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IMPACT GROWTH: EUROPEAN SUPERSTARS FOR FUTURE INTERNET

IMPACT GROWTH: EUROPEAN SUPERSTARS FOR FUTURE INTERNET

Objective

"IMPACT GROWTH will fund 4 European Superstar Startups (unicorn potential) confirmed by top VC investors and global corporates of 4 smart verticals: cities, digital content, agrifood and factories
48 companies exploiting Future Internet research results will be discovered out of a deal flow of 5.000 startups through 4 OpenCalls. They will join an acceleration programme and will start a crowdfunding track. A “live due diligence” from the acceleration and the market response through the crowd will select the best companies. 4 out of the 48 startups will succeed in reaching the 1.5 million euros crowd funded investment led by the VCs and platforms in the consortium leveraging the 6 million euros of public funding with 6 additional million euros of private investment.
The IMPACT GROWTH consortium includes:
Mobile World Congress as the reference digital mobile event in the planet; 4 corporates including Danone, Ferrovial, NTT DOCOMO BuonGiorno and MADE (integrates LEGO and Vestas among others); FIWARE Foundation to guarantee the proper exploitation of research results aligning them with other FIWARE initiatives; Accelerace and Kibo Ventures as top VCs; ISDI as leading FIWARE accelerator; FundingBox as leading European startups funding platform; INVESDOR as first global crowdfunded platform with MiFID license and ISDI Mexico that will reinforce EC objectives of globalizing the Future Internet efforts via Mexico and as a pilot on how to engage with Plug & Play and Tel Aviv Go Global joining the project via LoI; PARP, the agency for startups in Poland, will support the consortium via LoI to pilot the adoption of best practices for ESIF purposes under Smart Specialization Strategies for regions.
IMPACT GROWTH will help demonstrate that public funded research results with a “continuity” approach (continued support from seed to initial series round) can help top startups become European Superstars and can turn the EU into the EU of ""entrepreneurial states"".
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Coordinator

FUNDINGBOX ACCELERATOR SP ZOO

Address

Al.Jerozolimskie 136
02-305 Warszawa

Poland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 4 322 600

Participants (11)

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INTERNETSIA, S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 487 935

ACCELERACE FONDEN

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 307 025

INVESDOR OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 42 350

FUNDACIO BARCELONA MOBILE WORLD CAPITAL FOUNDATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 282 750

FERROVIAL SERVICIOS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 49 218,75

DOCOMO DIGITAL ITALY SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 53 375

DANONE SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 56 000

FORENINGEN MADE

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 61 486,25

INTERNET EDUCATION MEXICO

Mexico

KIBO VENTURES PARTNERS SGEIC SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 52 281,25

FIWARE FOUNDATION EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 280 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 732480

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2016

  • End date

    31 October 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 671 021,97

  • EU contribution

    € 5 995 021,25

Coordinated by:

FUNDINGBOX ACCELERATOR SP ZOO

Poland