including Italy, the U.S. and UK. They have raised approx. $15.5 Million in founding and employ around 66 people.

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ProntoPro
Italy, Milano Start-up

ProntoPro.it is Italy's largest local service marketplace, expanding internationally. We help millions of customers to find a local service professional: they cover 600+ services, ranging from wedding photographers to plumbers to guitar teachers. They are the market leader in Italy, Turkey as well as Romania and Egypt. They have raised approx. $30.4 Million in founding and employ around 230 people.

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EnduroSat
Bulgaria, SofiaStart-up

EnduroSat is a Bulgarian deep tech startup that engineers, builds, and operates nanosatellites, and is one of the fastest-growing space companies in Europe. The company’s offerings enable commercial and research customers to launch their Earth-observation payloads into space at the shortest-ever lead time of six months – a 10- fold reduction – and share the data they generate in a common cloud. This will enable costs to be reduced by 15 times, with practically no risk in space operations for the customer, which in its turn contributes to the commercialization of space. Over the summer of 2020, in-space transportation provider Momentus announced agreements with EnduroSat to provide transportation for two CubeSats scheduled to launch soon on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare. More recently, following the successful collaboration on Kuwait’s first CubeSat mission, Orbital Space signed a new partnership with EnduroSat, with the goal to introduce more space services in the Middle East. They have raised approx. $16 Million in founding and employ around 98 people.

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Cash Credit
Bulgaria, SofiaStart-up

Cash Credit is an innovative FinTech company offering micro-finance services in cooperation with mobile telecom operators and other partners. The company was founded in 2011 in Bulgaria and has expanded internationally, launching operations in Africa, and South-East Asia, and exploring opportunities in other markets around the world. They have raised approx. $25 Million in founding and employ around 109 people.

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Software Group
Bulgaria, SofiaStart-up

Software Group is a global technology company specialized in digitalization and integration solutions for financial service providers. They help FSPs successfully go through the process of digital transformation, extend their outreach and improve operational efficiency. They have raised approx. $26 Million in founding and employ around 337 people.

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phyre
Bulgaria, SofiaStart-up

phyre is a mobile app that turns your phone into a digital wallet. You can use it to easily shop anywhere with a POS and online. At the same time you can store all of your loyalty cards in the app and use them directly from your phone. phyre also allows you to send and receive money instantly and with no fees within the community. Pay and track spending to optimise your budget. For less than a year phyre has enabled the two biggest telecoms in Bulgaria (A1 Telekom Austria and Vivacom) and the Bulgarian American Credit Bank with cutting-edge solutions. Together with phyre’s own branded wallet, we have a total of more than 300 000 users by now. They have raised approx. $13 Million in founding and employ around 24 people.

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Metrilo
Bulgaria, SofiaStart-up

Metrilo helps direct-to-consumer brands scale faster while saving time on monitoring performance. With Metrilo, founders are able to grow brands and keep ROI under control. One-click integration available for major eCommerce platforms. They have raised approx. $1 Million in founding which was supported by LaunchHub Ventures and Eleven Accelerator two of Bulgarias Start-up investors. They employ around 16 people.

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CloudCart
Bulgaria, SofiaStart-up

CloudCart is developing a new globally-focused SaaS project in the field of e-commerce, bearing the same name as the brand – “CloudCart” – a complete e-commerce platform, enhanced by marketing. The idea of ​​CloudCart is to be a high-end professional solution for creating and maintaining online stores, which is used by non-professional retailers who want to start and develop their online business. CloudCard’s primary goal is to improve and facilitate the process of managing online stores by actually helping online retailers focus on what they do best: creating, sourcing, and selling their products and services online. They have raised approx. $13 Million in founding and employ around 24 people. Further they were listede in Deloittes Technology Deloitte Fast 50 Central Europe 2020 list.

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Quantive (formerly Gtmhub)
Bulgaria, SofiaStart-up

Quantive (formerly Gtmhub) is the world’s leading Strategy Execution Platform based on the OKR management methodology. By embedding strategic context, priorities, and progress into the day-to-day, Quantive creates organizations that excel at execution. With over 2,000 global customers across enterprises, not-for-profits, startups, and governments, Quantive helps today's businesses accelerate growth and transformational change by creating better visibility and organizational alignment.They have raised approx. $161 Million in founding and employ around 351 people. Further they were listede in Deloittes Technology Deloitte Fast 50 Central Europe 2022 list.

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Augmenta
Greece, Athens Start-up

Augmenta is a deep-tech company serving farmers and agricultural service providers with both intuitive and actionable solutions. The company is the first in the sector globally, combining reliability with scalability. The technology is based on edge computing, multispectral computer vision, and AI to achieve an accurate perception of the farming environment (e.g. the canopy health) and automate tasks, such as fertilizer application. They have raised approx. $11 Million in founding and employ around 52 people.

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Ferryhopper
Greece, Athens Start-up

Ferryhopper breaks new ground in ferry traveling and island hopping by enabling travelers to find, compare, and book ferry tickets for one or multiple destinations at the best price - all in one App. They have raised approx. $8.2 Million in founding and employ around 52 people.

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Vivawallet
Greece, Athens Start-up

Viva Wallet is a leading European cloud-based neobank. Viva Wallet’s mission is to change the way businesses pay and get paid with cutting edge technology and unprecedented agility. They offer truly unifying, yet localized, end-to-end advanced digital payments solutions and embedded banking services tailored to the needs of businesses in 24 markets across the continent. They have raised approx. $189 Million in founding are considered a unicorn and employ aroun 861 people.

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Beat
Greece, Athens Start-up

Beat gives consumers a fresh transportation experience by connecting them in real time with nearby available drivers. They have raised approx. $6.8 Million in founding and employ around 813 people.

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Spotawheel
Greece, Athens Start-up

Spotawheel is the fastest growing used cars platform in Europe, using efficient and customer centric proprietary technology to empower people to buy a reliable car. They have raised approx. $19.3 Million in founding and employ around 160 people.

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Welcome Pickups
Greece, Athens Start-up

Welcome goes above and beyond the commoditized transfer service as the first company to deliver a holistic, in-destination travel experience. From the moment a traveler arrives in a new destination, until they return home, Welcome accommodates all their travel needs (transfers, travel products, things to do, information) as the easiest, friendliest and most personalized solution. They have raised approx. $6.8 Million in founding and employ around 75 people.

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European Investment Fund
Luxembourg, Luxembourg Funding option

The central mission of the EIF is to support Europe's small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) by helping them to access finance. To this end, EIF aims at satisfying existing and future market needs by designing innovative financial products addressed to partners (banks, guarantee, leasing and microfinance institutions, private equity and venture capital funds, among others), acting as our financial intermediaries. By offering an Integrated Risk Finance Product Range of SME finance to intermediaries, EIF complement the products offered by the European Investment Bank (EIB) with which we form the EIB Group. The EIF intermediaries present in each EU country can be found under the following link: https://www.eif.org/what_we_do/where/index.htm

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InvestEU Advisory Hub
Belgium, BrusselsBSO

The InvestEU Advisory Hub supports the identification, preparation and development of investment projects across the European Union.The InvestEU Advisory Hub connects project promoters and intermediaries with advisory partners, who work directly together to help projects reach the financing stage.

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European Investment Bank
Luxembourg, Luxembourg Funding option

The European Investment Bank is the lending arm of the European Union. They are the biggest multilateral financial institution in the world. Start- ups can take out loans or acquire venture debts.

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The European Social Innovation Competition
Belgium, Brussels Competition

The competition supports innovators to develop their ideas into working solutions, and facilitates a network of radical innovators shaping our society. This prize acknowledges the social innovation as a potent approach for responding to societal challenges. The European Social Innovation Competition (EUSIC) awards three Challenge Prizes and one Impact Prize for the best socially innovative projects for a more inclusive, just and sustainable Europe.

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EU Prize for Women Innovators
Belgium, Brussels Prize

The EU Prize for Women Innovators celebrates the women entrepreneurs behind game-changing innovations. In doing so, the EU seeks to raise awareness of the need for more women innovators, and create role models for women and girls everywhere.The prize is awarded to the most talented women entrepreneurs from across the EU and countries associated to Horizon Europe, who have founded a successful company and brought innovation to the market. The prize is managed by the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency, and the winners are chosen by an independent expert jury.

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European Innovation Procurement Awards
Belgium, Brussels Prize

The European Innovation Procurement Awards aim to recognise public and private buyers, natural persons and those legal entities supporting these practices across Europe in their efforts to promote and stimulate innovation procurement and the innovative ways the solutions are procured.The Awards also aims to demonstrate how innovation procurement positively transforms the economy by not only creating new and sustainable markets, but also by tackling societal challenges such as climate change.

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Enterprise Europe Network
Belgium, Brussels Network

The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions. It offers a search format to find local contact points in EU countries which offer advice, support and opportunities for international partnerships https://een.ec.europa.eu/local-contact-pointsThe Network is active worldwide. It brings together experts from member organisations that are renowned for their excellence in business support.

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Dealflow.eu
Portugal, Lisboa Matchmaker

Dealflow.eu offers diverse services focused on guiding startups towards market and investor readiness. The initiative was launched to help promising innovations secure funding needed for their future commercialization.

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Startup Europe Partnership
Italy, Pavia Network

SEP is the first pan-European platform dedicated to transforming European startups into scaleups by linking them with global corporations and stock exchanges.SEP is led by Mind the Bridge, an organization based in Italy and United States connecting European entrepreneurial ecosystems to Silicon Valley.

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European Cluster Collaboration Platform
Belgium, Brussels BSO

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) is an action of the Cluster Internationalisation Programme for SMEs funded under COSME launched by DG GROW of the European Commission in 2016.Today, the ECCP is considered a leading hub for facilitating cluster collaboration at European and global level. It fosters international cluster cooperation, by facilitating linkages between clusters from Europe and third countries and helping SMEs involved in clusters to access third markets and find strategic partners in global value chains. It gathers more than 690 cluster organisations with an average of 100 SMEs per cluster, reaching out to about 69 000 SMEs across Europe.

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Greencubator
Ukraine, Kyiv Network

The NGO Greencubator is an ecosystem organization for sustainable entrepreneurship, low-carbon innovations and green economy development in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. Greencubator offers a platform for connecting energy talents and driving green entrepreneurship.

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SOLVIT
Belgium, Brussels BSO

SOLVIT supports individuals and entities when EU rights are breached by public authorities in another EU country.SOLVIT is a service provided by the national administration in each EU country and in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. SOLVIT is free of charge.

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Your Europe
Belgium, Brussels BSO

Your Europe is a European Commission website which provides information to citizens and businesses on their rights in the EU. It provides practical information for businesses looking to do business in another EU country. Further Your Europe has a search format that provides infromation regarding avalaibale investors and acess to finance in the EU https://europa.eu/youreurope/business/finance-funding/getting-funding/access-finance/search/en#shortcut-0

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European e-Justice Portal
Belgium, Brussels BSO

The European e-Justice Portal is conceived as a future electronic one-stop shop in the area of justice.As a first step it strives to make ones life easier by providing information on justice systems and improving access to justice throughout the EU, in 23 languages.

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WEgate
Belgium, Brussels Network

WEgate is an online platform that aims to help women entrepreneurs to start and build up their business with the help of our engaging community and knowledge sharing. WEgate wants to enable them to find the best networking opportunities, experienced mentorship and a space for growth.WEegate will offer women entrepreneurs growth and networking opportunities sharing vertical know-how and insights and promoting the exchange of new ideas based on their real everyday needs.

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Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs
Belgium, Brussels Matchmaker

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs helps provide aspiring European entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to start and/or successfully run a small business in Europe. New entrepreneurs gather and exchange knowledge and business ideas with an experienced entrepreneur, with whom they stay and collaborate for a period of 1 to 6 months. The stay is partly financed by the European Commission

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European Business Angels Network
Belgium, Brussels Network

European Business Angels Network is the pan-European representative for the early stage investor community gathering over 100 member organizations in more than 50 countries today. Established in 1999 by a group of pioneer angel networks in Europe with the collaboration of the European Commission and EURADA, EBAN represents a sector estimated to invest 11.4 billion Euros a year and playing a vital role in Europe’s future, notably in the funding of SMEs. EBAN fuels Europe’s growth through the creation of wealth and jobs.

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ClimAccelerator
Belgium, Brussels Accelerator

EIT Climate-KIC runs theme- and place-based ClimAccelerators in local contexts around the world. These programmes are delivered successfully and autonomously using our open-sourced, proven methodology, shaped over 10+ years of experience.Once start-ups have successfully completed the programme, EIT Climate-KIC invests in the most promising climate companies that can demonstrate the highest impact potential. They offer select Stage 2 ClimAccelerator start-ups funding and support services in exchange for future equity.

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Innovation Factory
Belgium, Brussels Business Incubator

The Innovation Factory invites European innovators and entrepreneurs to jointly build digital innovations and create new ventures in on of six strategic focus areas: Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Finance, Digital Wellbeing and Digital Tech.Selected innovation activities will be embedded in the pan-European ecosystem and receive financial support and professional guidance to package their technology, sign up customers and attract investors.

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DeepHack
Belgium, Brussels Competition

EIT Digital DeepHack is van open innovation event in hackathon format that taps into a creative pool of Master School students, entrepreneurs, and startups from the EIT Digital ecosystem

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EIT Digital Accelerator
Belgium, Brussels Accelerator

EIT Digital Accelerator is designed to work for European digital deeptech scaleups with international growth ambitions. One will receive access to finance and business development support tailored to ones company's business needs.

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Start-up Manual
Belgium, Leuven BSO

The Start-up Manual provides information on how to build an agrifood company that can transform the food system in a scalable and sustainable way.

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EIT Food Seedbed Incubator programme
Belgium, Leuven Business Incubator

The EIT Food Seedbed Incubator is a 4-6 month market discovery programme offering equity-free funding, industry connections, and specialist training & support, for researchers & aspiring entrepreneurs to commercialise ag & food tech innovations that have the potential to transform the food system.

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EIT Food Accelerator Network
Belgium, Leuven Accelerator

The EIT Food Accelerator Network is a 2-4 month, Pan-European, theme-based and cohort-style programme, delivered in 5 unique innovation hubs. The programme has been designed for (pre) seed funded agrifood startups, looking to grow their network, validate their technology and further advance their commercial investment-readiness to drive the ultimate business goal: a successful market adoption.

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SCALE - RisingFoodStars
Belgium, Leuven BSO

RisingFoodStars is empowering aspiring scaleups to expand beyond their current market(s), raise funds and gain new commercial partners. The programme lasts up to three years and one can go through company audit, personalised coaching, exhibit at international fairs and much more. The program is looking for leaders and impact-driven ventures with innovative technology that are ready to grow.

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EIT InnoEngery for Innovators
Belgium, Eindhoven Network

EIT InnoEnergy brings people and resources together, catalysing and accelerating the energy transition. Operating at the centre of the energy transition,EIT InnoEnergy builds connections worldwide, bringing together innovators and industry, entrepreneurs and investors, graduates and employers. Start-ups, scale-ups, and innovators receive tailor-made support to boost and de-risk business cases and speed up time to market.

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EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator
Belgium, Barcelona Accelerator

The EIT Urban Mobility Accelerators consist of seven thematic EU-funded programmes implemented through partners to take early-stage mobility start-ups to the next level. It looks for early-stage startup-teams with business ideas that reduce congestion and increase efficiency in the transport system. With innovative approaches to make commuting faster or more enjoyable or With concepts to accelerate the transition to low- or zero-emission forms of transport – and with all other possible ideas that help to solve mobility-related problems.

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EIT Urban Mobility
Belgium, Barcelona Investor (VC)

EIT Urban Mobility is looking for startups offering innovative urban mobility solutions to create a more social and healthier environment in cities.As an impact investor, EIT Urban Mobility invests in solutions that contribute positively to at least one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to sustainable cities and communities, clean energy, and climate action. Furthermore, EIT Urban Mobility encourages inclusive and gender-balanced teams to apply for this funding on green mobility.

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Rapid Applications for Transport
Belgium, Barcelona Competition

Rapid Applications for Transport (RAPTOR) is a competition that swiftly creates and tests solutions to niche urban mobility challenges. Participants compete to provide the most innovative, feasible, and impactful solutions. RAPTOR is funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.

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EIT Manufacturing for scaleups
France, Paris BSO

In this programme, the Business Creation team will offer a tailored package of support from the following services:Access to market – new customers and geographiesStrategy & roadmap developmentNew product/service expansionVisibility and profiling at eventsCoaching and mentoringIP management servicesMarketing & communication supportPreparing companies for fundraisingFinancial investment up to €150.000 in return for equityIntroductions to VCs, European institutions and other early-stage funding opportunities

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EIT Manufacturing for SMEs
France, Paris BSO

The Level Up programme seeks to support SMEs that plan to transform their operations to improve competitiveness. In this programme, the Business Creation team can offer a tailored package of support from the following services:Technology scoutingPre-study feasibility assessment of your transformation projectDedicated assistance for overall project conceptualization, facilitation, and implementationUp to 150,000 € towards the realization of your transformation

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EIT Manufacturing for Start-ups
France, Paris BSO

In this programme, the Business Creation team will offer a tailored package of support from the following services:Access to market – new customers and geographiesStrategy & roadmap developmentNew product/service expansionVisibility and profiling at eventsCoaching and mentoringIP management servicesMarketing & communication supportPreparing companies for fundraisingFinancial investment up to €150.000 in return for equityIntroductions to VCs, European institutions and other early-stage funding opportunities

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Lab2Market
Germany, Berlin BSO

The EIT RawMaterials Lab2Market programme is open for Master’s and PhD students inspired to start their entrepreneurial journey that launches sustainable solutions for the raw materials marketplace.The Lab2Market aims to coach and mentor Master’s and PhD students to develop innovative solutions ready for market. The programme empowers future entrepreneurs to start new businesses, create new jobs and commercialise new technologies that will generate impact on the raw materials value chain.

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RawMaterials Accelerator
Germany, Berlin Accelerator

The EIT RawMaterials Accelerator aims to catch and mentor start-ups to rapidly become suppliers to, and perhaps future partners of, the EIT RawMaterials network. The programme facilitates introductions to customers in the EIT RawMaterials partner network who are willing to adopt innovations. EIT RawMaterials connects local and national ecosystems to the pan-European network of pilot and test infrastructure facilities as well as to potential customers. It also offers to supply grant funding to enable start-up teams to participate in the RawMaterials Accelerator.

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Booster Call
Germany, Berlin Business Incubator

EIT RawMaterials Booster supports start-ups and SMEs developing innovative products and services that can impact in the raw materials sector or benefit our partners.Besides funding and customised services, the selected start-ups and SMEs will also join the EIT RawMaterials partner network to participate in our networking events and gain visibility through EIT RawMaterials network channels. Supported start-ups and SMEs may join our network as an associate or full members to benefit from the ecosystem fully.

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Gold Track
Belgium, Munich Matchmaker

Gold Track pairs promising companies with top-flight life science advisors who immerse themselves in the ones ideating, strategising, and operational execution to set one on a path to success.With its ambition to massively scale these businesses, Gold Track is built on personal relationships between mentors and mentees. Through individualised guidance, it supports companies in unlocking ambitious business and investment opportunities within short timeframes as you conquer unmet medical needs.

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EIT Health Accelerator
Belgium, Munich Accelerator

The EIT Health Accelerator is a business creation programme, set up to support the best and brightest health industry entrepreneurs. To tackle the future challenges of European healthcare, the EIT Health Accelerator creates a favourable environment for innovation, providing skills and services to get promising business ideas into the market.

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Venture Centre of Excellence
Belgium, Munich Matchmaker

EIT Health and the European investment Fund (EIF) are partnering to operate the Venture Centre of Excellence (VCOE), a public-private co-investment programme to empower finance for European health small and medium size enterprises (SMEs).The VCOE connects life science investors with high investment capacities such as venture capital funding, corporate or industrial firms, Technology Transfer Offices, insurers and more – with highly qualified Pan-European SMEs using an exclusive artificial intelligence platform that brings all members together.

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EIT Health Bridgehead
Belgium, Munich Matchmaker

EIT Health’s Bridgehead programme brings together health entrepreneurs who want to grow their business in the European market with top incubators and accelerators who have the expertise and resources to make it happen.

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Wild Card
Belgium, Munich Competition

Each year, the Wild Card programme invites start-up teams who are not afraid to take risks to develop an innovative solution for a specific health challenge. Fostering a supportive and collaborative environment, Wild Card encourages participants to think outside the box and challenge conventional thinking. With the guidance and support of experts and investors, teams have the opportunity to take on the challenge and bring innovative products and services to the healthcare industry.

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User Validation Labs
Belgium, Munich BSO

The User Validation Labs (ULabs) programme connects founders with EIT Health partners in Europe that can help founders organise and execute a validation study for start-up innovations. The ULabs include living labs, accelerators, hospitals and innovation centres that can help to get access to and collect feedback from future end users. The ULabs provide the opportunity to to test products or services with patients, clinicians and medical staff in Europe.

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InnoStars Awards
Belgium, Munich Accelerator

The InnoStars Awards is a key acceleration programme for early-stage start-ups from Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, where the pace of innovation is more moderate.The programme helps transform prototypes and MVPs into health solutions or products and bring them to the market. Over the last seven years, more than 100 start-ups have been trained and more than half have been successful in the market.

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EIT Jumpstarter
Belgium, Budapest Business Incubator

The EIT Jumpstarter supports student innovators and researchers to test the potential of their ideas guided by trainers and business coaches. This is an 8-month bootcamp and mentoring programme with prize money of up to €10 000.

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Southern European Entrepreneurship Engine
Belgium, Barcelona BSO

S3E project ambition is to develop an engine of growth that will contribute to improve the connectedness and efficiency of the Southern European countries’ innovation ecosystems. S3E focus is on the acceleration of deep tech projects / start-ups.

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PoliHub
Italy, Milano Accelerator

PoliHub is the Innovation District & Startup Accelerator of Politecnico di Milano, managed by Fondazione Politecnico di Milano. The objective is to favour the growth of new deep tech startups which can develop products and services with high technological content and generate new opportunities for researchers, entrepreneurs, companies, and investors.

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LVenture Group
Italy, Rome Investor (VC)

LVenture Group is a holding company listed on the MTA of the Italian Stock Exchange. They invest in digital startups and accelerate their development process, from prototype development to market placement, generating profit from exit operations, mainly IPOs and M&A. They are part of an ecosystem of innovators to whom they offer co-working spaces, Post- Acceleration and Open Innovation services.

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Aephoria
Greece, Athens Business Incubator

Aephoria.net is a business incubation program for startup companies operating in Greece. Its goal is to support great ideas and get them through the tough early stages, so that entrepreneurs can transform their dreams into good business with a positive economic, environmental, and social impact. The programme provides participating teams with business and sustainability education that will enable them to create scalable businesses and eventually enter the market as change-agents towards a sustainable business model.

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LaunchHub Ventures
Bulgaria, Sofia Investor (VC)

LAUNCHUB is a leading early-stage venture capital fund focused on investing in startups in South-Eastern (SEE) and Central-Eastern (CEE) Europe.

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Eleven Accelerator
Bulgaria, Sofia Accelerator

Eleven Accelerator is a corporate innovation and venture development studio. They build and scale new businesses, products, and services with the world’s leading corporations and entrepreneurs.

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Patras Science Park S.A.
Greece, Patras Business Incubator

For over 30 years, PSP supports the growth of innovative, technology based companies across several sectors such as ICT, biotechnology, clean energy and other industrial technologies, contributing to the Region’s knowledge economy. In its incubator and pre-incubation unit, PSP hosts today 41 companies and institutions, employing nearly 140 highly skillful personnel in areas such as engineering, chemistry, physics, medicine.

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PSP Innovation Hubs
Greece, Patras BSO

8 innovaton hubs have been established from research teams of the Uiversity of Patras, in the areas of Biohealth, Nanotechnology, Agriculture, Smart Cities, Cleantech Energy, Aeronautics, Blue Innovation, and Medical Kannabis

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POS4Work Innovation Hub
Greece, Patras BSO

POS4work is the first Co-working Space in Patras, Greece. It assists startups, freelancers and remote workers. It also hosts technological and entrepreneurship seminars, events and workshops.

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Orange Grove
Greece, Athens Business Incubator

Orange Grove is an incubator and network community empowering innovative entrepreneurs in Greece. It now operates two offices in Athens and Patras, from where it provides nationwide support to startups and innovative SMEs around the country.

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Startupper.gr
Greece, Athens BSO

Startupper.gr is the main point of reference, through which all the news concerning the startup ecosystem in Greece passes, and it is the first online publication in Greece about startup news.

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Uni.Fund made it happen
Greece, Athens Investor (VC)

The goal of Uni.Fund is to ignite entrepreneurship and leverage the hidden potential that exists in the Greek Universities, R&D and Tech Space, by focusing on people and team development, the implementation of successful go-to-market strategies and helping build the foundations of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Metavallon
Greece, Athens Investor (VC)

A venture capital firm investing in early stage technology startups that provides financing and hands-on development support through pre-seed and seed stage investments.

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Elevate Greece national startup point
Greece, Athens BSO

Serving as a gateway, Elevate Greece is the official platform and leading resource for in-depth information on the Greek Startup Ecosystem, aspiring to help it grow and expand.

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General Secretariat for Research and Innovation
Greece, Athens BSO

GSRI is a modern public service tasked with planning, coordinating and implementing the implementation of Research, Technological Development and Innovation policy. The GSRI mandate consists in:Drawing up and promoting a comprehensive strategy for research and innovation;Improving the research and innovation performance of Greek enterprises and research and academic bodies, both through institutional interventions and by funding high-quality research projects with a positive effect on the economy and society at large;

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Creative@Hubs – Holistic networking of creative industries via hubs
Greece, Thessaloniki BSO

The project aims to support the integration of creative issues at governance level, to help creative entrepreneurs and resources in the field of innovative industries, by promoting innovation through existing local systems (clusters, laboratories, universities, science parks).

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Encouraging Innovation and Business Maturity in the University of Patras - ΜΕΤΟΝ
Greece, Patras Network

A project in the framework of the Operational Programme "Development of Human Potential, Training and Life-Long learning" of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs

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Department of Technology Transfer, Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the University of Patras
Greece, Patras TTO

TTO UoP is supporting the members of the academic community and researchers in seeking funding, collaborations, IP protection, creation of spin-offs and startups, and training

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Praxis Network / FORTH
Greece, Athens TTO

The PRAXI Network is the leading technology transfer and innovation support organization in Greece, bringing together 30 years of unique know-how in assisting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and research organisations throughout the country.

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Corallia, inspiring innovation, driving excellence
Greece, Athens BSO

Corallia is one of the main pillars of the Greek innovation ecosystem and a “think-tank” that underpins national and regional development plans in Greece. As the first organisation established in Greece for the management and development of innovation ecosystems, it implements targeted interventions of sustainable innovation ecosystems focusing on the management of Clusters, Incubators and Entrepreneurship Programmes.

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CapsuleT Travel & Hospitality Accelerator
Greece, Athens Accelerator

Connecting the travel and hospitality industry leaders with young innovators. The accelerator aims to become the core vehicle for the development and growth of new, innovative entrepreneurial ideas, collaborations and business opportunities, that will help the Greek startup ecosystem evolve, with a positive impact on Greek tourism and the country, in general.

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Higher Incubator Givving Growth and Sustainability
Bulgaria, Athens BSO

HIGGS is an initiative which aims to reinforce Nonprofit Organizations (NPOs) operating in Greece, through educational and supportive programs and activities that are carried out at its premises.

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Greek Volunteer Managers' Center
Greece, Athens BSO

KEMEL is made up of active and former top managers of companies, who provide their business experience and know-how voluntarily and free of charge to social organizations, small businesses and young entrepreneurs, who have limited means and possibilities, in order to achieve their goals.

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SOUTHEAST DIGITAL INNOVATION HUB
Bulgaria, Burgas BSO

The Southeast Digital Innovation Hub (Digihub.BG) supports the development of the data-driven economy in the southeastern region in Bulgaria. They help companies find the right experts, advisors and IT solutions providers here or in other European countries who can help them define and succeed with their digital transformation.The Digihub is part of the pan-European network of Digital Innovation Hubs.

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Joint Innovation Centre of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Bulgaria, Sofia BSO

The Joint Innovation Centre is a coordination unit for implementing the policy of BAS (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) – in the fields of innovation and patent activities, and project competence. The Centre provides information for applying on call in EU Structural Funds and the Framework Programme of EU “Horizon Europe”; supports the preparation and implementation of project proposals. The Centre maintains business contacts in the country and abroad concerning innovations and applied research transfer, and supports the establishment of contacts “science – business” and “science – science

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Vitosha Accelerate
Bulgaria, Sofia Accelerator

A revolving, year-round accelerator program that takes place four times per year. They offer daily support for strategy, team, business development, and follow-on funding.

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Innovation Starter Accelerator
Bulgaria, Sofia Accelerator

Innovation Starter Accelerator is a financing acceleration program, with a mandate to provide access to equity and quasi-equity financing to Bulgarian start-up companies with entirely private capital. The accelerator is powered by the team of the first Bulgarian innovation agency – Innovation Starter, which owns the projects Innovation Explorer Forum and Innovation Academy as well as the support of corporate partners.

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Raiffeisen Elevator Lab Bulgaria
Bulgaria, Sofia Accelerator

Raiffeisen Bank Bulgaria is part of Raiffeisen Bank International’s Elevator Lab Partnership Program. This partnership program is offering later-stage fintech startups support in developing unique pilot projects.

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Endeavor Bulgaria
Bulgaria, Sofia Business Incubator

Endeavor Bulgaria is, identifying founders with the greatest growth potential, and invites them to participate in a proprietary international selection process.They support Endeavor Entrepreneurs with an expansive global network, unrivaled peer-to-peer community, and demand-driven services.Further, they invest in Endeavor Entrepreneurs through a rules-based fund.

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Sofia Tech Park Incubator
Bulgaria, Sofia Business Incubator

The incubation program is aimed at start-up companies that are registered in Bulgaria and develop technology and / or innovation in any of the following focus areas: information and communication technologies, green and clean energy and Life-sciences. The program enables SMEs to access legal, accounting and administrative services, as well as support in applying for projects, business consulting, marketing and coaching. The program includes access to various trainings, part of the event calendar of Sofia Tech Park, with focus in entrepreneurship development and innovation management.

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Founder Institute Sofia
Bulgaria, Sofia Accelerator

The Bulgarian branch of the global pre-seed startup pre-accelerator community. It recently started a virtual program open to founders all across the Balkans.

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Technology Transfer Office at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
Bulgaria, Sofia TTO

The Technology Transfer Office at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" acts as a mediator between the university research departments and industrial enterprises thus supporting the transfer of scientific knowledge and technology, and encourages the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit of scientists and researchers establishing a proper business climate in the university environment.

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Start It Smart
Bulgaria, Sofia Accelerator

Start It Smart is an entrepreneurship organization founded in 2009 that was created with the goal to spread and develop the entrepreneurship mindset in Bulgaria while supporting young people in starting and developing their own business.

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Visa Innovation Program Europe
Greece, Sofia Business Incubator

The Visa Innovation Program Europe is in search of the fintech companies that have the highest potential to partner and conduct pilot or proof of concepts with Visa clients and partners, therefore ones capabilities should be go-to-market ready for the country you are applying to. They can support market expansion needs on a per case basis and other opportunities beyond.Additionally, one will benefit from curated training, mentorship and introductions to selected investors.’ network.

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Business Support Centre for Small and Medium Enterprises
Bulgaria, Ruse BSO

The Business Support Centre for Small and Medium Enterprises-Ruse has been registered as a non-governmental and non-profit organization. The main purpose is to support by all available means the business in the North Central Region of Bulgaroa, especially the small and medium size enterprises from the region, and to stimulate their development, as well as to co-ordinate, incorporate and complement the activity of all those organizations and structures, assisting the small and medium size enterprises, and to establish contacts on local, national and international level. BSC SME enhances the contacts, orientated to normal communications between the organizations and structures, assisting the small and medium size enterprises, on local level, and also between those and similar ones from the other regions of the country and from abroad.

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AE Ventures
Bulgaria, Sofia Investor (VC)

AE Ventures is an investment company providing initial funding, acceleration and advisory support to blockchain projects. AE Ventures is founded in order to improve the chances of success of projects utilizing public blockchain technology by providing financial, technological, product, marketing, accounting, and legal support. In addition, their advisors and mentors have developed an extensive network of relevant contacts worldwide which could boost the process of evaluation and fine-tuning of early-stage ideas.

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Blackpeak Capital
Bulgaria, Sofia Investor (VC)

A private equity co-investment fund focused on investing growth equity in fast-growing Southeast European SMEs.

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Empower Capital
Bulgaria, Sofia Investor (VC)

Established by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs – Empower Capital is a EUR 21 million fund financed by the European Investment Fund – JEREMIE Initiative Bulgaria with the mandate to provide unique access to equity and quasi-equity funding to growing Bulgarian companies.The team brings together extensive international operating experience, expertise and deep industrial knowledge, along with a comprehensive understanding of SME strategic management and finance.Playing vital role in helping companies achieve their potential, they uncover value by identifying great organizations and enhancing their performance by providing growth capital, strategic contribution and operating support to strong management teams.

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Piemonte Innova Foundation
Italy, Turin BSO

Piemonte Innova is a non-profit organisation that act as a bridge among companies, research institutes and innovation policy makers. In particular, they mentor and assists companies in developing business strategies and in adopting innovation processes to strengthen their operations and improve their competitiveness

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Agency for the Promotion of European Research
Italy, Rome BSO

APRE is a non-profit research organization.For over twenty-five years, APRE, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), has provided its members as well as businesses, government agencies, and private individuals, information, support, training and assistance for participation in national and European programmes and collaborative initiatives (today, with particular reference to Horizon 2020) in the field of Research, Technological Development and Innovation (RTDI) and in the transfer of research results.

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Attractiveness Research Territory
Italy, Bologna BSO

ART-ER is the Emilia-Romagna Joint Stock Consortium for the region’s sustainable growth by developing innovation and knowledge, attractiveness and internationalization of the region system.The Research and Innovation Division promotes industrial research as the main driver of sustainable economic development and collaborates with company associations to develop joint research and corporate strategies and actions, facilities and services for industrial research, and the enhancement of human capital working in these areas. Further, they engage in the coordination and development of the regional ecosystem for innovation and knowledge and support startups and boost businesses.

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SELLALAB
Italy, Biella Network

Sellalab, powered by Gruppo Sella, is an innovation platform for startups and companies, created to support their growth, and their processes of open innovation and digital transformation.They bring together companies, startups and experts to generate value through a collaborative and open minded approach. They also provide trainings through academies.

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Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer
Italy, Milan TTO

The activities of the CITT, launched in July 2021, are focused on three main areas of interest:Training: entrepreneurial training opportunities for researchers operating in ItalyNetworking: creating and implementing a network of actors operating in the tech transfer sectorInternational Promotion

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Digital Magics
Italy, Milan Accelerator

Digital Magics, listed on Euronext Growth Milan, is the provides services and funds to innovative startups and SMEs in the Tech world, for the expansion and acceleration of the digital business.

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G2 Startups
Italy, Milan Accelerator

G2 Startups is an Innovation Enabler and a Startup Accelerator. Customers are medium- to large enterprises and corporate enterprises that G2 supports to plan and implement their own innovation strategy and build their own Innovative Business Ecosystem, helping them to continually innovate the business model, also by managing external innovation sources such as startups.The services and processes the company offers to its customers are: Innovation Advisory, Specific Open Innovation Programs, Calls for Innovation & Ideas, Hackathons, Set-up and Management of Innovation Hubs, Business Model Labs, Startup Acceleration Programs, Corporate Venture Capital Support.

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STEP
Italy, Milan Accelerator

STEP is the first Innovation Hub with the goal of reducing 5 million tons of CO2eq in the first 5 years. They do it by helping startups to launch their green-tech products and services and by supporting companies in their innovation path of reducing the environmental impact of their businesses.

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Invitalia
Italy, Milan BSO

Invitalia is the National Agency for Inward Investment and Economic Development. It is owned by the Italian Ministry of Economy.Invitalia aspires to boost Italy’s economic growth, focusing on strategic sectors for development and employment. It is committed to reviving crisis areas and operates mainly in the South of Italy.Invitalia manages all national incentives that promote the creation of new companies and innovative startups.It finances small to large projects, targeting entrepreneurs with concrete development plans, especially in innovative and high added-value sectors.Invitalia provides services to the Public Administration for timely disbursement of EU and national funds, as well as in promoting cultural heritage.

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P101
Italy, Milan Investor (VC)

P101 is a long-term investor with the goal to flank founders for 5 to 10 years, sharing challenges and success. P101 are venture investors, who always take minority positions in their portfolio companies and play an “internal advisor” role to support them in their growth path.

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INNOVA
Italy, Rome Investor (VC)

INNOVA is the holding company of the INNOVA GROUP and operates in a market niche in a highly competitive and fast moving sectors where growth and success strongly depend on technological innovations. They want to integrating innovation in a company and to achieve this goal assit companies by proposing new approaches to foster creativity, production & sharing of knowledge and strategic flexibility

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360 Capital
Italy, Paris Investor (VC)

360 Capital is a Venture Capital firm investing in early stage, innovative deeptech & digital enterprises across Europe. The firm has a 20-year track record of supporting talented tech entrepreneurs in developing ambitious & disruptive companies in a variety of sectors. Led by a diverse and experienced team of professionals located in Paris and Milan, 360 Capital has €500M of assets under management and an active portfolio of over 50 companies.

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enter grow go
Greece, Athens Accelerator

The egg business acceleration platform offers an integrated framework for business growth, networking and expansion to businesses running for more than 3 years.

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OKThess
Greece, Thessaloniki Accelerator

OK!Thess is Thessaloniki’s leading startup hub and a catalyst for the growth of the local innovation ecosystem.Thy help entrepreneurs bring innovative ideas to market through an acceleration program that includes training, coaching, matchmaking with mentors and access to capital.

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Lab.40
Greece, Drama Accelerator

The start-ups acceleration program Lab40 Accelerator is looking for ambitious and innovative start-ups from existing companies, or potential entrepreneurs, with the aim of establishing start-ups dedicated to their goal, which will have the opportunity to develop or improve their business thinking through a process that will reduce the time for successful market launch or error recognition, prevent a future failure and aid in possible exponential growth.

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Bocconi for innovation
Italy, Milan Accelerator

The B4i Accelerator is a 4-month structured program to bring your startup from prototype stage to product-market fit.Entrepreneurs will be expected to dedicate a full-time effort to the program, through which we’ll help you define your product, complete the team, connect to industry experts and advisors, and ultimately fundraise

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Lefkippos Tech Park
Greece, Athens Business Incubator

Lefkippos Tech Park was founded by the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (NCSR Demokritos), the largest multidisciplinary Research Centre in Greece, as a unique and efficient tool for strengthening the links between public Research Laboratories and the Industry. Lefkippos offers business incubator services that support innovative ideas within an academic collaborative environment from discovery to commercialization.

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Athens Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Greece, Athens Business Incubator

ACEin supports potential young entrepreneurs and researchers in order to turn their innovative entrepreneurial ideas or scientific research results into a sustainable business model and subsequent a start-up company as well as large organisations to tackle specific business problems by collaborating with start-ups and tech-talented people.

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Athens Startup Business Incubator
Greece, Athens Business Incubator

The Athens Startup Business Incubator (Th.E.A.) is one of the most important initiatives of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) for entrepreneurship promotion. It supports innovative new business ideas with a strong extroversion potential.

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i4G
Greece, Thessaloniki Business Incubator

i4G is a Greek-based Incubator running also a seed investment fund for tech and science startups. It is home to a vibrant community of more than 120 people, designed to create opportunities, to share knowledge and expertise, offer cross-sector business opportunities and inspire them to achieve new levels of success. The mission of i4G is to be a fundamental piece of the startup ecosystem of Greece, connecting the entrepreneurial, tech, and science communities to achieve greater good.

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Science and Technology Park of Crete
Greece, Heraklion Business Incubator

The STEP-C incubator is a space where collaboration, networking, innovation and creativity are being promoted. It hosts an average of 30 companies, which employ approximately 400 people. Most of them are high-tech companies in various sectors of the economy. The incubator aims to host innovative, knowledge-intensive companies and to provide them with specialized support for their development.

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CEO Angels Club
Bulgaria, Sofia BSO

CEO Angels Club is a group of senior executives and entrepreneurs related to Bulgaria investing their own money in early stage startups in return for equity. They also provide expertise, contacts and pro-active mentorship to increase company value. CEO Angels Club looks for early stage, normally post-accelerator startups that are highly scalable and that can show how the company will get to break-even or to a clear meaningful milestone (e.g.Seed or Series A.Funding) within 12–24 months on the basis of our one-time investment.

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Galileo Digital Innovation Hub
Italy, Padua BSO

Galileo Visionary District is the Digital Innovation Hub of Padua, whose aim is to facilitate and promote research, technology transfer and innovation among companies. Galileo DIH represents a hub that: Offers all the Galileo services (R&D, Education, Incubator, etc.) and collaborates with local stakeholders in terms of innovation and industry 4.0 (chamber of commerce, university, living lab, competence centre, etc.).

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Punto Impresa Digitale
Italy, Bergamo BSO

The PID of Bergamo was created in the second half of 2017and it is managed by Bergamo Sviluppo, the Special Agency of Bergamo’s CCIAA (Chamber of Commerce). PID (Punto Impresa Digitale) aimed to increase the awareness of local companies on the solutions offered by digital technology through free activities for the local SMEs.

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FIWARE Innova iHub
Italy, Perugia BSO

FIWARE Innova iHub is a non-profit association aimed at promoting technological innovation in Italy, through training, consultancy, and co-design of technological solutions. The Association has the challenge to help facilitate the empowerment of cutting-edge technologies, successful entrepreneurial strategy, novel business models and sustainable development of solutions and infrastructures in urban and rural areas for transforming them into “Smart Lands” to create well-being for a better quality of life.

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Impact Hub Milano
Italy, Milan BSO

Impact Hub Milano is part of a global network of +100 spaces around the world where people and projects create a positive impact on society and the environment. Impact Hub Milano is many things: a Global Community, a Coworking Space and Event Location, an Impact Startup Incubator and a Group of Investors. Since 2014 it has been a Certified Startup Incubator with a focus on Social Impact and boasts numerous Incubation and Open Innovation Projects with important companies and organizations.

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Talent Garden
Italy, Milan BSO

Talent Garden is Europe’s leading digital education provider and coworking network for innovators and tech ecosystem. They offer an edu-tech network, which spans across 12 countries and focuses on data, marketing, design, coding, digital HR and business.

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Tecnopolo Roma
Italy, Rome BSO

Tecnopolo S.p.A. is a joint stock company established in 1995 by the Chamber of Commerce of Rome, which has a 96% participation in it. Tecnopolo Roma promotes the localisation and operation of technologically innovative businesses in two different locations: Tecnopolo Roma Tiburtino, the first technological hub in the city of Rome designed and built by the Tecnopolo company itself; Tecnopolo Roma Castel Romano, acquired in 2008 and currently recognised as a research centre of excellence.

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Digital Innovation Hub South Tyrol
Italy, Bolzano BSO

An ever-growing community of currently around 1100 researchers, entrepreneurs, start-ups and students needs to be orchestrated: this is what NOI Ltd. is here for. They manage South Tyrol's innovation district, NOI Techpark, and develop it further. With a lot of networking and a wide range of services, they help to initiate R&D projects, promote new talents and start-ups and make local companies fit and competitive for the future.

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Angels for Women
Italy, Milan BSO

A4W is an association composed by business angels who want to invest in female-led startups with high growth potential. Our mission is to bring together our members and the best innovative entrepreneurs, with the aim of early stage investments.

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Angels4Impact
Italy, Milan BSO

Angels4Impact is a new group of Business Angels born from the merger of Angels for Innovation and Impact Angels Italia. Angels For Innovation was founded in 2015 as an association of Angels of Milan. It was a group of young people, passionate about innovation, startups and scaleup business, interested in investing in new entrepreneurial initiatives with a strong innovative and technological content. Impact Angels was founded in 2017 within Impact Hub Milano. The goal was to create the first group of startup investors interested in impact investing. The mission of the new group A4I is able to identify and support the best startups with high innovative content with a relevant focus on impact.

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Smart Attica European Digital Innovation Hub
Greece, Athens BSO

Smart Attica, in collaboration with the pan-European network of European Digital Innovation Hubs, aims to support SMEs and public sector bodies in their digital transformation journey, providing services based on the hub’s expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, High Performance Computing applications, 5G technology and Cybersecurity.

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MIT Enterprise Forum
Greece, Athens BSO

MITEF Greece runs highly curated programs that aim to inform, connect, coach, and accelerate technology entrepreneurs, helping them to transform their ideas into world-changing companies. They focus primarily on technology-driven ventures, and are very interested in helping deep-tech teams emerging from research labs.

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Impact Hub Athens
Greece, Athens BSO

Impact Hub Athens is part of an International Network of social driven professionals and a variety of high impact creative professionals that are dedicated into prototyping the future of business. From social inclusion and social integration to environment and fair trade, the Impact Hub Athens is engaging expertise from its worldwide presence and creating a net of intercultural, high impact community that acts locally and internationally. Acting as a springboard for exploring ideas, sharing knowledge, and gaining access to essential resources and capital, they are creating a powerful ecosystem to support a new type of economy.

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Embedded Systems Design & Applications Laboratory Digital Innovation Hub
Greece, Patra BSO

ESDALAB DIH is coordinating an extensive network of DIHs spanning across South and Eastern Europe, through which it offers funding opportunities and supports multi-partner cooperation between organizations with complementary experience. It also offers novel services to companies, especially SMEs (including Start-ups) & Slightly Bigger Companies, to support their digital transformation.

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Annual innovation & technology competition
Greece, Athens Competition

The annual innovation and technology competition is an action in the context of the NBG Business Seeds program for supporting innovative entrepreneurship. It takes place annually to provide mentoring, highlight and reward original ideas that will contribute to the development of pioneering systems and applications, based on new technologies, the inclusion of the environmental factor in the design of products and services, the proliferation of online banking, and online transactions and to the promotion of innovation in general, in Greece.

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Big PI
Greece, Athens Investor (VC)

Big Pi is a seed-stage venture capital fund. We focus on deep-tech and science-based innovation. They source deals among entrepreneurs and researchers in Greece and among diaspora Greeks.

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Phaistos Investment Fund
Greece, Athens Investor (VC)

Phaistos Investment Fund is an innovative initiative backed by the Greek State and private investors, focusing on tech investment opportunities in the 4th industrial revolution areas facilitated by 5G and relevant technologies. Phaistos aims at fostering the next generation of investments and entrepreneurship, as well as promoting a profitable and sustainable digital technology market in Greece.

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Marathon Venture Capital
Greece, Athens Investor (VC)

Marathon Venture Capital aims to bring together everyone who can enable founders to realize their ambitions. They are network builders as well as company builders.

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EquiFund
Greece, Athens Investor (VC)

EquiFund is an initiative created by the Hellenic Republic in cooperation with the European Investment Fund (EIF). It is advised independently by the EIF. By making commitments in professional and independently managed funds, EquiFund aims to strengthen the venture capital market in Greece.

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Velocity.Partners
Greece, AthensInvestor (VC)

Velocity.Partners is an industry agnostic Venture Capital fund. The mission is to fuel Greek entrepreneurs around the globe to build world-class technology companies. They invest in pre-Seed & Seed stages, typically up to EUR 500K, and follow up next rounds, helping our companies build their team, prove product-market fit, gain market traction and get ready for big-league VCs along the way.

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Progress Tech Transfer
Italy, Luxembourg Investor (VC)

Progress Tech Transfer is an investment fund specialised in sustainable technologies from research of Italian universities and public research organizations, start-ups, spin-offs, and visionary entrepreneurs.

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Indaco Venture Partners SGR
Italy, Milan Investor (VC)

Founded in 2016, today Indaco Venture Partners SGR is the largest independent Italian venture capital asset management company, with a strong specialization in companies that innovate electronics, robotics and new materials, medtech, biotech – pharma and digital.

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Primo Ventures
Italy, Milan Investor (VC)

Primo Ventures is an Italian-based firm focused on early-stage technology venture capital, founded by a team with significant digital experience and entrepreneurial background. They invest in two sectors: digital and space.

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CDP Venture Capital – Fondo Nazionale Innovazione
Italy, Rome Investor (VC)

CDP Venture Capital – Fondo Nazionale Innovazione aims to make Venture Capital a strategic pillar to Italy's economic growth and innovation, creating the conditions for a comprehensive and sustainable growth of the Italian Venture Capital ecosystem.

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Innogest Capital
Italy, Milan Investor (VC)

Innogest Capital is creating, financing and supporting the growth of new ventures in the digital and tech space. They are focused in identifying companies with global ambitions, and are experienced in helping them to achieve success.

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TeamUp
Bulgaria, Lueven Matchmaker

TeamUp is a 7-month programme that finds and matches up brilliant innovators with compatible and complementary profiles. TeamUp provides important tools and support to build your startup including expert guidance, world-class training, mentorship, networking and funding. These new teams will be nurtured to create strong co-founder relationships with aligned purpose and values.

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Business Angels Network Greece
Greece, Athens Network

The Business Angels Network Greece aspires to be a dominant means of promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in the country, intervening at the critical stage when new ideas are created and need support to grow. The BANG network of business angels comes to fill an important gap that exists today in the financing and support of start-up innovative businesses in Greece. Its role is to bring its members into contact with businesses, which submit investment proposals for financing in order to strengthen business activity. Members share their experience and, by expanding the financing opportunities of businesses, contribute to growth and employment.

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Hellenic Business Angels Network
Greece, Athens Network

HeBAN understands itself as a link between promising start-up companies and private investors, striving to increase the public awareness of early stage funding possibilities, giving young ventures better visibility and access to private equity funding. For the success of Business Angel investing in young growth ventures, a crucial factor is the achievement of the appropriate investment readiness of these start-up companies. HeBAN trusts to contribute with its activities also to the increase of maturity of young ventures.

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Italian Angels for Growth
Italy, Milan Network

Italian Angels for Growth (IAG) is a network of business angels, entrepreneurs and companies that share expertise, capital and commitment to support innovation and entrepreneurship. By investing and supporting startups, IAG works every day to build a future where innovation receives the necessary resources to make a positive impact on society.

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Joint Technology Transfer Office
Italy, Pisa TTO

JoTTO is the Joint Technology Transfer Office of School IMT Advanced Studies Lucca, Scuola Normale Superiore and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa. JoTTO was constituted on October the 1st, 2015 when the three universities signed a decree for its activation. Since 1st April 2017 also the School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia has joined JoTTO. While the International School for Advanced Studies, SISSA and Gran Sasso Science Institute GSSI of L'Aquila joined JoTTO in 2020. The goal is to provide the six schools with a common service of exploitation of research across various scientific fields and about the Third University Mission.

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Industrial Liaison Office of the Università Politecnica delle Marche
Greece, Ancona TTO

The Industrial Liaison Office of the Università Politecnica delle Marche - Innovation and Technology Transfer Service - was established in May 2005 as part of actions aimed to strengthen the cooperation between research structures and territorial production system and improve the research programs of the University, with a high index of innovation. It supports the development of entrepreneurial projects through assistance and advice in the creation of spin-offs and the formulation of business plans for spin-off new initiatives. It produces conferences and workshops on the protection and enhancement of intellectual property and in terms of exploitation of research through the creation of spin-offs.

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Innovative Companies Incubator of the University of Turin
Greece, Turin TTO

2i3T is the company for the management of the business incubator and for the technology transfer of the Turin’s University, that takes care of enhancing the results of academic research in an economic key, by promoting and supporting the creation of new companies with a high knowledge content. 2i3T it’s a hub where Innovative ideas, future entrepreneur, industry needs, investors and finance meet to boost new intensive knowledge startups.

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Fondazione E. Amaldi
Italy, Rome BSO

Fondazione E. Amaldi is an Italian institution for space applied research and technology transfer in support of the national scientific heritage. Born in 2017 from the will of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and from the Hypatia Research Consortium, it strives to offer a new way of interpreting applied science.

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Competence Industry Manufacturing 4.0
Italy, Turin BSO

CIM4.0 Competence Centre is the national reference centre for the technologic transfer and the diffusion of competences related to manufacturing and service industries. CIM4.0 is a network made of Pol­ite­c­n­ico and Univeristy of Turin, toge­ther with 22 partner bus­inesses, offering stra­te­g­ic and opera­t­io­nal sup­port within an industry 4.0 deve­lo­p­me­nt context throu­gh techno­lo­g­ical serv­ices and adva­n­ced tra­in­ing courses.

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Competence Centre Industria 4.0
Italy, Milan BSO

MADE is a Competence Centre for Industry 4.0 that simulates a digital factory, created to carry out orientation, training, and finalization of technology transfer projects with Italian companies, particularly SMEs, on Industry 4.0 issues.

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Big data Innovation-Research Excellence
Italy, Bologna BSO

BI-REX is one of the 8 Italian Competence Centres within the Industry 4.0 National Plan and its main focus is on Big Data. It is a public-private Consortium with its headquarter in Bologna (Italy) and gathers in partnership 60 players among Universities, Research Centres and Companies of excellence in order to assist businesses, in particular SMEs, through a varied series of services: from consultancy to technology assessment, from design to validation of innovative solutions, from orientation to training, up to the Pilot Plant.

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Industry 4.0 Competence Centre on Advanced Robotics and enabling digital TEchnologies & Systems 4.0
Italy, Pisa BSO

ARTES 4.0 was created to unite University Partners, Research Bodies, Highly Qualified Training Institutes, Foundations, Third Sector & No Profit entities, but also private Associations and Innovative Companies in order to provide Partners and industry (in particular SMEs) technologies and services responding to their needs through guidance, training, innovation projects, industrial research and experimental development.

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SMACT Competence Centre
Italy, Venezia BSO

SMACT is one of the 8 highly specialized Industry 4.0 Competence Centres born in Italy on the initiative of the Ministry of Economic Development. It is a public-private body that systematizes the skills in the 4.0 field of Research, technology providers and early adopter companies. SMACT was born in Trivento by grouping all the stakeholders of the territories and beyond with skills and experience in Digital Transformation, and wants to be the enabling platform that allows the entire production and social system to face the future and create value in the process.

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MedITech Competence Centre I 4.0
Italy, Napoli BSO

MedITech 4.0 - Mediterranean Competence Centre 4 Innovation is the multiregional Competence Centre, active in Puglia and Campania, established as a facilitator of the adoption of Industry 4.0 enabling technologies by SMEs and Public Administration and to be a tool for the dissemination of innovation culture and practices in the production of goods and services in the national territory, particularly in the Mediterranean basin.

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Sicurezza e ottimizzazione delle Infrastrutture Strategiche Industria 4.0
Italy, Genova BSO

The composition of the public/private partnership, which was established as an Association on 21 January 2019, involves 6 public entities (CNR, IIT Foundation, Port System Authority of the Western Ligurian Sea, Port System Authority of the Eastern Ligurian Sea, INAIL and the Chamber di Commercio di Genova) and 33 companies. The latter were selected through the response to a public notice for expression of interest on the basis of an evaluation process of specific technical characteristics and aspects of economic solidity consistent with the programmatic aims of the Centre.

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Cybersecurity Competence Centre
Italy, Rome BSO

Cyber 4.0 is the National Highly Specialized Competence Centre for Cybersecurity, one of the 8 highly specialized competence centres funded by the Ministry of Economic Development. The Centre’s mission is to accompany policymakers, businesses and PA on a path of growth toward secure digitization, thanks to concrete, strategic and sustainable solutions based on knowledge, innovative technologies and enabling services developed with the expertise of its network, which enhance the country's excellence in the European and international context.

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Cluster Agrifood Nazionale
Italy, Rome BSO

Cl.uster A.grifood N.azionale (CL.A.N.) is a widely recognised multi-stakeholder association in the agri-food sector that brings together companies, trade associations, universities, research organisations, training bodies and local representatives operating in the agri-food sector. It was set up to promote, defend and boost development of the agri-food industry, from agricultural production to processing and related industrial sectors, by driving innovation, publicising research results, creating new skills and fostering collaboration between research, businesses, institutions and public administration.

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Cluster Tecnologico Nazionale Aerospazio
Italy, Rome BSO

The CTNA is the point of synthesis and convergence of needs and priorities that the various stakeholders of the national aerospace system have accrued in recent years in light of global market trends and sectoral policies at the European and international levels.

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Blue Italian Growth Technology Transfer
Italy, Napoli BSO

The proposing entities of the National Technology Cluster "Blue Italian Growth" (CTN-BIG) have the international economic dimension, scientific credibility, combined with a wealth of strategic collaborations that ensure a high potential for the activation of synergies and the correct strategic positioning on an international scale of the Cluster's interventions.BIG's scientific front is represented by a large group of Universities and the totality of Public Research Institutions that in various capacities deal with the sea, while the industrial front sees the direct presence of many leading players (national and international) and with a large presence of SMEs and territorial aggregations, which also play an indispensable role of liaison with the Regions.

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Cluster tecnologico sulla Chimica Verde
Italy, Milan BSO

The Cluster seeks to encourage sustainable innovation and act as a springboard for development and systemic growth based on the bioeconomy. An initiative that is evolving in constant dialogue with local stakeholders, respecting local biodiversity.

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Technological Innovation in Cultural Heritage
Italy, Napoli BSO

The National Technology Cluster for Cultural Heritage TICHE pursues the goal of initiating and implementing a territorial innovation system of national significance, through networking, interregional integration and governance of the skills and resources of public and private R&D and production facilities, technology and innovation management, research enhancement, technology transfer, business incubation, investment attraction, and dedicated finance.

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National Technological Cluster “Made in Italy” (MinIT)
Italy, Milan BSO

The National Technological Cluster “Made in Italy” (MinIT) is an officially incorporated association aiming to encourage and promote an ecosystem based on technology transfer and innovation, able to bring about a sustainable, integrated, and inclusive economic growth for the companies working in the field of Made in Italy.

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Cluster Tecnologico Nazionale (CTN) Energia
Italy, Rome BSO

The National Technological Cluster Energia, is a nonprofit association, which aims to be a structure open to the participation of all national actors interested in energy issues, with the purpose of creating a single aggregative reality of national value (community), which is representative of the reference sector in a European and international perspective, as well as a meeting point with institutional Bodies, Companies and regional and national Administrations.

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Cluster Tecnologico Nazionale “Fabbrica Intelligente”
Italy, Bologna BSO

The National Cluster “Fabbrica Intelligente” is a recognized association with the aim of implementing a strategy based on research and innovation for the competitiveness of Italian manufacturing. It is the only table at which all stakeholders involved in the fate of Italian industry sit simultaneously: companies, business associations, regions, universities and research institutions.

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Cluster tecnologico sulle scienze della vita
Italy, Milan BSO

ALISEI (Advanced Life Science in Italy) is the National Life Science Technology Cluster that promotes the interaction between the multidisciplinary research system, the pharmaceutical-biomedical industrial fabric and public institutions in the health sector to give a concrete boost to research and innovation in our country.

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Cluster Tecnologico Nazionale SmartCommunitiesTech
Italy, Turin BSO

The Italian Technology Cluster for Smart Communities is a national association with over 150 partners (from the industrial, research and public administration worlds) that collaborates in the development of innovation projects for the management of urban and metropolitan areas.

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Cluster Tecnologico Nazionale “Trasporti Italia 2020”
Italy, Rome BSO

The National Technology Cluster "Transport Italy 2020" is an association recognized by MIUR as a reference for the sector of means and systems for land and sea surface mobility.The Cluster brings together major national industrial and scientific players operating in road, rail, waterborne and intermodal mobility, with the aim of creating synergies between the different supply chains and identifying future research and innovation trajectories for the surface transport sector. In particular, the association intends to develop the attitude toward a system approach that aims to enhance "Made in Italy" excellence.

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Cluster Tecnologico Nazionale “Smart Living Technologies (SMILE)”
Italy, Monteroni d'Arbia BSO

The SMILE Cluster, established as a non-profit association, is proposed at the national level, in coherence and synergy with national and European policies of scientific research development and territorial growth. The SMILE Cluster:- Supports, through scientific and technological excellence, the attractiveness of investment in areas of high-tech production,- Contributes to the strengthening of members' scientific and technical skills,- Strengthens the research and innovation system, regionally, nationally and internationally.

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Lombardia Aerospace cluster
Italy, Milan Network

It is a recognized association that was created by the initiative of 8 companies in the sector and Confindustria Varese (territorial of Confindustria Lombardia) and today represents the Lombardy aerospace supply chain in its complexity: more than 220 companies for about 19,300 employees, generating about 5.8 billion euros in annual turnover and an export worth about 1 billion, equal to almost a quarter of the sector's national export

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Distretto aerospaziale Piemonte
Italy, Turin Network

The Piedmont Aerospace Cluster is an association established in 2019 to ensure continuity of the previous Committee. Since 2005, the Cluster involved all relevant stakeholders with the aim to enhance the competitiveness of Piedmont’s aerospace industry, guaranteeing coordination and long-term vision for public and private investment in technological innovation. The Cluster was one of the founders of the National Aerospace Technology Cluster (CTNA), which federates Italy’s leading aerospace hubs and brings together all the key players in the national aerospace system.

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Distretto tecnologico Ligure sui sistemi intelligenti integrati
Italy, Genova Network

SIIT ScpA was established in 2005 with the aim of creating an integrated system between large industry, small and medium enterprises, the University of Genoa, public, research, and financial institutions, with a focus on the development of industrial research and technology transfer activities. With this in mind, Regione Liguria, the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of University and Scientific Research entered into an agreement in which the six lines of implementation of the District's operations were identified.

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Distretto tecnologico aerospaziale della Toscana
Italy, Rome Network

GATE 4.0 is Tuscany's regional "Advanced manufacturing 4.0" district. They are in the business of connecting companies, research centres and financial operators to stimulate the adoption of new technologies by Tuscan manufacturing companies and foster the growth of people and companies.

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Distretto Aerospaziale Sardegna
Italy, Cagliari Network

The Distretto AeroSpaziale della Sardegna (DASS) is a consortium company with limited liability incorporated on October 15, 2013, based in Sardinia. It is a joint venture consortium, which currently has 29 members.

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Cluster tecnologico aerospaziale dell’Emilia Romagna
Italy, Bologna Network

Cluster tecnologico aerospaziale dell’Emilia Romagna

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Dominio ICT Aerospazio Abruzzo
Italy, L’Aquila Network

The ICT Aerospace Abruzzo Domain, born from a partnership between Companies, Universities and Research Institutions, aims to create the synergies necessary to positively affect the strategic development of Companies while also contributing, in fact, to the growth and development of the territory.

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Umbria Aerospace Cluster
Italy, Perugia Network

The Umbria Aerospace Cluster promotes internationalization, training, innovation and development processes among our companies, while encouraging collaboration between members. It facilitates growth and collaboration processes for member companies, in an organic and coherent vision for representing the Umbrian excellences in the aeronautics, space and defence sector.

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Distretto Aerospaziale e Distretto Tecnologico della Puglia
Italy, Brindisi Network