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The establishment of cross-border operating “Scaleup Labs” to increase the efficiency of the scaling support in specific industry verticals: Health, AgTech, Smart Region and Agile Manufacturing.

Project description

Support for cross-border corporate-scaleup interaction

Increasing the efficiency of the scaling support in specific industry verticals is considered significant in promoting innovation and improving market prospects for startups. To that end, the EU-funded ScaleUp4Europe project proposes to set up a Scaleup Lab in each ecosystem for a specific industry vertical that benefits significantly from deep tech (smart region, health sciences, agile manufacturing, AgTech). The Scaleup Labs are based on the 'living lab' concept and will provide deep tech startups with a structured open innovation approach in which they can achieve cross-border market success through collaborations with corporate customers, investors and/or public institutions. Specifically, Scaleup Labs will detect innovators and develop programmes for deep tech startups ready to provide their solutions to new markets.

Objective

The project’s objective is the establishment of four cross-border operating “Scaleup Labs”. The Scaleup Labs are based on the ”living lab” concept and support qualifying scaleups in achieving “Proof of Scalability”.

This proof is achieved when scaleups comply with all requirements of general technological, market, organizational and investor readiness, their innovation is adapted to specific customer need and successful scaleup-corporate relationship is established.

“Scaleup4Europe”: five partners, four ecosystems:
• Berchtesgadener Land Wirtschaftsservice, Germany, a regional economic development agency - project lead.
• UnternehmerTUM Germany, a leading startup hub of the Technical University of Munich.
• Pioneers, Austria, one of the largest start-up and investor networks across Europe.
• Pomurski tehnoloski park, Slovenia, a deep tech support ecosystem and member of pan-European Digitial Innovation Hub network Agile Manufacturing and Robotics.
• Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Serbia, the association of all enterprises, including startups in Serbia.

The project partners propose to set up a Scaleup Lab in each ecosystem for a specific industry vertical. The Scaleup Labs will provide deep tech start-ups with a structured open innovation approach in which they can achieve cross-border market success, through first successful collaborations with corporate customers, investors and/or public institutions.

The Scaleup Labs will bring together corporates with needs for innovation, scaleups with matching solutions, experts from research and the European network of specialized Digital Innovation Hubs and other existing services such as the Startup Europe one-stop-shop.
The Scaleup Labs will detect innovators and develop programmes for startups ready to provide their solutions to new markets. This includes acceleration tools such as Scaleup Camps as well as Investor and Business Matching Tools to adapt innovations to specific enterprise demand.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-20

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2019-2

Coordinator

BERCHTESGADENER LAND WIRTSCHAFTSSERVICE GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 388 584,00
Address
SAEGEWERKSTRASSE 3
83395 Freilassing
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern Berchtesgadener Land
Activity type
Other
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Total cost
€ 555 120,00

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