Connect with European ecosystems
Call for (Utrecht Region) startups
On the 12th of September, the European Commission is organizing an information and networking workshop in Brussels. The workshop is part of an open call for startup ecosystems and a great opportunity for innovation and the startup ecosystem in Utrecht to be connected with 4 or 5 other startup-ecosystems in Europe.
With the open call a budget of 10 million euro will be distributed among ecosystems builders and leaders who want to work with other ecosystems across Europe.
The European Commission is looking for organisations aiming at connecting local tech startup ecosystems and supporting cross-border activities. Among the 4-5 startup ecosystems connected by each project, at least half of them will be located in less developed ecosystems.
The project should develop a single online entry point to each of the ecosystems and connect them to the Startup Europe one-stop-shop. Cross-border activities will include connecting tech entrepreneurs with potential investors, business partners, accessing skills, and services helping startups soft land in new international markets. Particular focus will be placed on stimulating partnerships between scaleups and corporates with a view to procurement, mergers or acquisition. Importance will also be placed on supporting SMEs, startups and scaleups across Europe, to access public procurement opportunities across borders.
Interested in presenting your project idea during the workshop? Please write a short email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 September, with your one slide presentation attached.
The Workshop will take place on 12 September 2018 in Brussels in the European Commission’s DG CONNECT building, Avenue de Beaulieu 25. Brussels