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Pan-European network of startup associations to support the integration of Ukrainian tech innovators into European ecosystems and to enhance their operations in Ukraine


This action supports intermediate organisations such as start-up associations, enterprise support centres, incubators, accelerators, etc., including those that operate at European or trans-national level, to work together to provide urgent support to Ukrainian innovative tech companies (start-ups and SMEs) that are:

  1. established in Ukraine; or
  2. relocated to, or established in, an EU Member State or Horizon Europe associated country, with a date of relocation or establishment after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24th February 2022. Such companies must have at least one founder or co-founder or top manager (CEO, CTO or equivalent) holding Ukrainian citizenship.

Particular attention should be paid to supporting women-led companies and companies working on innovative solutions/services/products for rebuilding and recovery efforts in Ukraine. The action enhances the activities funded under the European Innovation Council (EIC), paving the way for the participation of