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Startup Europe Partnership

Objective

Established by the European Commission in January 2014, the Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) is the first pan-European open platform dedicated to supporting the growth and sustainability of European startups able to compete and raise funds at international and global level. SEP is thereby the first Startup Europe Initiative focused on scaling up new innovative ventures, by scouting the most promising European startups and connecting them with the large and medium corporations. The latter are committing capital, seniority (involvement of heads of innovation office or corporate development) and procurement channels to support startups in different ways.
SEP was developed in partnership with key actors in the EU startup ecosystem, including leading corporates (Telefónica, BBVA, Orange), educational institutions (Cambridge University, IE Business School, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society), and investors (AngelList and the European Investment Bank Group/European Investment Fund). To reach the goal of helping the best European startups to scale-up, SEP will initially revolve around a unique, scalable format — the SEP Matching Events, which comprise of three activities: Matching, Mapping and Sharing.

Matching- Through a series of international events where the best European startups have the opportunity to meet decision makers of corporates with a specific and concrete interest in procurement, investment and acquisition.

Mapping- In parallel with the Matching Events, relevant information about startups will be collected. The goal is to map the most interesting European startups and to track their performance and evolution.

Sharing- SEP will identify key forms of support that leading European companies provide to scale startups, including corporate acceleration, intrapreneurship, corporate venturing and acquisitions. SEP will produce and share an online repository of best practices to encourage more and stronger corporate-startup relationships.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action
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Coordinator

MIND THE BRIDGE FOUNDATION
Address
Polo Tecnologico-via F.lli Cuzio 42
27100 Pavia
Italy
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 175 000

Participants (3)

FULL STACK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 160 000
Address
Grosse Hamburger Str 19A
10115 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NESTA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 199 092,50
Address
58 Victoria Embankment
EC4Y 0DS London
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION PARQUE CIENTIFICO DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 65 000
Address
Calle Patio Escuelas Bj
37008 Salamanca
Activity type
Other