European Project Scale-EUp²
AcceLerate and Encourage European Union start-uPs with high Potential
From Helsinki to Barcelona start-ups have stimulated the European economy with fresh and brilliant ideas in the past years. However, entering the market and growing business in Europe still remains challenging for start-ups. The European project Scale-EUp2 responds to this challenge with the launch of a business accelerator programme, tailored specifically to start-ups seeking to gain greater visibility and expand their business in the field of Internet of Things (IoT).
Scale-Eup2’svision is to promote “deeptech for good” by helping start-ups to capture the market in the sectors “Smart Cities”, “Smart Mobility”, “Industry 4.0” and “Smart Health”. To this end, Scale-Eup2 will establish 4 inter-connected European accelerator hubs in the regions of the Scale-Eup2 partners. The aim is to identify a minimum of 200 high-potential start-ups active in different IoT sectors, connect them to relevant European stakeholders and help them to join innovation projects. The hubs will also deliver hands-on advice on financing and funding opportunities and recruiting. An overarching goal being the connection of the European start-up community, Scale-Eup2 moreover will carry out entrepreneurship contests during six selected start-up-events.
Eight partners from four European countries participate in Scale-Eup2. The project, which is coordinated by Opticsvalley (France), receives about 1.5 MEUR funding from the European Commission.
Role of S2i in the project:
- Development of an Interview guide and strategy review for the start-ups
- Conception of a methodology for the horizontal and vertical analysis of the value chain
- Analysis of start-up alliance initiatives
- Providing expertise on public funding opportunities
- Implementation of a two-day-long scale-up-event for the start-ups
Project Duration: 12/2017 – 12/2019
Countries: Austria, France, Germany, Spain