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Scaling up entrepreneurial hubs to Europe

Objective

The aim of the innovation action STARTUP SCALEUP is to build a European ecosystem around four consolidated entrepreneurial ecosystems in Spain (Cloud Incubator HUB), the Netherlands (Crosspring Lab), Lithuania (Open Coffee Club) and Ireland (The Ryan Academy) and the largest social network for startups in the European Union (F6S), in order to provide a greater range and quality of services to ambitious entrepreneurs who want to launch and grow companies focused on the Internet of Things and Services (IoTS).
These four ecosystems, who have a track record and complementary strengths, will be able to support startups by enhancing the basic business skills of the entrepreneurs to strengthen the business sense of their startups,testing the soundness of technological concept and its uniqueness in the market, providing early exposure to EU market access, enabling talent matching and providing Venture Capital groups and other financiers with access to a critical mass of startups.

To achieve this aim under the call topic (ICT-13-2014, web entrepreneurship), the STARTUP SCALEUP will:
• Analyse which of their current services are best-in-class, assess which of these can be offered on a non-local scale and then design and implement a new service model to their entrepreneurs.
• Set up an online platform for mentoring, networking and training through which the ecosystem members can share knowledge, experience, and contacts to support the startups, transcending geographical, cultural and resouce-related barriers.
• Generate awareness and interest in STARTUP SCALEUP by developing a specific communication strategy that enables us to to attract the most talented startups to the ecosystem, pull in resources and publicize the activities of the ecosystem
• Run two sequential acceleration programmes in order to create IoTS-based companies and the validate and readjust the STARTUP SCALEUP ecosystem and services.
• Set up a dissemination plan to maximize the expected project impact.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE CARTAGENA
Address
Plaza Del Cronista Isidoro Valverde Edificio La Milagrosa
30202 Cartagena
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 614 000

Participants (6)

CROSSPRING LAB BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 307 125
Address
Tjotterkade 63
2725 GZ Zoetermeer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VSI STARTUP DIVISION
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 286 250
Address
Gedimino Pr 27
01104 Vilnius
Activity type
Other
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 420 250
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
F6S NETWORK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 158 681,25
Address
Kemp House City Road 152-160
EC1V 2NX London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BLUSPECS INNOVATION SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 160 693,75
Address
Calle Moscatelar 1 N
28043 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HUGIN&MUNIN SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 49 875
Address
Calle Del Oso 3 3A
28011 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)